Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

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Secular life imposes itself on us.  Its view becomes our view – or else.

Secularism is a natural prison, a cell of conformity.  It is stamps out imagination, having in its views done all the thinking and experiencing for us (as it and its proponents demand).

In a secular culture with mass communication, the centralization of power and where religion is unwelcome and faith thought of as the habit of cranks and the superstitious – imagination is sharply diminished.

In such a culture, we cannot see nor experience life at any depth, at its inherent depth.  The loss, then, is of love, joy, creativity, intimacy, meaning and purpose, courage, laughter, happiness, full human life.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge said of imagination that it was “the living Power and prime agent of all human Perception,” and “a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I am.

William Blake said of imagination this: “I know of no other Christianity and no other Gospel than the liberty both of body and mind to exercise the Divine Arts of Imagination.”

Imagination is the root of religious experience.  It is kin to Creation and the Creator.

Blunt faith, and imagination wanes.  No garden grows without its water.

Think about it: we are encased in the dry lies of leftist ideology and political “correctness.”  Each demands submission and with it comes rote, a fraudulent existence – days, months and years short of life, full of dishonesty and its foolishness and destruction.

On the eve of Thanksgiving and nearing Christmas, we would do well to think of imagination and its limitations in secular culture.  And, wiser still to stand in opposition to those who curb our freedom to imagine.  Better to lampoon those people and institutions who demand your submission, a divorce from faith and the forfeiture of imagination.

So much of what you see, hear and experience at the hands of the centralized, secular conformists begs for your open rejection of it.  Oblige the fates.  Seize the invitation.  Live in Truth.  Do not disappoint.  Actually your life depends on standing in active opposition.  Do so.

Christmas is about the birth of human freedom, full life – full life in faith … peace on earth in such a life.  Sustain imagination and its essential condition (faith) at every turn.

Shalom.

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