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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

In the Garden of Eden

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and the fish and the foul and all the animals and man, and placed man in the Garden. And it was good. When God says something is good, He means it is perfect.

Then along came Eve, who was not the first to sin (Lucifer was the first), but she was the first to sin on Earth. She committed many sins that day along with Adam.

First, she doubted God's word, she did not believe, "I will surely die", she broke the most important Commandment which says to Love God with all your heart mind and soul. Then she sought to be a god by eating the fruit, which meant she coveted power. Then she ate of the forbidden tree, which broke the commandment, "Don't eat from that tree".

Then Adam and Eve hid their shame through their own handiwork, they sewed itchy fig leaves together and covered themselves and hid from God. This created a god to suit themselves, they knew God was sovereign and omniscient, but they thought they could hide from Him, it was a great insult. Then God asked (with great sarcasm in His voice), Where are you? And they said they were afraid because they were naked. This was a lie, they were afraid because they had transgressed God's command. Finally, God asked Adam if he had eaten of the tree, and Adam blamed Eve. In attempting to justify himself, Adam insulted (blasphemed) God's sovereignty.

So in the Garden, which heresofar had been "good" (aka perfect), Adam and Eve broke the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th commandment.

God KILLED an animal (probably a lamb or sheep) and covered Adam and Eve's shame. This death marked the fall from perfection, and death has run rampant on earth ever since. We live in a fallen creation, all because of sin.

So if you have any sin, any at all, then you will not be allowed into Heaven, because the wages of sin is death. Heaven will be Paradise, but if sin is allowed to enter, then Heaven will be as fallen as Earth, and it won’t be Heaven or Paradise.

There are three words that describe our fate.

Justice – When we get what we deserve. Sin should result in instant death, but God is long-suffering and merciful. I deserve Hell, you deserve Hell, we all deserve Hell. God will be glorified in this as perfectly just judgment.
Mercy – When we don’t get what we deserve. Currently we are living on Earth still wearing our itchy fig leaf covering. God is glorified in His longsuffering.
Grace – When we get what we don’t deserve. Jesus lived a perfect life and faced a sinners judgment so that we can live a sinners life and face a righteous judgment. All because He loves us and He will get all the glory for being a kind and benevolent God.

So I beg of you, shed your fa├žade of fig leaf and put on the Lamb, lest justice befall you.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Biblomorphism Article 7 - Heresy

Bible Verse - Matthew 7:15-16
Species - Ostrich

In research for this article, I came across a complete article on this very topic. I had originally planned to title this article, "False Conversion", but the Aberdeen Bestiary written in 1200 A.D. labeled its article "Heresy". Often in order to be a heretic, you must have had a false conversion; and thus I changed my article title to reflect as such.

See "Of the Ostrich": (Especially page 2)
Page One
Page Two
Page Three
It goes through page 7,
but the point is made by page three.
Page Four
Page Five
Page Six
Page Seven

If your Christian counterparts seem free from sin, swifter to seek after Godly things, and posessing a lighter heart, please ensure you have repented and placed your trust in Christ, you will know you have been forgiven, your new heart will be light and like the Butterfly in article 6, you will be loosed from the bondage of the Law.

Biblomorphism Article 6 – Transfiguration

Bible Verse – Philippians 3:20-21
Species – Butterfly

When the Apostle Paul chose the word, “Metamorph” (2 Corinthians 3:18) to describe the event of transfiguration in the Christian’s life, he undoubtedly was aware of the change which occurs in a caterpillars life when it becomes a butterfly.

The caterpillar is a gross little creature confined by gravity to a life of boredom and tedious munching of leaves; it is almost entirely unworthy of interest and love. However, the caterpillar accepts the lot it has been given, and seeks after no more.

Until one day, through a process not understood by the caterpillar, it enters into a cocoon and a change begins inside and out of the caterpillar. Through no workings of the caterpillar, one orchestrated entirely by God, the caterpillar emerges from its cocoon, not as an unbecoming caterpillar, but as a beautiful butterfly.

The butterfly has very little to do with its old self. It is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. The butterfly has been loosed from the law of gravity, it is beautiful, gracefilled, and awe-inspiring.

