1 John 2:16
(Personal note.)

Dean Gotcher

"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." 1 John 2:16

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure (lust, i.e., dopamine emancipation) is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating whoever prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures (lusts) of the 'moment' it desires: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 It can not see [know] its hatred toward the father's/Father's authority as being evil, i.e., "wicked," i.e., "desperately wicked" because it's lust for pleasure is standing in the way, 'justifying' the hate.

"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." Luke 16:15

"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil." Proverbs 16:5-6

"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." Proverb. 3: 5-6

"... it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23

"Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is." Jeremiah 17:5, 7

Dopamine Emancipation.

"I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7

When you establish dopamine emancipation, i.e., the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world, i.e., that the current situation and/or person (or people) is/are stimulating over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority, i.e., over and therefore against having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate your self in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., in order to do the father's/Father's will, lust is made manifest. To the carnally minded person lust, i.e., the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates is "positive," the father's/Father's authority, i.e., established commands, rules, facts, or truth that get in the way of lust is "negative." That is why those of the world want you to be "positive," i.e., tolerant of lust and "not negative," i.e., judgmental of lust when it comes to determining right and wrong behavior so they can lust after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates without having a guilty conscience—which the father's/Father's authority, i.e., established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., the law engenders.

"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity." Ecclesiastes 1:2;

As explained in the issues Dopamine Emancipation (pdf) and Chasing Dopamine our body naturally produces a chemical (a "neurotransmitter") called dopamine, which, when emancipated or liberated from the posterior end of a nerve, being received by the anterior of the next nerve (transmitting information to the brain and in the brain) produces a sensation of pleasure, letting us know (become aware of) an object in the environment (or in our mind, i.e., imagined) that is pleasurable to the body (to the mind). God created us with dopamine in order for us to enjoy His creation (not that we would worship it, i.e., dopamine emancipation, i.e., the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates instead of Him). All habitual drugs are associated with dopamine: imitating it, emancipate it, and/or prevent its reuptake. When we come into contact with an object of pleasure our nerves (associated with pleasure) send (via electrical impulse) that information toward our brain. On the way, between the nerves there is a small space called a synaptic gap where the first nerve "emancipates" or "liberates" (which are the proper words used for the event) dopamine. You experienced dopamine emancipation or liberation when the bell sounded for recess, liberating or emancipation you from the pain of having to study and/or be still. The next nerve's receptors, responding to this chemical, sends the information (via electrical impulse) to the brain where in specific areas of the brain the synaptic gaps between dendrites make us aware of the object in the environment that stimulates pleasure (dopamine emancipation) in us. We then look into the environment in order to locate the object that stimulated the sensation of pleasure (dopamine emancipation) with the hope of identifying it and controlling it (or the environment it is in) in order to stimulate more pleasure (dopamine emancipation), not only in the present but also in the future. The "lust of the flesh" is the sensation of dopamine emancipation being stimulated by an object and or a person or persons in the environment. The "lust of the eyes" is looking upon (identifying) the object(s) that stimulates dopamine emancipation, wanting to have it, i.e., to control it. The "pride of life" is controlling the environment, i.e., the object or person which stimulate dopamine emancipation in order to stimulate more dopamine emancipation in the future. Money is stored up dopamine emancipation. That is why we get the sensation of pleasure in receiving it or having it (or thinking about having it or spending it).

"From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." James 4:1-3 (Read James chapters 4 and 5 for the total picture.)

The child is not in love with the toy. He (or she) is in love with the dopamine emancipation that the toy stimulates, tossing it aside when it no longer stimulates dopamine emancipation, with another toy having taken its place. The same is true for adults. The wedding vow "for better or for worse" now includes (without writ) "till someone better comes along" because dopamine emancipation, i.e., lust is now more important than "rule of law," i.e., doing the father's/Father's will. The praise that comes from others, affirming your (and their) lust for dopamine emancipation initiates and sustains the "pride of life," 'justifying' the negation of anyone who gets in the way of pleasure, i.e., of lust, i.e., of dopamine emancipation.

