With a “polar votex” of frigid arctic air plunging North America into record cold temperatures, it would seem to be time to seriously look at the way we permit the global warming prophets of doom to dominate the political landscape. The formerly main stream media hangs on every destructive word hoping the gullible public will fall in line with their plans to rule the world.
The prophets of global warming… or as they have been forced to rename their theory, to climate change… based their thinking on flawed calculations and defective computer models. We have been treated to day after day of news reports of a ship of fools stranded in ice they didn’t believe existed. Yet when faced with the reality of colder weather and nonconforming data, the blind faith of the warmers keeps them moving forward in their quest to extract more and more hard earned in dollars from the American people.
Somehow there is a confidence that this extraction of resources from the common folk – the unwashed masses – would save the planet, as well as fund the ever more powerful and intrusive centralized governments. As with the pseudo-scientists of forty years earlier who were convinced that we were approaching a modern day ice age, the warmers among us are also undeterred by the facts.
Liberal-progressives were quick to interpret, incorrectly, the Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation as condemnation of capitalism. According to Edward Morrissey’s post in The Fiscal Times’s website, the emphasis, instead, was on individual responsibility for charitable action, along with condemnation of corrupt, crony capitalism that oppresses the poor.
Liberal-progressives frequently assert that socialism is more in accord with original Christianity than Christianity itself.
Even before the 1917 Russian Revolution, leading universities in the United States had begun a transition from the Christian roots of our nation into atheistic, secular materialism in their teaching of the so-called social sciences.
Nominally-Christian theological seminaries were in the vanguard of the movement toward socialism. Rochester Theological Seminary’s professor Walter Rauschenbusch, one of the best known socialist spokesmen of his era, was a founder of the Social Gospel movement late in the 19th century. Social Gospel was nothing more nor less than socialism masquerading as Christianity.
Washington, DC—Not only did President Obama snub the ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address today, he ignored and omitted the words “under God” in his rendition of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, filmed by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
“After five years of tearing down religious liberty, it is neither surprising nor unexpected that President Obama disregarded ‘under God’ when reciting the Gettysburg Address,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “He has certainly failed to acknowledge God and Biblical values throughout his presidency.”
“Today, a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln challenged us all to ‘resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” Staver reminds us.
The term Atheist Church has irritated many of my readers. I prefer the term because of its brevity, accuracy and its compliance with accepted general definitions of church, religion, belief, faith and doctrine.
Church: a body or organization of religious believers
Religion: an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group
Belief: something believed; especially: a tenet or body of tenets held by a group
Synonyms: credence, credit, faith, article of faith
Faith: firm belief in something for which there is no proof: complete trust
Atheism: the doctrine that there is no deity
Doctrine: a set of ideas or beliefs that are taught or believed to be true
The Atheist Church is well organized, global, and powerful, having special status with the United Nations. It has its own culture; campgrounds, dating sites, lobbyists, dogma, apologists, sects, internal dynamics, vision, strategic plans, etc. Not all atheists are active church members. They define themselves in this link.
Up in Massachusetts, a “courageous” couple who choose to be known only as John and Jane Doe are suing to have the words “under God” removed from Pledge of Allegiance as recited in the states public schools… or at least ban it from the public schools. Since the “establishment clause” of our constitution has been shot down multiple times as reasons for dispensing with its recitation, they have taken using the Massachusetts Constitution and its “equal protection” section.
This is a new approach – similar to the one used to force the homosexual marriage issue in the very same state. Equal protection is something pretty much all of us want to see for everyone. For instance we believe Christian students should be permitted to have Bible studies in the same public schools that have provided facilities to Muslim students for their prayers several times a day. However, such is generally not the case.
It is interesting that equal protection tends to only be applied to the benefit of those who use the concept to destroy the good that has created the greatest country on the face of the earth. They are using our freedoms against us, just as radical Muslims are using our tolerance, liberty and laws against us.
Whatever are we doing permitting the world to push us all into a politically correct vocabulary, fully understanding that words eventually lead to deeds. We have allowed the whole PC culture to set the verbiage and the agenda for far too long.
