Presents the guest writers page.  Errol Carey is one of my closest friends over all of the years of my Christian experience.  I met him while attending East Los Angeles Jr. College back in the 70's.  We were the only two blacks in one of our classes back in the day.  We have kept in contact over the years and he has finally contributed to the expansion of the Christian community by way of his writing.  You will see that he is more then adequate in his thinking processes.


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(Manners Of The Modern Age)

Errol Carey

Truth and justice are the corner stones on which any society must have as a basis for its endurance. Historical, as well as current events demonstrate the demise of such nations, and leaders that have disregarded these two quality standards. In order for man in his experiences to benefit independently and collectively, his actions must be definitive, as to be just. Man must also be subject to that which is lawful. On the other hand, if what is lawful is being redefined by those who are not morally obligated, what foundation will the corner stone of wisdom be laid. At present, any day 2005, there are those among the masses in religion, politics, education, and law, whose thinking has evolved from their predecessors (the Pseudo-Polite) to become mainstream political correctness.

What is pseudo–politeness?

A false sympathetic response, aid, support, and/or defense for a person, cause, or ideology which cannot be defined as lawful. A new way to excuse imbalance, deviance, and such as the like at all levels. Pseudo–politeness ask the question, “Are you one with us in philosophy, values, position, and thought, lest you be ostracized? Manners of the modern age, kind and favorable to all who wave the banner of compromise to truth. It is the sister to mocking. It breathes out insults to the upright man whom will not yield to lawlessness. (Not exactly synonymous to “radical liberalism”), but real close to it, these days.

What is the root cause of pseudo–politeness?

The answer is, “unaccountability” to truth – it’s the tax write-off for corruption. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God (Rom 8:5-8). NAS

This may seem to be an over simplified explanation but we have seen the modern psychology era take responsibility to teach us in the 1960’s that our sin is really sickness or a chemical imbalance. This is old news, but it has evolved to become the infallible doctrine of society. I’m not one to deny that many people are sick, but sin is what caused their addictions. I’m sorry, if that didn’t sound nice, but now is the time to be a “right guy”, rather than the “nice guy”.

Reality check - the recidivism rate for the so-called rehabilitated is evidence of the pseudo–politeness affect. Alcoholism, drug dependency, and sexual perversion can be treated, but the sure cure is to forsake sin, repent of it, and have full dependency on the Lord. Jump off of the party train and jump on to the freedom train.

“If the Son sets you free – you are free indeed”

These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good. He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; but to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, and a good blessing will come upon them (Prov 24:23-25). NAS

Jesus was always the “right guy”, even when angered, He was kind. Remember when he chased the money changers from the Temple (Jn 2:12-23)? His actions didn’t seem to be nice, people were embarrassed. Why did he do that? Because it was necessary. It was because of His love for God the Father, and the House of God (Ps 69:9). Jesus’ love brought those Jews into accountability whom were violating God’s Law by doing business in the Court of the Gentiles (non-Jews) in the Temple. They should have been telling the Gentiles present in the Temple court about the one true living God. Love will always initiate a proper response – not an inappropriate or pseudo (false) one. Jesus’ loving response restored the people and the place (Temple) to a proper function. How about those harsh rebukes leveled by Jesus at the Pharisees throughout the four accounts of the Gospel? Let’s face it, there has to be a distinction made between our modern definition/perception of love, in contrast to God’s love. Truth is always an offense to the lawless, but truth is not to be viewed as an attitude, rather, it is, “a matter of facts”. Truth is personified in Christ.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me (Jn 14:6). NAS

Take a ride with me in the time machine, dateline prior to mid 1970’s. Most talk about “staying black” was a reference to the fight for equality - staying true to the cause of civil rights. Even the convicts from Angola Penitentiary to San Quinton had a more proper perspective on identity and character in contrast to our “over cool” contemporaries. The current definition of (staying black): full profanity vocabulary, major on material items for identity, act like or become a pimp/prostitute, dress like Bozo (former great clown), and deny virginity at all cost.

