The Dialectical Misinformation Among Us

NOTE: The following is protected by federal copyright law and is an excerpt from the book Marxianity written by Brannon Howse and is not to be published online. The footnotes that document the content in this article are found in the book Marxianity or the eBook.

Today, well-known evangelical leaders who are thought to be Bible-believing Christians and devoted to the Gospel, have joined the dialectical process. These are not radical left-wing, mainliners, either. Many are leaders of so-called Bible ministries, but they are promoting cultural Marxism.

It is common to hear them play right into the hands of the cultural Marxists by saying America is a nation steeped in racism. One of the most notable proponents of this evangelical newspeak is David Platt. Although he teaches Bible on the long-standing radio program Back to the Bible, he is also the co-author of a book called Defending Liberation Theology in which he acclaims the idea of blending Marxism and Christianity.

This new information operation is taking place within the church. The purveyors, including Platt, are acting out the script set up for them decades ago. In 1946, Julian Huxley, the first executive director of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued a report on his organization entitled UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy, where he claims that his “task is to help the emergence of a single world culture.” And misuse of the church figures prominently in his strategy:

At the moment, two opposing philosophies of life confront each other. You may categorize the two philosophies as super nationalism, or as individualism versus collectivism, or as capitalism versus communism, or as Christianity versus Marxism. Can these opposites be reconciled, this antithesis be resolved in a higher synthesis? I believe not only that this can happen, but that through the inexorable dialectic of evolution, it must happen.

Huxley says these opposing concepts must fight until the conflict produces the desired end of the Hegelian Dialectic process—a third option that is the synthesis of the two irreconcilable belief systems. Georg Hegel would love what’s happened here as a result.

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