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Since Daniel was thinking in terms of years, Gabriel’s words to him were almost a play on words. In effect, Gabriel was saying, “Daniel, it’s not seventy years, but seventy sevens of years.” The Hebrew word shābûá in the text literally means “sevens” or more precisely, “a period of sevens.” Had the Hebrew word meant “weeks,” (as translated) the text in the original language would have been shavuot.
Ultimately, the intent of the politically correct Left is to silence any opposing viewpoint so that theirs is the only opinion heard. They hope that it will then be seen as the “norm” since everyone else’s viewpoint that opposes theirs is labeled “hate.” They’re not interested in hearing your opinion if it differs from theirs and they obviously believe that anyone who disagrees with them should be verbally assaulted into silence. In other words, the 1st Amendment should not apply to those they deem “haters.” This is never more clearly seen as it is in the area of opposing viewpoints surrounding same-sex unions.
We have spent much time going over aspects of political correctness, critical race theory, Cultural Marxism, determining the “victim” and the “aggressor” in numerous situations. I have tried to show that political correctness actually attempts to destroy God’s truth by setting it aside, replacing it with the relativism of emotional virtue.
A person is determined to be a victim if he/she is up against someone or something that appears to be stronger. Strength represents aggression, regardless of whether or not it is that. It is seen as lording it over others and creating victims because of it. All “good” people then, must fight against the aggressor. Those who defend “aggressors” become just as vilified.
All of Daniel makes for interesting reading, but in some says, the 9th chapter of Daniel stands alone because Daniel 9 is essentially the only place in all of Scripture where the topic of the 70 weeks are introduced and discussed. As one can imagine, because the contents of Daniel 9 deals with Eschatology (the study of end times/last days), there are many books and articles that have been written on the subject, from a variety of viewpoints. Much of it evolves around the question of whether or not a “gap” of time actually exists between the 69th and 70th weeks.
I’ve been spending a good amount of time dealing with the subject of political correctness as can be seen by the number of articles I’ve written on the subject recently. It is a fascinating subject if for no other reason than the fact that an entire society of people can fall prey to the warped, restrictive, racist, guilt-creating, ad hominem-based, and overwhelmingly antithetical ideology of political correctness.
Throughout parts of Europe (including the UK and even into India), marauding groups of Muslims seem to have taken to the streets for the sole purpose of raping women. Of course, they feel they have a right to do this since the women are “uncovered” and are therefore, no better than “whores,” “sluts,” and “prostitutes.” As such, they get what they deserve, according to Islam’s Sharia law.
This is what it comes down to for the politically correct. In essence, only their opinion is valid and should be allowed to air. Opposing opinions should not be aired. Society has come to the point where the politically correct appear to hold more sway than those who are considered to be outside the arena of the politically correct camp. In essence, they are holding the rest of us hostage and that should not be.
In 2009, Islamic terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, with malice aforethought, gunned down 13 military personnel and attempted to murder 32 others at Fort Hood, TX. While he was in the process of shooting indiscriminately at the military personnel gathered in the cafeteria, he was heard yelling “Allahu Akbar!” which means “Allah is Great!”
In truth, the type of sound political theology referenced by Bauman is fast becoming outmoded, pushed to the side by the politically correct militants of the day. The desire of many today is to replace, redefine, and renege. But the premise of many within the groups that purpose to accomplish this, is flawed at best. That premise starts with something that has little to do with God’s absolute truth, replacing it with a thorny relativism that impinges and contorts reality into something that is not discernible, yet claims to be the true meaning of God’s truth. What could possibly be better than God’s absolutes for a people or a nation; for the world, for that matter?