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"God is Dead," Now We'll Create our Global Village -or- Why Christians are Mentally Ill
Chronwatch ^ | Jan. 2, 2006 | Linda Kimball

Posted on 01/02/2006 4:01:41 AM PST by Lindykim

"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study.  It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed.  Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from 'mental rigidity,' 'dogmatism,' and 'uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness."  (B.K. Eakman, Chronicles, Oct. 2004, pp. 28-29)  

As usual with leftists, the true meaning of their words is couched in deceptive code.  When the deceptions are peeled away we discover that ''dogmatism'' refers to Christianity, ''mental rigidity'' refers to ''individualism,'' and ''uncertainty avoidance'' really means that Christians are resistant to the ''change-through-consensus'' process.  (See: Psychopolitics:  Erasing Christianity through the Consensus Process, Linda Kimball)  

Megalomaniac Darwinian globalists are in the process of creating a new world order in which the Masters (themselves) will be served by scientifically-re-engineered "Un Man."  The stumbling block is Christianity and the individualism that naturally occurs from belief in God as Sovereign of the universe.  Hence the unrelenting and increasingly virulent hatred being spewed at Christians, Christmas, and all things relating to Christianity.  

Christianity and the ''individualism'' it gives rise to are anathema to Darwinian global collectivists, as is made clear by the following:  

"Teaching children to read was a perversion and high literacy rates bred the sustaining force behind individualism."  (John Dewey, Father of Progressive Education)  

Note: see ''Sovietization of America'' (Linda Kimball) for details concerning America's high literacy rates in pre-progressivized America.  

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogma"  (G. Brock Chisholm, psychiatrist and co-founder of The World Federation of Mental Health).  

"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with…allegiances to our founding fathers…our elected officials…his parents…belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity.  It's up to…teachers to make these sick children well—by creating the international child of the future"  (Chester Pierce, Prof. of Educ. and Psychiatry at Harvard, 1970).  

Here is Laventi Pavlovich Beria, head of the Soviet Secret Police and Stalin's right hand man, linking Christianity to individualism:  "There are those who…gave Man to believe that goals should be personally sought and held, and that…Man's entire impulse toward higher things stemmed from Freedom.  We must bear in mind that the same people who embraced this philosophy also continued in Man the myth of spiritual existence"  (Russian Manual on Psychopolitics, patriot-publications.com).  

The global village under construction is being modeled along the same lines as the ancient pagan humanist model.  In that model of man and the world, God is reduced to an impersonal animating force, immanent throughout the cosmos.  In other words, God is the impersonal life-force within all matter, be it in the shape of mountain, man, insect, cloud, sun, water, etc.  In today's vernacular, man is ''one'' with the cosmos and everything is divine.   In this view, mankind's worth is measured by the value of animals, insects, and the environment in general.  By this measure, man always comes out the loser.  This means that not only is human life very cheap, but that mankind is more often than not accused of desecrating the sacredness of the environment.  This accounts for the viciously anti-human tirades leveled at all of us today, such as:  "a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.  They all feel pain.  There is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights"  (Ingrid Newkirk, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).  

Both the ancients and today's neo-pagans were and are concerned with population control, which was then as it is today, practiced through rampant abortion, infanticide, child abandonment, eugenics, controlled marriages, and homosexuality, among other methods.   Thus both the ancient pagan model and today's neo-pagan version are inherently anti-human.  

Here again is Laventi Pavlovich Beria expressing his neo-pagan view of ''earth as a living organism'' and mankind as "matter," or as he put it-- an "aggregation of cells."  Remember, he is claiming these things in the name of science: "Man is…a colonial aggregation of cells…to consider him an individual would be an error…Earth is an individual organism.  Earth has as its organs the various races and nations of men.  Where one of these is permitted to remain disaffected, Earth…is threatened with death…rebellion of one country…against the total organism of Earth, would find Earth sick"  (Russian Manual On Psychopolitics).  The shrill hysteria surrounding the myth of global warming comes into focus in light of the neo-pagan worldview.  

Another neo-pagan, and contemporary of Beria is Al Gore.  His book, "Earth in the Balance" is redolent of neo-pagan pantheism.  He writes approvingly of the Gaia (earth goddess) theory, which teaches that inorganic nature is "part of life itself."  He speaks rapturously of the ''living world,'' the ''sacredness of earth,'' the ''sacredness of water,'' and so forth.  

