With dialectic 'reasoning,' life is a progression (a process of "changingness") from "authoritarianism," i.e., the father's/Father's authority system to 'liberty,' i.e., to where the child's carnal nature is 'liberated from the affects of the father's/Father's authority system, determining a persons worth based upon where along the spectrum or continuum of 'changingness' they reside at any given 'moment,' in any given situation—making "truth" subject to the 'changing' situations of the 'moment'—rejecting truth based upon "morality and competence," i.e., upon doing right and not wrong according to the Father's will—where truth is established for all times and in all places. All "certified" teachers and "accredited" schools are established upon what are called "Bloom's Taxonomies," which state: "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." (Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. The Classification of Educational Goals. Book 1: Cognitive Domain, p. 32)
This is the classroom procedure (curriculum) which (from the 50's on) 'changed' America, negating (in the feelings, thoughts, and actions of the children) respect for parent's/God's authority. "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. The Classification of Educational Goals. Handbook 2: Affective Domain, p. 83) The correlation (generalization) between the parent's (the earthly father's) authority (with the children obeying) and God's' (the Heavenly Father's) authority (with the Son and those following after Him obeying) is key to understanding the dialectic process, i.e., is at the heart of dialectic 'reasoning.'
One of Bloom's sources, Theodor Adorno, wrote: "Authoritarian submission was conceived of as a very general attitude that would be evoked in relation to a variety of authority figures—parents, older people, leaders, supernatural power, and so forth." "God is conceived more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." "The power—relationship between the parents, the domination of the subject's family by the father or by the mother, and their relative dominance in specific areas of life also seemed of importance for our problem." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality) "Bloom's Taxonomies" are based upon the works of Marxists' (Transformational Marxists', those who merge Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud in the praxis of "group psychotherapy") such as Theodor Adorno.
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