Shame and guilt and self-hatred are universal. Whether you chalk it up to original sin or to Oedipus or call it Jewish guilt or Catholic guilt or white guilt or black guilt, every single one of us knows he is not the person he was made to be. There are honest ways to confront that. You can kneel before God and pray for forgiveness and live in the joy of his love. Or you can drink heavily and make sardonic remarks until you destroy everyone you care about and then keel over dead thats honest too. But what a lot of people do is try to escape their sense of shame dishonestly by constructing elaborate moral frameworks that allow them to parade their virtue and their lavish repentance without any real inconvenience to themselves while simultaneously indulging in self-righteousness by condemning others for their impenitent evil. Thats the bad version of religion the sort of religion Jesus came to dismantle. And thats exactly the sort of religion leftism is: an elaborate system for hiding shame behind a cheap mask of virtue. Thats why they demonize any opposition. To them, were not just disagreeing with them, were threatening to tear off the mask of their virtue and reveal them to themselves. Which, without God or sufficient whiskey, would be unbearable.
I love this guy.
posted on 12/09/2009 11:46:44 PM PST
(The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
Pretty good description of Bill Maher, isn’t it?
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