By Theodore Shoebat
The one who redefines reality, redefines life, and will only bring death upon us.
The sons of Satan and the slaves of the spirits of the abyss, are now redefining reality when they say that man can be a woman, or a woman a man, or that two men are no different than a husband and a wife, of whom Chrysostom wrote, that “there is nothing which so welds our life together as the love of man and wife.” (Homily 20, on Ephesians 5:22-24)
By trying to redefine reality these sodomites are constructing the tyranny of confusion. The tyranny of confusion is despotism brought about, not by guns or arms, but by deception—not any sort of deception—but by a distinct sophism that redefines a reality that only seems to be existent in a person’s intellectual and spiritual disposition, which is formed by indoctrination through academia, propaganda and popular media. You will wonder, ‘Why is this tyranny? People can believe what they want to believe.’
It is tyranny because it enables tyranny. The tyranny of confusion does not write up a despotic constitution on paper, before it writes it on the hearts of the people. A man says that he is a woman, and the tyranny of confusion brainwashes people into thinking that he is to be believed; more than that, it convinces entire societies to believe him, and to get angry when a few voices say that he is wrong.
Once governments and institutions are allowed—without ever being stopped or hindered—from redefining a reality as pertinent as gender, as foundational as marriage, and as obvious as the life of an unborn child, then they will only continue to redefine more of reality, until they conquer all of reality, and confine her in the prison of confusion’s regime.
The conservatives avidly use (as do I) the slippery slope argument (homosexual “marriage” will lead to polygamy, polyandry, pederasty, whats next?). But I believe we should add a new argument to our arsenal: the tyranny of confusion, and the continual hijacking of reality for the purpose of seizing power.
The knowledge of reality is power, and whoever has the highest platform on which to define that reality, has the power to redefine it, and such brings about the worst form of power, the power that corrupts and seizes souls, the power that oppresses virtue, and sees the world as not a designed plan—with purpose and justice—but as only a construct to be demolished and reconstructed at the whims of vile capriciousness.
Just look at this wretch gluttonously eating while talking about selling the body parts of children:
She does not show one ounce of guilt, and her conscious is so scorched that she does not restrain herself while nonchalantly speaking of murdering babies for profit. How do you explain this? Her sense of reality is completely clouded, she is drunk in her own deception; she loves darkness, and never wants to leave it. A baby is not a life, but a means to an end. This is not reality—of course—but she has redefined reality, and wants even the little babies to conform to her fantasy.
The ones who redefine marriage and gender, will also redefine what is life, and will determine who has the right to be alive. If they can say that a man is actually a woman—and vice-versa—then they will continue on, to only look at a Christian—or someone who doesn’t want anything to do with their attack against virtue—and say, ‘You are not a human being to us, you are not amongst the superior minds such as us.’
And worse than an animal, will they treat us, taking us to camps where people are butchered, or where some people are “reeducated” to be assimilated into the tyranny of confusion.
This is how the tyranny of confusion works: it influences entire societies into collectively agreeing with a redefinition of reality, and once someone agrees with absolute reality, their rights are redefined out of existence.
Historically speaking, one of the clearest examples of the tyranny of confusion is the Buddhist ideology of Imperial Japan. The Japanese ideologues, learning from Buddhist texts, believed that murder is only a sin if the murderer does perceive the victim as a human being. The Buddhist text, the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa, states:
The sin of murder exists only insofar as one has the notion of a living being, even though such a thing does not exist.
The Japanese were influenced by such beliefs, believing in precepts that were in accordance to the Buddhist text, Treatise of Absolute Contemplation, which teaches that whether killing a human is murder depends not on absolute morality founded on truth, but on the perception of the murderer:
If every living being is just a phantasm or a dream, is it a sin to kill them? –If one “sees” them as living beings, it is a sin to kill them. If one does not “see” them as living beings, then there are not any living beings that can be killed; as when one kills another man in a dream: upon awakening, there is absolutely no one there.
D.T. Suzuki adopted this view, writing that one creates his own morality “outside of good and evil” which permits him to indulge in whatever evils he so wishes, without the worry of being guilty or breaking an absolute moral precept.