Dictionary.com explains why. It tells us that the noun “politically correct” means:
marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially race, gender, sexual affinity, or ecology.
You will note that even the dictionary site notes that it is language of the progressive left. Unless we have a worldview compatible with the godless philosophy that sees man as essentially helpless and misguided, in need of an ruling class to take care of them – we have no business falling into the trap of permitting the progressive left to control the terms of almost every conversation.
We use their terms, which are never favorable toward the true conditions in our land. We permit them to use the term pro-choice, when they only choice they believe in is the choice to end the life of an unborn infant. They don’t believe we should have choices about the food we eat, our environment, even our light bulbs. It’s time to put an end our acceptance of their terminology which is designed to sound good, and conceal their anti-life, anti-freedom agenda.
Dogged belief in humans’ ability to control the world’s climate is a matter of secular, socialistic religious doctrine. Imposing it via executive fiat amounts to unconstitutional establishment of a national religion.
Belief in global warming is not based upon legitimate science. Even its most ardent propagandists – the UN, NASA, and the New York Times – admit that there has been no meaningful global warming in more than a decade, the period in which high priest Al Gore predicted worldwide floods from melting polar ice caps.
Climate Gate revelations of “scientists” conniving to suppress evidence, to distort facts, and to fabricate lies wholesale made clear that the whole of global warming hysteria is, first, a greedy, cynical, and criminal conspiracy by practitioners of scientism (phony science) to extort money from the rest of us to feather their own nests. Second, it is deeply believed religious doctrine by liberal-progressives, who firmly believe that having, in their imagination, killed God they can control and direct all of God’s natural world.
To one CBS news reporter, all the candidates to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iran’s president appear to have little difference between their “conservative” philosophies and those of the Tea Party. She continues that the man selected will be more open to some “liberal” changes… as if the term denotes something good and desirable.
To many, this is just a slap in the face to the political enemies of the current administration. However, the thinking goes much deeper than political hostility. To the secular mind, all religions are pretty much the same and have about the same amount toxicity to our society. Please recall the fuss about Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith prior to the recent presidential election. This did not come from anyone defending the “purity” of the Christian faith. It came from those uncomfortable with any kind of faith in any kind of deity that stood above man, and, primarily, government.
All Jay Carney could say was, “Benghazi happened a long time ago”, prior to engaging in the usual administration song and dance of deceit and obfuscation. Unfortunately this is pretty much the attitude of the whole Obama regime. They are experts at dodging uncomfortable questions, counting on new crises to come along to distract the public from their multitude of failures, both foreign and domestic.
It frustrates them that people keep bringing up the disaster in Libya. Information keeps trickling out despite administration efforts to delay and deny as members of the opposing delegation in congress insist on asking impertinent question. When lies don’t work, delays are attempted. When delays don’t work, it appears that the next step is intimidation of those who know what really happened. It’s the Chicago way.
The wait to learn who the replacement for Pope Benedict is over. Catholics all over the world will be looking to the new Pope Francis for spiritual guidance. I wish him well in the monumental task that lies ahead of him. Not being a Roman Catholic, I had no preference, but respect the choice made yesterday in Vatican City.
What I have observed throughout the entire process was an almost universal lack of understanding by the secular press, and others, of what was going on as a successor was being chosen. To the secular mindset of the formerly mainstream media, the selection process was reduced to mere political wheeling and dealing. Conspiracy theorists spread tales of New World Order controlling the selection of the new pontiff.
If this corruption were true, we would be back in the days of the Borgias, but I prefer to believe in the goodness of our Catholic brothers. Of course, they are human and imperfect, as are we all. There are some in the Protestant camp that may not agree completely, but if they claim the blood of Jesus, I must regard them as brothers. I would also ask what their critics are doing to halt the slaughter of innocents in our country’s abortion mills… a place where the Catholic Church stands almost alone in their work to speak up for the least in our world.
It’s easy to condemn the so-called entertainment coming out of Hollywood for the morally depraved and mind numbing nonsense propaganda that it is. However, it appears that there is something different coming to our television screens Sunday evening.
