Comment: Libertarian vs. Collectivist

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Libertarian vs. Collectivist

One of the most powerful presuppositions that is part of the collectivist pantheon is the doctrine of free will glorified as "choice". This doctrine has its origin in the teachings of the early Christian "father" Augustine of Hippo who advanced it as a guardian of his demonic doctrine of eternal torture in hell for heretics and unbelievers. It is a powerful guardian of that false doctrine and is itself a fabrication owing its power to the original lie: "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." We took the bait then and we continue to do so.

The remnant among us will no doubt cry "foul" believing as they do that this presupposition of free will belongs to them. In this they are correct but it also belongs to the collectivist. Indeed it is this very confluence that joins the libertarian and the collectivist in political symbiosis. Joined together they are the very fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Together they give meaning to one another and define each other allowing the most fundamental choice possible in the political arena. Eventually however the lines begin to blur and we find ourselves morphing into the opposite of what we believed we were. "Aye, there's the rub."

Inevitably we are all hypocrites because in time we cannot escape the realisation that we do not practice what we profess. If we believe we do then we have not yet awakened to our true condition and are still in bondage to the dogma of free will that is, as I have said, the most powerful presupposition (i.e. idol of the heart) in every human being.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)