"And through covetousness [lust, i.e., dopamine emancipation] shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you." 2 Peter 2:3

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1:14, 15

By 'discovering' what you covet, i.e., what you lust after, i.e., your self interest (self is interested in dopamine emancipation) and impressing upon you his (or her) interest in "helping" you achieve it, i.e., actualize it, i.e., make it reality, the seducer, deceiver, and manipulator is able to turn you into "human resource" to be used by him (with your affirmation) to satisfy his lusts, not caring what happens to you when you no longer satisfy his lusts or where you (or he) will spend eternity after death.

"Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. ...: for childhood and youth are vanity." Ecclesiastes 11:9, 10

"Flee also youthful lusts:" 2 Timothy 2:22

"The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity." Psalms 94:11

"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." Isaiah 55:8, 9

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24

"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" Romans 6:16

"[E]very one of us shall give account of himself to God." Romans 14:12

What distinguishes the child's carnal nature from the father's/Father's authority (although the earthly father is still influenced by the child's carnal nature in him) is the child is driven by his lust for pleasure and hate of restraint while the father/Father is driven to doing things right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth (so he does not have to do them again, i.e., he knows the cost of being wrong). This is the difference between subjective truth which is sense (sight) based, i.e., subject to the child's "feelings" of the 'moment' and therefore his interpretation aka his opinion of the situation (pleasure or potential pleasure being "good" and absence of pleasure or missing out on pleasure being "bad") and objective truth which is faith based, i.e., subject to established commands, rules, facts, and truth which has been or is being taught.

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17

The soul KNOWS by being told ("It is written," "Because I said so"). The flesh by "sense experience" (approach pleasure - avoid pain—including the pain of missing out on pleasure—aka stimulus-response and impulse and urges aka instincts).

"But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4

The soul is eternal. The flesh is temporary.

"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:17

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Mark 8:36, 37

When God created Adam he made him, unlike any other living thing in the creation "a living soul."

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7

He then told ("commanded") him what he could and could not do, i.e., He told him what was right and what was wrong behavior, i.e., which trees he could eat the fruit of and which one he was not (lest he die).

"And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2:16, 17

No animal, being subject only to stimulus-response (approach pleasure - avoid pain) and impulses and urges (instincts) can read or write a book, i.e., can be told or tell others what is right and what is wrong behavior, i.e., what they can and can not do. To apply science, i.e., "behavioral science" to man is to make him an animal, subject to stimulus-response and impulses and urges (which can only be known from "sense experience," i.e., pleasure-pain engendering and 'justifying' lust and hate), negating (damning) his soul (which can only KNOW from being told, i.e., by the Word of God).

"Sense experience must be the basis of all science." "Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience, in the two forms of sense perception and sensuous need, that is, only when it proceeds from Nature." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)

All Karl Marx did was redefine "the lust of the flesh," "the lust of the eyes," and "the pride of life," i.e., only that which is "of the world," as "sensuous need," "sense perception," and "sense experience," i.e., only that which is "of Nature," making the child's (his) carnal nature, i.e., lust, i.e., that which is stimulated by "the world" the only means to knowing the 'truth,' i.e., to knowing what is "actual" and what is not, i.e., to knowing what is right and what is wrong behavior, with pleasure, i.e., lust (and hatred toward restraint, i.e., toward the father's/Father's authority) being right and the father's/Father's authority, i.e., that which gets in the way of lust being wrong, 'justifying' in his mind his hatred of the father's/Father's authority. This is antithetical to the Word of God.

"[T]he friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4

"Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." "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 which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." John 5:19, 30; 12:47-50

"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50

"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." Matthew 7:21

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself [flee his lusts], and take up his cross [endure the rejection of men for not affirming, i.e., 'justifying' their lusts], and follow me [doing the Father's will]. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Matthew 16:24-27

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians. 2:8, 9

"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 10:32, 33

"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." Hebrews 12:5-11

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." Ephesians 6:1-3

"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9

All authority comes from God, therefore the "earthly father" along with his wife and children are accountable to the "Heavenly Father." While the "earthly father," i.e., dad is not perfect, he may be (or may have been) a down right tyrant (or MIA/AWL), as a carnally minded child using his office to serve his lusts without restraint, his office of authority is perfect, having been given to him by God (the "Heavenly Father"), who is perfect, in which to do His will. The role of the father, besides being faithful to his wife (the children's mother), providing food, clothing, safety, and a roof over his families head is to train up his children in the admonition of the Lord—doing the Father's will—and teach them how to "pull weeds," i.e., to work (get off their duff, expecting someone to wait on them), i.e., grow up.

