THE ANATOMY OF A FOOL Your Own Worst Enemy

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The Glory of Creation

rebukes Atheism by virtue of its existence. The Biblical definition of a fool is the person who says in his or heart that there is no God. Paradoxically atheist are more creative than believers. It takes more energy to deny God than to have faith in him. Just as it takes more facial muscles to frown than to smile. The path to least resistance is to have faith in God, not considering the cares of the world. To truly believe that there is no God after observing creation in its majestic splendor and observing the interactions of seasons and looking upon nature, even one’s own body and its function; its not wonder why a person is called a fool who denies a Grand Architect. The brilliant French philosopher Descartes said the simply but profound:

“I think therefore I am.”

Descartes actually echoed God's name in the observation of it all the human mind and the glory of creation.


No Hope After observing how intricately the earth abides spinning in space. This great sphere (the earth) revolving around a great mass of gas (the sun) while in precession. To look upon every host and their hosts.
No Hope After observing how intricately the earth abides spinning in space. This great sphere (the earth) revolving around a great mass of gas (the sun) while in precession. To look upon every host and their hosts. | Source

No Hope

After observing how intricately the earth abides spinning in space. This great sphere (the earth) revolving around a great mass of gas (the sun) while in precession. To look upon every host and their hosts and their host from the atom to the solar system and say that there is no Lord of Host truly that person is a fool.

Never argue with a fool.  Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. | Source

Glass Half Empty

Some complain instead of quietly seeking solutions. A fools’ primary agenda is hate, they appear motionless upon a bitter path in life and set themselves in a perpetual desert. They run bearing weights, in arid regions or walk in the rain of their discontent while treading misery in shallow water. They travel alone or in groups towards inevitable defeat. People who can’t perceive a gift that was sent to accelerate their own endeavors are doomed to fail or at the least stagnation. These people are fools.

Oscar Pistoris aka Blade Runner's descent from National Icon and Role Model to Murderer.
Oscar Pistoris aka Blade Runner's descent from National Icon and Role Model to Murderer. | Source
“I lost my legs, I lost my kidneys, I lost my spleen, I lost my hearing in my left ear, but I’ve gained so much more. I’ve gained an amazing life, full of passion and inspiration.” - Amy Purdy
“I lost my legs, I lost my kidneys, I lost my spleen, I lost my hearing in my left ear, but I’ve gained so much more. I’ve gained an amazing life, full of passion and inspiration.” - Amy Purdy | Source
The South will rise again is an inspiring slogan, but to believe in one’s heart that antebellum conditions will reemerge as it once existed is an example of self deception at its apex.
The South will rise again is an inspiring slogan, but to believe in one’s heart that antebellum conditions will reemerge as it once existed is an example of self deception at its apex. | Source

Competitive Motiff

Without paying attention to one’s own uniqueness fools erringly compete against their brothers and sisters and in some cases their own spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend. They expect to win favor from fathers, mothers’ husbands or wives and friends. Soon they begin to tread upon others outside the confines of their home to expose to all that they are fools. A fool can never keep it a secret that he or she is a fool. It is in a fools’ nature to vent who they are; ill-equipped (i.e.) fools bring knives to gunfights then question the cause of their ineffectiveness.

While others are pulling up their bootstraps to succeed many of whom have no boots or even feet. Olympians are running without legs and athletes are dancing without feet yet fools still find fault.

Polar Bears

A fool despises wisdom and abhors instruction. Sound doctrine is not preferred over habits that were once productive, but are now destructive. A fool cannot tell when a season changes and fail to change garments even when others have. (I.e.) Like swimming in freezing temperatures and calling yourself a polar bear, bare skinned yet believing your bear skinned.

Your Own Worst Enemy

"In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves ; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth" (2 Timothy 2:25)

Biblical Motif

The mind of a fool wanders in the past in a time and age that shall never return to the way things were. A fool can hardly recognize a gift or when someone is trying to help them. Usually when someone is trying to help you, it requires you to do something also to meet them halfway, to advance to a mutually desired destination. Principally it is true even as it is written:

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8a).

A fool denies help. Sometimes looking upon where the help is coming from and how it is given after blessings are dispensed from the North a fool refuses help and places a stumbling stone in their own path. Fools are lazy and rather lie down; than stand upright, confront situations head on then fight. The life of the sinner is hard but the life of the fool is harder.

You cross the path of certain individuals who are placed to help you in particular seasons in your life. In essence you help each other. Because many a fool is steadfast unmovable and arrogant they deny help and refuse to give help to those in need thinking that they will lose wealth. Fools choose to store up possessions, this is done in vain.

© 2014 Reginald Boswell

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Reginald Boswell 2 years ago from Alabama Author

We also could be skating on thin ice with such a topic, yet we write what comes out of us through experience and sometimes pain. It is therapy for us who do not carry the burden of the patronage of man but of God. Thanks


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Seems like fools are blind--if not physically, in most every other way. As I read this, my heart was whispering, "Lord, please let me share your wisdom so I would not be a fool." Thanks for your insights on the topic.

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