Since Oct 7, 2004
There is no sound reasoning that can refute the evidence for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But first, we believe the Holy Spirit who tells us that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. This is faith. And we believe in him because of his works, his witnesses, and because God raised him from the dead. This is reason.
Do we know what reason is? Is it not logos? Man's reason cannot explain or justify itself, therefore it must come from a greater Reason. Every step we take along our path of reasoning is taken in faith.
When you look at the structure of Aristotelian logic and then you examine any particular example of it, you see that all reason is founded on faith.
Progressivism is to American conservatism as the relative is to the absolute. Progressivism is like the spoiled, inept stepchild who threatens to take over the farm of his upbringing and turn it into the crackhouse of his demise.
Progressivism brings to the progressive mind an unconscious sense that the ideology itself is inadequatethat it is a losing battle. These unconscious feelings of inadequacy are the source of the progressivists reluctance to admit his or her true beliefs and intentions.
I do believe in socialism there is a particular leaning toward sin and sinful behavior. In socialism we find:
1) a desire to control the lives of others
2) a rejection of absolute truth, by which the progressive has denied himself access to all rational discourse
3) a wallowing in the cesspool of envy
4) an authoritarian control over the labor of individuals (otherwise known as slavery)
5) the inclination to admire one's self image, like Narcissus, in the mythical pool of social justice.
(But these things are found in all people, not only in liberals.)
Dependence on government, like dependence on drugs, is nothing more than self-destruction and like drug addiction it involves enablement. The enabler is only looking to make himself feel better about a problem he doesnt have the courage, or the interest, to address in a truly problem-solving manner. Self destruction is turning away from God, and no political ideology is sufficient to battle against it.
I think of 2+2=4 as Gods rule and Gods certainty, not one that belongs to science. Science is merely our arrangement of observations, clarified by Gods certainties and then muddied with human judgment.
Leftists agitators are placed throughout the government and the media. Some pretend to be conservative, sort of a Trojan horse. Sympathizers are found everywhere in the private sector, up to the highest executive levels. It's very easy to recruit corporate executives with the corruption inherent to socialism. Many leftists are simply blind followers, in the useful idiot tradition. What they fail to understand is that through their actions they deprive themselves of the honor and virtue which seems to motivate them in the first place.
On one side of the coin is crony capitalism, on the other is socialism. Greed and envy come from the same pit of evil. They motivate dishonesty in the crony capitalist and in the socialist, as both attempt to hide from the light of truth. And in a political context, the encroachment on liberty by both crony capitalism and big government is the antithesis to the intentions of our founding fathers.
Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. (Matthew 13:3-8)