The particulars don’t matter. If you start from the wrong place, you can’t get to the truth. We struggle against an entire civilization that builds on the sand of human accomplishment. It’s not that our world cannot get the facts; our world has no idea what those facts mean. Worse, our world cannot possibly make sense of the facts because it regards the bedrock of truth as the enemy. Demanding freedom from the constraints of quantum reality, the world wallows in the quagmire of ignorance.
The medical establishment says I suffer Adult ADD. It’s typical of medical experts to miss the point most of time, even when they do perceive the symptoms correctly. It’s not that no one understands the systems-based approach, but that those experts do not understand how to organize the system in the first place. For now, I’ll continue using their term ADD as a label for a set of symptoms.
Those symptoms are common knowledge. It seems the ADD brain is either too obsessively focused on one thing, or suffers a scattered focus that doesn’t rest anywhere very long. Both are variable effects of a lack of “normal” focus. The theory is that whatever brain chemistry it is promoting normal focus, it is somehow in short supply in those who suffer ADD. These brains can’t afford a normal range of focus (“attention deficit”), so it’s either all on one thing or not on anything at all.
Based on this theory, the experts attempt to treat the brain chemistry. That is, they follow the standard medical model of treating apparent symptoms directly. Because of the peculiar brain chemistry of children versus adults, we give the kids a type of central nervous system depressant that brings their broadly hyper receptivity down to match their ability to focus. For adults who no longer face an accelerated receptivity, the treatment is typically to boost the chemistry for focus using central nervous system exciters. These treatments seem to work, so everyone is happy to keep pushing in that direction.
It’s also all wrong.
In children, the complex of ADD/ADHD symptoms are actually a characteristic response to a range of stressors. Insofar as the proximate cause is brain chemistry malfunction, it’s something else causing the chemistry to be less than optimal. There are multiple causes that have this affect: bad nutrition, stresses that deplete what good comes from marginal nutrition, or a complex of stress factors that include a range of inherited traits. It’s usually a mix of several factors. Frankly, it’s a reflection of the vast moral malaise of our society that kids suffer this complex of symptoms. We don’t know how to live and our social mythology makes us hostile to genuine improvements.
Note that a small slice of those with this complex of symptoms are genuinely different. That is, fixing nutrition and environmental factors won’t resolve all the symptoms. It just so happens those symptoms are associated with a complex of factors that could better be interpreted as a peculiar talent. It’s not abnormal brain activity, but simply different wiring that brings its own range of advantages. Give these few the same improved situation and they simply blossom as a different kind of flower.
A critical failure here is the concept of normal. A social structure based on a high level of enforcement for conformity breeds a badly broken society. Our world demands the wrong kind of conformity to entirely immoral ideals. The radical solution of destroying everything and starting from scratch is hardly good moral reasoning. Humans uprooting the established context will always do it wrong, and for the same reason they do it wrong, what they seek to rebuild in its place will also be wrong. It still assumes a high degree of inappropriate norming.
If you embrace quantum moral reasoning, you’ll understand the single biggest cause of trouble is illegitimate coercion. The proper moral solution is to disable artificial coercion so that it reverts to its natural moral boundaries. Creation was formed on a distinct moral framework, and the boundaries of proper coercion are related to justified dominion. That dominion is restricted essentially to kinship arising from blood or covenant ties.
You can’t get there from here.
To the degree you feel burdened and compelled by God to act, aim at hanging on anchor on all Western government policies and structures. A true servant of God working in government will tie up the whole process as much as possible to prevent anyone coercing anyone else except on the grounds of family ties. No one has any business inflicting their demands on you unless they are related to you.
Since the quantum moral understanding of family ties is so utterly alien to our world, we emphasize covenant ties. The fundamental nature of covenant bonding is that you always retain your personal veto over the leadership. If your submission is not entirely conscious and voluntary at all times, then it’s wrong. Love has to flow from both ends of the connection. You always have the divine right to exempt yourself from the limitations, and the blessings, of leadership. You have every right to move away from the covenant boundaries and go off on your own to find another situation you like better. But no one has the right to hijack an established covenant.
The rest you can extrapolate if you intend to embrace quantum moral reasoning.
Fundamental to our message is that we have no intention of convincing anyone of anything.
What we hope is to offer a slice of truth that compels attention of itself. We don’t get in God’s way because we never imagined the results had anything to do with us. We are just the messengers. That’s how things work in the Spirit Realm. We don’t just spin parables in language; we are the parables God uses to present His truth.
Paul says it pretty well in Romans 1:16-32. Whatever it takes for people to be conscious of His truth is already written into Creation itself. God is the only one who understands how that works, and His judgment of what constitutes culpability is what matters. We are fortunate just to be along for the ride.
I’ve been reading some stuff lately that talks about how certain religious groups are secretive. They hide some of the message so that only certain folks who earn the privilege can learn it. We do nothing of the sort. We know that the truth is cloaked to those who cannot see it for whatever reason. But we are quite willing to explain as best we know to all who bother to ask, or who place themselves in a position to hear because it’s just part of what we do. Most importantly, we openly live that truth first so we can gain a hearing.
