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Keyword: ideologies

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  • Liberalism is a Psychology

    01/09/2012 2:16:47 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 32 replies
    Opinion Editorials ^ | Eric Alan Beltt
    Many conservatives are absolutely perplexed by the question of what motivates liberals to take the patently wrong political positions they do. It’s difficult to explain it without believing such obviously wrong ideas like “liberals are just stupid”, or “they want to destroy our country”, but sometimes we resort to those explanations out of pure frustration. But what is the explanation? Why do seemingly good, intelligent people take positions that cause so much harm in the face of all the facts? I’ve finally stumbled upon the answer, and it’s so stunningly simple, yet profound in its implications, that it’s absolutely mind-boggling....
  • LAT Op/Ed: Are extreme ideologies to blame for violent acts?

    07/29/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/29/11 | Opinion L. A
    The Norwegian terror attacks allegedly carried out by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik present an opportunity for introspection for “Muslim-bashers,” the Times Editorial Board wrote Tuesday. It is unfair to blame ideological extremists for violent actions, just as ‘tea partiers’ were unfairly blamed for allegedly inspiring the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, the board said. What [Robert Spencer, operator of the anti-Muslim website Jihad Watch] failed to address is the fact that his site, and others cited by Breivik such as The Gates of Vienna, make a habit of blaming all Muslims for the actions...
  • Andrew Klavan: My Way Into and Out of the Left

    12/10/2009 3:32:32 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies · 663+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | 10 December, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Andrew Klavan, the author of such internationally bestselling crime novels.. Klavan: It was an experience that very much mirrored the pattern of the famous paradigm shift described in Thomas Kuhn’s “Structure of Scientific Revolutions.” Anomalies started to occur, things that didn’t fit into what I thought of as a “liberal” world view. ... Then the Berlin Wall fell down – everything Reagan predicted – stupid Reagan, cowboy Reagan, dumb old movie actor Reagan – every single thing he said would happen, happened. And it finally began to dawn on me, “Oh, I get it: it’s...
  • Big Government or Almighty God

    11/16/2009 5:17:56 PM PST · by kindred · 17 replies · 533+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman.com ^ | November 14, 2009 | DJP
    Today many in the United States are crying out to President Obama and Government to do more and more to fix our social ills. The notion that Big Government has all our answers and the solutions we need in this very chaotic and unstable world is fairy tale. It is one that is rooted in the personal belief that Fallen Man through and by the efforts of Big Government or "Socialism" can bring security and comfort to it's inhabitants. There is no man made ideology or system that can ever usher in a world Utopia of perfection and bliss. These...
  • MOTHER BABEL - ORIGIN OF IDEOLOGIES "POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS"

    05/18/2009 6:32:20 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 227+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | 5/18/09 | DJP I.F.
    Babelology is the delusional, godless ideology and philosophy (religious or political) that is outworked and practiced here in time by unregenerate (i.e., Fallen) man (see Romans 7:15-24; 8:5-8). This vain ideology seeks to exclude the reality of Almighty God - His Word, His Attributes, His Absolutes, His Natural Laws, His Righteousness, His Salvation, His Judgment and His Sovereignty as Creator - from one’s thoughts and actions. It is manifested in a life led by self-will, ruled and dominated by man's fallen nature marred by sin (Romans 5:12,19; 8:5-8; Gal. 5:16-17) and a deceived heart (Jer. 17:9). Unbelief (godlessness) is one...
  • IDEOLOGIES,PHILOSOPHIES AND REALITY

    02/23/2009 3:41:41 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 257+ views
    THE IGNORANT FISHERMEN BLOG ^ | 2/20/09 | DJP I.F.
    There are endless ideologies - political and religious - that have developed and have dominated the human race since the Babel dispersion 4,200 years ago (Genesis 10, 11:1-9). These ideologies are all rooted in the fallen humanity (i.e., inherent depravity) of man, and are ruled by his sensual nature (i.e., the five senses that govern fallen man in this physical world).
  • BABELOLOGY - IDEOLOGIES AND THEIR ORIGINS