Mark Burnett, executive producer of The Apprentice and Roma Downey of Touched By An Angel and other wholesome small screen programs have created a ten hour miniseries to be shown on the History Channel, named, appropriately enough,The Bible.
I have not had the opportunity to view the production yet, however the word from some people who I trust and respect, is that it is an honest portrayal of the stories found in God’s Word. Why, one would ask, if the program is so great, would the epic begin its life on the History Channel instead of one of the major networks. It seems that these networks were not interested in this Judeo-Christian portrayal of the lives of Biblical heroes and villains. To their secular mindset, which some have labeled “anti-Christian bigotry”, there is no market for such fare… and if there is, they certainly are not going to cater to it.
The bumper sticker is right: Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. Recent slaughter at the Newtown, CT, elementary school is horrifying, but it’s just a reaffirmation of the potential for evil in human nature. Tighter gun control laws won’t prevent such human depravity. To the contrary, worldwide evidence shows that tighter gun controls both correlate with higher murder rates, and waste public time and money.
Liberal-progressives’ voices are usually the loudest clamoring for tighter procedural regulations over purchase and possession of guns. Liberal-progressives’ approach is always top-down. Regimentation by collectivized government is presumed to be the only source of betterment for people’s lives, as well as the only way to channel human behavior in desired directions.
Welfare-state programs were supposed to eliminate poverty thereby diminishing the incentive for crime. Government’s thousands of regulatory agencies, in liberal-progressive presumption, were to restructure society and alter human nature, as Karl Marx predicted. The grandest example of this misguided and savagely destructive theory was Lenin’s expectation that socialistic revolution and police-state brutality would alter human nature to create New Soviet Man, who would submerge his individuality in the goals of the political state, taking only what he needed, and giving to his maximum ability.
In recent years we have seen attacks on the public celebration of Christmas have been increasing in volume and intensity. Is it just a sign of the times that the manipulators of our culture are succeeding in displacing the Christian world view with the godlessness of secular humanism? While there is an element of truth to this, a simple rejection of the gospel would not necessarily result in the virulent nature of the war on Christmas we join every year.
Perhaps it would be good to look at what Christmas is, and what it represents to believers and to those who feel left out by the joy of the season. We all know that the Christmas season commemorates the birth of Jesus. And who was this Jesus? He was the God-man who came into our world to redeem man from the consequences of his sinful life.
The Christian world view sees man as never living up to the holy perfection of a holy God. The only way we could come close to the pleasing the God who created us for fellowship is through the way He’s given us through the work of Jesus on the cross. There He redeemed us from the consequences of our failures to live according to His Word.
Tonight I found my Christmas spirit while watching an almost fifty year old video with my grandson. Like Charlie Brown, I just didn’t quite feel the real spirit of the season. But, I’m sure I’m not alone. There is so much going on in our land, calculated and uncalculated, to destroy the recognition of the holiday that is central to our relationship with our creator. It’s easy to be bummed about the evil in our land and forget that there is so much that is still right. There is still hope… just not in our government.
A Charlie Brown Christmas tells the story of our diminutive hero feeling down and depressed because he didn’t get any Christmas cards… or any respect. He and his friends try to put on a nativity play, and get nothing but chaos. Nothing but chaos, until Linus takes the stage and quietly tells the story of the birth of Jesus. It is when all the distractions are silenced and we direct our attention to the simple story, that we get back to understanding the real meaning of the season – and the peace it brings.
While there is much we need to do for our families and our country, it means nothing if we lose sight of the reason we fight the good fight. We can’t withdraw form the pursuit of justice, but there are times that is best to shut off Rush and Beck and Hannity to join Linus in looking at the Christmas story as told in the Gospel of Luke. We spend a lot of time figuring out how to do what we have to do… it may do us good to spend some time considering the why of our efforts.
While I think getting into Christmas decorations and music before Thanksgiving may be pushing things a bit, but it is heartening to know people are recognizing the season of the year… not just a generic “holiday”. Beyond just music of Christmas, including my favorite secular tune, Brenda Lee’s, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”, we are hearing the real sounds of the season, Christmas Carols. As I’ve traveled and spent time in eating and retail establishments, I’ve noticed something that I hope is becoming a trend.
