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Notes on Barry O' Connell
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Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you.
I suppose if we gaze into the abyss we might see Nietzsche gazing back. Man separate from God does not need to fear becoming a monster. He already is one. Without God man has no way to measure his own depravity. Good is only good in relation to God. If you choose to define good on your own terms then you are your own god.
Martin Niemoeller was a W.W.II era German Lutheran Pastor active in the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche) Movement in the face of Nazi oppression in Germany in the 1930s and 40s. While there is much to commend in his life it is sad that Niemoeller was theologically liberal. This quote tends to differ slightly depending on the source. I am now convinced that this became a stock phrase in countless Niemoeller speech up until his death.
I find it interesting that people read this stuff and react to it. A handful of people have been upset by my calling Niemoeller "theologically liberal". Just what does "theologically liberal" mean? Books have been written on that subject while only scratching the surface but let me give a short version. It comes down to ones source of Authority. A liberal will take the Word of God and interpret it though a higher authority such as "Historical Criticism" or "Reason"or "Tradition". When one takes a "higher authority" even if it is their own eyes or "scientific proof" then that "higher authority" is in effect their God. If you worship any god other than the God of the Bible then you are not a Christian. I am sad to say that many people who attend Christian Churches are not Christian and are actually worshiping false gods.
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