    02/11/2009 9:07:57 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 15 replies · 527+ views
    THE IGNORANT FISHERMEN BLOG ^ | 2/10/09 | DJP I.F.
    Babelology is the delusional, godless ideology and philosophy (religious or political) that is outworked and practiced here in time by unregenerate (i.e., Fallen) man (see Romans 7:15-24; 8:5-8). This vain ideology seeks to exclude the reality of Almighty God - His Word, His Attributes, His Absolutes, His Natural Laws, His Righteousness, His Salvation, His Judgment and His Sovereignty as Creator - from one’s thoughts and actions. It is manifested in a life led by self-will, ruled and dominated by man's fallen nature marred by sin (Romans 5:12,19; 8:5-8; Gal. 5:16-17) and a deceived heart (Jer. 17:9). Unbelief (godlessness) is one...
  • God or Big Government?

    11/29/2008 1:42:24 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 19 replies · 434+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | 4/17/08 | DJP I.F.
    Today many in the United States are crying out to Government to do more and more to fix our social ills. The notion that Big Government has all our answers and the solutions we need in this very chaotic and unstable world is fairy tale. It is one that is rooted in the personal belief that Fallen Man through and by the efforts of Big Government or "Socialism" can bring security and comfort to it's inhabitants and usher in a world Utopia of perfection and bliss. This ideology is full of good intentions and a delusion. The truth is that...
  • lets stop and think a moment

    08/11/2008 8:43:21 PM PDT · by weedhop · 10 replies · 413+ views
    mine ^ | 8/11/08 | J cain
    Fist I would like to address a political issue. It seem to me that our politicians have outgrown the people they have sworn to help . When our country had two parties "R" & "D" it seemed to work as a counter balance between Ideologies. As Our system evolved the parties became more about power both their own and then there parties. It has grown so out of control they are willing to walk away from very important issues to the American people and then blame the other party for delaying or shelving important bills. Social security, health care and...
  • What Is Modern Conservatism? Part 1: A Comparison