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Matthew 5:27, 28

"They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all." Luke 17:27

"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')

In other words, according to Karl Marx and his followers it is "lust," i.e., it is dopamine emancipation that "reconciles you to" "the world," i.e., to what is "actual." This requires the negation of the father's/Father's authority in order for "self," i.e., "lust," i.e., your "self interest" to become "actual," i.e., for you to become "self-actualized." This 'reasoning' was also that of Sigmund Freud.

"Self-perfection of the human individual is fulfilled in union with the world in pleasure." "According to Freud, the ultimate essence of our being is erotic." "Eros is fundamentally a desire for union with objects in the world." "Eros is the foundation of morality." "The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious [in the carnal nature of the child]; the foundation has to be recovered [the child has to be 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority]." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

When lust (Eros), i.e., dopamine emancipation, i.e., pleasure becomes the standard for "good," the father's/Father's authority automatically becomes the cause or source of "evil." Both Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud built their ideology upon this standard—requiring the negation of the father's/Father's authority in order for mankind, i.e., for them to do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., for them to lust after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world, i.e., that the current situation and/or people are stimulating without having a guilty conscience.

"Once the earthly family [where children have to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate their self in order to do the father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the Holy family [where the Son of God, Jesus Christ humbled, denied, died to, controlled, disciplined, capitulated his self in order to do the Father's will], the former must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated, i.e., negated] in theory and in practice [in the children's thoughts, directly effecting their actions, i.e., their behavior toward their self, others, the world, and authority]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)

"... the hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest,' ... the desire (for the sons) to return to the mother culminates in the rebellion of the exiled sons, the collective killing and devouring of the father." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: a psychological inquiry into Freud) Sigmund Freud's history of the prodigal son is not of the son coming to his senses, humbling his self, returning home, submitting his self to his father's authority, learning his inheritance was not his father's money but his father's love for him, but of the son joining with his "friends," returning home, killing (and devouring, i.e., negating) the father, taking all that was his (the father's), using it to satisfy their carnal desires, i.e., their lusts of the 'moment' that the world stimulates, killing (and devouring) all the father's of the land so all the children could do/be the same.

"Marxian theory needs Freudian-type instinct theory to round it out. And of course, vice versa." "Third-Force psychology is also epi-Marxian in these senses, i.e., including the most basic scheme as true-good social conditions ['liberation' of self from the father's/Father's authority] are necessary for personal growth, bad social conditions [submission of self to the father's/Father's authority] stunt human nature,... This is to say, one could reinterpret Marx into a self-actualization-fostering Third- and Fourth-Force psychology-philosophy. And my impression is anyway that this is the direction in which they are going now." "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World." "This is a realistic combination of the Marxian version & the Humanistic. (Better add to definition of "humanistic" that it also means one species, One World.)" (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow)

The Russian Revolution, as the French Revolution prior to it and the Communist Chinese Revolution following (along with all socialist based revolutions following) were/are based upon this ideology, i.e., the negation of the father's/Father's authority that gets in the way of lust, preventing 'change.'

"The dialectical method was overthrown—the parts [the children] were prevented from finding their definition [their identity] within the whole [within "the group," through dialogue 'justifying' their lusts]." (György Lukács, History & Class Consciousness: What is Orthodox Marxism?)

"In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself [one's lusts] in the other, they experience the common ground of their existence." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory)

"(T)he group to which an individual belongs is the ground for his perceptions, his feelings, and his actions" (Kurt LewinResolving social conflicts: Selected papers on group dynamics)

"One of the most fascinating aspects of group therapy is that everyone is born again, born together in the group." (Irvin D. YalomThe Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy)

"There is no more important issue than the interrelationship of the group members." "To question the value or activities of the group, would be to thrust himself into a state of dissonance." "Few individuals, as Asch has shown, can maintain their objectivity in the face of apparent group unanimity." (Yalom)

"Group members must be able to synthesize individual 'felt' needs [lustswith common group 'felt' needs [lusts]." (Warren BennisThe Temporary Society)

"Only when the immediate interests [lusts, i.e., self interests] are integrated into a total view and related to the final goal of the process do they become revolutionary [overthrowing the father's/Father's authority]." (Lukács)