Even truck stops have gotten into the act. Somewhere along I-95 in the Carolinas an electronic marquee spreads the word that we should “keep Christ in Christmas”. Perhaps I am just more sensitized to these instances because of some recent interference by the judiciary in recognition of the day, or maybe I really am seeing more overt recognition of the special day as people deal with the disappointing results of the recent election and refuse to be silenced. In any case, this is something we need to support, encourage, and take part in as we are able.
Often these are mom and pop shops, or at least franchise holders with a degree of independence who display this sort of loyalty to the traditions of the season. They deserve our support, even if we have to pay a little more. Businesses like these don’t hide from the vocal and perpetually unhappy minority that seeks to take the joy of Christmas from those of us who understand the reason for the season.
Atlas Shrugged Part II is currently running in American theaters. I came across this conversation between the patron saint of my generation of conservatives, William F Buckley, Jr as he discusses his contacts with the story’s creator. His eloquence and insight are elements we sorely miss in today’s political discourse.
His understanding of Ayn Rand is quite instructive. He understood the individualistic roots of her objectivist philosophy, that had some good to recommend it, but published in his National Review magaize, a review of her work by Whitaker Chambers. Chambers noted that in thousand plus pages of the book contained a complete absence of charity and altruism.
It is a dark world if all one has is one’s self. Yet, much can be learned if the information is filtered by a more complete version of the truth than Ms. Rand could comprehend. I have not considered all the implications of “going Galt”, but it there may come a time when dropping out of a corrupt society may be our best option, if we can still function as the salt and light we were intended to be. On the other hand, that may just be thrust upon us if we are living in the times described in Revelation… but that’s a discussion for another day.
Malcolm X, leader of the Nation of Islam many years ago said, “Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children!” While he was wrong about so much, this is something he got right. While it may sound harsh to consider our educational system our enemy, it certainly is appropriate for some segments of it.
Even if our offspring survive the public school system, which, incidentally, has some really fine, dedicated teachers – my daughter in law included, in spite of the best efforts of the NEA and its state affiliates, we send them off them off to over priced institutions dedicated to turning out model secular progressives, dedicated working for a larger, more comprehensive (and intrusive) government at all levels. Not only are they working to destroy our social structure, through ridicule and misinformation, they guide their young prey in the directions away from the Christian faith many had been taught through out their childhood.
It is a sad situation we find ourselves in today. Academics, and those who have been indoctrinated by their system, have managed to convince the rest of us that we need to put our children in their care for several formative years as they indoctrinate in the ways of secular progressivism.
The formerly mainstream press is raising all sorts of a stir about what they call Mitt Romney’s “gaffe” when he commented that 47% of the people are dependent on the government and paid no income taxes. When he said he was not going to pursue them for their votes, the press went ballistic, taking advantage of the incident to deflect the public attention from the blow back of Barack Hussein Obama’s appeasement policies in the Middle East.
While the percentage may not have been exactly right, the idea was right on target. There are people who cannot support themselves through no fault of their own, and properly receive the support of their fellow citizens. However, as much as the progressive left would have us believe otherwise, there really are people who have made a career working the system and… some are quite good at it.
Roughly half of the adult population pay no income taxes. Yet, this administration that tells us it is continuously pursuing the idea of “fairness”, sees no problem with this. Almost half the population is not impacted by tax rates going up or going down. His message of lower tax rates and support for job creators does not resonate with people who have become accustomed to having someone else pay their way. In fact some have the same reaction to work as Maynard G. Krebs.
It seems that the Democrats have had a change of heart at their convention after stinging rebukes from the Christian and Jewish communities. Both were incensed at the elimination of the recognition of God as the creator and sustainer of our nation, as well as the previously included support for recognition of Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. Apparently the Democrat leadership stuck their finger in the air and determined that the winds of public opinion were not with them.
