If you’ve ever heard the term “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” you’ve probably at some point wondered whether organized religion encumbers people’s spiritual lives by interfering with the individual’s Christian walk. And this is a normal thing to ask. After all, it’s absolutely true that God interacts with individuals in individual ways.
But if God proves himself through personal interaction to be morally and doctrinally inconsistent, this makes God out to be either a liar or incapable of determining truth for Himself. Either way represents a lack of the qualities necessary to make Him worthy of ultimate righteousness and thus respect. That, or people are talking to themselves.
So if it must be that God interacts with humans in a consistent manner, religion would be the result of many humans being impacted by Him, and interacting because of His divine revelations. Different stances may be taken on those revelations from His word, but this doesn’t affect whether the message–with an actual intent–was actually given, if in fact it was given. (more…)
One major benefit to living in a Seattle suburb is that you get to see loads of hilariously backward liberal bumperstickers. In an hour or two, a person in a parking lot can see everything from the opinionatedly illogical (conservatives treat people like dogs) to the outright insane (Howard Dean’s face popping out of a cloud with a big “THANK YOU”) to the unclassily blasphemous. This last category generally involves Jesus’ name and the F-word.
But since I’ve been getting jaded after seeing all the same stickers for so long, and at the same time I understand liberal thought much better than most liberals (as I spent most of my college years getting educated by their “finest”), I’ve decided to draft a series of stickers for liberals that I think they’ll really appreciate. And if you don’t understand the slogan, I’ve linked the statements to articles which clearly explain why the sticker exists. As such, here they are in all their glory.
-My forefathers died fighting tyrants for hunting rights (1)
-Defend America from terrorists: deport all our troops and veterans
-Save the earth and workers: shut only Walmart down (2)
-Borders are racist (3) (more…)
The other day, Obama gave a speech before Notre Dame that resulted in a lot of Catholics getting angry and Alan Keyes getting arrested (4). Given the highly volatile situation, what would a man in Obama’s shoes speak about?
This article contains Obama’s paraphrased speech, comically restructured to more blatantly display his logical errors and actual statements. If you’d like to read the original speech or even watch it, the text and video are provided and highly recommended before reading. If you don’t read the actual speech, you won’t believe the actual stupidity that I point out in the following paraphrasing. It should also be noted that this paraphrasing begins during the second video clip (out of the four), because the first portions of the speech were too boring.
Also, don’t expect this to make a whole lot of sense. This is Obama speaking.
Obama: America is a terrible place to live. Today, we live in a country where strong people take advantage of weak people, and we are committing prejudiced acts just like we were in ancient times. This, my friends, is completely unacceptable, and as a college-educated crowd, you realize that our extreme prejudice as a society is a big, big problem because of White Christians (editor’s note: no other oppressive group available). This is the reason I’m going to blabber on tonight. (more…)
Editor’s note: much thanks to onenewsnow.com for their top-notch reporting on cultural issues and events that otherwise go unreported. For the original article on this issue, look here.
Very interesting. Andrew Sullivan, one of the “great” movers and shakers of the gay-rights movement, has admitted that the new hate crimes legislation is bogus, unnecessary, and a ploy to raise more money for the gay agenda. How refreshing!
Not that Sullivan’s a good guy or anything, or that his other suggestions in the article are worth following, but admitting some truth is a good step forward. And just for a little background on Sullivan, here’s his Wikipedia. The dude’s not obscure.
And yes, the allegations of him telling everyone his movement is about monogamy while advertising for unprotected anal sex with other HIV positive guys on AOL and barebackcity are true. Typical, but true.
This isn’t the usual article I like to send out, but I got this email from a good friend of mine, and I thought it was too important to not share with everyone. Apparently our state Democrats are using their near super-majority status to bar Republicans from voting on budget issues (the mechanics of which are stated below). I’ve contacted Representative Dan Kristiansen to confirm whether or not this letter was from his wife, and he confirmed it (1).
Anyway, after last year’s 5.1 billion dollar deficit (that’s more than five times 999 million dollars), you’d think our state Democrats would at the very least be interested in getting us under budget, but I stopped giving them credit a long time ago (2). Please copy and paste this to as many people as you possibly can, since the media has ignored opportunities to expose corruption.
1) Representative Dan Kristiansen
2) Last year’s deficit
By Janis Kristiansen
3:40 pm Thursday, April 24, 2009
Since NO ONE in the press is going to report this, I will. I just got off the phone with my husband, State Rep. Dan Kristiansen.
In summary, this is what he said. (more…)
Not too long ago, a hate crimes bill passed the House of Representatives and went to the Senate, promised a signature by president Obama and lauded by Democrats as a huge step forward in civil rights (1). The only problem? If passed in the Senate, since it grants protection to sexual orientation, there is a chance it will also eventually grant pedophiles (and chicken lovers, and necrophiliacs) federally protected status from hate crimes.
What is a hate crime?
We should probably get our facts straight before anyone gets their pitchforks and starts a lynch mob, so here’s what we’re looking at: a hate crime can consist of many different actions against a protected class, and these actions range from murder to intimidation. Yes, that’s right: intimidation. Actually, the FBI keeps statistics on hate crimes, and it turns out that over 40% of all hate crimes consist of intimidation alone (2).
So why does sexual orientation deserve protection? Well, liberals would have you believe that Matthew Shephards are being murdered every second by hillbillies, but this isn’t anything near close to the truth. The FBI actually let us know that only 15.6 percent of all hate crimes occur as a result of sexual orientation (love crimes occur to everyone else, and are less offensive to liberals)(2). (more…)