So what are the evils of social conservatives and Christians in particular, by the reckoning of Gore, Beria, and their ilk?  Capitalism—a natural out-growth of individualism.  In Beria's words: "Thus the putrescent illness of Capitalist States, spreading its pus and bacteria…would not do otherwise than to bring about Earth's death unless these ill organisms are brought into loyalty and obedience."  

In both the ancient humanist model and in today's version thereof, mankind must belong to and exist for, the good of the state.  In ancient times this view, coupled to the idea that human life was cheap, led to slavery (half of Rome's population were slaves), human sacrifice, humans used as entertainment (in the arenas, for example), cannibalism, and so forth.  In today's version, we can see examples of this view in the use of dehumanizing terms such as "non-persons," "uterine content," and "human resources" (animated tools).  The fight to prevent drilling for oil in Alaska, as well as the numerous cases of Americans losing their homes, land, jobs, etc. all give evidence of humanist nature worship.  

However, not all human life was viewed as being cheap.  A small number of people—high priests, kings, Caesars, etc., stood apart from the masses and were viewed as being magical and/or godlike.  This was because they were the interpreters of nature's divine forces.  Because these ''elites'' seemingly possessed these abilities, and were thus the vital link between the masses of ''lesser beings'' and nature's divinity, they thus became the ultimate source of knowledge and authority.  Quite literally, whatever they felt or thought became the law of the land.  Self-evidently, this way of thinking united both secular and religious powers in one, which leads to but one end---totalitarianism.  

Aristotle articulated all of these concepts in "Politics," which closely mirrors the thinking of today's neo-pagan globalists, who seek to ''heal the world'' by collectivizing the world's population into global oneness (they call this "peace, equality, and social justice): "that some should rule and others be ruled is not only necessary but expedient; from the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule…It is clear…that some men are by nature free and others slaves, and that for these latter, slavery is…expedient and right…The citizen should be moulded to suit the form of government under which he lives…citizens…belong to the State."  (Source: "The Theme Is Freedom," by M. Stanton Evans, pp. 133)  

Georg Hegel restated Aristotle's concepts: "The State is the absolute reality and the individual…has existence, truth, morality only in his capacity as a member of the State."  

Once more, here are the ''evils'' that lead to divisiveness and loss of ''oneness'' within the state:  "The tenets of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-will…personal creativeness are…antipathetic to the good of the Greater State.  These willful and unaligned forces are…an illness."  (Laventi Pavlovich Beria, "Russian Manual on Psychopolitics)  

Exactly what is ''individualism,'' how is it linked to Christianity, and why do collectivists see it as evil?  Part of the answer is revealed by how the whole world counts time: Before Christ (B.C.) and A.D. (Anno Domini).  Before Christ (B.C.), the collectivization and/or ''oneness'' of pagan pantheism ruled the world.  The process of ''individualizing human beings'' first began when the Word (God of the Bible) led, what was labeled as the lesser beings known as Hebrews out of bondage to the Egyptians.  The Hebrews subsequent actions literally paved the way for the birth of Jesus Christ.  Keep in mind that because human life, and in particular that of unborn and newborns was cheap, Christ's birth was truly a miraculous event, given prevailing attitudes.   

Jesus Christ, having been ''born into the darkness of the world'' proved Himself to be the world's ultimate Revolutionary and One Source of true Enlightenment.  It was His gospel of ''Good News'' that brought salvation to the souls of the lesser beings.  He did this by revealing to them that each and every human person is created in the image of his Maker, endowed with both intrinsic value and a soul within which reside both conscience and free-will.  Jesus Christ literally liberated the souls of all lesser beings from the miasma of ''oneness,'' thereby bringing them out of the darkness of spiritual bondage and into the light where their spirits could soar freely as unique individuals, as they are before the eyes of their Maker.  

Tragically, we have forgotten how profoundly radical Paul's message to Philemon was when, in writing to Philemon about his run-away slave Onesimus, Paul said:  "Receive him (Onesimus) not as a slave, but as a brother beloved."  This was among the most revolutionary concepts the world had ever heard—a slave—a lesser being on the level of a soulless animal who could be used as an animated tool, was actually a beloved brother.  

