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By Nick P.

But the new rebel is a Sceptic, and will not entirely trust anything. He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist. And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. Thus he writes one book complaining that imperial oppression insults the purity of women, and then he writes another book (about the sex problem) in which he insults it himself. He curses the Sultan because Christian girls lose their virginity, and then curses Mrs. Grundy because they keep it. As a politician, he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time. A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself. A man denounces marriage as a lie, and then denounces aristocratic profligates for treating it as a lie. He calls a flag a bauble, and then blames the oppressors of Poland or Ireland because they take away that bauble. The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts. In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite sceptic, is always engaged in undermining his own mines. In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men. Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt. By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.-G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton was right and this is the group Triple X is up against. Notice how X is throughout this. He is a rebel. He is speaking out against society. He is only accepted by his outcast friends and the rest of the world tries to push him down.

I found instant relation with this guy then. As a gamer, I have known the hard rap we get. One insane kid enters a school with a rifle and all of us are blamed instead of the kid who pulled the trigger.

X is tired of being blamed for all the ills of society. If this is how society plans on treating him then who really cares about them? All of this is true until the government decides they need someone like X.

X is tested. One thing we notice is this man is not an idiot. He is a very observant and thinking individual. He's learned this on his own. He has become the man he is today by surviving but what does he value? That is shown in the tests.

X is a selfless individual. He will always go back and help someone who is truly in need. He puts his life on the line for those he doesn't even know but just knowing that an innocent shouldn't die. When people are acting out for themselves, X is not.

Now this outcast is going among the outcasts. These others are outcasts from the government and are so sick of what they fought for that they'd prefer to eradicate government once and for all.

Chesterton's quote describes them well for while they claim no rules they have rules in their own little society. The main rule we see lived out is Survival of the Fittest which is evolutionary thought. These people NEVER look out for one another. They always make it every man for himself.

But in come this outcast. Can we relate? God has always used outcasts in the Bible. A shepherd on the run from society becomes the great delivery of the Hebrews. A boy who's too much of a runt to fight becomes the greatest warrior and king in Israel's history. A girl with no parents wins a beauty pageant to save all of Israel from destruction under Haman. A short and balding man with a lisp writes 13 epistles in the NT.

Dare I say it but Christ was an outcast. Foxes have holes and birds have nests but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head. A prophet is never accepted in his hometown. His own brothers made fun of him and denied him. Yes. Our Lord was an outcast and today even is an outcast of those who reject him.

But this outcast will sacrifice himself to save those who have rejected him. X is willing to put his life on the line for those who reject him. Would we be willing to die if we knew those who have rejected us would be the oens we'd save or would we let them die thinkin ghow much easier it might make our lives?

X also has another great feature. X is not afraid of death. How much the church could bear to learn from that! Christians around the world in Sudan and China and many Muslim nations face death for the name of Christ. We're sometimes afraid to talk about him though because people will make fun of us. I say the church could use some X's.

In conclusion, I am thankful that Christ came down meek and lowly and humbled himself even for those who reject him on a cross. I hope that in looking at the way he is an outcast today and his name is not revered among the skeptics, that I will be an X in society who will not be afraid of anything for the cause of my Lord.

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