One can kill, and feel no remorse just as long as he “sees” his victim as not being human. This worldview resinated within the depraved souls of the Japanese soldiers. It is why Japanese veteran Toshio Mizobuchi, after being asked by a rabbi if he felt any guilt about committing human experiments on Chinese people, angrily answered:
No… The logs [a reference to Chinese victims] were not considered to be human. (Peter Li, Japanese War Crimes, ch. 17, p. 297, ellipses mine)
By believing that the Chinese were not human beings, they inevitably omitted from their consciouses the reality that they were indeed human, and thus they redefined reality. From this came the redefinition of the Chinese people’s dignity and natural rights as human beings, and thus the tyranny of confusion manifested itself in the Japanese when they slaughtered millions of people in China.
It is this very despotic perception that is in the minds of the acolytes of the tyranny of confusion that we see today, as they try to revive the kingdom of Sodom. In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah the Scriptures give us an illustration as to how the tyranny of confusion looks like. As soon as all of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah approached Lot they said: “Where are the men who came to you tonight?” (Genesis 19:5) Immediately you see the distortion of reality; they wanted men, even though it is against the natural order, they redefined the harmony of nature and internally validated their own perception of reality.
Lot, being “oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked” (2 Peter 2:7), and not accommodating to their fantasy, defended the natural order and said: “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!” (Genesis 19:7). Now observe what the Sodomites told Lot:
This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them. (Genesis 19:9)
They saw Lot as judging their reality, and in turn perceived him as worthy of severe punishment. Think upon this the next time someone tells you, “Don’t judge!” The madness that we keep hearing of “don’t judge!” is just anger expressed at people who judge their reality. One cannot have this type of tyranny without a mass distortion of reality permeating the population. St. Peter describes the wicked as “carousing in their own deceptions” (2 Peter 2:13). The Apostle is describing them as drunk in their own fabricated reality,. They are living in their own redefinition of reality, with the hopes of imprisoning the whole of humanity into their fantasy, with those who object to be eliminated. Hence “they themselves are slaves of corruption” (2 Peter 2:19).
The Apostle tells us, “do not become slaves of men.” (1 Corinthians 7:23) Do not become slaves within their own deceptions and fantasies in which they are drunk from the fetters of indulgence and license; do not become slaves to the pimps of darkness who use “swelling words of emptiness” and who “allure through the lusts of the flesh” (2 Peter 2:18), and while “they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption” (2 Peter 2:19)
The universe and all of the cosmos were plunged into darkness, and God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:3) God spoke light into existence, through His Word, “and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The Word of God is the Son, and in the most beautiful words of St. John, “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John1:3-5)
The darkness never understands the light, because it continuously lives away from truth, for it always flees from Christ. It always retreats from the Truth, and slavishly lives as a redefinition of the truth. All of the works of the devil are merely redefinitions of the truth: Islam says that Christ is not God; evolution says that we evolved from apes; atheism says that there is no God. All are attempts to bring people to live a non-truth, and to stay away from the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
Christ does not become, He simply is. He is the I AM (John 8:58); He is, in the words of Solovyov, “the absolute center of all beings” and “the great unity of mankind” (Solovyov, The Russian Idea, ch. 4, p. 17); He is “the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) He is God. In the words of St. John of Damascus:
He is the being of things that are, the life of the living, the reason of the rational, and the intelligence of intelligent being. He surpasses intelligence, reason, life, and essence. (John of Damascus, Orthodox Faith, 1.14)
God is reality. God is the truth. Read the words of the Apostle and contemplate on this sublime truth:
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17)
Thus, any declaration of war against Christ, is a war against reality itself. And any declaration of war against truth, is a declaration of war against Christ, for He is the truth. In all, it is a war against civilization. Christ is the One Who gives “light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:79) Those who go contrary to the Light of Truth do not bring peace, but violence and tyranny. Thus the Lord declares:
I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war. (Psalm 120:7)
The Christ brings peace, for He is the Truth, and the truth sets us free. But those who want to change the truth and redefine reality do “not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10)
When Christ destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it was not just a mere obliteration of cities, but the triumph of Truth and Justice over the tyranny of confusion.