Jesus Christ's radical gospel proclaimed that God is Sovereign over the whole of creation, thus there is no such thing as ''divine'' kings, elites, etc.  It further proclaimed that all men are equally ''fallen'' and therefore sinners.   These revolutionary concepts were literally cataclysmic in their effects upon the ancient power structure.  Christ proclaimed that no one is above God's law, no human being is to be worshipped, nature (the creation) is not to be worshipped, and no human being has the right to force his will upon the rest of God's children.  The spread of the Good News eventually led to the collapse of the ancient world.  

"There is no greater drama in human record than the sight of a few Christians, scorned or oppressed by…emperors, bearing all trials with a fiery tenacity, multiplying quietly, building order while their enemies generated chaos, fighting the sword with the word, brutality with hope, and at long last defeating the strongest state that history has ever known.  Caesar and Christ had met in the arena and Christ had won"  (Will Durant, "Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity From Their Beginnings to A.D. 325, pp 652).    

Christ's "Good News" served as the leavening agent for Western thinkers, and led to the creation of Christendom.  Then, marching under the authority of God, America's revolutionary leaders founded America and enshrined the Good News in the Declaration of Independence--the principal manifesto of the American Revolution and of American culture and politics in general.  The scriptural origin is apparent in the very words: ''all men are created equal'' and that they are ''endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights…" Patrick Henry, 1775: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom here."  

Benjamin Franklin, 1748: "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God…"  

One of the very first proclamations made—In the Name of Science, Amen!—by evolutionary humanists was: ''God is Dead!"  Almost in the same breath they proclaimed—In the Name of Science, Amen!—that man is henceforth a soulless animal—an ''aggregation of cells'' with no particular value, no conscience, and no free-will.  Since those initial decrees, neo-pagan humanists have been working towards the collectivization of human-cells into a New/Old World global village where worship of nature takes precedence over soulless aggregations of human-cells.   

In describing Christian America, Benjamin Franklin observed: "Atheism is unknown there.  Infidelity is rare and secret; so that persons may live to a great age in that country without having their piety shocked by meeting with either Atheist or an Infidel."   Patrick Henry warned that: "It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."  

As Americans began turning their backs on God, atheist and infidel alike began crawling out of the dark, sharpening their swords, and forging our chains.  God-haters calling themselves the ACLU, PFAW, GSLEN, GLAAD, PFLAG, George Soros, Michael Moore, Al Franken, Code Pink, the New York Times and its army of mainstream infidels, progressives, liberals, secular humanists, radical peace-activists, PETA, and so on.   An army of parasitic infidels, having declared that our founders and Christian conservatives are mentally-ill, are working day and night to demolish America and re-enslave your souls.   

Sources:  

"Brave New Schools: Chronology Index" by Berit Kjos www.conservativeusa.org/goalsofpsychiatry  

"The Theme is Freedom, Religion, Politics and the American Tradition" M. Stanton Evans  

"What If Jesus Christ Had Never Been Born?" Dr. James Kennedy  

"The Russian Manual on Psychopolitics" patriot-publications.com

Founder's quotes from www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/founding.html

About the Writer: Linda Kimball is a writer and author of numerous articles and essays on culture, politics, and world view. Linda receives e-mail at LindyKimball@msn.com.


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1 posted on 01/02/2006 4:01:47 AM PST by Lindykim
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To: ItsOurTimeNow; little jeremiah; DirtyHarryY2K

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2 posted on 01/02/2006 4:02:55 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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3 posted on 01/02/2006 4:03:33 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: Lindykim
And we as the standard barriers "Progressive Relativism" is the way to a bright future. Think of what a good job we've done in France and most of the EU, come join us into a brave new world.
4 posted on 01/02/2006 4:06:19 AM PST by Recon Dad (Proud Marine Dad)
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To: Lindykim

Hopefully this ends our tax dollars going to study anything at these crack houses. Wasn't there just a study released last week saying religious folks are happier folks.


5 posted on 01/02/2006 4:06:59 AM PST by cobaltblu
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To: Lindykim
When I went to click on this, I was a bit apprehensive -- thinking that the title was "straight" and the posting was the work of a troll. Glad I went ahead -- great article.

Reminds me of something C.S. Lewis (I think probably in the 40s) about the choice "between Arthur and Mordred" getting always clearer and more unavoidable, a theme further developed in That Hideous Strength.

There was something too in the Vermont Royster column the WSJ traditionally runs for Christmas (also originally appearing in the 40s) about the danger that men would again fall into the darkness of believing that government was supreme.

6 posted on 01/02/2006 4:19:33 AM PST by maryz
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To: maryz

CS Lewis----one of my favorites---and mentors.


