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Two Roads: Didactic or Dialectic and their Praxis

To obey or to circumvent?—that is the question.

by Dean Gotcher  -  October 10, 2007

"The dialectical generation will only recognize the patriarchal parent [exercising God-given authority in the home] as an object of ridicule. This is how every person who praxis [communicate and demonstrate] a patriarchal paradigm is to be treated in a facilitated meeting, training the next generation how to recognize, neutralize, marginalize, and annihilate this paradigm from the face of the earth. ... This explains the 'culture war' going on today. It is more than culture that is at stake, it is the soul of man..." Dean Gotcher

"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

"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:14

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" Isaiah 5: 20, 21

When you shift from didactic (factual) to dialectic (consensus) thinking, you join the world's wide road toward pragmatism, compromise and continual change. Even though you may "confess" sin and celebrate God's mercy, the dialectic group will purge shame from sin and strip offensive truths from God's Word. Ultimately it presents redemption as universal.

"‘It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one’s father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same.” Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization, quoting Sigmund Freud. Paraphrase: In dialectical reasoning, it is not a matter whether one obeys or disobeys his father -- for according to dialectical thinking,

"Truth is not found in the thesis nor the antithesis; truth is found in the emerging synthesis." Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love

In other words, "truth" is found in the experience of seeking and discovering common ground, through dialogue.....

If a didactic [Bible-based thinker] can not be converted, then he must be neutralized, by getting everybody's input in making a decision, making laws, free of his paradigm—beginning the praxis of circumvention. If he continues in insisting on his way, then, as his friends and associates become converted, he will be marginalized (not listened to or even recognized). Then if he persists in demanding the use of his paradigm of "right" and "wrong," he will be removed from any position or situation of influence—"killed"—by the family and the community.

The object is not his removal, it is the annihilation of his paradigm, his way of thinking—thinking that... his children must obey his commands, "in the Lord." According to dialectical "logic," only when the patriarch abdicates his God-given office (like Adam did in the Garden in Eden), forsaking the didactic way of thinking, then and only then can there be equability of opportunity in the home and in society. "For equality of opportunity to exist, the family as a unit must be weakened." James Coleman The Adolescent Society.

This is the purpose in "purpose driven." After all the story writers have written and all the philosophers have philosophized, and all the interpreters have interpreted, and all the facilitators have facilitated, it is all about "de-ceit." Deceit is subtle. And deceit is winning in the world....

All [ brackets ] below mean emphasis, quotations, or information has been added within a quotation.

The "logic" of "Sensitivity Training"

Dialectical "Logic"

Our present culture is being re-designed from the following "logic." This "logic" is a way of thinking. It's hard to understand  --  until it is exposed from the light of the word of God. Then He shows us that this dialectic thinking is perverse, wicked and diabolical -- designed to undermine Biblical truth and authority.

Herbert Marcuse, a member of the Marxist organization "The Institution of Social Research" (informally known as the "Frankfurt School"), believed that Freud and Marx were on the same page when it came to the dialectical process. While Marx wanted to resolve the dialectical separation between man and society through the use of violent "revolution," Freud disagreed. He could not what he called the "exploding" of civilization.

According to Marcuse, Freud believed that the dialectical "neurosis" of civilization was the result of a patriarchal paradigm (the authoritative father figure). ... He believed all children were sexually active.... and that the goal of sex was pleasure, not procreation. Procreation was simply a byproduct, whether wanted or unwanted, of pleasure. The "logical outgrowth" of Freud's scenario is 'justified' homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, etc. Dialectical praxis would support and legalize, through consensus, this emerging social norm in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, counties, states, and nation....

The dilemma for Freud was not only how to eradicate the authority of the Biblical father figure (praxis patricide), but also to negate the influence of "the father figure in the mind"—the conscience. {Searing the conscience by accepting and respecting evil}

"The guilty conscience is formed in childhood by the incorporation of the parents." Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death

...Just as Freud could not justify the "explosion" of civilization {Marx' violent revolution} he could not, according to Marcuse, reconcile these "two poles of human existence." Sensuousness under social law becomes sublimated (the desire remains but can not be voiced or acted out), yet sensuousness liberated results in anarchy and chaos....

Consensus means uniting through the sensuous. “All that matters is that the ... purposes of society and of his own become identical.” Erich Fromm Escape from Freedom. The common purpose of both the individual and society, in dialectical thinking, is the praxis of social pleasure, collective Eros—consensus. ... freed from the domination of the Patriarchal Paradigm.

