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Wake Up, Religious Conservatives: A Summons to Outrage
The American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2012 | Fay Voshell

Posted on 06/24/2012 2:08:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

[SNIP........]

You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.

It was the moral indignation of British evangelicals like William Carey and William Wilberforce who demanded not dialogue and endless discussion, but the total elimination of the hideous practice of sati.

Even more pertinently, conservative Christians should take a page of instruction from the person of Christ, who repudiated sin while offering repentance and salvation to the sinner; who excoriated moral degeneracy; and who verbally fire-bombed the religious leaders of his day, describing them as whitewashed tombs, lying hypocrites, and self-serving theological charlatans.

In brief, there are enormous evils within American society which demand righteous indignation and outrage -- not passivity, "love," and "understanding."

Now is the time for conservative churches to heed the wakeup calls and join the Catholic Church in protests before it is too late to do so.

But it will require both leaders and laity to awake from their lethargy, refuse to be intimidated, shrug off ridicule, and above all, refuse to participate in their own funerals.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: activism; conservatism; religion; theology

1 posted on 06/24/2012 2:09:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

2 posted on 06/24/2012 2:19:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
when President Obama deemed Christian religious symbols too offensive to be seen during his economics speech at Catholic Georgetown University in April of 2009. The offending symbols, including the ancient monogram IHS representing Christ's name, were covered with a dark cloth.

When Obama expressed that Christian religious symbols were too offensive to be seen during his economics speech Georgetown University should have suggested that Obama find another location for his speech.

Christian institutions should not tolerate denigration of their faith from politicians.

3 posted on 06/24/2012 2:43:13 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
oh am outraged, been there (outraged) since Former President Reagan left office. The lawlessness and the propagation of lawlessness thrust upon the people of this nation by the New World Order is astounding, and still most sleep or say I'll have another forty winks. It works well if one wants to lose their country and their heritage.
4 posted on 06/24/2012 2:56:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of what event or battle is that a depiction?

Do I perceive correctly that the British soldiers have the white-robed men tied to the front of the cannons?


5 posted on 06/24/2012 3:08:02 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Have reached another conclusion for all us lemmings out here, and I'll include myself as having been and am still a lemming. Being a lemming is easy. All one has to do is move FORWARD in the words of zer0 and the game is over. Now on to the part where one turns away from the cliff. One can die by being willing to go FORWARD with zer0 or one can turn away from the cliff and hope for the best. Whatever the decision one must know, if one says something while in line for the cliff, or if one turns away from the cliff, there will be others to either force that once a lemming either back into line to go FORWARD or then if that lemming refuses; guess what ... those with and in power may still kill that former lemming. There is safety in numbers sometimes, and sometimes moving FORWARD and / or turning is not in the best interest of the lemming and in the best interest of the lemming's family. Decisions ... Decisions.

Either way (over the cliff or turn away from the cliff) one could lose everything, including ones family. The powers that be will see to it if one of the lemmings steps out of line. Don't believe me ... There are many in past history and recent history one could ask, if they were still here with us and not dead. One should go seeking their family members also, if they survived.

Should a lemming step out of the line?

6 posted on 06/24/2012 3:17:51 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Westbrook

The Indian Rebellion of 1857. Yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Rebellion_of_1857


7 posted on 06/24/2012 3:20:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Westbrook

Blowing someone to pieces from the mouth of a cannon was an oft-used punishment for treason in India and during part of the British rule there. That painting is from the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, which finished off the old East India Company and brought in direct British rule of India.

}:-)4


8 posted on 06/24/2012 3:32:46 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: no-to-illegals

When one compares the words in that post to the “give me liberty or give me death” attitude of our founding fathers one can get a sense of how far this country has fallen from the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.


9 posted on 06/24/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear
Thank you CynicalBear. You have seen the objective of that post.
10 posted on 06/24/2012 4:25:03 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: CynicalBear; All
CynicalBear, I thought nobody was paying attention. Therefore I was wrong. My heartfelt thanks, CynicalBear. Each of us must strive to be eagles. Most of the time I find myself being a lemming. Am trying though (to be an eagle), as know you are also. Heck Cynical, I have been wrong many time before and probably did not recognize you are possibly an eagle. Good Luck in your flights, FRiend. May your wings uplift you and all you touch in thought, words, and good deeds. All of us must strive with our hearts, mind, and deeds to be Eagles. It is never easy, or even the Gop and democRATs could do it.
11 posted on 06/24/2012 4:47:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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>>Now is the time for conservative churches to heed the wakeup calls and join the Catholic Church in protests before it is too late to do so.

Now is the time??? In 2008, only 26% of Evangelical Protestants voted for Obama (45% of all Protestants). In that same election, 54% of Catholics voted for Obama.

I agree that now is the time for all Christians to join in protest against the Boy King, but I’m worried that the Catholics (especially their leadership) will go back on the Obama bandwagon as soon as HHS agrees to exempt Catholic organizations from the contraceptive/abortion mandates.


12 posted on 06/24/2012 5:08:38 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92
I agree that now is the time for all Christians to join in protest

It is time to drop the denomination labels and for those who worship in Truth and Spirit to stand together. America is in a spiritual battle. We must fight for the soul of this land.

Christ promises to fight our battles with us. Christians need to enlist and not fall back once they're in the battle to uproot evil. (Psalm 91)

13 posted on 06/24/2012 5:26:58 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

my thread from the ongoings at 5:30 mass last night:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2898757/posts


14 posted on 06/24/2012 5:47:57 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: stars & stripes forever; Bryanw92

I agree that it looks more like the Catholics are “waking up” and joining the rest of us after dallying with the party of St. John of Camelot for far too long.