When considering the use of Paul’s description of radical and complete changes in the Christian’s life, coupled with the undeniable glory exhibited by the transfiguration of the butterfly, the theology of regeneration matches with the philosophy in the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

If you are still a caterpillar, the cocoon is a terrifying proposition of change, the Bible goes so far as calling it, “Dying to yourself”, I am tempted to say the cocoon looks like a death shroud for a reason. This is an easy thing to describe; but the hardest thing you will ever do. When you die to yourself, God promises you a new heart (Ezekiel 11:9), you will be reborn into the family of God (John 3:3), and you will be allowed to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). You will emerge from your cocoon and be a transfigured butterfly (2 Corinthians 3:18), bearing upon you the image of God’s glory (Galatians 6:17).

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Biblomorphism Article 5 – Total Depravity

Bible Verse – Psalm 14:3
Species – Great White Shark

In the History of the world, there have been some truly heinous acts committed.

In the name of God, men crucified Christ
In the name of Christ, men made the streets of Jerusalem flow blood
In the name of Allah, men flew airplanes into buildings
In the name of Buddha, men murder those who deny him
In the name of Kings, men oppressed nations
In the name of Queens, men allowed nations to starve
In the name of Evolution, men proclaimed the master race and murdered six million men women and children
In the name of Socialism, men in charge of the Soviet Union documented over 100-million murders
In the name of Atheism, men have murdered clergymen
In the name of Money, men murder in cold blood
In the name of Drugs, men sell daughters into slavery
In the name of Land, men killed millions of Native Americans
In the name of Gold, men wiped out whole people groups
In the name of Princesses, men have gone to war
In the name of Women, men have taken high-powered rifles into clock towers
In the name of Peace, men dropped nuclear weapons
In the name of Babies, men bombed abortion clinics
In the name of Tolerance, men ignore gross sexual acts
In the name of Sex, men allow 1 in 4 dead from the AIDS virus to be babies
In the name of Entertainment, sex has become the nations official religion
In the name of Choice, men have murdered fifty million human beings

There is one common theme through all this. There is no limit to the deceitfulness of the human heart; just when we expected that nothing could top atheistic communism, we find a terrorist group which trains its children that strapping a bomb to their little bodies and running into a marketplace is their highest and best usefulness.

Total depravity, in brief, is the doctrine that no matter how hard we try, we fall short of the glory of God; even when our motives are for good.

The animal created to show the total depravity of man is the Great White Shark, which is often referred to as a killing machine. This animal is terrifying, they are never mentioned in a positive light. This animal kills without discernment. The reason I believe this animal is the embodiment of total depravity is because when it is anthropomorphized, we see it as simply trying to survive. All of creation worships God (Psalm 148), and just as our human condition, so is the entire world post-fall. When that shark attempts to eat a seal to survive, and that seal ends up being a surfer, the motives of the shark become deadly to an image of the Living God. Simply in existing, the shark is deadly and dangerous and manifests death no matter its motives.

Such are we, despite our greatest attempt to worship God and glorify Him, we fall desperately short, and through the actions of mankind, evil is manifest. God has offered salvation despite this, and is the only One capable of correcting the total depravity of the soul.

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Remembering Staff Sergeant Marion Flint

I had intended to write this and post it by May 27th, but between the Washington trip, and the devastating week we’ve had in Dixie, I did not have the opportunity to reflect on his life within that time-frame. Having missed the one-year anniversary, I resolved to simply remember SSgt. Flint on my own. As it has been more than a week, I’ve had much time to remember this young man and I didn’t feel I was doing him justice without posting something.

This is my humble remembrance of a great American.

I had just moved to the Atlanta area, and was riding with a Honda club. They never rode, and when they did ride, it was for pleasure and through their archives I could not find a single time they had participated in a charity ride or ride for any purpose. Needless to say, I wasn’t particularly happy with them. One day, someone posted a message that said, “Have any of you ever ridden with the Patriot Guard?” That day was May 25th, 2006, at 10:02 in the evening.

I read the PGR’s mission statement, signed up, and went back to the Honda club just long enough to say, “See you guys later.” At the top of the confirmed mission column was Staff Sgt. Marion Flint Jr., 29, of Baltimore, Md. / Athens, GA. I had to be there, it was something I couldn’t miss.