As one minister responded to this presentation, even yelling at me, mingling eastern mystic concepts with his response—substituting God's word with the words "heartbeat," "passion," and "purpose" (sensuous):

"It is the reality of the people of God hungering after God, asking the Holy Spirit to synchronize their hearts with the heartbeat of God.... Therefore... the people of God are made to be channels of the power of the Holy Spirit, Who enables them to be living expressions of the passion and purposes of God."

But you cannot synchronize [a new age word when applied to humans] your heart (which is "deceitful and desperately wicked") with the 'heartbeat of God.' Such words suggest that God is sensuous being like us. They also illustrate how "pastors'" -- trained in the dialectic process -- are encouraged to blend the nature of sensuous man with the holy nature of our sovereign God. Contrition—repentance for sinning before a holy and righteous God—is replaced with the notion that we are equal and worthy associates or partners with God. This is demonic. It synchronizes the church with the dialectical world system.

"I create my own passionate path. When I put my full energy, coming from the deepest part of me, into a pathway to which I can dedicate my earthly and eternal life, I inevitably create my own spirituality." Jack Gibb—who was a member of the Marxist based National Training Laboratories and worked in the 60's and 70's on bringing the church into the "emerging" process.

A man who calls himself a minister can not praxis this paradigm and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, who denied himself and bore his cross! Not only are dialectically-minded people, including ministers, deceived (a con-sensuous praxis) but they will also take pleasure in deceiving others (likewise a con-sensuous praxis)....

 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12

That unchanging truth is intolerable to the continually chaning dialice mind. Therefore, the patriarchal Jesus Christ he must be annihilated. His call for obedience to eternal laws clash with the world's laws of "human" nature. ... The influence of those who praxis the Christian paradigm must be "killed." Their voices must be silenced so no one can hear -- and they cannot serve in any position of authority....

According to Marx, mankind must remove God (the patriarchal paradigm—the "opiate") from their minds and from their society if there is ever to be social harmony and peace. This was the purpose and praxis of the Directorate in the French Revolution and of the Soviet in the Soviet Union. Today it is the purpose and praxis of every facilitated meeting being used today in the praxis of "resolving" common social "felt" needs. "Can't we all just get along?"

Thus, scriptures properly describe the dialectical man: "There is no fear of God before their eyes" Romans 3:18.... This is why people "glaze over," or yell at you, when you attempt to warn them of the error of this way. It is not that I condemn them, I condemn the pathway they have chosen to take, a pathway of condemnation which they seem to be enjoying, for the moment. Regarding Moses and faith in God: "Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;" Hebrews 11:25

"And unto Adam he said, 'Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.... In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.'" Genesis 3:17-18

...Remember, "Whoever defines terms for you controls your life."...

It is important to know why social-psychologists are so interested in the study of children “the impact of Sigmund Freud’s work on modern culture .... the suppression of children ... both within the home and outside.” (Adorno) It is the child's carnal nature, mankind's "true" nature, freed from patriarchal control, they seek to release upon civilization.

"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:" Isaiah 3:12; 30:1

The Synergy of Eros and the Eros of Synergy

The key to resolving Freud's dilemma in the workplace was the use of consensus.... If everybody's feeling-based input could be merged into collective decisions in the workplace -- and then acted upon [PRAXIS] -- Eros could be brought into a workplace of pleasure “...

Motivational speaking was one way of helping bring Eros into the workplace. Abraham Maslow wrote: ... “Work is not about paying the rent anymore--it is about self-fulfillment.” “The United States is changing into a managerial society.”

The only problem to their outcome was to be found with the patriarchal remnant who had positions of authority, official and non-official.... The Garden in Eden, according to the Gnostic story, is 'mother earth.' It is Satan who suggested that, without the patriarch (fear of God and his law), you can decide for yourself what is right or wrong, according to your common sensuous desires....

Human feelings, sensuousness of others, must be incorporated into the thought process of each individual so the praxis of society can be one of pleasure—"The Imagination of the Heart," "The Dialectical Imagination." This praxis must annihilate a patriarchal praxis in "theory" and in "practice" if it is to realized. It will seek to do so. Yet not all will participate, but will instead repent of their sins before Jesus Christ and turn and serve Him under a patriarchal God.