I welcome them, but do not trust them to take the lead. Yet.


15 posted on 06/24/2012 5:57:02 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now, or something.)
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To: ExGeeEye

>>I welcome them, but do not trust them to take the lead. Yet.

That was my point. I’ll stand with them, but they haven’t earned the right to lead America in a conservative Christian revolution.


16 posted on 06/24/2012 6:00:29 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92
That was my point. I’ll stand with them, but they haven’t earned the right to lead America in a conservative Christian revolution.

Exactly who has? Or rather which church has? My church is a member church of the S.B.C. and just like the Catholic church we have people in high places who are liberal and we have people who are conservative. The Christian church, whether Catholic or other, should be unified and speak with one voice against evil but at least in recent history that has not been the case.

Jesus will show us the cure for evil when He returns, until that time we, as individuals have to fight this fight on a personal, individual level, not counting on our separate, ununified churchs, as institutions, to back us.

17 posted on 06/24/2012 6:10:18 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does this depict? Who, what, when, where? And why?


18 posted on 06/24/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?" - St. Augustine of Hippo)
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To: Graybeard58; Bryanw92
Your post caught my eye Graybeard as the author of this OpEd said this:

The tendency among conservative believers to embrace a sort of survivalist, person-centered theology has been reinforced by the acceptance and promulgation of theological doctrines which separate faith from involvement with the world. Among many conservative Protestants, the theological concept of the Kingdom of God permeating, confronting, and informing earthly institutions has been sidelined in favor of a narrowly defined concept of salvation as personal only. The prophetic voices of Old and New Testament are sometimes considered as relevant only to their own times, not to our own times.

19 posted on 06/24/2012 6:37:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A good, strong article. I’ll have to get in touch with this Fay Voshell.


20 posted on 06/24/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?" - St. Augustine of Hippo)
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To: Bryanw92

I’m glad you “welcome” [Catholics] to what—YOUR battle against the government’s assault on the First Amendment?

Think they’re earning the right to “take the lead” in Syria and other mid-east and African locales?

Did they earn the right in Mexico during the first quarter of the last century?

But in America? I’m not sure, but they might have “earned” the right to lead when they were hanged or burned alive by the “Christian” KKK for two decades.

Are many self-proclaimed Catholics also liberals? You can bet your life. And that certainly bolsters your argument. Problem is that no other Christian group has a triple-A American Conservative Rating either; but the fact that the official leadership of the Catholic Church HAS TAKEN THIS ISSUE ON ITSELF is all the proof necessary of their “right” to lead. Not to mention the fact that this CONSERVATIVE battle couldn’t even be waged if the Catholic Church weren’t the largest private supplier of healthcare and (Christian) charity outside the U. S. government.

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21 posted on 06/24/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Graybeard58
Exactly who has? Or rather which church has? My church is a member church of the S.B.C. and just like the Catholic church we have people in high places who are liberal and we have people who are conservative. The Christian church, whether Catholic or other, should be unified and speak with one voice against evil but at least in recent history that has not been the case.

Exactly!
22 posted on 06/24/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Very good. Thank you for posting this.


23 posted on 06/24/2012 10:14:34 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: no-to-illegals

LOL I recognized the thought pattern. The first instinct or reaction is all too often (for all of us) to “not make waves” hoping to fly under the radar. It has however come time for all to stand and make a statement or lose it all. Just this past Saturday we had an organizational meeting of what is to become a national organization of hobby farmers. I had made a comment to my wife that perhaps it would be better to not organize as it may bring attention and harassment by big uncle. We looked at each other and realized that we had just commented that we should be “lemmings” and decided that to organize and stand was what was needed. If we don’t stand now we may not get another chance.


24 posted on 06/24/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Mach9

>>Are many self-proclaimed Catholics also liberals? You can bet your life. And that certainly bolsters your argument.

That is my ONLY argument. I’m not talking about last century or foreign countries. I was talking about America 2008, when a majority of Catholics voted for a man with no past other than a history of being in favor of communism, an admitted drug user, a murky muslim childhood, and 20 years in a racist church where he never heard anything. But, he promised to feed the children and lower the oceans and they fell for it. They wanted to feel good by voting for the black man.

Well, the old story about the fox and the snake comes to mind and you got bit! But don’t feel alone. The Jews got bit pretty bad too..and the women...and the blacks. The only winners from the Obama regime are bankers, homosexuals, illegal immigrants, and muslims. And if the RCC can convince the government to exempt them from the regulations, then your leadership won’t care about the “assault on the First Amendment” anymore and a large percentage of you will vote to re-elect the muslim/marxist wannabee-dictator in November.


25 posted on 06/24/2012 11:18:48 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There are battles for souls, then there are battles for principles here and now.

Each soul has an eternal destiny. This takes priority over our finite world.

That said, we’re called to be lights in the world, salt of the earth, etc. Christ was angered, and saddened, by evil. He acted against it by teaching the truth, living an exemplary life and calling people to the spiritual over the material.

He allowed himself to be sacrificed in order to address the personal sin and eternal destiny issues.

The Founders took Biblical principles and used them to establish a nation.

It isn’t the kingdom of God...that’s seperate...but let’s not forget that scripture says, “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 12:18:17 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Thank you.


27 posted on 06/25/2012 1:58:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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