    06/10/2008 9:34:44 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 6 replies · 148+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | June 10, 2008
    What Is Modern Conservatism? Part 1: A Comparison There's been a lot of talk recently about the conservative movement being "adrift." People asking where the movement "goes from here" and so forth.Blather. Conservatism is just fine. Conservatives may feel a bit unmoored lately. The GOP may have strayed from conservative principles in recent years. But the principles themselves are the same as they've always been. The same can be said of the left. Their principles remain the same too, and the contrast between our two ideologies is quite stark indeed. To wit: Never forget what you stand for. Never forget...
  • Kook Appeal (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    02/09/2005 5:10:08 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 46 replies · 2,354+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Feb 9 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Feb 9, 2005Kook Appeal        L. Ron Hubbard was never shy about discussing his version of the history of Earth-a scenario that falls somewhere between Star Wars and Star Trek. In a lecture he gave in November of 1959, Hubbard gave an out-of-this-world account of ancient Egypt, stating that at that time, Earth was under attack between two forces. One was the Space Command and one was the Martian Command. Although most Scientologists would avoid admitting it, they believe this completely and without reservation. Well trained Scientologists not only believe this, but...
  • Religious Hard-Sell (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/28/2005 5:05:08 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 12 replies · 1,107+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan 28, 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 28, 2005Religious Hard-Sell        A while back, I received a mailer from the Church of Scientology's Citizens Commission on Human Rights. The mailer offered, "You are invited to a CONFIDENTIAL closed-door Briefing and Dinner." I've been a Scientologist long enough to know that what they were really saying. Essentially, the message was "Come to our dinner and give us the opportunity to brow-beat you into giving us thousands of dollars."        L. Ron Hubbard describes this approach as "come-on promotion." The words confidential and closed-door are meant to induce, allure and attract...
  • Totalitarian Religion (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/24/2005 5:09:54 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 6 replies · 909+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan. 24, 05 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 24, 05Totalitarian Religion        In 2001, following the September 11 attacks, Church of Scientology Chairman of the Board David Miscavige promptly issued Inspector General Network Bulletin No. 44, titled "Wake-up Call." The Church's official position, although not exactly a denial of the facts, completely avoided one issue worth noting. Miscavige made absolutely no mention of the terrorists' radical religious extremism. I suspect that for most Scientologists, extremism is a concept that probably hits too uncomfortably close to home. Your average dedicated Scientologist, while able to perhaps recognize the dangers of suicide...
  • Indoctrinated Tyranny (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/18/2005 4:57:40 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 11 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan 18, 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of Scientology By the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 18, 2005 Unauthorized Correspondent for The Church of ScientologyIndoctrinated Tyranny    One of the first things a new Scientologist encounters when studying Dianetics and Scientology is the absolute authority of L. Ron Hubbard. There's a gradual indoctrination process that takes place in which the Scientologist eventually comes to the realization that everything Hubbard says is absolutely true and completely correct. Sooner or later every Scientologist arrives at a point where Hubbard's word becomes law, not to be questioned.     Every course begins with the same Hubbard Policy Letter, Keeping Scientology...
  • An Ex-Fanatic Speaks Out (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/12/2005 5:10:10 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 57 replies · 4,639+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan 13, 2004 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of Scientology By the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 13, 2005 An Ex-Fanatic Speaks Out     This is the first entry in a series of reports and commentary on the ever controversial Church of Scientology. I've been a member for roughly thirty years, and as of this writing I still remain in good standing. I've received hundreds of hours of Scientology counseling, and have attained some of the highest spiritual levels that it offers. I've also done significant amounts of training in the delivery of Scientology counseling, as well as courses in the administration of Church management policies....
  • Dear Mr. President! Now that the Election is Over........(JB Williams' at The Rant!)

    01/11/2005 9:16:59 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 561+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JANUARY 11, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    I was asked many times throughout the campaign season, why I rarely criticized the Bush administration in my writings. Like everyone else in America, I had to take a side in the race, and unlike O’Reilly or Savage, who also voted for Bush, I saw no benefit in shooting at my own guy…My answer is just that simple and self-serving. Like everyone else, I had an agenda. Not so much the re-election of the Bush administration, as the defeat of socialist anti-America minded Democrats who in my opinion threaten America’s future more than any outside enemy today. The sad part...
  • America's Global Role - Why the Fight for a Worldwide Open Society Begins at Home

    01/13/2004 10:52:40 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 17 replies · 170+ views
    May 27, 2003—At the invitation of then–Dean Paul Wolfowitz, I delivered a commencement address at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. I spoke about my vision for a global open society and Wolfowitz, now deputy secretary of defense, seemed to be on the same wavelength. We had both participated in a small group called The Action Council for the Balkans, which was agitating for a more muscular policy against Slobodan Milosevic. We advocated military intervention in Bosnia much sooner than it happened. I remember a lively exchange with Colin Powell when I questioned the Powell...
  • WHAT IS A LIBERTARIAN?....goin' out on a limb here, folks ;o)

    09/22/2002 6:53:05 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 92 replies · 485+ views
    9-22-02 | just me
    Okay, folks. I've been hanging around here, trying to sort out the local population for about four years. I have discerned that there are "big-L" Libertarians, and there are "little-l" libertarians, and these sometimes do not agree with each other. And I've also encountered some threads where the big-L's seem to gang up on everybody, and I'm really trying to figure out why there are so MANY different ideologies here. From what I have gleaned, Libertarians (both big-L and little-l) are against big government. Well, guess what! So am I. I think we have wa-a-a-a-y too many laws about wa-a-a-a-y...