It’s a cool thing today to be a heretic. To disagree with everyone of the past because new is what’s best is what’s popp’n. I’ve read and even heard people say that it’s okay to side with heretics because they’re among good company. They list people they think were heretics and then laugh because these hypothetical heretics were good people. Who are these orthodox believers to think that orthodoxy is anything important?
Today, to be heretical is to be right. But most people have no clue what to be a heretic means. They think it means to disagree with old and dead religious people. The new heresies believe that to be alive is to be free from what is true and to be dead is to hold onto truth. The new heretics are free while the orthodox are enslaved. The religious are dinosaurs who believe things of the past and the new heretics are the descendant of the T-Rex, the chicken, who believe this woeful tale of how far the mighty rex has come.
Now, I am not going to say what one must believe. That I can do later very strongly. I want to simply do is show that every person believes something. It’s the new heretics of today who are wise enough to rise above belief and believe they don’t believe anything. To disbelieve one thing because one believes another is what orthodoxy represents, firm belief. But the new heretics disbelieve that belief is necessary and that we can come to any knowledge at all. This they hold to firmly. Thus, all knowledge of what is true is scrapped and thrown away in exchange for what works, and that is be practical.
The new heretics are the heroes because they slough off the oppression of the old orthodox, while adding piles of oppression and hopelessness by being practical. They outwardly fluff their feathers and raise their tails, as if their outward appearance is a display of power, and then peck at the feeding hand. Then they turn around and demand sex from the old hens who have no feathers on their necks and demand the hand and the hens be more practical.
The new heretics aren’t doing anything new but instead something very old. But when you can ignore history and merely puff out your chest because you believe that knowledge is impossible, you can convince yourself you’re wise.
People pick their oppression. But not all oppression is oppressive.
One example and I’m done.
One might say it’s oppressive to command a boy to run around the house with clothes on. If he desires nakedness let him run free and naked, don’t stifle his creativity. But it’s not the kind of oppression that starves the boy’s creativity but train him to be creative in all he does, not merely run wild and think that letting the grass grow how high it wants is creative.
But who is going to tell the King he has no clothes on?
Some oppression is for our good. But perhaps the word for that oppression is discipline, but what new heretic believes discipline is of any value? To be disciplined is too orthodox. Not fit for the liberty of the new heretics who continue to believe that belief is oppressive.