7 posted on 01/02/2006 4:22:24 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: Lindykim

This outta really get the evo and treason lobbies going. LOL.
Here's to being "Strident". But can we ratchet it up another notch?


8 posted on 01/02/2006 4:25:25 AM PST by Havoc (President George and King George.. coincidence?)
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To: Lindykim
"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from 'mental rigidity,' 'dogmatism,' and 'uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." (B.K. Eakman, Chronicles, Oct. 2004, pp. 28-29)

This would be a good time to remind everyone that in the Soviet Union, if you objected to the system, you would be considered to be mentally ill, and committed to an asylum (or ordered to a gulag, or just executed).

As always, leftists believe that theirs is the only good way, and that if you disagree with them, there must be something wrong with you. Or, it could be that you're just plain evil. So, off to the looney bin. Or jail. Or the grave.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Mark

9 posted on 01/02/2006 4:28:56 AM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: cobaltblu

BTTT!


10 posted on 01/02/2006 4:29:04 AM PST by CDHart (The world has become a lunatic asylum and the lunatics are in charge.)
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".....Benjamin Franklin, 1748: "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God…" ....."

Explain THIS to a liberal who always goes on with that constantly misquote one-liner, ".....seperation of dchurch and state..."--not that THAT matters--for as far as I have always been told--our " Freedom " comes at the hands of the generous, bellevolsnt gov't whose job it is to take care us of from the craddle to the gave!!!....


Happy New Years again!

AirBorne


11 posted on 01/02/2006 4:31:24 AM PST by AirBorn
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To: Lindykim
Great article. Bookmarked.

"In describing Christian America, Benjamin Franklin observed: "Atheism is unknown there. Infidelity is rare and secret; so that persons may live to a great age in that country without having their piety shocked by meeting with either Atheist or an Infidel."

I'm afraid Ben Franklin wouldn't recognize America today.

12 posted on 01/02/2006 4:32:19 AM PST by manwiththehands (My wish for the new year: I wish Republicans were running the country.)
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To: Lindykim

ttt


13 posted on 01/02/2006 4:43:11 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from 'mental rigidity,' 'dogmatism,' and 'uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness."

And sodomites and pedophiles are perfectly normal....

14 posted on 01/02/2006 4:45:30 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Lindykim

Are they taking Michael Savage's assertion that "Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder" and turning it around and thowing it back at us? Sort of like the GI in the foxhole picking up an incoming grenade and thowing it back at the thrower just in time for it to explode?

Who's sick, the generators of peace, prosperity and strength, or the perverted minds of the Socialist Left? I know which one is sick.


15 posted on 01/02/2006 4:48:30 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion never saved a soul - that's Jesus' job.)
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To: Lindykim

I'm glad they think 'God is dead', more of Him for the rest of us.


16 posted on 01/02/2006 4:53:20 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Lindykim

they forgot to add Hillary's book under Sources..it takes a village idiot......


17 posted on 01/02/2006 4:57:15 AM PST by Gone_Postal (government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take it away)
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To: Always Right

"And sodomites and pedophiles are perfectly normal..."

No doubt. Puke!


19 posted on 01/02/2006 5:04:26 AM PST by MeekMom (Praise Jesus! We have so much to be thankful for!)
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To: wolfcreek
"'mental rigidity,' 'dogmatism,' and 'uncertainty avoidance' "

I'll take these as compliments. I think the author plays up the individualism a bit too much. If Christians set themselves up as individualists then they will be picked off one by one.

Ultimately, I think all Christians need to do two three things:

1) Get in a church, yes, one that has 4 walls and an organized structure

2)Withdraw your children from public schools (a christian should have many children if they can)

3)Own guns and plenty of them.

20 posted on 01/02/2006 5:04:53 AM PST by Pio (He who has not Mary for a Mother, has not God for a Father.)
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To: Lindykim
This one's a keeper.
There are some FReepers who really should read this. May their hearts not be so hardened that they are angered, and thus turn farther away.
21 posted on 01/02/2006 5:14:49 AM PST by labette (Continually discovering things I am completely ignorant about...since 1959)
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To: Lindykim

bfl


22 posted on 01/02/2006 5:18:12 AM PST by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Popman

ping


23 posted on 01/02/2006 5:20:40 AM PST by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Lindykim

First rate bump!


24 posted on 01/02/2006 5:23:57 AM PST by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: Lindykim

Mental disturbances certainly don't jibe with mental "rigidity".