"It is not individualism [the child, humbling, denying, dying to ,,, his "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society [the child's desire for approval from others, requiring him to compromise in order to "get along," i.e., in order to "build relationship"is the necessary framework through which freedom and individuality ["freedom" from the father's/Father's authority and "freedom" to "lust" after pleasure without having a guilty conscienceare made realities." (Karl Marx, in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx)

"It is not the will or desire of any one person which establish order but the moving spirit of the whole group. Control is social." (John Dewey, Experience and Education)

"The real nature of man is the totality of social relations." (Karl Marx, Thesis on Feuerbach #6)

"The individual is emancipated [liberated rom the father's/Father's authority] in the social group." "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt [the guilty conscience which is engendered by the father's/Father's authority] be assuaged." (Brown)

"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." (Kurt Lewin in Wilbur Brookover, A Sociology of Education)

"Change in methods of leadership is probably the quickest way to bring about a change in the cultural atmosphere of a group." "Any real change of the culture of a group is, therefore, interwoven with the changes of the power constellation within the group." (Barker, Dembo, & Lewin, "frustration and regression: an experiment with young children" in Child Behavior and Development)

As long as the children are subject to the father's/Father's authority they can not find their identity in what they have in common with one another, i.e., "the group," i.e., lust. As long as the father's/Father's authority remains in place (in the children's mind) 'change' can not be initiated and sustained.

Traditional education, i.e., "old school" is based upon the father's/Father's authority (system):

1) preaching established commands and rules to be obeyed as given, teaching established facts and truth to be accepted as is, by faith, and discussing of any question(s) the children might have regarding the commands, rules, facts, and truth being taught, at the father's/Father's, i.e., the educator's discretion, i.e., providing he/He deems it necessary, has time, the children are able to understand, and are not questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking his/His authority,
2) rewarding the child who does right and obeys,
3) correcting and/or chastening the child who does wrong and/or disobeys, that he might learn to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate his "self" in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., in order to do the father's/Fathers' will, and
4) casting out (expelling/grounding) any child who questions, challenges, defies, disregards, attacks the father's/Father's authority system (1-4),
maintaining the father's/Father's authority in the children's thoughts and therefore in society as they become citizens.

Thus the need for revolution, i.e., the overthrow of the father's/Father's authority, done by either killing the fathers outright (which leaves the guilty conscience in place, with the next generation of children trying to restore the father's/Father's authority) or by a "velvet revolution," i.e., the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus process, which negates not only the father's/Father's authority but the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for lusting after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates as well as for killing the father and anyone else who gets in the way of pleasure, i.e., lust, including the unborn, the elderly, the innocent, and the righteous. There is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue, in an opinion, or in the consensus process. There is only the children's carnal desires, i.e., lusts, i.e., self interests of the 'moment' being shared and 'justified.'

"The peasantry [the traditional family with the father in authority] constantly regenerates the bourgeoisie [the father's/Father's authority system]—in positively every sphere of activity and life." "We must learn how to eradicate all bourgeois habits, customs, and traditions [the father's/Father's authority] everywhere." (Vladimir Lenin, Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder An Essential Condition of the Bolsheviks' Success May 12, 1920) Millions (hundreds of millions) died violent deaths (were "eradicated" and continue to be "eradicated" today) as a result of this ideology.

"In the process of self-actualization [finding identity and 'purpose' in one's self, i.e., in "sense experience"], the ego creates an objective, resistant world over against itself [the child's desire for pleasure, i.e., lust (which the father/Father restrains) turns the child's against the father, making him "conscious" of the world of restraint which the father's/Father's authority creates]. This implies an obstacle whose resistance has to be overcome. We realize our liberty and independence through the successful overcoming of this resistance [through the child united with other children in overcoming the Father's authority, i.e., the restraint of pleasure, i.e., lust]. It is in this process of the ego bringing into existence a world over against itself and then overcoming the limitations with which it is confronted that Fichte finds the sequence of thesis-antithesis-synthesis. This is of course a Fichtean, not an Hegelian, formula." (John Lewis, The life and Teaching of Karl Marx)

"Self-actualizing people have to a large extent transcended the values of their culture. They are not so much merely Americans as they are world citizens, members of the human species first and foremost." (Abraham Maslow, The Farther Reaches of Human Nature)

Fichte's dialectic method was based based upon the pattern of Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis. The trickery of this formula is if you begin with the father's/Father's authority, i.e., humbling, denying, dying to, controlling, disciplining, capitulating your self in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., in order to do the father's/Father's will making it/them/(him/Him) the Thesis, the child's carnal nature, i.e., lusting after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates becomes the Antithesis with the father/Father remaining in authority, preventing Synthesis, i.e., 'change'—becoming at-one-with the world via lust, i.e., "sense experience." Placing anything or anyone between you and the Father (other than His Son who obeyed the Father in all things commanded, expecting you to do the same), negates the Father's authority in your life.

