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Linda Bowles: No Distinction Between Good, Evil?
World Net Daily ^ | 2-5-02 | Linda Bowles

Posted on 05/15/2003 8:59:32 AM PDT by cgk

Linda Bowles Linda


No distinction between good, evil?


© 2002 Linda Bowles

I would not be at all surprised to see John Walker Lindh appear on stage as the keynote speaker at the next Democrat National Convention. The theme of his speech would likely be international tolerance and understanding.

John Walker Lindh, also known as Johnny Taliban and Johnny Jihad, is to be tried in an American court. He will be given all the usual protections afforded a bona fide American citizen, despite his clear allegiance to Islamic fundamentalist organizations bent on killing as many Americans as possible. He will enjoy the standard presumption of innocence, notwithstanding his presence in the middle of a war zone, dressed like the enemy, praising bin Laden and wielding an assault rifle.

Within seconds following the first court appearance of a cleaned up and soft-spoken young traitor, his father, Frank Lindh, was before the network cameras speaking to the world, "John loves America. John did not do anything against America." Then John's mother fought through her tears to recite these words: "My love for him is unconditional and absolute. I am grateful to God that he has been brought home to his family, me, his home and his country."

Unconditional and absolute love? What we are hearing is the rehearsed whining of a modern day American parent seeking to excuse her parental negligence by appealing to a false interpretation of Christian values: the ill-begotten idea that God wants us to forego distinctions between right and wrong and good and evil. It is a wretchedly wrong concept that is undermining our society.

Next to speak to the panting press was San Francisco attorney James Brosnahan, who asserted that John Walker had repeatedly asked for but had been denied the services of a lawyer. Furthermore, his client had not been advised of his rights and was illegally subjected to intimidating questions and threats.

Thus a calculated campaign of deception begins on the steps of the courthouse. Legal charlatans use the technicalities of our judicial system and the gullibility of the televised media to make a mockery of the courts and the law. Tragically, our system of justice has become a paradigm for our faltering and confused society.

It cannot be said too often that our courtrooms have become little more than subjective charades, where overpaid lawyers preen and perform for the cameras. It is where juries - being a sample of the general population - are easily misled, becoming quickly lost in a maze of moral relativism and psychological gibberish, and unable to make coherent decisions about corruption and virtue, truth and lies, and innocence and guilt.

Watching the media and the lawyers operate makes it easy to believe that this would be a better world if all the liberals wallowing in the filth and muck of current events would take a bath.

The information age has not liberated us - it has captured us. It has enabled us to become, to an extent never dreamed possible, victims of vast propaganda campaigns, involving staged stunts and crafted news, making Shakespeare even more of a prophet: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players ... "

Some observers, struggling to find words, have described the phenomenon of juiced-up journalism as a "media circus." This comparison cries out for rejection - it being patently unfair to those in the circus community, including the clowns, who organize and run a show fit for general viewing, and present it with precision and discipline.

Following the Islamic-Christian Summit in Rome, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said, "We should be conscious of the superiority of our civilization, which consists of a value system that has given people widespread prosperity in those countries that embrace it, and guarantees respect for human rights and religion. This respect certainly does not exist in Islamic countries."

Berlusconi was demonized as a bigot for telling the truth about Islamic countries, not a single one of which embraces religious freedom, human rights and "democratic" values.

It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident, and that we are but pawns at the mercy of an indifferent universe. There is no basis for judgment, for blame, for accountability, for punishment or for claims of superiority.

In the fatalistic words of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, we are:

But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays

Upon this Chequer-board of Night and Days;

Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays,

And one by one back in the Closet lays.

We must win the war against unbelief and nihilism within and around ourselves before we can win a war "to the death" with terrorism.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: berlusconi; christianity; democrats; goodversusevil; lindabowles; terrorism; unbelief
This article never made it to FR, I'm not sure why. Searched by title of article and author. Linda Bowles died yesterday: Linda Bowles Committed Suicide, and Columnist Linda Bowles dies She stopped writing last year to care for late husband

I posted it so those who hadn't seen it, could read this great analysis by a great lady who will be missed.

