Skip to comments.Early warning shots-- the War against Religion...
Posted on 05/06/2005 3:43:52 AM PDT by backhoe
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Bookmarked. Got in on the first page this time.
False Religions must be destroyed
Congradulations, and thanks for looking.
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IT WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE FLOCK!
Thanks for assembling these links. I've been really puzzled by the references to "Dominionists" that I've started seeing in the press. I'm a Christian, and I had never heard of them until the left dug them up. And now it appears that we're all members!
People of Faith need to see this stuff for what it is- it's developing an ugly taint.
A proper reaction to secularism will prevail; an extreme or misguided one will lead to chaos.
There's no denying it.
ONCE AGAIN THANKYOU!
I AM BLESSED BY YOU AND SO MANY HERE!
the home flock is very rural.some have not driven further than 30 miles from the little church.
i have been subjected to the whole big world as preperation to do the Lord's work.
the posts you and many here become great teaching tools,and get sent to the home flock and to the cyber flock.
Thanks for the kind words, and I took a look at your link-- it's very nice. Mrs. B works here:
The Georgia Episcopal Camp and Conference Center (Honey Creek)
Did you read George Will's article yesterday? He was touting that the attacks against Christians are being over-rated and that we are acting like Chicken Little. I guess if they ever start carting us off to concentration camps, when the UN becomes the workld body, he will be saying, "Don't worry, folks...it's just the most radical element that even they couldn't control. We'll all be better off now!"
Yes, I did... I like George Will well enough, but I'm afraid his years of being among the more elite has made him tone-deaf to the concerns of us closer to everyday America.
IMO religious ideology doesn't belong in politics. Spirituality does.
There probably are overreacters everywhere, to everything, but I don't think they're anywhere near as significant as these articles make them sound. I live in the South, where they might be expected to be concentrated, and I'd never heard of them before. I would suspect that most of them keep away from secular society all together and probably belong to some fairly clannish little groups that do not actually engage in politics, or have very little following if they do.
But it's a useful concept for the left to use to attack religious people. It's like saying everybody opposed to abortion is a would-be Eric Rudolph.
But that means only the Mormons would be left! :)
The real majority is finding its feet.
If the secular left keeps pushing, the inevitable pushback is really going to sting.
I don't think they see it coming, because (to borrow an old TASS phrase), they do not understand the correlation of forces they have set in motion.
I suspect you are right.
Zealots of any stripe are dangerous, and best kept at arm's length, too frequently at gunpoint.
Gore: Bush faith akin to fundamentalist Islam - "It's the American version of the same fundamentalist impulse that we see in Saudi Arabia, in Kashmir..."
Robert Reichs Religion Problem - "The great conflict of the 21st century will not be between the West and terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic, not a belief. The true battle will be between modern civilization and anti-modernists; between those who believe in the primacy of the individual and those who believe that human beings owe their allegiance and identity to a higher authority; between those who give priority to life in this world and those who believe that human life is mere preparation for an existence beyond life; between those who believe in science, reason, and logic and those who believe that truth is revealed through Scripture and religious dogma."
Taliban west? Liberals worry that President Bush's reelection will lead to an American theocracy - Historian Garry Wills calls Nov. 2 "the day the Enlightenment went out," saying that with the influence of Christian "fundamentalists," Americans have now come to resemble the Islamic jihadists that we are fighting.
Why Bush threatens secularism - "An event that is billed as a celebration for the entire nation should include everyone, even those who profess no faith, this inaugural sent a message that in order to be truly American, you must also be religious." - Barry Lynn
I greatly appreciate those links- thank you.
Zealotry is as zealotry does. America's revolution and its defense have always been carried out by zealots. It's not really the zealots who worry me. People who manipulate others are rarely passionate about the issues they fire up in the objects of their influence; it's usually something else they want instead.
I disagree. Our revolution and defense have been carried out by men of reasoned conviction. Zealotry has no use for reason.
Interesting observations. I think reason can motivate enthusiasm. If you don't like to call it zealotry, I'm OK with that.
I took Mr. G. Will off of my list of must read articles when he wrote against the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
He is, at best, a "Bill of Rights is a menue" conservative, and, at worst, no conservative at all, which is probably a distinction without a difference.
IMHO, Will is no friend of the conservative movement. He wants to be accepted by the academy in the worst way.
To me zealotry is the point at which enthusiasm is no longer reasoned, and becomes irrational. Then the end is justifying the means and denying the consequences.
"False Religions must be destroyed."
And exactly who will be appointed to make up the list for destruction?
Drstroy them all. Let God sort it out.
It just shows how wrong-headed, and fanatical, some of these characters are.
Personally, I don't give a rip if a person is religious or not, so long as he's law-abiding and decent toward others. I'm not interested in forcing anyone to believe in anything- but I don't like the hostility manifesting itself to any kind of faith, and I do believe the goal is to silence "anyone who would dare tell me what I am doing is wrong."
For NOW President Melanie Dietzel, the issue is the inappropriateness of a non-diverse group using the facilities of a diverse campus. "Youre inviting parents to bring their kids and you have this going on, on campus. What kind of message is that sending about their true dedication to diversity?" she asked. "My point is, our university is saying we have this diversity plan in place that we want to protect, encourage, support, be tolerant of all of this diversity. And yet, in our Razorback Stadium, were going to have speakers who have made these broad statements openly defying the philosophy of the university. I just think this flies in the face of what theyre promoting as the universitys real efforts at diversity."
In other words, "diversity" means NO CHRISTIANS ALLOWED.
That's exactly where we are heading.
If they love "tolerance" so much, maybe they should start practicing it.
Thanks for the link.
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