Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic. Pope Benedict XVI
What we hear from Obama is the eternal mantra of the socialists; America is broken, millions have no health care, families cannot afford necessities, the rich are evil, we are selfish, we are unhappy, unfulfilled, without hope, desperate, poverty stricken, morally desolate, corrupt and racist. This nihilism is the lifeblood of all the democrat candidates, even hope you can believe in performers like Obama. When Michelle Obama claims she is only newly proud of her country, she does not exaggerate. In her world as in Obamas, they believe we are a mess, a land filled with the ignorant and unenlightened, filled with despair (Fairchok).
Monday, February 25, 2008
Doing Battle with Hope Fiends, Crockheads, and Moonbatshiners
740 posted on 03/18/2008 11:14:58 AM EDT by Matchett-PI http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1987495/posts?page=740#740
Jim Wallis has a 35-year history of embracing pacifist, anti-capitalist, pro-socialist positions.
An authentic theology teaches us that individual Christians have responsibilities toward God, in this order:
 God and the life of the spirit first,
 direct charitable care of others second,
 and only then draws consequences for a just social order.
Mans personal dignity requires besides that he enjoy freedom and be able to make up his own mind when he acts. In his association with his fellows, therefore, there is every reason why his recognition of rights, observance of duties, and many-sided collaboration with other men, should be primarily a matter of his own personal decision.
Each man should act on his own initiative, conviction, and sense of responsibility, not under the constant pressure of external coercion or enticement. There is nothing human about a society that is welded together by force.
Far from encouraging, as it should, the attainment of mans progress and perfection, it is merely an obstacle to his freedom.
Hence, a regime which governs solely or mainly by means of threats and intimidation or promises of reward, provides men with no effective incentive to work for the common good.
And even if it did, it would certainly be offensive to the dignity of free and rational human beings.
Consequently, laws and decrees passed in contravention of the moral order, and hence of the divine will, can have no binding force in conscience, since it is right to obey God rather than men. - Pope John XXIII, On Establishing Universal Peace In Truth, Justice, Charity, And Liberty, April 11, 1963