21 October 2005

So you think your mind is sound!

Mind - the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons (Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.).

Sound - free from defect, decay, or damage; in good condition (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.)

The Christian scriptures teach that God made man upright (the original “state of nature”), but that our proto-typical parents “fell” into sin which resulted in spiritual death passing upon all of their natural descendents (a most un-natural situation). Christianity teaches that the only remedy for this dire situation is a spiritual resurrection in which the spiritually-dead person is raised to new life by God in Jesus Christ.

Not only did this “fall” result in the condemnation of an entire race of created beings, it also damaged the creature’s bodies and even their immaterial minds. Following this fall, the creatures became subject to errors in reasoning, and they began to die physically as they received the “wages” (the payment) for their sins.

“For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).”

Christianity teaches that after this fall, the minds of the fallen creatures actually became hostile against the Creator.

“The carnal mind is enmity against God (Romans 8:7).”

Therefore what was originally natural (a love towards God) has now (in the fallen state) become un-natural. The scriptures teach that NOW, by nature, humans are enemies of God. Their minds are generally in a state of hostility against Him (God).

Post-fall human minds are “un-sound,” and therefore, they are prone to moral evil, and faulty reasoning.

The laws of thought (logic / λογος) were totally unaffected by the creaturely fall; however, the ability of an un-sound mind to reason according to divine laws has been massively compromised.

The Militant Pacifist recommends that you think. The Militant Pacifist recommends that you think deeply. But the Militant Pacifist warns you that when you have finished thinking – you should remember that your mind is not totally sound. Therefore, you must do the very best that you can to try and align your thoughts with the thoughts of God (a lot of these thoughts are recorded in the Holy Bible).

Only when your thoughts are aligned with the thoughts of God can you be confident that your thoughts are sound. All glory to the Λογος!

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