In writing this, I realize that I know very little about Marion. I know he was married and had a son and a daughter. He was and will always be his little sister’s hero. His big sister looked up to him. His entire family loved this man so much, his character and strength pours out of their words. His soldiers trusted him and loved him, and he returned the love and care.

His nickname was Bugg, but I’ve never found out why, some called him Jay, and still others called him Big Flint.

I can recall instantly the names of at least 31 men and women from Georgia and surrounding states who have paid the ultimate price for the continued freedom and security of this nation; but none of those names have so much impact on me as the name Marion Flint. I spent Memorial Day this year honoring Pfc. Travis Haslip of Chattanooga, through the whole day, Marion Flint was remembered by me, and his family held the top position, directly after the family of Pfc. Haslip, on my prayer list. For the past year I have wondered why Marion Flint’s mission has been so much more emotional and personal for me, and on Memorial Day, I got my answer. Until May 27th, 2006, I had heard of soldiers dying in far off lands, but the closest it ever came was Pfc. Lori Piestewa from near my hometown, but I did not know the necessity nor the danger that they placed themselves in, nor for what.

Being in the Air Force, I will have to give an account to God for hundreds of lives I have directly taken, at least fifteen of them were noncombatants. My job was protecting soldiers on the ground, and I just couldn’t understand why, for all of our infinitely advanced equipment, soldiers were still dying.

When I took a life, it was from 550 miles away, I did not realize the extreme danger on the ground. When SSgt. Flint was killed, I began to look into the desperately evil and malicious methods which were and are being used by our terrorist enemies. It was until this moment that I genuinely thought we were fighting to give the Iraqi’s a free country; now I know that we are fighting terrorism because if we don’t, these purpose driven, hatefilled extremists will be free to wreak havoc on the entire world like they do on South West Asia. One year later, on Memorial Day, 2007, I realized that I owe so much to Marion Flint because he died in place of the free world; he fought and died so that I could live. I believe this epiphany is only second to the moment I realized why Jesus Christ had to die to redeem the world.

There is a poem which says, (bad theology aside)

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
Jesus Christ and the American Serviceman
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

At the moment that I realized the true implications of this poem, I couldn’t stop the tears from falling. Of the thousands of servicemen that have gone before me, I appreciate them all, but SSgt. Marion Flint will forever be the face of those men that paid the ultimate price for this beautiful country we live in.

Since May 27th, 2006, I have had the opportunity to visit Marion’s gravesite once, in October. Once again we will be in Athens to remember a fallen soldier, this young heroes name is Sgt. Shawn Dressler, and once again I hope to be able to pay my respects in person to the number one person I love whom I have never met.

Godspeed SSgt. Flint, Godspeed.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Global Warming

In the History of mankind, men have wished to become gods.

It happened as early as the first days after creation. Adam and Eve believed that they would become as God if they ate of the forbidden tree. Instead they fell to ruin, becoming as ungodlike as possible.

4,400-4,200 years ago, men decided they could not become God, but that they could attain Heaven without God, and they tried to build for themselves a tower to Heaven, which, like all other things mankind has attempted without the Blessing of God, failed miserably.

In the 19th century, man believed they had finally outsmarted God and came up with a pseudoscience to write God out of His-story. When that almost caught on, like a flash in a pan, mankind instantly seized the belief that while they were not godlike by any means, they were still the closest to omniscience and omnipotence of any other organism.

As the decent of species fades into the archives of the fantastic, man needs to find a new way to believe himself powerful in his world.

How better to do that then to believe we have the capacity to destroy the earth? We originally thought it would be two people launching a nuclear missile and the retaliation would kill everything on Earth. But that doesn’t unite us against a common foe, that leaves us terrified that a mentally unstable duo could murder multi-Billions of people.

The Antichrist will come and unite the world through flattery, not through war. I really had a hard time understanding how he could do that until this report on global warming was released. It is a global initiative, focused on the emotions of people after a century of massaging people with “Earth-Day” and “Save the Whales” agenda, so that they’ll believe that the Earth is the most important thing in their lives. Now that it’s in danger (If it is indeed in danger), everyone should drop their differences, unite under one flag, and do everything we possibly can to save the planet we have so thoroughly damaged.

It is a plan that could only be orchestrated in the depths of Hell.

