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.
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.