Sodom was a city under the rule of the tyranny of confusion, and Christ — Justice and Truth Incarnate — destroyed it, or in the beautiful words of the Spanish poet Prudentius:
The Lord the Son was hurling the wrath of the Lord the Father, armed with fire. The two thunderbolts are one. (Prudentius, The Divinity of Christ, 317-320)
This is why it our obligation, as sons of Truth, to fight against the tyranny of confusion, and if we do not, it will only redefine us as undeserving of liberty and life.
Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell is revolting against the tyranny of confusion that the Supreme Court is enforcing, and refuses to marry any homosexuals. The judge righteously said:
I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment… The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.
Now, there are certain arguments and observations I would like to make in regards to homosexuality and the state. For one, homosexuality is useless to the state and to the country. It is a vile fecal fetish, that brings in no children, no new life, and thus, no new citizens for the growth, virtue, and well-being of the nation. Without the conjugal union between man and woman, you have no civilization. Without homosexuality, civilization continues, without the conjugal union, civilization dies. This is why homosexuality is deserving of no protection or statues, it only deserves only “to be caught and destroyed” (2 Peter 2:12)
As St. Augustine beautifully wrote, in a poetic writing addressed to the Church:
Thou subjectest women to their husbands in chaste and faithful obedience, not to gratify passion, but for the propagation of offspring, and for domestic society. (Augustine, Of the Morals of the Catholic Church, ch. 30, trans. Stothert)
Notice here what Augustine says: the Church, with all of her wisdom and received inspiration, superintended the institution of marriage, not as some club where anyone can “love” each other, but for the propagation of mankind and thus for the wellbeing of society.
Marriage between one man and one woman (as I learned from Michael Brown) guarantees the responsible propagation of children. You may ask, “why two?” The Scriptures testify that “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’ (Genesis 1:27-28)
Man, being made in the image of God, must then be like God in his unity within society and civilization. When God looked upon Adam, alone and without any helper, He, in the comprehension of His infinite knowledge, said: “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18)
God is not alone —unlike the god of the deists or the Muslims — He is Father, He is Son, He is Holy Spirit, and in their unity there is an ineffable love and transcendent intimacy that lies between them, that is so great in passion that the Son cried to the Father: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
I was watching the movie Cast Away, and as I was watching Tom Hanks talking to the volleyball, Wilson, a meditation came to my mind: man cannot live alone, and so ingrained is this law within our hearts, that when we are in our most isolated state, in our highest point of aloneness, in our severest disposition of abandonment, we will talk with our selves.
This is inherent within human nature, for we are made in the image of God, and even God is not alone, for the three Persons of God — the Father, the Son, and the Spirit that gives life — talk amongst the selves.
And when man lied on the earth, God — not being alone, but talking with Himself in His triune nature, said:
It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him. (Genesis 2:18)
When God was suffering the greatest experience of lonliness in history, He cried out:
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
God is not the cold mechanical deity of the Calvinist, or the detached genie of the Muslim. He is triune. As we learn from the Greeks, three is the number of perfection, for it has a beginning, a middle and an end. God stands in ineffable perfection, but He is known to man, for He made man like Him, but longing for the emptiness of dereliction to be reinvigorated with sublime connection with humanity through the Holy God Who became Humanity.
It is quite profound that in the story of creation, when God creates nature He says: “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,” (Genesis 1:6) “Let the earth bring forth grass” (Genesis 1:11). But, when it comes to the creation of husband and wife, it does not say, “Let there be man,” rather it reads, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). There is a stressing here on the Triune God creating man, but not on God creating the rest of nature.
The Scripture is emphasizing on the interconnection between the unity of God and the unity of human nature.
Hence it says, “Let us”, “Our image,” and “Our likeness”. From this divine unity of the Holy Trinity, comes the unity of man, and in this is he made in the image and likeness of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This image of the Holy Trinity within mankind is witnessed in marriage.