PSUDO – POLITENESS will acknowledge the latter as being the evolution of the Black Americans, and celebrate them as a truly liberated art form of the 21st century.

* If that’s a realistic view or desired status, pass the suspenders and call me Jubilation. “Thank God for Black History month” – lest we forget.

How about the Psychology program talk shows on TV and radio. What do you hear 90% of the time? Theoretical remedies for family and marriage– not usually of the Biblical sort. Are you getting those warm fuzzy feelings while listening to the broadcast, but afterwards, bitterness toward the dearly beloved prevails.

PSUDO – POLITENESS: All we need is love - don’t be too concerned about accountability, just love. I think, I’m supposed to give you a hug, “right”?

What kind of love is void of justice and mercy? Not God’s love. True forgiveness can only be experienced in light of the demand for justice. That’s right! Men and women are sinners (Ro 3:23). Both have to repent. That is, to confess (agree with God) concerning their sin and make restitution. To resolve to do the right thing brings remedy. Unfortunately, some Christian Psychology program remedies are based on behavioral science rather than Scripture, which accurately teaches soul study -the nature of man.

*“Thank God for Dr. Laura”, wait – I know what you’re thinking, but let’s face it, she’s not protecting the guilty for the sake of keeping the listener’s support ($).

I recently heard a gentleman use the term “collective irresponsibility” on a radio program, which I thought would be very appropriate for this article. Collective irresponsibility has been a common practice on every Continent throughout the ages. We like to use the Germans under Hitler’s regime as an example because it relegates collective irresponsibility to a time past and keeps us at a safe distance from current evaluation. Today, if you are not affiliated with a particular political party which promotes “evil rights” not civil rights, you are considered to be a bigot, or classified as a racketeer, promoters of hate crimes, those of the dark ages, Hitler’s youth, and so on. Many American leaders and educators practice enslaving the minds of its people to collectively go against the tide of practical righteousness. To put all that is lawful, out of sight and out of mind. For instance, a display of the Ten Commandments, the Nativity scene, the Cross of Christ, and in some instances, the words “Merry Christmas”.

Why attempt to move a society away from these historical truths - symbols/images? It is the Pseudo-Polite’s attempt to attain a state of guiltless consciousness. By no means does suppressing Biblical symbols rid the society of godly people. Therefore, their efforts are futile.

What can we gather from the Pseudo-Polite among us?

On the basis of their doctrine, they are:

1) elite in intelligence. 2) more compassionate than God. 3) obligated to educate the masses on a global scale. 4) intolerant of those who believe otherwise.

We acknowledge that the Pseudo-Polite have given us the type of thinking that allows one to sue McDonalds for obesity, and permit a criminal to sue you if he gets injured while robbing your house. There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Prov 16:25). NAS

Holding back the tide of pseudo–politeness It is the duty of true believers to know: that though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations (opinions) and every lofty thing (systems of false philosophy) raised up against the knowledge of God, and to take every thought captive (subject it) to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor 10:3-5). NAS

The figure here is evidently taken from military conquests. The idea is, that all the strongholds of paganism, and pride, and sin would be demolished by the truth of God. In regard to common sense and all that is decent, realize that no man’s rule can supersede God’s Law. Christ Jesus has fulfilled the requirement of the Law, and all men are to be advised that God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him (Rom 5:8-9). NAS

Are the Psudo-Polite ready to demonstrate a love greater than God’s love ?

All Pseudo-Polite (P/P) types are not really motivated to promote aid and correctness, rather, their efforts are motivated by self-righteousness which result in personal glorification, air time, position, and big bucks. The needy never benefit in any way from the (P/P), other than to be given false hopes of equality. The wayward never benefit other than to have their conscience scabbed over by the “all is lawful” philosophy of the (P/P). Both, needy and wayward are simply tools in the hands of the Pseudo-Polite, used to accomplish their own objectives. What is love? (See;I Cor 13:4-8).

Let the simple minded awake – wisdom is calling! Things constantly change but righteousness should be an enduring factor.

Prov 1:1-7 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,3 To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; 4 To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, 5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, 6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;Fools despise wisdom and instruction. NAS

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