It’s almost funny how spying works. We see the spying agencies and their officials creating multiple false realities with such frequency that no one is surprised when they solemnly insist that innocuous things are a threat to national security. You begin to realize that a certain core group of American spies never did have a good concept of reality in the first place, which is why they gravitated to espionage service.
Among those who weren’t that way already, their false image of what a good patriotic thing it is to enter various forms of security and law enforcement work will leave them wide open to the institutional perversion that makes them nutty.
Stop and think of the twisted fictionalizing that investigators do when interrogating folks. They start from the assumption that everyone is an evil and demonic threat partly because the investigators themselves live in that kind of nightmarish world. So once you come to their attention, it’s just a matter of finding out what they can pin on you. It’s all the same thing, whether it’s spying or more mundane law enforcement. This is built into the Western subconsciousness, particularly among those with power and privilege. It’s the nature of Western culture to dehumanize everyone.
Worse, Western epistemology truculently and vociferously denies the personality of all Creation. Folks, I have no quarrel with telling folks that reality is variable and unknowable in the objective sense, but what we do here is radically different from what security agents do. Theirs rests entirely on fallen human intellect and unrestrained paranoia. Ours rests on something entirely different.
I’m going to tell you that sanity itself rests on not taking reality as a concept too seriously. If you don’t escape the damnable epistemology of Western society, you will be living in an insane asylum, a nightmare world where spies and cops control things you don’t even understand. Worse, just about any manipulative predator can lead you through Hell even without government authority.
Here at Kiln of the Soul, we insist that the Bible — the written record of God’s revelation — posits an entirely different set of assumptions about reality. This is our Father’s world; what’s broken is you and I, not all the other things He has made. Further, there is a sense in which reality itself is alive, sentient and willful. That is, you cannot begin to find peace and serenity until you start with that image of reality. It’s not unknowable, but you can’t pretend to control it in any way. You have to cooperate with it and discover its true nature as you would any other person in this world.
It really doesn’t matter of that’s objectively true in any sense; it’s how you have to operate in this life. You have dismiss the notion that there really is such a thing as “objective reality.” If there is, you’ll never discover it anyway; nobody else knows, either. Reality is highly variable and responds to you positively when you treat it with respect and kindness, that same agape affection that God offers to everyone who calls on Him.
After all, the nature of reality — Creation — reflects His divine moral nature. It’s going to act as He intended, and our only hope for peace is going along with His intentions for us. Our world as broken humans, the simplistic “reality” proposed by our Western social mythology, is not what God had in mind. We weren’t designed for this. It’s a dark veil of lies, a shadowy unreality that only seems dark and dangerous because everyone seems to have bought into that image. Stop buying it. People are difficult only because they believe that lie and are living in paranoia. The rest of Creation is waiting, begging you to come out of that silly nonsense and take the hand offered by Our Father.
All it takes is you being able to believe it when I tell you that we are made with a higher awareness. It’s no cerebral, but a sense of conviction and commitment that defies logic. It’s the part of you that God made for Himself; it reflects His divine moral nature. The intellect was given so that we could organize and implement the demands of that moral conviction. Once you learn to trust it, you are strong enough to withstand the madness of our world.