The Son dies for His beloved, the Church — His bride — and cries of Him with bittersweet tears, “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” (Songs of Solomon 2:4) The blood drips from the wooden gibbet of sacrifice upon the holy Mount Golgotha, and rests upon the earth of mankind, like seeds in the dark loam under the eastern sky. The bride receives the seed of blood, and from such union springs an overflowing of love, that drips like honeydew from the golden hive hanging from the lofty tree. Christ is married with the Church, and in this union between the Divine and the human, does she say with pure love:
I am my beloved’s,
And my beloved is mine.
He feeds his flock among the lilies. (Song of Solomon 6:3)
Christ cares for His bride amongst the lilies, and hence He tells His flock:
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? (Luke 12:27-28)
God, in the words of St. John of Damascus, “is the Unity of them that seek unity.” (St. John of Damascus, Orthodox Faith, 1.12) And those who seek true unity, and not chaos and disorder, will seek Him Who is Three Unified.
Three is the number of perfection, having beginning, middle, and end, it is thus the number of completion, albeit an eternal completion, one that has neither beginning nor end, for the Son Who is in the Trinity is “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13)
Let the one who seeks unity honor and protect the image that is closest to the transcendent Principle of every principle, (St. John of Damascus, Orthodox Faith, 1.12) the Holy Trinity of Heaven: the sacrament of holy matrimony — marriage.
Marriage is spiritual, and while it is done in the flesh, it surpasses the physical, for it surpasses all in love. In the words of Chrysostom, “For there is no relationship between man and man so close as that between man and wife, if they be joined together as they should be.” (Chrysostom, homily 20, on Ephesians 5:22-24)
Within every true marriage done in the sight of God and within the Church, there is Christ, because in holy matrimony there is the spirit of sacrifice, and where there is sacrifice, there is love, and “If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.” (1 John 4:12) God is love as the holy Revelator tells us (1 John 4:8), and since marriage is a pure manifestation of love, then surely does Christ dwell in a marriage that does not deny Him, but submits to Him as its head.
“I and my Father are one” (John 10:30) And so the husband and the wife are one flesh (Mark 10:8), and as the Son is one with the Father, so is the husband and wife to be one. How can two men become one flesh? It is impossible, and yet they believe it, because they hate Christ— the truth. The connection between the unity of God and matrimonial unity was made by the Apostle Paul when he said: “The head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God” (1 Corinthians 11:3).
Unity is the maintainer of civilization. No one takes delight in watching a military march where the soldiers are in total disarray, but where the soldiers are in union, harmony, and collective movement. When the soldiers are in war, they must be unified in will and obedience, and if they were to ever be disunited, then the whole nation is in danger.
Yet when it comes to marriage, we take it as a small thing to rip apart what God has put together. We disintegrate the unity of marriage, even though it is that which emanates all of civilization. Hatred for harmony is the love of chaos, and chaos only brings death.
Death is the god the heathens worship, and so they war upon that which brings life: the conjugal union between man and woman. They hate marriage because they hate children; they hate children because they hate life; they hate life because they hate Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life. It is no wonder that those who are for “gay marriage,” are the same who are for infanticide. There is no coincidence, for the two coincide and are part of the same devilish army that declares war on Heaven itself.
The war against marriage is a war against civilization. Marriage is unity — a singular unity which, if honored and emulated by the rest of society, will bring about collective unity, and from such, comes civilization. St. John Chrysostom said that when husband and wife “are in harmony, the children are well brought up, and the domestics are in good order, and neighbors, and friends, and relations enjoy the fragrance. But if it be otherwise, all is turned upside down, and thrown into confusion.” (Chrysostom, homily 20, on Ephesians 5:22-24)
The body is in unity, with all of the cells conducting their particular roles accordingly; but if there is disunity within the body, then the whole body is impeded. No one wants this for their own body, but yet we selfishly desire this disharmony for the whole of civilization! Marriage brings unity to civilization, because it is of God, and God is Unity.
