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The Left Rejects God's Divine Order and Wants to Sow Chaos!

Dennis Prager on

Unless you are brainwashed, you regard the statements "men give birth" and "defund the police" as absurd. Why, then, do leftists (as opposed to liberals and conservatives) say these things and even believe them? I think there are two -- related -- explanations.

One is that the Left seeks to tear down every normative institution. If men give birth, "man" and "woman" no longer mean anything. "Men give birth" means the end of the male-female distinction, the most basic distinction in the human race. Racial distinctions pale in comparison. So do national distinctions.

Marxists support the obliteration of the male-female distinction because the only distinction that matters to Marxists is that of class.

The other explanation is that the endgame of leftism is chaos. It is related to the first explanation, since the obliteration of all distinctions is chaos. Distinctions mean order. Having no distinctions means chaos.

I came to realize the significance of distinctions when writing my commentary on the first five books of the Bible ("The Rational Bible"). The Bible's moral order is dependent on distinctions. Among them are: Man and God, Good and evil, Human and animal, Holy and profane, Parent and child, Man and woman, Beautiful and ugly.

Distinctions are so important to the Judeo-Christian moral order and weltanschauung that making distinctions is what God did for the Six Days. While they are known as the Six Days of Creation, the fact is that after creating the "heavens and the earth," God does little creating. After Genesis 1:1 the only things God creates are the animals listed in 1:21 and the human being (1:27).

 

So, then, what did God do for the remainder of the Six Days? He created order out of chaos.

That's why the second verse of Genesis may well be the second-most important verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:1 is the most important because if you don't accept its premise, none of what follows matters): "And all was null and void," meaning all was chaos.

Chaos is the natural state of the world. The transformation of chaos into order necessitated God.

Order is composed of distinctions. Natural order was dependent on the distinction between night and day and land and sea, and moral and social order was dependent upon the distinctions listed above. And while they are all dependent upon God, the Bible describes only one of them as "created" by God -- the human being as male and female.

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