"... and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3

But if you begin with the child, i.e., make the child's carnal nature, i.e., lust, i.e., pleasure, i.e., self interest the Thesis, then the father's/Father's authority, i.e., established commands, rules, facts, and truth that get in the way of lust becomes the Antithesis, 'justifying' the negation of the father's/Father's authority in order to arrive at Synthesis, i.e., 'change,' where all children are united upon what they have in common, i.e., lust, no longer alienated from one another because of their father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth that divides them from one another. In Synthesis the father's/Father's authority is negated. Without the law, i.e., the Father, i.e., the Thesis exposing my sins, i.e., my lusts, i.e., the Antithesis, I would not know I a need a savior, i.e., the Son. By negating, i.e., "denying" the Father (and therefore the Son) Synthesis, i.e., self, i.e., lust and the world that stimulates it becomes actualized, i.e., all there is to life.

"Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself, 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy the individual come to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me?'" (Rogers)

"There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." (David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 2: Affective Domain)

"Blooms' Taxonomies" are "a psychological classification system" used "to develop attitudes and values ... which are not shaped by the parents." "Ordering" "different kinds of affective behavior," i.e., "the range of emotion(s)" "organized into value systems and philosophies of life." "It was the view of the group that educational objectives stated in the behavior form have their counterparts in the behavior of individuals, observable and describable therefore classifiable [true science is "observable and repeatable," i.e., objective, i.e., constant not "observable and describable," i.e., subject to an opinion, i.e., subject to 'change']." "Only those educational programs which can be specified in terms of intended student behaviors can be classified." "What we are classifying is the intended behavior of students—the ways in which individuals are to act, think, or feel as the result of participating in some unit of instruction." "… ordering and relating the different kinds of affective behavior." "… we need to provide the range of emotion from neutrality through mild to strong emotion, probably of a positive, but possibly also of a negative, kind." "… organized into value systems and philosophies of life …" "...many of these changes are produced by association with peers who have less authoritarian points of view, as well as through the impact of a great many courses of study in which the authoritarian pattern is in some ways brought into question while more rational and nonauthoritarian behaviors are emphasized." "The student must feel free to say he disliked _____ and not have to worry about being punished for his reaction." (Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Book 1: Cognitive Domain and Book 2: Affective Domain)

"To create effectively a new set of attitudes and values, the individual must undergo great reorganization of his personal beliefs and attitudes and he must be involved in an environment which in many ways is separated from the previous environment in which he was developed.... many of these changes are produced by association with peers who have less authoritarian points of view, as well as through the impact of a great many courses of study in which the authoritarian pattern is in some ways brought into question while more rational and nonauthoritarian behaviors are emphasized." "The effectiveness of this new set of environmental conditions is probably related to the extent to which the students are 'isolated' from the home during this period of time." "… objectives can best be attained where the individual is separated from earlier environmental conditions and when he is in association with a group of peers who are changing in much the same direction and who thus tend to reinforce each other." (Book 2: Affective Domain)

"The affective domain [the student's natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world (including "the group") stimulates and hate restraint] contains the forces that determine the nature of an individual's life and ultimately the life of an entire people." "The affective domain is, in retrospect, a virtual 'Pandora's Box' [a "box" full of evils, which once opened, can not be closed—once the father's/Father's authority, i.e., fear of judgment, i.e., "the lid" is removed it is difficult if not impossible to put it back on again].' It is in this 'box' that the most influential controls are to be found." "In fact, a large part of what we call "good teaching" is the teacher's ability to attain affective objectives ['liberating' the child's carnal thoughts from the father's/Father's authority] through challenging the student's fixed beliefs [challenging the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth] and getting them to discuss issues [evaluating the world through their carnal desires, i.e., their "lusts," i.e., their "self interests" of the 'moment']." (Book 2: Affective Domain)

