How We Got Here . . .
Vol: 133 Issue: 23 Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I bet you are as sick to death of election politics as I am. But since yesterday was the final debate in what is arguably the most important election in living memory, we can’t let it pass without comment.
Bill O’Reilly called the debate the “most boring he’d ever seen” on today’s Fox morning program, and challenged the three co-hosts to name one thing that they learned from the debate that they didn’t already know.
In context, Obama was talking about how he encouraged the fall of Mubarak and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
But we already knew Obama saw himself as the embodiment of the state — Obama merely confirmed the diagnosis.
I would have to say Obama won the first half of the debate because Romney inexplicably allowed him to slide on Libya, “Fast and Furious”, and a host of other foreign policy failures.
But I also would agree with those that thought that Romney looked more presidential; Obama came off as an overly-aggressive challenger.
And on that point alone, I’d have to give Romney the edge. Barring some kind of false flag event to create an October surprise, I’m almost hopeful of fundamental change.
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie . . .” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11)
When I was in grade school, I vaguely recall the nuns telling us about persecution in China in our catechism classes. But what I recall best is the way my ten year old mind processed it.
It was like slavery or the Civil War — something from the past unlikely to be repeated in the future.
Persecuting someone for their beliefs was, to my young mind, how things used to be, back before we got civilized. I knew that it still happened in places like Russia, but I chalked that up to propaganda and ignorance.
I wasn’t saved, but I went to a Catholic school. Even before I got saved, I assumed that the only reason anybody would persecute Christianity was out of ignorance. If they knew anything about it, then they’d probably want to join up.
It was a good thing to be a Christian. The networks used to run public service announcements exhorting the public to “attend their local church or synagogue” this week.
A letter of recommendation from one’s pastor carried a lot of weight in a job interview. If one had a reputation as a good Christian, it meant one was respected in the community.
Christianity was all about honesty and love and peace and freedom. Now, it is something offensive, dangerous, or even shameful.
A group of Christian football fans at Louisiana State University called the “Painted Posse” attends every home game with their bare chests painted in school colors and a small cross painted above their hearts.
But LSU airbrushed the crosses out of a photo of the “Painted Posse” in an email about the game. When the school was asked why, they said they airbrushed out the crosses because they didn’t want to offend anybody.
“We don’t want to imply we are making any religious or political statements, so we air-brushed it out,’ LSU said in a statement.
Offend anybody! By allowing four guys to make a personal statement about their own faith? What about offending freedom of speech? Is that still an American right? Or is it only reserved for the ‘right’ speech?
Yesterday, Tufts University ordered a Christian group called “the Tufts Christian Fellowship” banned from campus.
The decision to ban the group was made by officials from the university’s student government, specifically the Tufts Community Union Judiciary. (So this is how the university’s students view the concept of ‘tolerance’)
The ban means the group “will lose the right to use the Tufts name in its title or at any activities, schedule events or reserve university space through the Office for Campus Life,” according to the Tufts Daily.
Additionally, Tufts Christian Fellowship will be unable to receive money from a pool that students are required to pay into and that is specifically set aside for student groups.
The reason for the ban? Tufts Christian Fellowship requires its leadership to adhere to the “basic Biblical truths of Christianity.”
And suddenly, in a dizzying rush, it all comes together and sort of makes sense.
How did we end up with a megalomaniacal Marxist with fascist tendencies in the first place? And, having revealed himself for all the country to see for four long, painful years, how is it possible that this race is as close as it is today?
Because guys like Obama and the mainstream media are products of the kind of thinking that got a Christian fellowship banned from campus for expecting its leaders to believe the Bible.
That is what defines them as a “Christian” fellowship in the first place.
Can you magine an Islamic student group being excluded from campus for believing the Koran? No doubt neither could the same group that excluded the Christians.
Every year, America’s universities turn out a new crop of Marxists to whom the Bible is a book of fairy tales. There is no progress without struggle and the great masses don’t understand that they are being exploited.
Religion is an “opiate for the masses” that keeps them from rising up against their “oppressors”, ie; middle aged-white guys, corporate fat cats, and “the Jews”.
God is a myth, and therefore, the First Amendment is only important in that it guarantees freedom from religion.
The Founders weren’t Christians, but deists. The Constitution is a living document and therefore subject to interpretation. Truth is subjective and absolute truth non-existent.
To those thus deluded, Obama won the debate hands down.
And anybody that says differently is a racist.