Despite widespread dissention, conflicting reports, and fallible science concerning Global-Warming, the majority of people believe that mankind is so powerful as to be able to destroy our own habitat, and thus will err on the side of belief in the warming trend. As for myself, I have a hard time believing that a meteorologist or other scientist has the ability to accurately predict weather in 100 years when they can’t predict weather accurately next week. Besides this, snow in Atlanta, record ice-storms, an ice-age 4,400 years ago, all leads me to believe that the Earth is either maintaining her own climate through an ingeniously prewritten program, or this warming trend has very little to do with modern aerosols and ozone producing processes.

I am of the opinion that this world is nothing to save anyways. It is 6,600 years post fall and the effects are astounding, death runs rampant, the majority of the world is Godless, 140,000 people stand in judgment before God each day. In the United States, 4,000 babies are killed daily, depression worsens year by year, suicide is a leading cause of death in teens; the world is not a happy place, and a major change will be good for it. Recently I read of the possibility of a nuclear air-burst over the United States. For those of you who do not understand electromagnetic pulses, in the ‘50s, Nuclear Tests destroyed multi-millions of dollars of electrical equipment in Hawaii, and that was before EVERYTHING had a computer in it. If a nuclear weapon explodes over the United States tomorrow, refrigerators will fail, cars won’t start, computers won’t boot, heatering and air conditioning will shut down. Of 300,000,000 American’s, how many can we expect to survive an EM Pulse? 50,000? 150,000? Maybe 1%, if we’re fortunate; the majority of our country can’t farm, can’t hunt, can’t cook, doesn’t know how to cut firewood. But can you imagine how many American’s know how to hold a gun in some-ones face who does and demand their food? How likely is a blast of this magnitude? Is it less pressing than an impending energy crisis? This should be our primary concern, not some extradistant pseudometeorological contested science.

Global Warming and a Persian based nuclear air-burst are exact opposites on the threat spectrum. Global Warming says it’s our collective fault, EMP says it is the fault of a select few. Both have the ability to kill multi-Millions of people. Global Warming unites, saying we’re all in it together; a defined enemy divides, saying that the differences in world-view and ideals are what is wrong with the world today.

The perceived threat of Global Warming, in its 100 year preparation, has caught our attention and stolen our focus from immediate issues; possibly and probably opening the door to mass corruption, mass war, and mass death. But in reality, the important thing to consider is that whether we die by weather or terrorism, everyone dies, and everyone will stand before the judgment seat of God.

In that moment the book of our consciences will be opened, God will see all of the occurrences where we thought we were better than Him in righteousness and power, promoting ourselves to our own personal god, and the damage we caused to our fellow man in the process will be known. God will show you each individual lie you have spoken and its infinite ramifications it had on the health of your fellow human beings and on the planet, the price of each thing that was taken without payment will be exacted on your soul, every lustful glance will be remembered and every blasphemous and hateful statement will reverberate through the courtroom. Your head will hang in shame and your knees will quake. In defense, you will attempt to offer your activism to save the planet, and God will remind you of your corruption and ignoring of the realized plight of those around you. Death comes to all men, judgment will follow. As the book of your conscience is closed, the book of life will be opened, and finding not your name in this book, God will cast your soul into the Lake of Fire, where the fire is never quenched, and you will plead for a drop of water, but none will come.

This scene is yet to be written, it is possible to escape this sentencing. God has already seen the book of your conscience and knows that justice demands that you spend eternity in Hell. God, in infinite love, has offered us a way to escape this punishment so richly deserved. In a plan devised before time, God became manifest on this destroyed and desolate Earth, born of a Virgin, where He lived the life of the Man, Jesus Christ, sinless in every way, tempted but not succumbing, God offered Himself up as the payment for the sin of the world and was hung on a Cross in our stead, He was beaten and tortured so harshly that most subjected to His sentence rarely survived to the crucifixion. Yet God bore this punishment that you had amassed so that you would not be subjected to the same. As Jesus died, the sky went black, the Earth trembled, and men believed. As the prophecy foretold, in three days Jesus rose from the grave, defeating death and Hell, and with Him He delivered souls to everlasting life and Heaven.

This gift of life is free to those who would seek it and accept it. God demands that mankind repent of their sins, that is, to stop sinning, apologize for past, present, and future transgressions, and do their best to live a righteous life, and God demands that you put your full faith in Jesus Christ to save you from the Wrath to come. Jesus Christ will save you from Wrath, like a parachute will save you from gravity; but in order to be saved by that parachute, you must put it on, and have the faith to use it. In order to be saved by Christ, you must let God attribute Jesus’ righteousness to you, and have faith in His saving graces.