All educators are certified and schools accredited today based upon their use of what are called "Bloom's Taxonomies" in the classroom. While traditional educators recognized the first four steps of the "taxonomy," i.e., knowing, comprehending, applying, analyzing, transformational educators apply the last two steps, synthesizing, evaluating. Unlike transformation educators (who begin with the students feelings, i.e., their opinion), traditional educators begin with the father's/Father's authority (Thesis) where "knowing" is "Dad says ....," "comprehending" is "Do what I say or else." i.e., there is accountability for disobeying or being or doing wrong, "applying" is doing what you have been told and when you do wrong or disobey (praxis Antithesis) "analyzing" is knowing you have done wrong as dad "takes you to the wood shed," i.e., holds you accountable for being or doing wrong, therefore knowing is knowing right from wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., from having been told (inhibiting or blocking, i.e., preventing Synthesis). By Bloom adding "synthesizing," i.e., finding out what you have in common with the other students in the classroom, whose father's standards differ from yours and making what you and the other students have in common, i.e., lust as the standard for right and wrong behavior, and "evaluating," i.e., making sure you make what you know subject to your and their feelings, i.e., your and their lusts, i.e., your and their self interests of the 'moment,' the father's/Father's authority is negated in the students thoughts, directly effecting their actions.

"He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:22

"The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such [once he is 'liberated' from the father'/Father's authority to become as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life (separating him from his "self" and the world), i.e., "of and for self," i.e., of and for lust, i.e., of and for dopamine emancipation and the world that stimulates it, only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life)

"Freud saw that in the id there is no negation [no parental authority, i.e. no Godly restraint, i.e. no "Thou shalt not," i.e., no father's/Father's authority], only affirmation and eternity [only the child's natural inclination to lust after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates, i.e., the "eternal present" being 'justified']." "Children have not acquired that sense of shame which, according to the Biblical story, expelled mankind from Paradise, and which, presumably, would be discarded if Paradise were regained [if pleasure (lust) became the agenda, i.e., the 'drive' and 'purpose' of life]." "The repression of normal adult sexuality is required only by cultures which are based on patriarchal domination [on doing the father's/Father's will]." "Our repressed desires are the desires we had unrepressed, in childhood; and they are sexual desires." "Parental discipline, religious denunciation of bodily pleasure, . . . have all left man overly docile, but secretly in his unconscious [in his urges and impulses of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world] unconvinced, and therefore neurotic [caught between his desire for parental approval and his lust for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world is stimulation, having a guilty conscience for thinking about or doing the latter]." "The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious; the foundation has to be recovered ['liberated' from the guilty conscience, requiring the negation of the father's/Father's authority]. (Brown)

"... the central problem is to change reality.… reality with its 'obedience to laws.'" (Lukács)

"Prevent someone who KNOWS from filling the empty space." (Wilfred Bion, A Memoir of the Future) The "empty space" is where you are deciding what to do in the 'moment.'

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways, the objective however, is change." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #11) Inscribed on Karl Marx's tomb.

Heraclitus (who Karl Marx studied) believed "...the fundamental character of reality is change itself." (T. Z. Lavine, From Socrates to Sartre, The Philosophic Quest) "Every grown man of the Ephesians should hang himself and leave the city to the boys." In other words, lust, i.e., the child's carnal nature and the world that stimulates it is the basis of reality, i.e., of change, requiring "every grown man" to "hang himself." It is not the object that is reality but the sensation of lust (for pleasure) and hate (toward restraint) itself that the object stimulates, i.e., it is "sense experience" that is reality, i.e., what is actual.

"Every form of objectification [faith in and obedience to parent or God, i.e., the father/Father, restraining "human nature"] results in alienation" "Alienation is the experience of ‘estrangement' (Verfremdung) from others, . . ." "Alienation has a long history. Its most radical sense already appears in the biblical expulsion from Eden." "God [faith in and obedience to God] is thus the anthropological source of alienation . . ." "Alienation will continue so long as the subject engages in an externalization (Entausserung) of his or her subjectivity." (Stephen Eric Bronner, Of Critical Theory and its Theorists)

Opinion is reality being actualized in the 'moment,' ever 'changing' according to the information (the world) that is shaping (stimulating) it. The dialoguing of opinions to a consensus process is reality becoming actualized, ever changing according to the carnal needs, i.e., lusts, i.e., self interests of those present in the current meeting, and those in the next meeting, and those in the next meeting, etc., ad nauseam, making every meeting (and therefore every law that comes out of them) every subject to 'change,' i.e., to lust.

