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by Ben Huot

www.benjamin-newton.com

October 16, 2021

picture of me sitting by sandbox

America is Not Christian

Why is Politics Not Christian?

Majority of people decide what is right and wrong instead of God

Why is Economics Not Christian?

Everything costs money in economics whereas salvation is free

Logical Moral Conclusion

If people decide what is right and wrong and everything costs money then society values evil things

Components of American Exceptionalism

Geography, Natural Resources, and Population Density

Historical Politics of The Netherlands, Economy of England, and Technology of Germans / Prussians

How is Religion Tied to Politics?

God is presumed to bless with and uses money and power

Why Church?

Why I Didn't Go to Church

I got angry afterwards

I felt I would be disruptive

I felt like it was a political conventionI didn't feel part of the church

I did not believe they wanted me

It was hard for me to sit through church service because they were long and because of my mental illness

Why Go Back to Church Now?

There is more humility in the American churches today

I have worked through most of my big issues with God and the church

There are little obvious political or doctrinal divisions

I have decided not to say much about myself

I felt like God wants me to go

I have an easier time sitting through shorter services as I have further recovered or compensated for my mental illness

Post Covid Church

Science Fiction has become Mainstream

So Interest in Supernatural Returned

Feminism has become Mainstream

So Negative on Men and Church

Wealthy Church

Sees Politics = Religion

No Compromise Politics

Each Side Claims the Moral High Ground

Politics has been getting more aggressive

Job from the Bible Situation

Does Persecuted Church Still Honor God?

Persecution as a Social Outcast

Winner Takes All Society

Does Not Respect Alternate Views

Majority Drops Out of Society

Incompatible Differences

This is a story as old as time. It is how marriages often break up and wars start. The only thing surprising is that it happened so quick compared to other conflicts in history.

We have had this happen in our own history before with the Civil War and the "Indian Wars". Ironically these are tied in as well. One thing everyone seems to agree to hate is hypocrisy. These groups have different moral systems as well.

How can you do opposite things at the same time? Where do you even start? Maybe there needs to be a separation. The anger is not healthy. You cannot discuss almost any topic without it getting into religion/politics.

It makes me want to stop writing or thinking about religion/politics. What does the Bible say? I think of the Letter of James. One place to start is to see ways in which we have personally contributed to the problem and things we are willing to change about ourselves.

The things that seems to be the most divisive and makes people angry the most is calling them immoral or challenging their sense of ethics. Maybe we need another frontier or some way to give people more space physically and in other ways as well.

Some people have a hard time explaining their point of view. And when someone's mind is already made up, there is no point in arguing. People across the board feel they have no voice. Some have waited for generations and feel they had no recourse but to wait.

Our first reaction is that this is persecution of Christians but maybe the problem is our sin and our behavior is not Biblical. Really we have controlled America for many years and now we are losing control not being persecuted.

Christians are now experiencing a gradual change in demographics and a major technology revolution. These social changes are seen as religious because they see the major divisions in society to be religion based.

Christians should embrace new technology and engage in development of new ideas. They are facing a big cultural backlash because they have a very small and isolated presence in the intellectual and technology communities in Europe and America. By the time ideas get traction in the Deep South and Western areas of America, it is too late to change them.

Some people think everything should be based on reasoned debate. But the same people who claim to be objective are the least objective of all. Also this favoritises people who are good at arguing. One of the biggest problems with America is we are obsessed with debate.

It also comes down to basic assumptions about life and the relative importance of different values. People are also heavily influenced by life experiences and advertising. I believe the whole modern world is a bad mistake. I could best describe my political view as apocalyptic.

Why Focus on the Church for Moral Improvement?

You can change yourself

But you cannot change others

You cannot expect society to adopt

God's ideas and way of life

If they do not see in you the changes

That they want to make in their lives

And you preach yourself

It doesn't start just with salvation

You need to prepare the way

Much as John the Baptist

And all the previous Prophets

Made Jesus Christ understandable

To the people who would later accept Him

Knowledge of God must proceed repentance

Responsible Patriotism

God OR Country

Acceptance of God means

Alienation from the world

The world means America

Patriotism mean nothing

When all the countries

Conspire against their poor

And a small number

Risk all to protect this system

American Patriotism

Should mean what we leave

To the next 10,000 generations

Who live here after us

2020 World

2020 Communication

When anyone can edit anything

Nothing is real

2020 Money

When all your money is math

Words become irrelevant

2020 Entertainment

When you give up written words

You give up civilization

Fear - Morality = Chaos

FEAR

FEAR

The World's Common Language

Propaganda and Ideology

To justify American world empire

Using the military and Hollywood

To solve the problems of the rich

With tax money for "defense"

2001-2021

Crisis to Crisis

Terrorism to Disease

9/11-COVID

The more things change

The more they stay the same

Notes About Schizophrenia

Insights from Living with it for 25 Years

These graphics illustrate what is common for a person with Schizophrenia but not all is applicable to me personally or any person in particular.

Most illnesses are spectrum disorders.

I do not suffer from poverty (I am not rich either) and my family has helped me a lot and continues to help me out greatly (partly because I have not alienated them).

Most importantly I also take my medicine as prescribed.

Life with Schizophrenia

Insights from Living with it for 25 Years

Stress or Adrenaline drives the interrelated factors listed below

Creative

Literal

Skeptical

Restless

Hypersensitive

Impulsive

Schizophrenia Treatments

Insights from Living with it for 25 Years

Calmness is achieved by the interrelated factors listed below

Medicine

Support Services

Diet

Sleep

Exercise

God

Schizophrenia Services

Insights from Living with it for 25 Years

Mental Health is achieved by the interrelated factors listed below

Prescriber

Recreation

Housing

Income

Food

Church

Schizophrenia Myths

Insights from Living with it for 25 Years

Ignorance or stereotypes inspire the interrelated myths listed below

Violent

Genius

Lazy

Anarchist

Unskilled

Evil Spirit

Schizophrenia Problems

Insights from Living with it for 25 Years

Real suffering is caused by the interrelated problems listed below

Withdraw from Society

Obsessive Compulsive

Victim of Crime

Poverty

Isolation

Depression

Do you have Schizophrenia in 2021?

This is our time to shine.

Civilization is breaking down all around us.

But the only parts of our brains that give us trouble are those ones designed for us to conform to work in stable societies.

We could be leaders and with our heightened sense of spiritual things and paranoia could actually be useful in the near future.

Maybe we could be even teachers or leaders to prepare society for a life without the constraints of social norms.

Because we really know what fear means.

Where others might find it easy to be overpowered by fear and not be able to deal with the increased emotional stress.

This is second nature to us plus few of us find law enforcement to be designed for our safety.

We may not have our medicines then but what is crazy now might be normal then.