Institution for Authority Research meeting handout-quotations.
Proverbs 3:5, 6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall
direct thy paths."
" The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
Jeremiah 17:9 "O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in
himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps."
Isaiah 55:8, 9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
3:30; 12: 49 "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge:
and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the
Father which hath sent me." "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father
who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak."
Matt.23:9; 12:50; 7:21 "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven."
2 Corinthians 10:4 "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
Hebrews 12:5-11 "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which
speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of
the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he
chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening,
God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth
not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye
bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which
corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days
chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be
partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be
joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."
Romans 7:14-25 "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me." "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me." "For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."
Genesis 3:1-6 "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."
1 John 2:15-18
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all
that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth
away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
Luke 16:15 "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God."
Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
Ephesians 5:6 "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."
Patriarchal Paradigm: Thesis = Father (righteousness),
Antithesis = child (sensuousness).
Heresiarchal Paradigm of 'change': Thesis = child (sensuousness), Antithesis = Father (righteousness "repressing" sensuousness), Synthesis = all children 'rationally' united through dialoguing their opinion to a consensus, liberating sensuousness from their Father's authority, i.e. from righteousness (sensuousness 'justified' over and against righteousness in the praxis of consensus) = abomination.
Adorno: "God is conceived
more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support
and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." (Theodor
Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)
"Freud, Hegel,... are, like Marx, compelled to postulate external domination and its assertion by force in order to explain repression." "Freud speaks of religion [the child's obedience to his Father's authority] as a 'substitute-gratification' – the Freudian analogue to the Marxian formula, 'opiate of the people.'" (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death) "Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin D. Yalom, Theory and Practice and Group Psychotherapy)
Hegel: "The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality." (George Hegel, System of Ethical Life)
Marx: "Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the holy family, the former must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically and practically." (Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach #4)
Freud: "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization)
Lewin: "The negative valence of a
forbidden object which in itself attracts the child thus usually derives
from an induced field of force of an adult." "If this field of force loses its
psychological existence for the child (e.g., if the adult goes away or loses
his authority) the negative valence also disappears." (Kurt Lewin;
A Dynamic Theory of Personality)
"It is usually
easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any
one of them separately." "The individual accepts the
of values and beliefs by accepting belongingness to the group."
From then on "the new system of
values and beliefs dominates the individual's perception."
Lewin in Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
"Kurt Lewin emphasized that the child takes on the
characteristic behavior of the group in which he is placed. . . . he
reflects the behavior patterns which are set by the adult leader of the
group." (Wilbur Brookover, A Sociology of
Benjamin Bloom, et al., Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Book 1, Cognitive Domain: "a psychological classification system." "We recognize the point of view that truth and knowledge are only relative and that there are no hard and fast truths which exist for all time and places." ("In the eyes of the dialectical philosophy, nothing is established for all time, nothing is absolute or sacred." Karl Marx)
David Krathwohl, Benjamin Bloom, etc. Taxonomy of Educational Objective Book 2 Affective Domain: "In fact, a large part of what we call 'good teaching' is the teacher's ability to attain affective objectives through challenging the student's fixed beliefs and getting them to discuss issues." "The major impact of the new program is to develop attitudes and values toward learning which are not shared by the parents." "There are many stores of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." "The affective domain is, in retrospect, a virtual 'Pandora's Box." "a Weltanschauung1" "1 Cf. Erich Fromm, 1941; T. W. Adorno et al., 1950"
Fromm: "In the process of history man gives birth to himself. He becomes what he potentially is, and he attains what the serpent―the symbol of wisdom and rebellion―promised, and what the patriarchal, jealous God of Adam did not wish: that man would become like God himself." (Erick Fromm, You shall be as gods)
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