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Awake, Not Woke (Part 2)

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November 1, 2021 9:17 am

This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs continues her conversation with author Noelle Mering. Mering discusses her newest book, Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology, in Part 2 of a 2-part show.

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Welcome to family policy matters in engaging and informative weekly radio show and podcast produced by the North Carolina family policy Council hi this is John Rustin, presidency, family, and were grateful to have you with us for this week's program is our prayer that you will be informed, encouraged and inspired by what you hear on family policy matters and that you also better equipped to be a voice of persuasion for family values in your community, state and nation.

Today we bring you part two of a two-part program with Noel mirroring an offer and fellow at the ethics and Public policy Center in Washington DC you've said and some of your writing and in this book that you believe some of the woke agenda is causing more injustice against women and children.

Why is that like to start a guess would be the sexual revolution right there with this misguided or you know my level.

Hence, depending on who you're talking about effort to utterly do away with any sort of sexual norms which would be considered with the really key element and one at that degree what I call the Cree dog with equipment and it created this desire to elevate the idea of total sexual autonomy being are an avenue of our liberation and the problem is that what happened with you cannot have that sort of freedom without having a consequence grave injustice. If you have a person who is not disciplined without virtue and in engaging the material gratification of its well as a sign of his liberation and inevitably his will is going to come up against the will of another. So this is why we such an emphasis on consent right because while we think about the one thing we can do is establish that your well cannot trump my that is a very thin hinge to to establish healthy dynamics between men and women and so so what we've done, it created a virtue out of becoming vicious and viciousness inevitably burns and into the point where it was going to railroad the will of another. Regardless of how much we give a corporate sermon on consent and talk about a better Golden Globe shower soaking in the course of her children unit that the children are direct victim of all of this adult irresponsibility that they they have to become something that has to be disposed of, no pregnancy comes about because now we have the understanding of sexuality that should be without any ties to recent responsibility or duty is a very different vision of looking at what human person is older traditionally would reclaim. I think that the vision that we would want to establish instead and that has been throughout Christianity is that we are people who are Responsibilities to another. We have duties we have to limit ourselves in order out of deference to another person that economy, far from being our highest virtue is simply just a fact of reality that we have we can do certain things that we talked to them and that in finding that sort of moral nuance that we actually learn to become people who can live in harmony with one another with with regard to one another and the map that that understanding of living with regard to the other is actually essential to our human freedom, not a hindrance. So yeah so I think that you know more or less I guess the case I would make their other things to be said to but II think that's the most basic case of how it will be harmed so greatly. I was reading a report this morning and I'm from Raleigh North Carolina and and this is a safe city.

In general, and it said gun crimes were up 22% this year versus last year aggravated assaults up 39% over last year people blame it on COBIT or other things to think some of this, though, can be attributed to this new woke culture, yet I do know obviously there's the running the risk of coming up with too simplistic of a cause for such a such a complex issue. But fundamentally, I think what the woke movement has done is eradicated any sense of meaning and purpose in our life meaning, our bodies meaning in our human interconnections created this world where we are. We have tried to limit create no limits for ourselves and by in so doing we limited ourselves to this sort of void of meaning and are more effective, violent, and despairing place to be because people start to feel hopeless. I think at some point need a lot of the people who lived through no communist regime have written about how you end up in in times of suffering people found great meaning.

The irony of finding the step that meaning so that segment, and all these figures is great freedom because the parent having interior found that purpose beyond this life that that it with the cook at that circumstances of oppression could not eradicate from them and in contrast you know you they would write about how you know in abundance. Often times, and with all the options available to you all will license you know a good munition of the moral law. You see people become very suicidal and NFL soaking because I don't have an answer for that suicide complicated, but the idea being that it is in deep meaning that we find her joy in our freedom, and this idea that we can have every option open to us is actually going to be to lodge sparing to violence and that these social pathologies are hard to heal because that communities often conquer the raised know in ways that have been deeply hurt them, and there's been there real harm there, but that the ideology is not is actually exacerbating this quote. It's not meant to kill him meant to exacerbate them.the point of the ideology breach. That is what they write about. Time and again that we need people who are enraged and we see this this rage turning on even their own. We see examples of people within this more woke culture that don't tow completely toe the party line and people will turn on them viciously as well. The rage is not just for those that are conservative for the other side of the party.

