Exploring the Social Imagination

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Greater Good ~ Would you Die for it?



In The Wrath of Khan (1982), Spock says, “Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Captain Kirk answers, “Or the one.” What did Kirk mean by that? He meant that his need (the one) for Spock was so great that Kirk would rather lose all to save Spock. That would be very selfish. Yet, this is what the ruling elite are all about and what they dictate. They want the whole world for themselves at the expensive of the many. So, they create false boundaries among the people and stir up trouble to make it look like there is an evil majority that clearly hates the minority; and thus, the minority should be credited with outweighing the majority. That takes care of the majority. Because, of course, it is much easier to control a minority.

Spock was about the greater good which lies in the greater majority. There only can only be a majority because a majority of people have agreed upon a common definition, a common goal, a greater good. Those that lie outside of that are considered a minority. Yet, that even seems odd to say given that mankind as a whole, a solidarity in itself is a greater good. Those that fall outside of mankind are less than what mankind is and offers to everyone - a social 'imagination' that dreams of a greater good.

Christ died for the majority, he died for mankind. Because, he saw in every man and woman a sinner. There is no one outside of that. "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her" ~ John 8:7.  Jesus Christ took away the sins of mankind His dream was for mankind's greater good. All we have to do is accept his gift of eternal life. Spock was 'Christ' like in his action. Kirk accepted his gift. Its not all that often we see such a sacrifice in a Hollywood film. But, perhaps, of our imagining a greater good that goes beyond the here and now.

Jesus Christ came to tell us and deliver us. There is a greater reality for mankind, all, we have to do is accept His greater gift... offered to the greater good, for a greater good.


6 comments :

  1. you got a lot of philosophical, theological topics to discuss here... good going

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  2. thanks,but it is not from me...it is from the one who is in you/me for He is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

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  3. now thats more confusing than the post :)

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  5. The Spirit of God reveals His truth through His Word. The one being 'God the Creator' who is in us and by our recognizing this He is greater than he who is in the world. Those who live by the Spirit and Word of God are different (as in living in a higher human dimensional capacity -Dr. Hugh Ross) from those that live (as in accept things as they are in this world) in this 'fallen' world as in corrupted imperfect and perishable world. Thus ~ "...greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world" ~ 1 John 4:4.

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