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A Word on the Rhetorical Tricks of CRT Apologetes

by Hiram R. Diaz III Earlier last week I received the good news that Timothy Brindle, a Presbyterian Christian rapper, came to reject various Critical Race Theory inspired ideas that he had previously thought were compatible with the Christian faith. I happily read the news on my friend's Facebook timeline. The reason for my happiness? To begin with, having rejected CRT's antiChristian concepts, Brindle could now correctly understand his relationship to God and others (specifically as regards the issues of justice, racism, and so on). CRT proponents are like the Pharisees in that they judge the actions and words of men according to an extrabiblical ethical standard that, in practice, is equal in authority to the Word of God. They pay lip service to the law of God, to the Word of God, but by their deeds they reveal what they truly believe: God's Word needs CRT in order to be properly understood, believed, and applied. Brindle could help shed light on how the truth is that wi

ContraPostmodernism: The Pomo-Packet

by Hiram R. Diaz III I've been writing about postmodernism and its related offspring - e.g. critical race theory - for a while now. Really, ever since the Lord converted me out of the delusional thinking of postmodern philosophy, I've been attacking it wherever its ugly little head has popped up, especially within the visible church. I recently had some siblings in Christ ask me about the subject again, in light of (i.)what their children are learning in college and (ii.)what they have been hearing about CRT and Social Justice from others (namely, that these things are compatible with Christianity). So I tried my best to gather together a bunch of articles I wrote on these subjects, and compiled them into what I've decided to call the PomoPacket. The result? 40 pages of information on the nature of postmodernism/poststructuralism and critical race theory & social justice, and why these ideas are antithetical to Christianity. You can download the PomoPacket here - Contra

Conditional Propositions and False Brethren

by Hiram R. Diaz III It’s well known that some of the Lord Jesus’ harshest criticisms were those leveled against the Pharisees. This is because the Pharisees, on the one hand, made it their job to convince others of their belief in, as well as their practice of, Scriptural truth. Yet, on the other hand, the Pharisees lived in a way that demonstrated they didn’t really believe Scriptural truth. The greatest example of their disbelief in Scriptural truth was their rejection of the Lord Jesus as Messiah. As Christ explains to them – If you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. 1 Christ contrasts their behavior – viz. their rejection of Jesus as Messiah – with their profession of faith – viz. belief in, as well as strict adherence to, Scriptural truth. Jesus makes it clear that one’s profession of faith entails logical/doctrinal and behavioral consequences. Consider, moreover, Christ’s parable of the t

By Good & Necessary Consequence - Everything is Meaningful

by Hiram R. Diaz III Reading through Hegel today, I came across the philosopher’s beliefs on insanity. I was, for lack of a better word, triggered by what I read. I wasn’t offended by Hegel’s theory of insanity, but his belief that there can be anything in reality that is meaningless. Given that Hegel’s entire philosophical edifice rests upon the assumption that the “All” is by necessity comprised of all that historically preceded it’s formation, it seems to follow that Hegel cannot legitimately call any thing – be it an event, object, property, relation, etc – meaningless. For at the very least, what is eliminated through the dialectical process of history can be meaningfully identified as contradiction , and contradiction, for Hegel, is the driving force of the dialectical process. Raymond Plant explains that For Hegel philosophy…has to be historical. Given that the nature of th

Current Projects & An Update

by Hiram R. Diaz III So I've been kind of quiet online lately, but I haven't been absent. I'm working on a number of different projects - aesthetic and theological - that have required more direct engagement with ideas and texts with which I'm only relatively familiar. Here's a quick breakdown of what I've been working on -  1. Reacquainting myself with the philosophy of Hegel, in order to become better equipped at articulating how CRT & Social Justice Warriorism are built on conceptions of the self, society, morality, history, and theology thought up by White male Europeans. Reading Fritzman, J.M. Hegel  (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014), 224pp. Needler, Martin. C. Identity, Interest, and Ideology: An Introduction to Politics (London: Praeger Publishers, 1996), 256pp. Miscellaneous academic articles. 2. Studying axiology. 3. Researching philosophical trends correlative to the developing early church. 4. Creating musi