After a hand wringing and “OMG, what are we going to do.” time, the puppet masters at the leftist confab decided to put the prior wording back into the the document that, for all intents and purposes, is meaningless in day to day government operation. Perhaps they tried to be a little more honest about their real inclinations… or they permitted a minority to steer the party onto the rocks once again. In any case the country was not ready for this blatant revelation of the atheism that leads us down the socialistic yellow brick road.
A while back I received an email from a reader claiming to be a Christian who criticized my support of the United States as a special country on earth that was put in place by our Creator as a “ shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere,” to use Ronald Reagan’s words. In the mold of Barack Obama and, to a lesser extent, Ron Paul, the writer began to list our sins in the international arena as justification, not only for the 911 attacks, but Iranian nuclear ambitions.
It seems he would have been quite comfortable with Jeremiah Wright’s sermon about America’s “chickens coming home to roost.” While it is undeniable that our country has taken some indefensible actions, the fact remains that, at least until recent years, it has been the closest thing to a Christian nation the world has seen. This thinking bothers the critics, whose secular humanistic expectations of us are higher than our creators, while they ignore the wickedness all around us.
My critic obviously either did not live through the cold war period, or has chosen to overlook the Evil Empire we faced off against in that time. It is easy to criticize the US for things that have gone wrong and justify the world hating us, while making nice with dictators, both major and petty, around the world who have slaughtered millions. It seems that there is a guilt among some for the success our country has had and the ease of their lives. There is also, in some quarters, a rejection of the Judeo-Christian values that have guided our country to greatness.
Almost every day we see more infringements on the rights given us by our creator and recognized in our constitution. That is they are outlined more specifically the first ten amendments that many insisted upon as a condition of ratifying the document.
We see the national government institutionalizing the end run around the Tenth Amendment with their overly broad and self-serving interpretation of the “commerce clause”. Of course everyone is familiar with the attempts to thwart the intent of the Second Amendment with all sorts of regulations, perhaps even treaties. These people, being smarter than we often give them credit for, understand that this amendment is not about protecting deer hunting.
Then there is the Fourth Amendment which is supposed to protect us from unreasonable searches and seizures. In reality it would, if we had and administration and local authorities that respected the restrictions.
The destruction of the First Amendment is in a category all by itself. Laws restricting the free exercise of religion are prohibited and this is generally respected, unless the religion is Christianity. In certain progressive quarters there is a deep seated hostility toward followers of Christ because they know we cannot serve two masters. We can follow our Creator or the state, which puts the real church, the “confessing church” as it was known in Bonhoeffer’s time, on a collision course with those who would be our secular masters.
The progressive pundits, and even some supposed conservative commentators, along with some vice presidential hopefuls are concerned about the recent turn of political discourse from the mundane world of government boondoggles and petty insider deals to the higher spiritual plain many believe does not exist. It is an area that they feel uncomfortable discussing, because they know there is a possibility that those believing in the Creator may just be right.
The formerly mainstream media and many in the Obama regime were shocked when Franklin Graham did not give a ringing endorsement to their messiah’s Christian beliefs fostered under the liberation theology preaching of Jeremiah Wright. To those who don’t know the Savior, a Christian is a Christian is a Christian – and it’s all foolishness to them. Those who have never read or tried to understand the message of God’s Word wouldn’t know how to recognize a real, imperfect, but forgiven believer, even if they ran over on in their Prius. So to them, the idea of someone having the form of Christianity, without the reality is beyond their comprehension… and is as silly to them as the squabbles between the early church and the Jewish religious establishment was to the Roman rulers of Jesus time.
To these people, hearing Franklin Graham’s comments after looking at the fruit of the Obama administration sounds just like political rhetoric dressed up in sanctified language. Graham said, “I’m a grandfather, I’ve got grandchildren, and I’m looking now at the world that they’re going to inherit, the world that they’re going to live in, and I shudder when I think about the changes that are taking place right now, and churches and pastors are not speaking out. And I just hope that pastors will speak the truth, God’s word, and how these policies that are being administered right now, how they’re undermining the churches, how they’re undermining our faith and how it’s going to undermine the United States of America.”