"Laws must not fetter human life [lust]; but yield to it; they must change as the needs [lusts] and capacities of the people change." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right') In the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus process laws become subject to perpetual 'change'—according to the lusts, i.e., the self interests of those making law or establishing policy at the current time. This even effects the courts. "Jurisprudence of terror takes two forms; loosely defined rules which produces unpredictable law, and spontaneous changes in rules to best suit the state [those in power]." (R. W. Makepeace and Croom Helm, Marxist Ideology and Soviet Criminal Law)

"Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making [the father's/Father's authority, i.e., "rule of law"] our objective centers upon transforming public opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common interests and ultimately to world interests transforming public consensus into one favorable to the emergence of a stable and humanistic world order." "Consensus is both a personal and a political step. It is a precondition of all future steps." (Ervin Laszlo, A Strategy for the Future: The Systems Approach to World Order)

According to Karl Marx, while children resent the father's/Father's authority, i.e., established commands, rules, facts, and truth for getting in the way of their lusts, when they grow up and have children of their own they establish commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., the father's/Father's authority over their children, preventing 'change,' i.e., preventing their children from becoming their selflusting after pleasure, having a guilty conscience when they do, thus reestablishing the father's/Father's authority in the next generation.

"The life which he has given to the object sets itself against him as an alien and hostile force." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)

Understanding, children in and of their self can not get rid of the father's/Father's authority aka kill the father, he saw the need for outside "help," i.e., the facilitator of  'change' to encourage them in doing (finishing) the job. Anytime a socialist, a Marxist, a facilitator of 'change,' a psychotherapist says "the people" (perceiving his self to be the personification of "the people," who like him lust after pleasure, hating restraint, i.e., wanting to get rid of anyone getting in the way of lust) he means his self.

"Individuals move not from a fixity through change to a new fixity [from doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, truth, changing their position only when persuaded with facts and truth], though such a process is indeed possible [in other words, "We do not want to think about/focus on/accept that way of thinking"]. But [through a] continuum from fixity to changingness [from belief, i.e., faith and obedience to theory, i.e., opinion], from rigid structure to flow [from "What does the father/Father want me to do?" to "What do I want to do?" and "What will 'the group' think?"], from stasis to process [from doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth to self (lust) 'justification']"." "At one end of the continuum the individual avoids close relationships [with those who are deviant, i.e., doing wrong, disobeying, sinning], which are perceived as being dangerous. At the other end he lives openly and freely in relation to the therapist and to others [those doing wrong, disobeying, sinning], guiding his behavior on the basis of his immediate experiencing [his lust for pleasure (lust) and his lust for "the group's" affirmation, 'justifying' his lusts]– he has become an integrated process of changingness." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

"Experience is, for me, the highest authority." "Neither the Bible nor the prophets, neither the revelations of God can take precedence over my own direct experience." (Rogers)

"Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself, 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy the individual come to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me?'" (Rogers)

"This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish." James 3:15

"To experience Freud is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit;" (Brown)

"... the 'original sin' must be committed again: 'We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence.'" (Marcuse)