1 posted on 05/15/2003 8:59:34 AM PDT by cgk
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To: cgk; JohnHuang2; SlickWillard
ping.
2 posted on 05/15/2003 9:00:07 AM PDT by cgk (Liberal truisms are the useless children of hindsight.)
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To: cgk
fantastic article
3 posted on 05/15/2003 9:03:12 AM PDT by Ferret Fawcet (Trust God's authority, not man's majority.)
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To: cgk
Thank you for the post. She was one of my favorite writers. God bless her.
4 posted on 05/15/2003 9:03:34 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: cgk
I loved her columns. This is so sad.
5 posted on 05/15/2003 9:05:26 AM PDT by RAT Patrol (Congress can give one American a dollar only by first taking it away from another American. -W.W.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Hi,

Favor: can you change the title of the thread to "Linda Bowles: No Distinction Between Good, Evil?"

I forgot to add her name, like an idiot, which was the main reason I posted the article.

I appreciate your help, and know you probably have zots to perform so this is a bit silly. ;)
6 posted on 05/15/2003 9:08:50 AM PDT by cgk (Liberal truisms are the useless children of hindsight.)
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To: RAT Patrol; Temple Owl
I loved her, too. She didn't have the name recognition of Coulter, Noonan, Malkin, Ingraham, etc, but she had her own following. It's sad she chose to leave. I don't understand it, but I've never been in her shoes and pray I will never have to be.
7 posted on 05/15/2003 9:10:34 AM PDT by cgk (Liberal truisms are the useless children of hindsight.)
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To: cgk
bump
8 posted on 05/15/2003 9:11:04 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: cgk
Thanks for the post
God bless her.
9 posted on 05/15/2003 9:31:29 AM PDT by BobbyK
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To: cgk
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0761516638/qid=1053016333/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-7230739-7871263?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

10 posted on 05/15/2003 9:32:58 AM PDT by Capitalism2003
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To: Capitalism2003
here's the link to her book Go Tammy!
11 posted on 05/15/2003 9:33:43 AM PDT by Capitalism2003
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To: Capitalism2003
My dad is going to buy Tammy's book, and then lend it to me & hubby to read. I'm really looking forward to it after seeing her on H&C a few times. It's pretty surprising to me that she chose to tackle that topic, considering her background. Pretty brave, too.
12 posted on 05/15/2003 10:23:05 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks! :)
13 posted on 05/15/2003 10:23:43 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: cgk
Linda, it was a question of good and bad, right and wrong -- it was wrong and bad for you to take your own life.
14 posted on 05/15/2003 11:04:44 AM PDT by HatSteel
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To: HatSteel
I agree. She leaves a daughter behind, grown I think, I don't know her age. Her daughter seems to understand her mother's "broken heart" thinking which lead her to take her life, but she now has to live with it as well, which is sad.
15 posted on 05/15/2003 11:08:02 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: BobbyK
You're welcome. I hope WND keeps her column archive up, at least for awhile, so more people can read some of her great work who hadn't before.
16 posted on 05/15/2003 11:09:20 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: cgk
She was the best writer and thinker out of that set. And that's saying a lot.
17 posted on 05/15/2003 11:15:02 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7
Her conscience does seem to come through much more than some of the others in that set. And I forgot Barbara Olsen, too. Damn.
18 posted on 05/15/2003 11:36:30 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: HatSteel
If you have an ounce of pity please read Shakespeare's Sonnet #30 and then whisper a prayer for one who left us far far too early.
19 posted on 05/15/2003 4:09:22 PM PDT by gaspar (`)
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To: cgk
This is sad. Even though her daughter might be understanding of her mother's pain now, years from now when she experiences life's diffulties she might be inclined to consider suicide herself----consider recent aticles on Ted Turner and his own dad's suicide.
20 posted on 05/15/2003 7:22:31 PM PDT by bethelgrad (for God and country)
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To: gaspar
I do have an ounce of pity. However, this is what the article that Linda Bowles wrote says: the ill-begotten idea that God wants us to forego distinctions between right and wrong and good and evil. It is a wretchedly wrong concept that is undermining our society.

In the tradition of her own article posted above, would to God she had reminded herself that taking your own life is wrong and not right; evil and not good.

This is a proper tribute to the woman.

21 posted on 05/15/2003 9:32:33 PM PDT by HatSteel
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To: gaspar; HatSteel
William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare: Poems.  1914.

Sonnet XXX.

“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”


WHEN to the sessions of sweet silent thought  
I summon up remembrance of things past,  
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,  
And with old woes new wail my dear times’ waste:  
Then can I drown an eye, unus’d to flow,          5
For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night,  
And weep afresh love’s long since cancell’d woe,  
And moan the expense of many a vanish’d sight:  
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,  
And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er   10
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,  
Which I new pay as if not paid before.  
  But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,  
  All losses are restor’d and sorrows end.  

:)
22 posted on 05/15/2003 10:59:07 PM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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