I'll trade in and it really does mimic a very fundamentalist sort of cool because it is demand such a purity of the ideology where you see they will turn on themselves or turn on one another and this this is what this happened in Stalinist Russia to the people were quick to turn on the other because you kind of defend your status by finding the guilt and others really the opposite of what the Christian message is which is to your excuse altogether and find and find what you're responsible for what you know how your your vehicle, Maricopa, and in the woke movement you really establish and maintain your status by uncovering and unmasking people together, whether he be on your side. On the other side somewhere in the middle. Yet that's how you maintain your status and said that create a very perverse incentive of rapture and you know, and toxicity is thinking the culture weekly radio show and podcast. This is just one of the many ways is educating citizens across Mr. lotto about policy issues that a lot of families vision is a nation where God is on religious freedom sources. For more information about his family and how you can help us to achieve this credible vision for state and nation's website and see families on board and see and be sure to sign up to receive our email updates factional works. Of course reflection publication family North Carolina magazine.

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But this either could lead to, or is been a result of the disrespect for institutions. I hear people say horrible things about the president of the United States and I'm like he's still our president.

You know I dislike. Can we not have respect for the institution.

The police is another institution I feel like has really taken horrible wrap is there any way of knowing which which came first or is that just part of the whole devolution. I think it probably feed into another button in the book. I really talk about that collapsing of the concept of authority into the concept of power and naturally always been a key part of the ideology every time.

At this sort of thing is implemented, it always is a rejection of authority as a Maoist China also. And the idea being that that authority is something that is grounded in something higher, something that references something powers just human power. Just a fact of power but if you say that there if you there's an effort to attract authorities or as you say in the institution to please the presidency. The office will also, even in such things that will fatherhood but also the question because the objective truth like so for example 2+2 = 4.

That's not it was famously questioned by the woke movement because any sort of objective measure point to something higher, something to reference and that takes away from the power which is the only culture through which they can see the world so yeah I think certainly connected the rejection of concept of authority and easy to do because authority can be abused so you can point to real instances of abuse of authority that they will not clearly that and I think that narrative carries a lot persuades a lot of people and so you know we will clarity about making those distinctions. Yes, aggressive authorities as an evil that is and there's no such thing as authority actually look at the world without a concept of authority.

It's a world that's utterly irreverent and cannot reference anything dangerous place to go. How do we tackle some of these injustices without going to the extreme of feeling like we have to either partner with or adopt some of the strategies that this woke culture are espousing.

Yet that such an important question because I think there can be a real temptation to just react and to meet ideology with ideology and others ideology of another stripe. You know, chart of media tribalism with another unhealthy tribalism and that's not the answer. The answer is not simple because it's not we can have the right answers. We can say well we have to we have to give importance the family and well we have to note establish a sense of authority or whatever. This can't be taught just on the level of a proposition either. I think we actually have to embody what what is truth. You know so that it may be the most basic answer may be a boring one but all eventually spiritual battle and I think that the wages on that level.

So we have to draw so closely to Christ that he is what we are able to reflect in our own imperfect quality ways because it really is the attraction of what is good, beautiful, true holy that I think can pull someone out of this sort of ideological possession in a touchscreen argument. Other arguments are important, not just can it be beauty, beauty.

I think it has to be the whole scope of all of her things. You know, because it's it's confusing and compelling and so takes a lot to takes a lot to change the narrative were just about out of time for this week. But before we go Noel marrying author of the new book awake, not woke a Christian response to the cult of progressive ideology, where can our listeners go to follow up with you learned more about getting your book, and possibly follow your work. Sure, I kind of webpages my name Noel and subscribe there and I try to update it when I write something new. I also added the website theology of and we have five subscribe subscription there as well as Instagram and Facebook and I'm on twitter at Noel M will all give you a chance to give us a quick plug on your theology is home website just because that such a provocative name. What is that all about my co-author, Carrie, Chris and I rewrote it be written couple of theology home books and we started the website at pre-service we just send we wanted to create daily content, approach, mostly for women, although we save a lot of manna. Subscribe to our website, you would not be in a recent eight links a day. Just one email anything from the faith spiritual food to something in the near to organic organization of the home to a recipe. We also have a shop there will be all domestically made, beautifully crafted products trying to reestablish a sense of beauty and craftsmanship in our homes are laid out to help support our ministry. So we have a blog we bring original content to that website as well. I feel like you a true Proverbs 31 woman. I mean just listening to the wide range of the kinds of things you do and how intelligently you speak on this very important and complicated issue. I just wonder if there's anything you cannot do. Is there anything you're bad at.

I know I love decorating my home but I could be disorganized. I struggle with order.

You know sometimes I stay up too late and then if I'm unlucky around my bedroom right out of quite a mess partner simply think that Noel marrying think you so much for being with us today on family policy matters listening to family policy matters. We hope you enjoyed the program employment to begin next week to listen to the show won't lawn and to learn more about NC families want to inform, encourage and inspire families across the water website and see family.award that's into Thanks again for listening and may God bless you and your family

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