Over the past years, even under more benevolent administrations, we have seen increases in regulations tampering with ever growing areas of our lives. We have just recently felt the heat and aggravation as they have been coming at an ever increasing rate in recent years. We have more to blame for this than a renegade president and his henchmen.
We have found ourselves in a situation where there is a lawyer behind every business conversation, from employment interview to water cooler. Our food is relentlessly controlled, tested and “approved”. Our cars are in the process of becoming miniscule, underperforming death traps – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. What brought us to this enslaved condition? Why are we permitting this continue?
The fact is, at this point we have no other alternative. We have brought it upon ourselves. It has been truly said that if don’t have internal guidance, it will be imposed on us from the outside. In the past, there was a Christian consensus. Even those who did not claim to be followers of Christ, still tended to operate by the values of the Book.
A few days ago I received an email from a reader claiming to be a Christian who criticized my support of the United States as a special country on earth that was put in place by our Creator as a “ shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere,” to use Ronald Reagan’s words. In the mold of Barack Obama and, to a lesser extent, Ron Paul, the writer began to list our sins in the international arena as justification, not only for the 911 attacks, but Iranian nuclear ambitions.
It seems he would have been quite comfortable with Jeremiah Wright’s sermon about America’s “chickens coming home to roost.” While it is undeniable that our country has taken some indefensible actions, the fact remains that, at least until recent years, it has been the closest thing to a Christian nation the world has seen. This thinking bothers the critics, whose secular humanistic expectations of us are higher than our creators, while ignoring the wickedness all around us.
He obviously either did not live through the cold war period, or has chosen to overlook the Evil Empire we faced off against in that time. It is easy to criticize the US for things that have gone wrong and justify the world hating us, while making nice with dictators, both major and petty, around the world who have slaughtered millions. It seems that there is a guilt among some for the success our country has had and the ease of their lives. There is also, in some quarters, a rejection of the Judeo-Christian values that have guided our country to greatness.
As we observe the world around us, we see what seems to be a chaotic multiplicity of viewpoints and voices. However, when we look at them a little closer, we see what some proclaim to be fresh, new and exciting concepts, to be no more than variations on one or two age old themes.
Essentially there are two primary ways of viewing the world around us. C.S. Lewis called it the “Great Divide”. Do we live our lives with the recognition of the supreme being, or do we consider ourselves (man) to be the supreme being? There is even a perversion of the secular humanist thinking that sees man as the supreme underbeing and Mother Earth is the deity to be worshipped… in the way that these unusual people shall specify for us.
In any case, the culture war that currently engulfs our country is one that most who would claim the God centered world view are blissfully unaware of. So many, like their secular neighbors, are absorbed in their own lives and problems. They have been distracted by the small acts of goodness they can do, and totally miss the bigger picture that shows the Christian viewpoint being shuffled off to the side. Many of us have been majoring in minors, as the saying goes… fighting over hymnbook content or carpet colors.
In a search for attention and relevance, Gay Liberation Network co-founder Andy Thayer announced to those in the world who cared, “We are urging a boycott of the Salvation Army because it uses its selective interpretation of the Bible to promote discrimination against LGBT people in employment benefits and leadership positions within the Army.” Unwilling to risk the embarrassment of an empty press conference, the word was leaked by way of an inauspicious email to failed opinion maker, msnbc.com.
This is a tantrum by a member of the homosexual community that generally looks to a big brother government that gets it’s resources by confiscating the possessions the taxpayers. We need to compare this to the organization they are attacking, the Salvation Army. It helps kids in the cities. It helps victims of natural disasters. It helps prisoners. In many ways, the Salvation Army performs the task of being God’s hands and feet in our society and works off of the voluntary donations of many Americans.
There is the rub. The same God that tells us that true religion is looking out for the least and hurting in our society, also tells us that it is an abomination for a man to lie with another man as a man lies with a woman. (Leviticus 20:13) This is the thing that Thayer and his friends like blogger Bil (with one “l”) Browning cannot tolerate. It is the light of truth that shows the lie of the secular humanist assertion that same sex relationships are natural and should be accepted by everyone… even if it is against their will and religious convictions.
