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Embark on a journey that takes an unexpected turn in search of an antidote to the most corrosive force in God’s creation

The Quest for an Antidote

Because False Hope is So Easy to Embrace and Real Hope is So Hard to Come By

At its most basic level, the “joy” of cynicism speaks of the age-old tendency where it’s so much easier to view such things as God or truth or justice as the stuff that only fools or con artists profess to believe in. In contrast to the simplicity of doubt and skepticism, there is the incredible difficulty of negotiating real faith or real hope.

The reasons for such cynicism are varied and complex, but essentially—and this is the main thrust of this work—it isn’t because people outright reject or deny the existence of God or truth or justice, as one might assume. Instead, the main reason for cynicism, it seems, is due to an overwhelming belief in God or truth or justice. Unfortunately, though, because that belief in the reality of such things is so often disappointed due to the prevalence of evil in the world, the inevitable response is despair that in turn creates the perfect recipe for cynicism. What’s worse, the great irony of modern life is, especially in the wake of Western progress, democracy, and technology is, the greater the level of our hope, the deeper is the level of our collective cynicism.

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That said, The Joy of Cynicism and the Death of Beauty traces the history of humanity’s attitude toward God and the world, marred as it is by the presence of evil, particularly in terms of what is communicated about such things in the biblical record. That’s because cynicism as a by-product of hope disappointed is by no means a modern condition. In fact, it’s as old as the most ancient dramas depicted in The Bible. As a result, what begins as a straightforward discussion of the causes of cynicism in a modern world soon takes an unexpected turn as we journey forward through time, age after age, in a quest for an antidote to the most corrosive force in God’s creation.

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