This is as much for me as anyone else. I encountered a bunch of highfalutin philosophical stuff this week. Sure, I can understand most of it, and I don’t like it.
We are caught between two worlds right now. The West is dying and the Networked Civilization is taking its place. The Net kids aren’t too impressed with how the Westies take themselves so seriously, while the Westies are convinced the Net kids are idiots. I’m not too happy with either side. At any rate, the highfalutin philosophical stuff comes mostly from the Westies, and it’s worst among so-called Christian philosophers. They really do love their deep thinking blather. If it doesn’t baffle regular folks, it’s not deep enough, they seem to think.
Let me try to unbaffle: The world we live in is fake. It’s broken and this is not reality. We were designed to live somewhere else, but not in the sense of some other location. It’s different in the sense of how we perceive it. What people think they see isn’t real. And I assure you that dying isn’t the end of you. But the thing is, we are supposed to be here and stay here until God calls us Home. Our job here is living by God’s revelation. We don’t have to understand how that works, only that it works.
If you are inclined to deep thinking, we can do some of that. But if that’s not your bag, don’t worry about it. You aren’t missing anything. What really matters is that you study how to connect yourself to God’s revelation, which is written into Creation itself. The dumbest rock-head in the world can get this simply by learning to trust his/her heart instead of all that deep thinking stuff. In the long run, the deep thinkers are just chasing their own tails. The only thing that really matters is peace with God.