The various Darwinian evolutionary hypotheses all rest upon unproved assertions. In the final analysis, the best they can offer is “probably.”
All supposed proofs of Darwinian evolution, whichever of its many theoretical variants is chosen, amount to the unsubstantiated assumption that any two life forms that resemble each other must have evolved from a common ancestor or that one must have evolved from the other. Darwinian apologists have never, and probably can never, offered any example of a continuous evolution from one species to another, apart from controlled (i.e., the opposite of random Darwinian evolution) laboratory experiments with fast-breeding life forms, that doesn’t ultimately revert to the original. They are millions of miles removed from demonstrating a continuous evolutionary chain from one genus to another genus.
The only thing Darwinian apologists can offer to bolster their religious faith in godless materialism is “might have been,” “we can assume,” or “it is reasonable to think that.”
Herman Cain has committed an unforgivable sin. He is a successful conservative black American who has risen to the point where he is a serious contender for the position of President of the United States… and he has done this without the help of the Democrat Party. He has not relied upon minority set asides or government programs that treated him as less qualified or less capable than the progressive masters whose task, they believe, is to bring all of us into their vision of equality and submission.
If one listens to their rhetoric, one never hears the words freedom or happiness. They are revealing their kinship with French revolutionaries whose motto “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” led them to take bloody revenge on anyone they saw as their oppressor. This is in distinct contrast to the American founders desire for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. These two approaches revealed volumes about the mind sets and motivations of the two uprisings that took place at the end of the eighteenth century. The French wanted to make their masters pay. The Americans just wanted them to go away.
Because of this desire for revenge, public beheadings were a popular pastime for a while. It was as if the pitiful peasants lot was made more bearable by seeing a perceived enemy come to a swift and violent end from a falling blade. While it may have made some of the poor feel better for a short while, it did nothing to improve his basic way of life. It was in this anger that a certain righteousness was felt that gave license to perform all sorts of atrocities.
Sunday morning as I sat in church listening to the choir singing about our unchanging God, it occurred to me why even those who say they are open to any and every new idea are so closed minded when it comes to the Christian influence on society. We live in a world where attempts to rewrite our history run rampant on almost every college campus. We have judges deciding cases based on their “new and improved” ideas rather than on the Constitution that is to be the basis of our justice and government. Traditional values are not only disregarded, they are openly scorned by the elites in media and government.
Refugees from the sixties protests have taken shelter in the academic world where they have done their best to complete the job they began fifty some years ago. In that time our real heroes have been rendered irrelevant and leaders of the their attempted revolution have been revered. The morality of the day is, in reality, no morality at all as their actions are guided not so much by doing that which feels good, as they tell us, but to show that they are free from old fashioned restraints that have been honored for centuries.
In their efforts to demonstrate their rejection of Christianity, many modern day “free thinkers” have embraced most everything else. They have even gone so far as to praise the introduction of Islam and it’s sharia law as being a welcome addition to our society. If they really looked into what they were supporting, the homosexuals among them would be unhappy with their fate in Muslim societies. Being thrown from high building tends to shorten one’s life expectancy. Those addicted to alcohol, drugs or sex, would likewise find themselves in a sad situation with these newcomers in control.
For ages, students of human psychology have debated the relative impacts of nature and nurture in determining individual development. In other words, what characteristics are we born with, and which ones develop as a result of outside influences and life experiences. For decades, the American Psychological Association regarded homosexuality as an aberrant condition that could be treated and corrected.
It was long understood that boys growing up without a strong male presence, particularly those with a dominating female presence, would be more inclined toward homosexual behavior Much of the behavior was attributed to environmental factors, which led to the belief that it could be corrected.
Then came the politically correctness revolution. Springing to life in academia, this political correctness sought to minimize social and institutional offense in gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, certain other religions, beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contexts by declaring certain ideas, language, ideas and behavior to be inappropriate and off limits in the supposedly open and tolerant world then envisioned.
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