"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

"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." 1 Peter 1: 13-16

'Purposefulness without purpose' 'lawfulness without law'

“...sensuousness generates universally valid principles for an objective order. The two main categories defining this order are 'purposiveness without purpose' — i.e. beauty, 'lawfulness without law' — i.e. freedom."... “Whatever the object may be (thing or flower, animal or man), it is represented and judged not in terms of its usefulness....." (Marcuse) ...

The dialectical generation will only recognize the patriarchal parent as an object of ridicule. This is how every person who praxis a patriarchal paradigm is to be treated in a facilitated meeting, training the next generation how to recognize, neutralize, marginalize, and annihilate this paradigm from the face of the earth. ...  This explains the "culture war" going on today. It is more than culture which is at stake, it is the soul of man which is at stake....

Sensitivity Training

Sensitivity training is the rage of today. Every institution is being "encouraged" to participate.... Few people realized the history of such action (praxis). Its "logical outgrowth" is the elimination of a patriarchal effect in both individual thinking and social practice (praxis). ... The dialectical praxis of the courts from the 50's on has been the communist agenda for

  1. removing the Ten Commandments from the public school house walls ("Obey me or else."),
  2. removing prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ (the prayer our highest court declared as "dangerous" was "God is good, God is great, let us thank him for our food. In Christ we pray. Amen"),
  3. removing the reading of scriptures in the classroom, many of which were printed in the public text books in a free America, and
  4. spanking in the public classrooms. Spanking reinforces the praxis of the patriarchal home. To spank justifies the praxis of "right" vs. "wrong" (to evaluate ones thoughts and behavior from God's standards—established forever, certain) to negate spanking justifies "situational ethics" (to evaluate one's thoughts and behavior from the human moment—ever changing, uncertain).

Out highest court has turned to men such as James Coleman for information and advice on re-education. Coleman's teacher was Paul Lazersfield, a Marxist of the Frankfurt School.

...States rights were negated through the dialectical interpretation of the 14 Amendment, thereby effectively giving the dialectically based courts access to the Bill of Rights so they could redefine them, neutralizing them with the use of universal human rights, thus negating our individual and national sovereignty and thereby negating our borders—Karl Marx's dream...  All this was done on the "sensitivity" agenda of materialists, whose bottom line was contempt for biblical principles and a hate for a patriarchal paradigm. A paradigm which builds a society upon "good" vs. "evil," didactic, deductive, patriarchal praxis, a praxis which "alienates" the secular from the sacred where the sacred can go into and persuade in the secular but the secular can not go into and influence in the sacred.  If faith is to be lived and freely shared, hated or not, the church must build a society upon a patriarchal paradigm. It starts in the patriarchal home, under God.

The liberal bias is a prejudice against a traditional father paradigm.... This liberal bias which permeates the American culture today, made its greatest advance during the 40's and 50's via transformational Marxists, men who came to America in the 30's (the Frankfurt School, Kurt Lewin, J. L. Moreno, etc.), men who applied their trafficking before the American citizen had a chance to comprehend the implications of their praxis and properly respond.  Under the cover of education, their great experiment, their "re-education" program (washing the next generation's mind of a patriarch paradigm via the use of curriculum change—"paradigm shift," has produced a nation which now sees all things through a "neo-Marxist lens." ...

The first thesis of Marx's 11 Feuerbach Thesis' reads: “Feuerbach does not understand human activity itself as objective activity [man's carnal nature, his common Eros [passion] must be recognized as God (object) ''... man is the supreme being for man." Karl Marx Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' 

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:1, 2 

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God,   neither indeed can be.  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."  Romans 8:6-14

The Purpose of Sensitivity Training

“The life which he has given to the object sets itself against him as an alien and hostile force." Karl Marx

The key to understanding the purpose of sensitivity training is understanding what Karl Marx meant by the statement quoted above. First: "The life which he has given to the object". Obeying parents "legitimizes" their office above children and leads to the praxis of obeying God which "legitimizes" his office above mankind. By the children submitting to the parent and thus to God, both God and parents are "given" the right to chasten their children when they disobey rules.... [According to Marx] this praxis sets the parent above the child and separates the child from the parent causing alienation—"the object [the parent] sets itself against him [the child] as an alien and hostile force." ....