By Christ humanity is unified in His bride — the Church — and they work in a beautiful harmony to destroy the works of the devil, and bring the world to the light of God, “that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:21) And by marriage — the image of this holy unity — husband and wife are made one, to bring forth children and “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4), to perpetuate civilization and forge an empire under the Kingship of the Holy One in Whom “all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17) Humanity started from one man, for humanity was created to be one, to be united under God. As Augustine tells us:
Forasmuch as each man is a part of the human race, and human nature is something social, and has for a great and natural good, the power also of friendship; on this account God willed to create all men out of one, in order that they might be held in their society not only by likeness of kind, but also by bond of kindred. (Augustine, Of the Good of Marriage, 1)
God created humanity at first with one man — Adam — and through him the disunity of humanity began, but through Jesus Christ man again is made one under Him. “For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.” (Romans 5:15)
Christ is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, and He is Very God and Very Man. Thus within the Trinity there is Humanity, and through this Humanity mankind can become one with the Trinity. God the Son became Man — eternity and humanity became one — and it is by the Hypostatic Union that man can now be one with God.
Marriage is the image of this union between humanity and God, and it is also an image of the Trinity. Hence the Scripture says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27) And afterwards God tells them: “Be fruitful, and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). Therefore, the union of man and woman is only an emulation of the image in which they were created.
All of the attempts to belittle marriage or to warp the roles of husband and wife, is a war against the order of God, a war against the Holy Trinity.
After the fall, mankind became forgetful of the divine image in which they were made, and became lost in their animal nature, forgetting the higher humanity, and being as the Prodigal Son, scattered about amongst the pigs. But through Christ the demons flee from mankind and enter the pigs, and man — rising above the swine — returns to his Father, and “is alive again, and was lost and is found.” (Luke 15:32)
Thus, to honor, protect, and participate in marriage, is to partake in the divine order, for, in the words of Gregory of Nysa, “whoever pursues true virtue participates in nothing other than God, because he is himself absolute virtue.” (Gregory of Nyssa, Life of Moses, 1.6) The man and woman who are married, become one as the Father and the Son are one; and the one who defends marriage strives to keep together what “God has joined together” (Mark 10:9).
To participate in God is to be an image of God, and even this is done in the sacrament of marriage itself. The love that the Father has for the Son, proceeds from the Father through the Son, and that is the Holy Spirit. As St. Augustine says:
And if the love by which the Father loves the Son, and the Son loves the Father, ineffably demonstrates the communion of both, what is more suitable than that He should be specially called love, who is the Spirit common to both? (Augustine, On the Trinity, b. 15, 18.37)
The love of the Father and the Son overflows, and this love is the Holy Spirit, and the love between husband and wife overflows from their union, as children. Humanity was created in love, and from love comes civilization, and from children comes the perpetuation of civilization. This is why it is incumbent of the state to protect and encourage marriage, and not be an enemy to civilization and go against the very thing that originated civilization.
The spirit of marriage is the spirit of selflessness, for the husband is to die for his wife, as Christ died for His bride—the Church. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Ephesians 5:25).
The Church has a mystical union with Christ. For in all of the chaos and disarray that the tyranny of confusion brings, Christ makes humanity one In Him. The Church must “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 13:14), and be as Christ and fight against the enemies of truth as Christ destroyed the works of the devil when He fought the greatest war on the Cross.
God took a piece of the side of Adam and from it his bride—Eve—was created.
On that anguishing day, when the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45) was pierced on His side, blood overflowed, and the Church—His bride— was born from the blood. Blood and water conjoined and poured forth on the warrior Longinus, the very one who struck our Lord with the spear. Blood and water came together, for the blood of Christ came together with the gentiles, bringing them into the covenant of salvation. And it struck the eyes of Longinus who was partially blind, having lost an eye in battle, and it healed him. The blood of Christ brings those who are blinded by the devil’s warping of reality, to the seeing of the truth, and those who enter are (like Longinus) warriors against the tyranny of confusion.
We have to prepare our minds and intellect for this spiritual war that we are in. This is why I made a 2-disk DVD series on teaching the warring spirit of the Christian Faith.