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How History Demonstrates the Folly of Intellectualism

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 16, 2020 at 19:38

Dr. Pipes provides a small window of insight as to why, when the faux axiom, 'of learning from history is required to keep from repeating it,' is exposed for the lack of anyone's ability to learn from that which does not teach truth. History is not necessarily recorded for the benefit of the world to learn for peaceful reasons, but for warnings that common mankind cannot defend against that which seeks to destroy for the sake of prideful ambitions. This goes way far back to before the rise of modern erudite intellectualism, to the beginnings of tribal warring factions seeking power for the glory of a singular aspiration to rule the world, the infection of such ambition decimating entire societies of the ancients.
Then, two thousand or so years ago, all of this was brought to a confrontation by the introduction of a single solitary life, one that challenged the entirety of history from before the image of Nebuchadnezzar's Babylonian gold head to the current impending destruction of the modern societies now circling for domination in the Middle East.
Elsewhere, these is discussion of how the Holy One of Israel put to distraction all of the erudite intellectualism of the age in the pagan Roman empire and the religious authorities of the time, causing the authorities to have the Roman Empire crucify Him for the lack of understanding-they thought they knew better. They did not.
This world today is still wrestling with how they did not have the intellectual integrity to recognize that which had been prophesied about this critical time in humanity's history; and now the time to reconcile that intellectual mistake is upon mankind right now. Remnants of former empires are grappling with imaginations of rebuilding to achieve new ambitions and are neglecting the lost lessons for reasons of intellectual delusions that peace is achievable if certain conditions are met. In actuality, the reasons of past failure are in view and it appears once again no one is willing to learn from truth: folly is at the door too many are willing to open and humanity, led by the foolish children of lost empires of the past, are apparently set to learn the final lesson: mankind was never able to rule humanity, for the pride of thinking mankind had higher powers of righteousness has never been proven, intellectually or otherwise. Wisdom requires seeking the Higher Power to survive; that requires belief in the Higher Power to obtain that truth, something most intellectuals have a hard time doing.

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