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The Gospel According to Don
Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2013 | Mike Adams

Posted on 04/01/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by Kaslin

Author's Note: although Jesus never specifically condemned it, I think wearing snow boots with your mini skirt after Easter is a sin. But that's just my holistic interpretation of the Scriptures. What's true for this author may not be true for you.

I have an old friend named Don who graduated from college twenty years ago. He has tried every get rich scheme in an effort to retire early and enjoy the good life. Now that he's in his forties and has nothing to show for it, he's decided to take the biggest shortcut in life: he's joined the Democratic Party.

Don started smoking pot every day in college. Unlike most pot smokers he never grew out of it. So he suffered the side effects of pot including laziness and inattention to personal hygiene. These are among the reasons none of his get rich schemes worked. In every business venture, no matter how temporary, one must be on time, responsive, and well kempt. Pot interferes with all of these objectives.

Daily pot use led him to failure, which, in turn, led him to liberalism as a means of rationalizing his personal failure. In 2009, Don came by my office to discuss the TARP bailout. I told him why I opposed the bailout in principal and in accordance with my concerns over its long term economic consequences. Don told me we needed TARP because ultimately the government had to take over the banking industry. He spoke of the evils of greed, insider trading, and crony capitalism. It's the kind of thing I heard every day in academia. So I just changed the subject.

Failure in business can cause someone like Don to jump ship and become an economic liberal. The motivation for that switch is obvious. Desperate people crave handouts. But at some point the former conservative who joins the Democratic Party must make peace with the radical social policies of the Democratic Party. For a while, I’ve wondered how Don would make that transition. Last week, I found out when he decided to show up after four years of silence and bomb my Facebook page. That's why I love Facebook. It's been reuniting me with psycho ex-girlfriends and frenemies for years.

Don the ex-con (that's short for ex conservative) went right to one of my status updates, which criticized the homosexual rights movement. In addition to a few personal insults, he left a comment I am hearing with increasing frequency from the so-called Christian Left. He said "Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. EVER!" And so we are supposed to assume that anything Jesus was not recorded as saying in the Bible is fair game.

First, as a matter of clarification, Jesus did condemn homosexuality. In the first chapter of Romans, homosexuality is very specifically condemned. That book was written by the Apostle Paul. But those weren't his words. He was speaking the word of God. And Jesus is God. So the words belong to Him. Second, and perhaps more importantly, things may not have been mentioned by Jesus because they were obviously wrong, not because they were right. Furthermore, consider the ramifications of assuming that things Jesus never specifically mentions are therefore permissible:

Jesus never mentioned child pornography. Does that mean it is moral and therefore fair game?

Jesus never mentioned female genital mutilation. Does that mean it is moral and therefore fair game?

Jesus never mentioned insider trading. Does that mean it is moral and therefore fair game?

And, finally, Jesus never said anything about smoking pot every day, mooching off your wife, and bombing your friends’ Facebook pages while they are at work trying to earn a living. But decent people know some things just aren't right. In fact, they are downright left.

When Don wakes up, lights another bowl, and logs onto Facebook he's going to realize it was imprudent to pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. And he'll likely offer another inane liberal rebuttal to my well-reasoned remarks. When he does, I'll be sure to write a follow-up. It's how I earn my living and avoid government handouts.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: homosexuality; jesuschrist; liberals; thebible

1 posted on 04/01/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: culper jr

Say it ain’t so.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:57 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kaslin

If one of these types really wants to retire early, rob a bank, and kidnap a few people in the process, then plead guilty.

Free room & board; free clothes; free medical, with no co-pays or deductibles; free entertainment....


4 posted on 04/01/2013 6:33:48 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Kaslin
A good friend of mine went to Yale...and afterward he used to say...if you're so smart why aren't you rich. Of course, he was never rich.

This was in NYC and his case in point was that everyone on Park Ave was a millionaire and therefore rich.

He was a very smart guy (and a very good tennis player--cap't of the Yale tennis team when in school).

But his neediness was so profound that he could only define success in conventional terms...and he was always a failure in those terms.

He was a very nice guy (very interesting) and had a beautiful wife...but he was trapped in this prison.

My point in telling this story...we are all only as rich as we realize...and as poor as our complaints.

Don't complain...you are rich. Strive and care for those you love...and thank God that you are rich!

5 posted on 04/01/2013 6:42:00 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Kaslin

Adams is always interesting but I fear he treads on the hallowed ground of the “pot is harmless” crowd when he says, “Daily pot use led him to failure......”.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 7:28:39 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: ApplegateRanch
I wonder if being incarcerated excuses you from not buying insurance, therefor not responsible to pay obamacare tax/ penality?
7 posted on 04/01/2013 8:12:45 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like Marx Dayton, the "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Kaslin

My reason for not using FB. It’s just a place for people to go to insult people.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 8:36:42 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: justrepublican

No mandate for prisoners; they are a ward of the state, and are specifically exempted in the Bill. All health, dental, vision, etc. for prisoners, even when held before trial, is paid for by the government. That is why an injured suspect may be kept under guard at the hospital, but is not arrested until discharged: as soon as arrested, the arresting authority becomes responsible for the bill from that point, onward.

