Modernism and Post-Modernism


I have recently posted this short item at Sycamore Three:

In this post, I departed a little from my usual tone of voice in discussing a topic, where I try to make a case for what I am saying; in this case, since I am attacking an idea, or a complex of ideas, I write more like the foreman of a jury, or a judge, rendering a verdict — the evidence having already having been presented elsewhere, the reasonable doubts having already been considered, and the time for a judgment having come.  My verdict is against Modernism, and I commend, with one cheer, the Post Modernists for having done one thing right — they have testified against Modernism, which I hold to be guilty of many of our current ills.

On the other hand, “Post Modernism” is usually considered very uncongenial to what is often held to be a “Christian world view.”

I welcome any commentary here, and the development of ideas and counter ideas.  It may be that there are “fifty righteous” in the City of Modernism — or even forty-five, as Abraham hoped — and the City should be spared for their sake.  

Thanks in advance for any participation in this discussion.



3 comments on “Modernism and Post-Modernism

  1. Bert says:

    There are 10 kinds of people: those who read binary notation, and those who do not.

    If the postmodernists are telling us that the elusive ungraspable is greater than the rational, then I agree with them. However, we friends of God should not afraid to refer to Him directly and clearly. The moderns denied the reality of openness, closing themselves apart from their creator and savior. The postmoderns are tending toward what one of high school teachers wanted me about, that open-mindedness as a principle results in empty-mindedness.

    Each of us can be friends of God or fiends of the world. But it not possible to be both. There really are only 10 kinds of people.

  2. Bert says:

    In my comment, a “wanted” should be a “warned.” As I consider it a bit, it seems that many of my “wants” should be “warns.” I must ponder that.

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