You’ll see me repeating this a thousand and one more times before I obediently control+alt+del my forced shutdown for the last time and walk away. This is my mantra. I say it whenever my faith or trust gets shaken by fools or thugs. These days, I’ve been saying it a lot:
Politics and religion are the same thing. Always and forever. Anyone in political or religious circles who tells you otherwise is lying or naïve.
That may seem counterintuitive in this the Age of Secularism where the whole of progressivism has been freed from the bondage of God’s will and runs lovingly into the embrace of secular relativism, but I promise you that politics and religion are inexorably connected in an eternal battle between collectivism and sovereignty.
Slavery to freedom and freedom to slavery, it’s the circle of life that man has been following since the grandfather of all imbeciles decided to stand firm and let God know just exactly how it’s going to be from now on. To paraphrase Bible Gateway:
Samuel said, “The king who will reign over you will claim his rights…and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.
…But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
Good call, dude. Good call. Don’t you kinda wish you could reach back through time and just smack that putz in the forehead?
So, do you like the story as told by the scribes and prophets or would you like it explained a different way… more modern-like:
“We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by our little partial, local interests, our projects will be confounded and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword down to future ages. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing government by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war, or conquest.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Same exact moral. But here we go again. It’s gotta be something in the primordial coding that keeps bringing us back to the same ten fatal flaws.
I remember as a young person thinking, “You know, if Adam and Eve could have just kept their crap together and asked God for a bite of the apple, he’d probably have given it to them.” And I bet he would have. But that’s never been the point, has it? If it hadn’t been Adam and Eve messing up in the garden, it would have been Cain and Abel because this has nothing to do with forbidden knowledge at all.
Life, liberty and true happiness are about self regulating and following what is an equally primal code of ethics with the spirit of free will, so that someone else won’t decide to come in and do it for you. Knowledge or lack there of is secondary. The problem is avarice.
Look, some of the dumbest asses I’ve ever witnessed have had some of the biggest know-it-all Napoleon Complexes and thought they could run your life better than you. The problems invariably start when those pseudo-dictators decide that God is dead or that he’s irrelevant so that Stalin must swoop in and save the world…while earning a healthy six to seven figure salary, mind you. (Right…they may be totalitarians, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like having nice things. Filling mass graves with the bodies of fellow countrymen is hard work, but it pays pretty well, I guess.)
Conflict is about willfully ignoring that God’s rules are relevant and were put in place for a reason.
And the reason that it looks like I’m talking about American politics right now is that politics and religion actually are one and the same. [Please see paragraph one.] Joseph Stalin, by the way, was fervently religious to the secular faith of he, himself and him.
While you may think that I’m writing about the American Republic’s fumble on the 15 to the encroaching Totalitarian Socialists (I think that their mascot would have to be Margaret Sanger looking down her nose at the lesser peoples, what say you? Although, the cheerleaders would then have to be cheerless-leaders, but these are details we can work through later.) I’m actually talking about the Catholic Church scandal in which our “atheist in a collar” clergy are betraying trust and obliterating the lives of our adolescent males…@pontifex
Just for the record and let’s be perfectly clear – Godless priests are not the majority in the Church. If you are a faithful priest who loves God, Church and Country then I’m NOT talking about you, and I’m heartily sorry that you have to go through this.
And I do mean atheist clergy – oxymoron, though it may seem. If you have any doubt that the Church has been infiltrated by atheists, you should read any of the Grand Jury report coming out of PA for better perspective…@pontifex
“To make it easier to target their victims, the priests gave their favored boys gifts – gold crosses to wear as necklaces. The crosses were markings of which boys had been groomed for abuse.”
Sorry, that’s just Silence-of-the-Lambs creepy. “It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told. ”
I’ve been around for about a half century now. I have seen a lot attitudinal evolutions develop within and about the single sex communities at warp speed – from the 1970’s “those in the lifestyle aren’t hurting anyone” to the 1980’s “have tolerance for those in the lifestyle – they can’t help who they love” to the 1990’s “those in the lifestyle are genetically predisposed” to the new millennium’s “who am I to judge?”…@pontifex… to the modern day “heterosexual individuals are sexual deviants that need to be punished.”
In consideration of 10,000 or so years, we’ve come a long way in just five decades. Now, I’m certainly not omnipresent, but I can tell you a couple of things for a fact.
- The Church scandal is not about clericalism. It is about pederasty, which is a homosexual relationship between an adult male and a pubescent or adolescent male.
- Any so-called person who would sexually abuse another human being – child, adult, female or male – either doesn’t believe in God or believes and really doesn’t care.
- Becoming a priest in spite of one’s contempt or disbelief in God is a whole different kind of psychopathic evil.
- Methodically perverting the Church so as to increase one’s access to children in order to anthropomorphize one’s incarnate contempt of it and God is pernicious.
- Perverting the symbols of the Church such as the Crucifix in order to carry out evil against children exudes such a Charles Manson je-ne-sais-quois as to relegate one to gallows of the demonic.
Also – anyone who knows about these freaks but continues to protect their behavior makes those psycho-deviants look like St. Mother Theresa in comparison. Hey, guys? If you can’t respect the Church, then at least respect yourself. And if you don’t respect yourself, don’t expect anyone else to give a hoot about what happens to you.
Most sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us all.