Escape from Reason and 10 Books That Screwed up the World
Although the ultimate truth from God never changes, people’s rules and thought change. For this reason, as people change their standard and laws away from God’s truth, they face difficulties. To get through difficulties, people tried to find better way from their thinking. Even though people know that trading the truth with lies bring only destruction, they reject the truth. Furthermore, they say that the truth is the one brings destruction to the world. Because of their wrong focus to solve the problem, they get into deeper problem. The book of Schaeffer, “Escape from Reason” and other book of Wiker, “10 Books That Screwed up the World and 5 Others That Didn’t Help” listed some people’s works, which had made great change, and two authors also listed problems of the great works.
Escape from Reason
Escape from Reason started with a diagram showing grace and nature in the world. These two categories separated the higher part and the lower part. Schaeffer developed the point of people getting into deeper problem as they tried to delete the higher part which represent God. Whenever the creatures try to be independent from the Creator, more they put themselves in deeper pit. From all the examples of Schaeffer, one guy’s story stands out mostly because it was just hideous. Since the guy thought that whatever things please him was the best thing to do, he took some prostitutes and bit them. Because some people tried to delete God from their lives, they lost the truth. Without the truth, there is no moral law, but chaos.
Since all human beings were created in God’s image, they are special, but without Him, there is nothing special about human beings. For this reason, because people teach young people that there is no truth or purpose of their lives, they end up killing themselves and hurting others. Also, they put everything equal such as animals and human beings which is obvious result since there is no Creator to put His image into human beings. From the perspective of thinking that man and animal are same, many people rather save their pets instead of people if they are in danger.
Not only deleting God from His position, people tried to replace His place with other things. With their replacement of God’s place, people find confliction. Schaeffer also pointed out the change of young generation from the older generation. Today’s education is based on the replacement of God with something else. Therefore, Christian families have hard time. Since their children get changed education, their way to think is changed also. Not understanding young generation’s way of thinking, the older generation tends to push them with their way of thinking. From the difference between two generations, they face confliction. For this reason, Schaefer stated that the older generation needs to learn the way of their thinking to communicate with them better. However, more important thing for the older...