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4

The 'moment' the master facilitator of 'change' got the woman in the garden in Eden into dialogue, regarding right and wrong behavior he "owned" her. By "helping" her (determining right and wrong behavior) to openly share her carnal desire, i.e., her lust of the 'moment, i.e. to "touch" the fruit of the "thou shalt surely die" tree, i.e., in a non-judgmental, i.e., "Ye shall not surely die" environment he was able to open her mind up to the "possibilities." In this way, the woman, dissatisfied with not having what she wanted (what she lusted after), taking council from the master facilitator of 'change' become the first "scientist" ("behavioral scientist"), evaluating the situation via her "senses," establishing "human nature," i.e., what she understood over and therefore against the "Father's," i.e., God's authority. Then putting it into praxis, i.e., acting on it (the devil did not "make her do it," i.e., we all choose) she "resolved" the 'crisis,' i.e., the problem without God and His Word getting in the way (the Word of God being "the problem"). Adam, lusting after the woman, i.e., choosing to follow after her instead of obey the "Father," established his carnal nature, i.e., "the lust of the flesh," "the lust of the eyes," and "the pride of life" as the basis for determining right and wrong behavior as well. 'Liberated' (in their mind) from the "Father's" authority they became their self without restraint (without the "Father's" authority, i.e., without established commands, rules, facts, and truth getting in the way of their lust), i.e., they become self actualized. When confronted with their sin's, i.e., their lusts they became the first 'liberals,' i.e., instead of showing remorse for their sins and repenting they ('justifying' their self ) blamed someone else for their "bad" behavior, with Adam blaming the woman—"throwing her under the bus" (along with God for creating her, i.e., for creating an "unhealthy environment" for him to live in)—and the woman blaming the Serpent—"throwing him under the bus" for "helping" her 'justify' her lusts.

"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." "... the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;" Genesis 6:5; 8:21

This is the pre-flood and post-flood condition of man's heart. Everyone is "hung up" on saving this nation, blaming some else for its problems. God is not "hung up" on this nation. He is "hung up" on you, determining what to do with this nation by looking at you, i.e., by looking at your heart. Is it worth "saving?" He is eventually going to judge all nations due to there being no faith in Him on earth—as in the days of Noah "the imagination of man' heart," i.e., lust for dopamine emancipation having taken control over all men's thoughts and actions ("theory and practice").

"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. 1 John 2:15

"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:13

"But godliness with contentment is great gain." I Timothy 6:6

"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;" 2 Corinthians 10:5

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Ephesians 2:2,3

"The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil." Psalms 36:1-4

"For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts." Psalms 10:3, 4

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4

Facilitators of 'change,' i.e., psychologists, i.e., behavioral "scientists," i.e., "group psychotherapists," i.e., Marxists (Transformational Marxists)—all being the same in method or formula—are using the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus (affirmation) process, i.e., dialectic 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., from/through their "lust" for pleasure and their hate of restraint, in the "light" of their desire for group approval, i.e., affirmation and fear of group rejection) in the "group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Don't be negative, be positive," "open ended, non-directed," soviet style, brainwashing (washing the father's/Father's authority from the children's thoughts and actions, i.e., "theory and practice," negating their having a guilty conscience, which the father's/father's authority engenders, for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process—called "the negation of negation" since the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience, being negative to the child's carnal nature, is negated in dialogue—in dialogue, opinion, and the consensus process there is no father's/Father's authority), inductive 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings," i.e., their natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment'—dopamine emancipation—which the world stimulates, i.e., their "self interest," i.e., their "sense experience," selecting "appropriate information"—excluding, ignoring, or resisting, i.e., rejecting any "inappropriate" information, i.e., established command, rule, fact, or truth that gets in the way of their desired outcome, i.e., pleasure—in determining right from wrong behavior), "Bloom's Taxonomy," "affective domain," French Revolution (Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité) classroom "environment" in order (as in "new" world order) to 'liberate' children from parental authority, i.e., from the father's/Father's authority system (the Patriarchal Paradigm)—as predators, charlatans, pimps, pedophiles, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating them as chickens, rats, and dogs, i.e., treating them as natural resource ("human resource") in order to convert them into 'liberals,' socialists, globalists, so they, 'justifying' their "self" before one another, can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust" with impunity.

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17

Home schooling material, co-ops, conferences, etc., are joining in the same praxis, fulfilling Immanuel Kant's as well as Georg Hegel's, Karl Marx's, and Sigmund Freud's agenda of using the pattern or method of Genesis 3:1-6, i.e., "self" 'justification,' i.e., dialectic (dialogue) 'reasoning," i.e., 'reasoning' from/through your "feelings," i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world (including your desire for approval from others, with them affirming your carnal nature) in order to negate Hebrews 12:5-11, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will, negating Romans 7:14-25, i.e., your having a guilty conscience when you do wrong, disobey, sin, thereby negating your having to repent before the father/Father for your doing wrong, disobedience, sins—which is the real agenda.

"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' their "self," i.e., 'justify' their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) which the world stimulates over and therefore against the Father's authority] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12

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