25 posted on 01/02/2006 5:24:17 AM PST by KStorm (Currently residing in the NO TIN ZONE)
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To: Lindykim
As usual with leftists, the true meaning of their words is couched in deceptive code. When the deceptions are peeled away we discover that ''dogmatism'' refers to Christianity, ''mental rigidity'' refers to ''individualism,'' and ''uncertainty avoidance'' really means that Christians are resistant to the ''change-through-consensus'' process. (See: Psychopolitics: Erasing Christianity through the Consensus Process, Linda Kimball)

Also known as The Delphi Technique.


26 posted on 01/02/2006 5:32:59 AM PST by rdb3 (This is a ch__ch. What's missing?)
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To: Fzob
A small number of people—high priests, kings, Caesars, etc., stood apart from the masses and were viewed as being magical and/or godlike. This was because they were the interpreters of nature’s divine forces. Because these ''elites'' seemingly possessed these abilities, and were thus the vital link between the masses of ''lesser beings'' and nature’s divinity, they thus became the ultimate source of knowledge and authority. Quite literally, whatever they felt or thought became the law of the land. Self-evidently, this way of thinking united both secular and religious powers in one, which leads to but one end---totalitarianism.

Interesting comment in lieu of the way some moon bat liberals think of the "Bush-bots" and religious conservatives in general.

We are so blinded by our "religion" and love of all things "Bush" or "Rovian", we are walking blindly into a totalitarian state and too stupid to know it. Only they have the clarity to see the enormous fraud being perpetuated upon the American people.

They are probably 100 posts a day at DUmmies basically saying that exact same thing

............and they think we are the gullible ones

27 posted on 01/02/2006 5:49:53 AM PST by Popman (What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Lindykim

Bookmarked and bumped


28 posted on 01/02/2006 5:56:14 AM PST by Popman (What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman

Good insight.


29 posted on 01/02/2006 6:01:36 AM PST by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Lindykim
CS Lewis----one of my favorites...

A couple of his titles for others here:

Mere Christianity

Miracles

30 posted on 01/02/2006 6:02:03 AM PST by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: Lindykim
Georg Hegel restated Aristotle's concepts: "The State is the absolute reality and the individual…has existence, truth, morality only in his capacity as a member of the State."

That's an important quote, going to the heart of the left's agenda. Especially those that want to be part of the ruling elite class of The State.

Again, look into The Frankfurt School for where many of their specific tactics originated.

31 posted on 01/02/2006 6:08:47 AM PST by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: Lindykim
Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from 'mental rigidity,' 'dogmatism,' and 'uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." . . .

Well, these things are true for many "social conservatives", especially those whose conservatism stems entirely from religious beliefs. But they also hold true for many adherents of leftist philosophies, who cling fast to dogmatic beliefs in the power of socialism to solve all problems, just as many religious people cling fast to the belief that all problems would be solved if everybody would just believe what they believe. Both camps use extreme social pressure and brainwashing techniques to try to stamp out uncertainty in their ranks. I'm always amused at how both camps, who claim to inhabit opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum, are devoted to a dogma of the evilness of humans -- religious conservatives with their dogma about inherent sinfulness, the fall of Adam, yadda yadda; lefties with their dogma about humans destroying the planet. Both symptoms of the same mental illness, if you ask me -- good old-fashioned self-loathing.

When the deceptions are peeled away we discover that ''dogmatism'' refers to Christianity, ''mental rigidity'' refers to ''individualism,'' and ''uncertainty avoidance'' really means that Christians are resistant to the ''change-through-consensus'' process.

Nonsense, conservative and orthodox Judaism certainly are included, and most of these scholars would include Islam to the extent that it is a religious movement (though it is largely a political movement, and many of these scholars are no doubt sympathetic to its political agenda). "Mental rigidity" refers to their stubborn refusal to consider the possibility of flaws in their belief system (again, displayed just as zealously by religious conservatives and socialist/envirowacko leftists). "Uncertainty avoidance" really is a pretty unique feature of religious conservatism, and refers to psychological dependence on the belief that they know everything that it's important to know and that the final outcome of their own consciousness and of the whole world is certain, and they know what it is. Leftists almost universally rely on the opposite psychological dependence, namely, belief in extreme uncertainty, with personal and group adherence to the belief system utterly dependent on perpetual fear of what may happen if they don't stick to their belief system and persuade most of the world to convert to it -- if we don't cut down our use of paper and recycle every scrap endlessly, there will be no more forests, the whole environment will be horribly toxic from the output of pulp and paper factories, all the animals will die, and we will suffer the equivalent of burning in hell for eternity. Opposite psychological dependencies, but equally nutty, and with pretty much equal potential for harm.

