Skip to comments.A Choice Between Satan and Beelzebub
Posted on 07/16/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Recently I heard a friend of mine echo the sentiment former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker expressed in an interview with WND: I would vote for the devil himself over Barack Obama. People say this to make clear how deeply they abhor Obama and all his works. Sadly, for them and for America, their passionate hatred of Obama puts them exactly where the devil wants them to be. The Father of Lies chuckles with satisfaction. He gloats triumphantly at the fact that their hatred of his appearance in one form has maneuvered them into supporting his triumph in another.
I grieve deeply as I contemplate the fact that millions of Americans are letting themselves be caught in this diabolical snare. As I tried to point out in 2008, the lesser of evils is still evil. No matter how such an election turns out, people content to choose between Satan and Beelzebub have made clear their willingness to let things go to hell. Moreover, the nature of their choice is so clear to them that they practically boast of the passionate hatred that impels them to it. With this practical boast they become the willing, proud accomplices of the very evil they profess to hate.
Im morally certain this is why Christ admonished his disciples to make striving for Gods perfection the standard for their actions, rather than their hatred of evil. He thought it better to fail reaching for this standard than succeed by abandoning ones life to the devils dominion. He thought it better to fail in the worlds eyes while commending ones spirit to God (as he does on the cross) than succeed by casting ones lot with Gods adversary.
All this came to my mind this week as I read the excellent half-truths in David Limbaughs column
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Sorry, but I beg to differ. Or were you being sublimely sarcastic?
Find me the debate dictionary.
You are bringing up the issue of knock-on effects in the political arena. And that may be a valid consideration. It may be like a game of chess in which one may choose to suffer setbacks to gain a later advantageous position (and then there is the debate about how). But you don’t need all that verbiage which simply emphasizes your passion.
I have no doubt it’s happening somewhere. I just haven’t heard people commenting on it personally. It’s even rare on FR to hear “I’ll never vote for that bleeping MORMON.”
There MAY BE a heavenly reason, eh?
There always is... to every detail we see, every day. Whether we understand it or not (and truly only God can grok it, and I use grok deliberately).
Some people give a sort of semi-credit to God, like He threw dice one day and planned the next. Oh! We can see where He planned! And now back to our daily craps table....
The first time I have ever heard about “magic underwear” was whe it was used to belittle Romney on this site. It has since been repeated countless times. Romney’s Mormonism has been cited to countless times.
What I find fascinating is that Mormons believe in Jesus, yet he is more like the version of Issa that mooslims believe in, so, if two versions of Christ return, one saying he is the son of God as the Christians believe, and one stating he is a prophet but not the son of God as mooslims believe, whom will the Mormons choose? Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri said Yeshua will return after Ariel Sharon’s death, but who is the real Yeshua? I know, the one whom says he is the son of God, the time is near.
Conservatives also believe in the right to throw anyone out of their house that they don't like.
This is JRs house. You can say "yes sir", or you can say "no sir", but either way you better have your hat in your hand.
Sweet, blessed sanity. Thank you.
I’ve kidded about it too. I said it’s fine with me if Mitt manages to strangle Obama with some magic long johns.
We’re talking about a space case religion. How that influences Mitt is far less clear to me, but it might be clearer to others. There is an official clean living side to the LDS, and then there is a libertine undercurrent (hardly anyone outside the LDS thinks Joseph Smith was just a disinterested prophet, even if mistaken about what he was channeling).
Will the LDS even exist at that point is an open issue.
Yes, we need a miracle, some way for someone besides MittCare to get the nomination.
If that doesn’t happen, not sure what I’ll do. Keep wavering. The question comes down to this: Is an America under MittCare better than CWII under obastard?
I just don’t know anymore.
But you cannot pretend that discussion in that house is not under such a shadow.
Reality is a bitch. The Primaries are OVER. It’s the Commie or the other guy. Pick a better comparison to make your point.
As someone WITH Cancer, you can stick that sign up your a$$.
The reported enmity towards having Sarah Palin even show her face at the GOP convention is surely odd in that regard. As though she might remind those there of what might have been? But the delegates would not waver from Mitt just because they saw Sarah Palin. Maybe more like his new campaign manager hated Sarah’s guts, so Mitt wants to keep peace by keeping the two apart.
And today cancers can be cured, while AIDS at best can be only held at bay as a chronic ailment.
Just the funny ol' way I was raised, I s'pose.
Two Chemo Regimens in the last seven years makes me a little touchy, not because of what I went through, but sitting there for eight hours a day talking to people that are / were suffering even more, including my Late B-I-L who suffered a horrible death.
I just saw that BS Post and I am PISSED. I never get PISSED, but I'm there. I don't wish Cancer on anyone, even Pharaoh Obama, and that stupid comparison makes us all look stupid.
I keep swearing off these Romney is as bad as Obama Threads but I make the mistake of lurking and jumping in. I should know better, it ain't good for my health, physical and mental...