Once you have repented and put your trust in Jesus Christ, God will create a new heart in you, your name will be written in the book of life, and the gates of Heaven will be opened to you. This will happen for all those who have received the atonement of Jesus Christ, not because they deserved life, but because they deserved death and were forgiven by God.

Global Warming, whether real or not, is a ploy developed by the devil in order to distract you from your impending judgment, and I plead with you to ascertain the salvation of your soul before you’ll worry about the physical health of the planet.

The Dying Religion of Evolution

Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has opened his Creation Museum. This has been a long time coming and I am glad to see it opened. I hope the crowds never grow small, but I will save my visit until the initial rush subsides.

Religious leaders and followers alike of the religion of Evolution have become outraged at Ham’s sensical interpretation of science. It takes so much blind faith today to believe in the ridiculousness of evolution, so I’d like to put my major thoughts into one post.

Religion – Evolution/Naturalism
Religious Text – Origin of Species, 1859
Founders – Empedocles, Charles Darwin
Deity – Father Time
High Priest – Richard “Dinky” Dawkins
Notable Followers – Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Dylan Klebold, Seung-Hui Cho
Requirements to be a Believer – Blind Faith, Hatred of God, Willingness to Ignore Scientific Facts
Indoctrination – Brainwashing, extensive lies, language of speculation, get ‘em while they’re young
Benefits – Delusion that there is no judgment to come, feeling like you’re at the top of the evolutionary ladder, believing yourself to be smart and the entire world to be stupid

Famous Quotes from Evolutionists -
- “Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable.” - Arthur Keith
- “I don’t believe it, prove it to me and I still won’t believe it.” – Douglas Adams
- "Tell a lie long enough, loud enough, and often enough and people will believe it." - Adolf Hitler
- “But it’s science!” – Lisa Simpson
- “Even if there were no actual evidence in favor of the Darwinian theory, we should still be justified in preferring it over all rival theories.” – Dinky Dawkins

Interpretive Challenges
- In the beginning there was nothing.
- That nothing became something.
- That something blew up and became everything.
- That everything intelligently ordered itself into what we have today.
- Newton’s 2nd Law says all things are getting worse; Evolution says some things are getting better.
- A complete lack of transitional fossils.
- The Human Eye, with 137 Million light sensitive cells.
- Irreducible Complexity.
- Hundreds of Dinosaurs recorded throughout human history.
- A huge energy spectrum which we conveniently forgot to evolve sensors for.
- A complete lack of vestigial organs.
- aBiogenesis is a universally agreed upon impossibility.
- Monkeys don’t have appendixes.

The basic definition of science is that it must be observable, measurable, and repeatable. Evolution is not science, it has never and will never be observed, it is not measurable and despite our greatest efforts, evolution has never been replicated.

"They will say...'all things are continuing as they were from the beginning.'" - 2 Peter 3:4

"Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called science." - 1 Timothy 6:20

You did not evolve from a monkey. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. It is appointed once for a man to die, and then the judgment. The religion of evolution will not be a viable excuse on Judgment Day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Biblomorphism Article 4 – Works Righteousness

Bible Verse – Isaiah 64:6; Ephesians 2:8-9
Species – Feline

So many in this world are banking on their good deeds to pave their path to Heaven. In the worldly courtroom, the good works of a criminal have no bearing on the seriousness of the crime, nor the severity of the punishment, but in theology we somehow think that our philosophy will not bear true.

Adolf Hitler rejuvenated Germany, greatly advanced the study of medicine, gave us the jet engine, sought to create the European Union six-decades before it created itself, and fought communism from its inception in Europe. These good deeds do not even begin to assuage the fact that Adolf Hitler was directly responsible for 6 Million dead and ultimately resulted in the deaths of 63 Million. Good deeds are irrelevant when considering transgression.

The common housecat was created to illustrate this point with the action of bringing a dead bird or mouse into the house. How smug and proud the cat looks with the dead vermin laying at the feet of the master. When anthropomorphizing the cat, we think that it must think it has done something good and that it should be praised.