A handful of leftist movements, not the least of which was the Soviet Communist movement, had an dependence more like that of religious conservatives, in which they firmly believed they would save the world by convincing everyone to believe what they believe. For a more recent, smaller, and kookier example of this, read up on the National Labor Federation which, although it has had to give up its firm date on which it assured members it would control the world, continues to operate under many front groups, including the Eastern Service Workers Association. Even many lefties find this group alarming.
History of NLF: http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:IAySpXvnGfIJ:boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/21338/index.php++%22eastern+service+workers%22&hl=en
List of National Labor Federation front groups: http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:IAySpXvnGfIJ:boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/21338/index.php++%22eastern+service+workers%22&hl=en
Alarmed leftist sounding a warning: http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:IAySpXvnGfIJ:boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/21338/index.php++%22eastern+service+workers%22&hl=en
college prof who's been duped into recruiting for ESWA: http://sociology.department.tcnj.edu/Internshippage/SWK/SWKeswa.HTM

32 posted on 01/02/2006 6:10:52 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Lindykim

ping for later read


33 posted on 01/02/2006 6:14:04 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Bump for later read.


34 posted on 01/02/2006 6:17:27 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Lindykim
Memories of 'you are obsolete!'


35 posted on 01/02/2006 6:31:22 AM PST by Cvengr (<;^))
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To: Lindykim
Thanks for a great post
Ping for later consumption...
36 posted on 01/02/2006 6:38:02 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers are out there; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions)
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To: rdb3
Your delphi technique link should be mandatory reading for any freeper who attends lots of meetings.

Apologies to all for straying from topic.

37 posted on 01/02/2006 6:43:20 AM PST by labette (Continually discovering things I am completely ignorant about...since 1959)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Definitely worth your time to read the article and ensuing comments.


38 posted on 01/02/2006 6:43:49 AM PST by Zechariah_8_13 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Lindykim

Liberals and leftists suffer from grandiosity, paranoia, and depression.


39 posted on 01/02/2006 6:44:07 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: manwiththehands
Considering how much strange Ben Franklin was getting his remarks about infidelity are pretty odd.

L

40 posted on 01/02/2006 7:12:10 AM PST by Lurker (You don't let a pack of wolves into the house just because they're related to the family dog.)
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To: Lurker

What an interesting selection of insights to comment on!


41 posted on 01/02/2006 9:37:08 AM PST by doberville
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Good thing we've got your kind of conservative to watch over us mentally disturbed and self-loathing automatons.
42 posted on 01/02/2006 9:40:53 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Lindykim

As long as they think we're nuts why can't we bring back the stake and burn them for witchcraft, heresy, and blasphemy ? They'd be convinced they are right and the rest of society could get back to normal.


43 posted on 01/02/2006 9:50:02 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Lindykim

bump


44 posted on 01/02/2006 9:50:08 AM PST by VOA
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To: Lindykim
"Teaching children to read was a perversion and high literacy rates bred the sustaining force behind individualism." (John Dewey, Father of Progressive Education)

I've changed my personal email tag-line to the above. It'll be fingernails-across-a-chalkboard to my liberal acquaintances.
45 posted on 01/02/2006 10:50:15 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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To: Lindykim

Thanks - later read/pingout!


46 posted on 01/02/2006 11:15:02 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: Pio

It isn't that Christians set themselves up as individuals. It's that -collectivists- see them that way. 'Oneness' can't work unless everyone has the proper 'herd mentality' that induces the herd to follow the human herd leader.


47 posted on 01/02/2006 11:39:10 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: Fzob

Btw---why does your tagline keep showing up? (just thought I'd ask :)


48 posted on 01/02/2006 11:41:23 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Your tagline is right on target.
Are you its author?


49 posted on 01/02/2006 11:46:31 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: Cvengr

One of my favorite "Zone" episodes ever...maybe just the best, period.

"The State has proven that there is no god!"
"You cannot erase God with an edict."


50 posted on 01/02/2006 11:59:15 AM PST by RichInOC ("In the name of God, let me out!!" "Yes, Chancellor, in the name of God, I WILL let you out!")
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