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"Make Us Gods Who Will Go Before Us"
Fightin Words ^ | December 6, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson

Posted on 12/06/2009 7:41:58 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson

As Americans, there is a disconnect between our professed regard for liberty and this tendency to seek for ourselves gods among men. On the surface, we love to wrap ourselves in the rhetoric of equality, freedom, and the populist sentiments underlying representative government. On the other, we crave, demand, and ultimately crown royalty. A friend recently told me in reference to President Obama, “The way he speaks, you can just tell he’s intelligent. He’s so intelligent. And you want that in your president, someone intelligent.” The unspoken implication which I find echoed in criticisms of Sarah Palin is we want a leader who can serve as our civic auto-pilot, someone smarter than us, better than us, closer to perfect. Such a person demonstrates, through their intellectual peacocking, their right to rule. We dutifully oblige them. But this runs counter to such pedestrian ideas as “all men are Created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” We cannot have it both ways. We either believe all men have equal intrinsic worth, or we don’t. When we don’t, we come up with asinine ideas like the president ought to be smarter than us, or Tiger Woods is God, or any other manifestation of Beatlemania-like idolatry.

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TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: cultofpersonality; idolatry; sarahpalin; tigerwoods

1 posted on 12/06/2009 7:41:58 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’

(Commandment Number One)

If they keep removing the Ten Commandments from public view, does that mean that we now have to follow THEIR commandments as defined by the current propaganda and p.c. codes?

IMHO


2 posted on 12/06/2009 7:50:54 AM PST by ripley
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To: ripley
If they keep removing the Ten Commandments from public view, does that mean that we now have to follow THEIR commandments as defined by the current propaganda and p.c. codes?

Yup! It is the purpose behind removing God from the public square. There is a vacuum and it then is filled with their gods, their laws, their ideas, their philosophy, their PC, and ultimately their sins.

3 posted on 12/06/2009 7:55:41 AM PST by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

Take away TOTUS and he’s got nothing.....


4 posted on 12/06/2009 7:57:33 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: EBH

“...their gods, their laws, their ideas, their philosophy, their pc, and ultimately their sins.”

So, the game is afoot Watson.

IMHO


5 posted on 12/06/2009 9:02:50 AM PST by ripley
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To: libertarian27

The thing about the teleprompter is, I do not find it indicative of his intelligence so much as his dishonesty. Look, if you believe what you say, it comes naturally. It’s when you’re playing a role that you need a script. Obama’s dishonesty is no indication of his intelligence. I think it foolhardy to underestimate the intelligence of the opposition.


6 posted on 12/06/2009 5:09:58 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson (fightinwords.us)
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To: Walter Scott Hudson
I think it foolhardy to underestimate the intelligence of the opposition.

Absolutely, but I don't think he is THE opposition, I truly believe he is only the product of the opposition - a bobble-head, if you will.

His metronome head shows me he is still the student, even though people will say he's the professor.

Virtuosos do not use Metronomes when they perform.

They have an internal beat, He doesn't.

7 posted on 12/06/2009 8:26:12 PM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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