Galt was a piker. What we all need to do is become incarcerated, leaving too few non-government taxpayers to support the system.

Going off-grid only helps you, and deprives the system of hardly a drop; going to prison not only removes that drop, but simultaneously enormously increases the costs to the system.

If faced with a savvy judge, who won’t play by refusing to hand down a custodial sentence, then cuss him & flip him off; he can’t ignore an open contempt.

During the Great Depression, my dad was witness to such. A bum was facing 10 days, but the judge was insisting on fining him instead. He then asked the judge if he could also fine a man for thinking. Naturally not, the judge tells him, at which point the bum told him, “that’s good, because I’m thinking you’re a dirty rotten SOB!” BANG! “30 days Contempt of Court!”


9 posted on 04/01/2013 9:36:30 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Kaslin
He spoke of the evils of greed, insider trading, and crony capitalism.

Greed, insider trading, and crony capitalism... all three hallmarks of the obama administration!

10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:11:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: count-your-change
I fear he treads on the hallowed ground of the “pot is harmless” crowd

Why is that a concern? Is any of that crowd on FR?

11 posted on 04/02/2013 7:38:01 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Yep, Had a few conversations with’em myself. Adams points out some of their silly arguments for supporting the downward spiral of the moral climate and the self delusion that it is freedom.
12 posted on 04/02/2013 8:51:40 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
I fear he treads on the hallowed ground of the “pot is harmless” crowd

Why is that a concern? Is any of that crowd on FR?

Yep, Had a few conversations with’em myself.

Like who, f'rinstance?

13 posted on 04/02/2013 8:58:11 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I don’t discuss individuals (try not to anyway) but rather the views they express.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 9:09:14 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
I fear he treads on the hallowed ground of the “pot is harmless” crowd

Why is that a concern? Is any of that crowd on FR?

Yep, Had a few conversations with’em myself.

Like who, f'rinstance?

I don’t discuss individuals (try not to anyway) but rather the views they express.

Very commendable - please quote their expressions of their views.

15 posted on 04/02/2013 9:13:43 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I’m not going to do a search for you. If you are truly interested you can certainly do so for yourself.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 9:22:50 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
I fear he treads on the hallowed ground of the “pot is harmless” crowd

Why is that a concern? Is any of that crowd on FR?

Yep, Had a few conversations with’em myself.

Like who, f'rinstance?

I don’t discuss individuals (try not to anyway) but rather the views they express.

Very commendable - please quote their expressions of their views.

I’m not going to do a search for you. If you are truly interested you can certainly do so for yourself.

I didn't make the claim, so the burden of doing the research on the claim does not lie with me. However, in the interest of exposing Drug Warrior BS I did just pore through the results of a Google search on marijuana harmless site:freerepublic.com and found no support for your claim.

17 posted on 04/02/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I stand by what I say because rather than a superficial word search I actually read many of the threads on the subject. I have no burden to do your research for you.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
I stand by what I say because rather than a superficial word search I actually read many of the threads on the subject.

I've done that too - and seen no evidence for your claim.

I have no burden to do your research for you.

Not my claim, not my research.

19 posted on 04/02/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Oh well.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 1:18:49 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
Please do ping me the next time you encounter one of these mythical creatures.
21 posted on 04/02/2013 2:08:13 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Kaslin
He said "Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. EVER!"

However, the BOOK mentions it...


Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20-21
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and
their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 19:4-7
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men
from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them
."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.

Psalms 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Doonesbury Cartoon for Feb/08/2013

Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.


Ezekiel 16:49-50
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.



2 Peter 2

1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.
Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.



But there IS hope!!!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...
 

 
 
 
 

22 posted on 04/02/2013 2:23:04 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
I've heard all the childish rationalizations for drug use and finally it ends with an attempt to provoke a tit-for-tat argument. No thanks, I won't do that.
23 posted on 04/02/2013 3:19:42 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I don’t even know how to respond to that. Usually I’m only credited with the first or second reading.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT by culper jr (We need to stop our modern day Benedict Arnold.)
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To: count-your-change
Please do ping me the next time you encounter one of these mythical creatures.

I've heard all the childish rationalizations for drug use and finally it ends with an attempt to provoke a tit-for-tat argument.

I've never rationalized drug use nor said anything about it other than it's a bad idea - and in this exchange neither of us said a word about it until you just now dragged in that red herring to cover your fleeing tracks.

Again, please do ping me the next time you encounter one of these mythical creatures: the FReeper who says pot is harmless.

25 posted on 04/03/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Nope, I don’t deal in myths and rationalizations. Have you anything else to offer?


26 posted on 04/03/2013 1:52:19 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
Surreally nonresponsive. What I have to offer is my best wishes for your full recovery.
27 posted on 04/03/2013 2:05:37 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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