15 July 2021: I follow a shepherd. I do not serve this age.

Apple was recreated and designed by Steve Jobs: he had learned early to partner with engineering talent (Wozniak) and then bully them into getting thte product that he wanted. Jobs was not that nice a person, but he accounted himself as highly enlightnned, spiritual, and he expected those people who bought his proudcts to accept his aethetic, and preferably the Zen Buddhishm that damned him.

His replacement, Cook, is doubling down on the globalist false religion, calling techne, craftsmen, and the protocols of the interweb as Apple defines them a good, indeed a God.

This is evil. When I read this at Adam’s place I had a two word comment: Non Servian. I will not serve the idol of this age.

Cook simultaneously proclaims that anyone practicing “hate” has no place on their platform while advocating for their platform to encompass the entire world via the magic of Big Tech.
Cook’s moral stance is that they are on the side of good because that is what they have decided. Since the system has been created to include everybody then opposing the system is of itself bad in their eyes. Not only that, but those caught up in the system are not even allowed to feel any pain or anguish at their plight in life. We know that because Cook declared despair to be unethical.
Think about that for a moment. Let that sink in. If you are in the system but it is not working out for you to the extent that you begin to feel despair, then in Cook’s nightmare world, you are the problem. Perhaps some more re-education for you, comrade.

Fort Satan said I will not server to God. Instead he wants us to all serve him, in our debased habits. In our use of technology.

I do not want to keep the commands of that religion,

I want to instead follow a shepherd and saviour.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
for ever.

Colossians 1:15-23

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

We cannot control what the people who consider themselves elite will do. Most of them have taken the ticket willingly, and when they lie to us they get pleasure from it. They do not consider that such things matter. We shall be made better. And whateer the do, we shall not mishebahve.

But this is again, a worship of the spirit of this age. Which is always one thing, Satanic.

A hallmark of the Diabolical Narcissist is the lying – DNs are pathological, facile liars far above and beyond the sorts of lies that most of us tell (“Mmmm! Yes, Aunt Mildred, your Tuna-Jello pie was delicious!”). DNs will look you in the eye, and with complete earnestness and directness lie through their teeth, and generally with zero remorse or apology ever. They do not experience the sick feeling in the pit of the stomach, the pangs of conscience that “normal” sinners feel. This springs precisely from their lack of empathy, their freely chosen lovelessness and thus total indifference to other people qua people. DNs believe themselves to be elite, or at least have a desperate need to believe themselves elite, and thus outside and above the law and any moral constraint, most especially with regards to other people.

I will confess to spendig too much time in email conversations and in talking to people by distance. I do live in the Antipodes, and the ability we have to talk face to face is limited by the ongoing lockdowns and periods in managed isolation.

But last night we were at home group, and the real learning was not from the canned videos. It was from the conversation we had, which was very human, with people getting into error, and othes saying things that were more astute than they relaized.

Becauwe we are the chucrh when we gather, For the sheep of Christ know his voice.

So we do not obey the false idols of this age. We follow the shepherd to saved us.