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Friday
Jan102014

Onward Deconstruction Soldiers!

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”
—Colossians 2:8



"…, deconstruction[ism] comes with a lifetime guarantee to render discussion of any subject completely unintelligible. It does this by linguistic subterfuge. One of the central slogans of deconstruction is ‘there is nothing outside the text.’ In other words, . . . the meanings of words are completely arbitrary and that, at bottom, reality is unknowable….”Set aside the big word and you’ll recognize that we’re surrounded by amateur deconstructionists who say, "We really can’t know if something is true or not" or "That statement means something different for everyone" or "That depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is." Deconstructionism is aptly named because it seeks to deconstruct—that is, destroy—the nature and meaning of language”
—Roger Kimball/Peter Kreeft

“It’s the Age of Deconstruction. A text, you see, is no more than a snapshot of the author’s thought processes. He wasn’t saying anything ‘true’; he was sort of refining events through his own circumstances---just like the children of Israel, with that risible tale about the Red Sea parting, and so on.”—William Murchison

“Deconstructionist Logic” is a philosophical oxymoron…a living, breathing contradiction in terms. Tragically, it is increasingly the go-to, default philosophical paradigm for much of the Secular Intellectual Caste in the western world today, and, like a colorless and odorless poisonous gas, it has seeped into every aspect and area of our lives. From our children’s classrooms to the nightly news, from the Hollywood silver screen to the pulpits in our churches, the mind and spirit-numbing fog of post-modernist (Po-Mo) Deconstructionist “logic” is everywhere. It’s not just in the cloistered Ivory Towers and rarified air of academic “higher education” anymore.

Philosopher Roger Kimball has recently observed:

“Deconstructive themes and presuppositions have increasingly become part of the general intellectual atmosphere: absorbed to such an extent that they float almost unnoticed, part of the ambient spiritual pollution of our time.”

And these themes have taken their toll.

Deconstruction’s calling card is The Question Mark. Meaninglessness is its message, and pointlessness is its bottom line. Its nihilistic, conscience-searing fruit tastes sweet at first but inevitably turns despairingly bitter…..

The Deconstructionist declares that “truth”… (if, indeed, truth exists at all)… is essentially unattainable and unknowable. Everything, you see, is “perspective”, but there is no “true perspective”…

Ironically, the Deconstructionist is likely to claim that this…(ahem)…” profound” insight is obviously and unassailably true.

Welcome to Wonderland….where nonsense is the accepted norm.



“Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."

"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."

"Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice.”



Onward Deconstruction Soldiers!

Onward Deconstruction Soldiers…
Marching now as unto war!
Armed and willing…Self-refuting,
Watch us as we proudly soar.

We know now that knowing TRULY
Is a notion quite absurd….
We know truly no one’s certain…
And the Bible’s NOT God’s Word.

That's the gospel truth....Don't argue!
Look through these Post-Modern specs...
See!?...true Truth's been deconstructed!
(Mostly, when it comes to sex.)

We’re Philosophers of Merit!
Truth’s not really something REAL.
Yes, it’s always ebb and flowing…
Just perspective…what we FEEL.

Mind of Man is now The Master…
Glory be!.... We’ve seen the light!
If “god” is, he hasn’t spoken.
If he did, he wasn’t right.

Just imagine!....No more “sin” talk!
We may do now as we please!
Thank you Hefner, Freud ‘n’ Darwin
For the kingdom’s precious keys!

Paul’s epistles?...In the dumpster!
Revelation?...Cast it out!
As for Heaven.....We deserve it!
Yes! We’ve earned it…there’s no doubt!

Yes, indeed, my friend, we’re certain,
Scripture isn’t “Spirit-breathed”1.
We have Faith that we’re inerrant,
That’s the good news we believe.


“A deconstructionist…is somebody who doesn’t believe in truth, who doesn’t care about truth and who likes to jerk the mental chain of those fools like us who do. So you can’t have a serious argument with them….a delayed adolescent who just enjoys shocking his elders”
—Peter Kreeft


Lord, forgive our willful blindness,
Help us see The Truth that’s real2.
Holy Spirit, grant discernment…
Place us on The Potter’s wheel.

Help us see proud sin within us,
Give us Grace then, Lord, to mourn3
May we bow to Truth Incarnate,
So that we may be twice born4.

Father, take us up to Calv’ry,
Help us see there what we’ve done…
Give us eyes to see true Grace there….
Give us Faith to see the Son5.



“ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
—John 14: 6

“ But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
—John 16:13



12 Timothy 3:16

2Romans 1:18-20

3Matthew 5:4

4John 3:3

5Hebrews 2:9