[Continuing from a Marxist, anti-parent, anti-Christianity perspective:]  In other words, the parent punishes the child ("induced field of force of an adult") for seeking something... which would "naturally" satisfy the child's nature (an "object which in itself attracts the child") which the parent has forbidden ("forbidden object"), thus causing standards of restraint against human nature ("negative valence"). When the children submits to the parents... and their commands, the children's mind and behavior is prejudiced to accept their parents paradigm... with its rules over human nature... When the children eventually become adults, they praxis their parents paradigm, and expect and demand the parents praxis in the community, causing division, alienation, and therefore hostilities in the community, especially towards those with espouse liberalizing carnal nature—socialists, globalists, environmentalists, i.e. all those who facilitate to a consensus, all those who praxis a dialectical paradigm.

The solution according to [Kurt] Lewin was "If this field of force loses its psychological existence for the child (e.g., if the adult goes away or loses his authority) the negative valence also disappears.” If an environment could be constructed ("If you build it they will come.") in which decisions could be made with freedom of mind and behavior, with no fear of reprisal ("this field of force loses its psychological existence for the child") the paradigm of the parent, of the bourgeoisie, of the patriarch, of God would be negated along with his rules of "proper" conduct ("the negative valence also disappears.")—no longer recognized as viable—thereby annihilating the traditional home with its patriarchal environment and thus "Fear of God is dead."...

The facilitator finds the child's "will" and the parent's "will," and then gets both to focus on the "will" they have in common. By doing so the parent will "willingly" negate any "will" above him... We therefore, "willingly," rally around our common Eros—consensus. "Can't you feel the warmth." Children naturally want to be hugged, not chastened. Get rid of the chastening and we can all get a big hug, as well as give one. This process even works in the "Church."...

The greatest obstacle to globalism is the individual with his strong conscience, the result of a patriarchal home, with a patriarchal faith.... Our tax dollars wholeheartedly support these heresiarchal programs today. Our tax dollars are dedicated to pushing and sustaining their liberal agenda, the dialectical paradigm, into every American home, via. entertainment, education, work, government, and even the church. All must participate. The process is not successful until no one can escape.

“For a state to become a state it is necessary that the citizen cannot continually think of emigrating, but that the class of cultivators, no longer able to push to the outside, presses upon itself and is gathered into cities and urban professions. For a real state and a real government only develop when there is a difference of classes, when riches and poverty become very large and a situation arises where a great number of people can no longer satisfy its needs in the accustomed way.” G. W. F. Hegel

When sensitivity training enters the public realm it mandates a neutralization, marginalization, and an eventually annihilation of that which is sacred -- sacred being that praxis which unquestionably (in faith) obeys higher authority, any patriarchal institution, against one's natural desires. By the mingling of sacred and secular, public and private, through collective discourse, the sacred... is always annihilated both "in theory and in practice."

According to Karl Marx's "categorical imperative," the patriarchal paradigm must be "annihilated," "in theory and in practice." “The critique of religion ends with the categorical imperative to overthrow all conditions in which man is a debased, enslaved, neglected, contemptible being.” Karl Marx Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right

These are conditions liberals and sulking children see as the result of unquestioned obedience toward God, parent, King, etc. Once sacred enters discourse with secular, sacred looses it "religious foundation." ... This is the agenda of sensitivity training. It is so effective that even conservatives today will "roll their eyes" when warned of the risks associated with its use. "It just feels to good to be evil. Surely there is some good parts of it we can use." That is how the dialectical road always "feels" when one starts down it—Eros is calling, and even the "church" is responding.

"There is a way [road or pathway] that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25

Even the neo-Marxist Abraham Maslow recognized the damage this dialectical praxis was doing when, as he put it, "his children got him into conflict with his theory." “Who should teach whom?” “I’ve been in continuous conflict over this Esalen-type, orgiastic, Dionysian-type education.” Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow, ed. Richard J. Lowry, p. 132. June 1982

Part 2 will be added later.

Some of my sources:

All scriptures from the King James Authorized Bible (which labels me as a traditionalist.)

(Adorno)       Theodor Adorno  The Authoritarian Personality 
(Bronner)      Stephen Eric Bronner Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists
(Brown)        Norman O. Brown Life Against Death
                     James Coleman  The Adolescent Society
                     Erich Fromm Escape from Freedom
(Marcuse)     Herbert Marcuse Eros and Civilization, 1955

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