Feel free to ignore me if you can. If you succeed, my message isn’t for you. I can wait until God makes you hear, whenever that may be. Feel free to take your own path, knowing that if you walk too far away, we’ll separate. That’s not important; you need your path far more than you need my attention. The affection itself is not the thing. Godly affection can grow only where God plants us. Don’t make an idol of the warm feelings.
Sacrificial love is not the goal, merely the tool we use to bring Christ to life.
This is not random thoughts; see if you can follow the thread.
What do you mean, “Why don’t I like it?” The question assumes a falsehood, that I am somehow duty-bound to like something. My lack of interest is the default; you are the one who has to answer the question: “Why does this warrant my interest?” My ultimate decision is none of your concern.
I do write a lot of stuff, but I typically avoid the label “writer” for the same reason I tend to avoid other labels that might be technically accurate. It’s easier to simply do what I do and let folks pick their own labels. What they might want to include with that label is their problem and I have standing to deny their bullshit. I write, but I’m not claiming to be a writer, so don’t try to hook me into all that writer’s stuff, because virtually none of the famous authors share my motives.
I am whatever I have to be to spread the message. Some of my readers know that I describe myself as a clown. Sometimes a good shtick can be repeated, but as often as possible I strive to come up with something unexpected. That’s because of the vast ocean between where I am and where most people are. The quirky, and sometimes bizarre, behavior serves to shake things loose for what I hope is the next step: addressing something in the context from the message.
You might expect that it was quite hard to break the habit of clowning simply for the sake of attention. That emotional neediness was the single greatest block all my life to spreading the message. Once I could afford to not worry about whether I could get anyone’s attention, it was much easier to let it all go and just love other people. I perform only when the message calls my name.
A critical part of the message is letting people hang themselves. Were we living in a society that recognized our fundamental assumptions about quantum reality (never mind what they called it), we could spend more time offering useful advice to prevent tragedy and sorrow. But as I noted in a previous post, it’s not that the harvest is ready. It’s not that we are plowing up fallow soil to plant the seeds. We are removing a mountain of debris sitting atop the field. This was not our doing, but this is what we have to deal with. Our mission is not to save people — does that shock you? Our mission is to offer as much truth as possible at whatever stage of reception we find in the context.
Divine revelation will use you in places you might not imagine. Because we eschew activism and “saving the world,” we can afford to accept the idea of working in contexts others would denounce so long as we know the moral boundaries of Heaven within every context. When you give God room to do His work His way, you might find yourself working, or called to work, in an endeavor that is ostensibly “immoral.” Quantum morality draws entirely different boundaries than are commonly accepted by the world around us, whether secular or religious. There is no objective in the message, only the drive to unleash the truth. How others react or don’t react is none of our concern.
But we are willing to persist until something comes down from Heaven and says “move on.” It’s not a question of giving up on people, but hearing from God that your part of the mission is done here. If that same person comes back onto the scene later, we evaluate once more afresh how God wants us to offer the message. The hardest part is learning not to entangle yourself.
Even harder is recognizing that romance is subject to Heaven’s ordained plans on your life. Our ambient culture teaches us to go all-in on romance, which equates to idolatry. That’s how we get into sticky messes with people throwing idols at us and demanding we bow down. There are a thousand idolatries and romance is one of the biggest.
See the thread?
In contrast to Job’s previous state at the top of society, he is now below the bottom. The first few verses artistically blend the image of social outcasts with jackals. He starts by suggesting the best of such folks are not qualified to serve as sheepdogs. The phrases are euphemisms for both jackals and lowlife scum. However, it is not simply that these people consider him a joke, and his name a byword for “has-been,” but even the kids from this bunch are rude to him. We have a very difficult time imagining how radical this statement is, since our modern entertainment actively encourages youthful sauciness. In Job’s world, high birth did not excuse youth from the social duty of respect for any adult male. Job suffers the taunts of those he could have legally killed without anyone so much as raising an eyebrow.
Their treatment of him is a proxy for God’s apparent regard. Again, this is parabolic speech, by no means literal. God has removed from Job every last vestige of protection. It’s open season and Job finds himself in the free fire zone. It’s not just a loss of social standing but diseases and poverty have taken from him everything that any man would value. How could anyone argue that he’s not suffering? He describes what it’s like in terms of being tied over the saddle to ride the most violent storms. God ignores his cries for mercy.
Yet Job himself never treated anyone that way. He insists he was always full of compassion for others. When people suffered it so disturbed Job that it felt he suffered with them. We should imagine he contrasts that with how the trio has been with him in his sorrows. He stood ready to claim as his brothers those very jackals that he described at the beginning of the chapter. He ends by remarking he was more familiar with dirges than dance music because he could not bear to watch others suffer alone.