A Red Pill Christmas

Christmas Eve, and I am meditating on cynicism (as I am oft these days, unfortunately), and Christ.

There are some Christmas songs I don’t really like.  “Silent Night” is one of them.

No, it is the songs in minor key that hold the most meaning to me.

Presents.  Reindeer.  Mangers.  Shepherds.  It’s all crap.  Everyone a genetically programmed machine, adapted to maximize the propagation of itself in the future, at any cost in suffering, misery, or betrayal. And worse—they’re conscious of it, but unable to stop it.  And it all winds down into heat death.

And when you understand this, you understand what a horrible, miserable, meaningless plight we are in.

Most people don’t get this.  They don’t want to think about it.  They want to pretend we’re still in Eden.

But if you understand that we’re not—if, as Frost says, “If there is any justice in the world, it does not come from Man,”—then that puts you in august company.

A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.

He understood it, alright.  And He did what all our blogging and planning has failed to do: He fixed it.

Hang in there.

But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so. Someday, God willing, we shall get in.


3 comments on “A Red Pill Christmas

  1. Totally off topic.. but I love the way you write.. If you’ve taken the myers briggs test, are you, by any chance INTP? You write like you are. ( I like observing writing styles) lol

    I look forward to reading the rest of your posts that I’ve missed.

    God bless you.. have a lovely day.

    • Spot on! My dad’s family is big on the Myers-Briggs test; I test as an INTP pretty consistently. Apparently INTJ is common in this part of the Internet—given the disorganized nature of my posts, I can see how you got the P. But still, impressive.

      Thank you, and a happy new year to you!

      • Hmm, I wouldn’t say your posts are disorganized, at all.

        Yep it seems INTJ is common here. But there’s a big misconception that INTJ & INTP are so similar..both types don’t share any of the same 4 cognitive functions. INTJ is Ni – Te – Fi – Se and INTP is Ti – Ne – Si – Fe. In other words the dominant function on INTP’s is introverted thinking, and auxiliary extroverted intuition, INTJ don’t share this.

        I’m a bit of a nerd with this stuff, lol – I have been reading about myers briggs and Jungian cognitive functions for a bit now, it’s so fascinating.
        And INTP’s have very, very distinctive writing style.It seems much more “upbeat”, even if talking about something sad or serious, it has a strange warmth and familiarity to it, intj’s don’t write like that.

        Okay.. I won’t bore you anymore with this stuff! lol 😀

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