How smug and proud we must look when we offer to God our endeavors to gain His favor. The worthlessness of the dead saliva-covered animal is known to the cat’s owner, just as the worthlessness of our deeds is known to our God.

If you are counting on your works to make God love you, please consider just how much that dead bird made you love your cat, and then adjust your theology to match your philosophy.

Biblomorphism Article 3 – The Sinfulness of Sin

Bible Verse – Joel 1:4
Species – Locust

Amongst the plagues of the world, the locust swarm is one of the most feared, from the ancient world even to today. The locust is insatiable, all consuming, unpredictable, and terrifyingly swift; usually the sinfulness of sin is related to fire; however I am glad to examine the locust as a different example.

Locusts travel in groups, eating crops; as a swarm of locusts devour a field, the food source is completely consumed and the swarm must move on to the next field. While this is devastating to both the fields and those that count on the fields for sustenance, it is equally damning for the locust. It is surmised that the extinction of many locust species can be attributed to overcrowding of fields leading to mass millions of the insect starving to death.

If it were possible to examine each individual locust in a swarm of millions, it would be readily apparent that each insect is merely striving to survive. When seen in the millions, this selfish behavior wreaks havoc and provides no discernable constructive end from the devastation.

The most insatiable of all sins is the sin of lust.

Lust knows no satisfaction, there is no quota, nor any limit to the perverseness of desire. The majority of our sodomite nation’s men are addicted to pornography, as addicted to porn as they are to air. Larry the Cable Guy said it best when he said, “After you’ve seen one woman naked……you pretty much want to see all of them naked.” There is no amount of pornography or hours of viewing that magically are enough. Instead excessive viewing leads to greater depravity. Just as the locust will consume ripe crops first, then move to fledgling crops, then settle for seedlings, and finally die for lack of food; so will the porn addict seek after exceedingly sinful sex acts, until complete spiritual death ensues.

The exceeding sinfulness of sin can be viewed in the insatiable appetite of the locust, and the complete destruction that follows the swarm. Repent of your sin, lest your selfishness lead to your extinction.

Biblomorphism Article 2 – Morality

Bible Verse – Romans 2:14-15
Species – Moth

At the height of secular humanism, there was a great effort to prove a sliding moral scale; this hypothesis has completely and absolutely failed. The idea of sliding morality says that there is no absolute right and that different cultures have ‘evolved’ different standards of morality.

Evidences to support this theory included pedophilia during the first reich, human sacrifice in Mayan culture, and killing enemies is not seen as wrong. There is such a thing as a slipping morality, where humans are naturally predisposed to do wrong, but the direct contradiction to the idea of sliding moral scales comes when you consider whom the anti-moral behavior is directed. Roman pedophilia may seem right if you are the pedophile in question; pedophilia is not ok if you are the parent of the victim or the victim. Human sacrifice seems fine when you are the one doing the sacrificing, it is completely a different matter when you are the sacrifice. And killing is perfectly acceptable when you’ve been wronged against, being killed changes your whole outlook.

Morality is absolute; eHarmony.com lists the number one pet peeve among males and females as lying. Lying is a perfect example of morality; there is an absolute, truth, and anything less is not truth. You cannot tell extra-truthful statements. There is truth and lies. To dabble briefly into Article 3 – The Sinfulness of Sin, lying causes destruction. If you lie to your spouse, trust dies. If you continue to lie, love dies. And refusing to stop lying leads to the marriage dying. Truth is always true.

The animal designed to show the absoluteness of morality is the moth. The moth is famous for attacking the flame on a candle, even to the point of the flame killing the moth. The flame is absolute; the moth attacking the flame is opposing an absolute fact. Clearly, the moth wants whatever the flame has to offer more than the flame is hot.

When the moth approaches the flame, it is faced with the reality that the flame is hot, and it ceases to be in close proximity to the flame. Through the continued attacking of the flame, the moths perception of the heat is dulled until the moth is killed by the heat of the flame. The temperature of the flame does not change despite the slipping understanding of the moth.

Through this examination of morality and the moth, we can conclude that not only is there a moral standard which does not slide, and that there cannot be extra-morality, only morality and a lack of morality. Not only so, but the moth shows that testing that absolute is a natural condition.

If you are chasing after the flame, please see article 3, the sinfulness of sin.