January 2006


http://docisinblog.com/archives/2006/01/24/apollyon-appears-ilooking-back

I’m going to kill myself before the Muslims do it for me.

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Despair is the poison of the human soul. Despair turns all colors to black.

Three American Universal Political Precepts:

1) We are better, in every way, than our enemies.

2) Therefore, we alone deserve to govern.

3) Anything that helps us, this moment, is GOOD. Anything that hurts us, this moment, is EVIL.

This is all you will need to understand American Politics. Every U.S. politician of every stripe has subscribed at some point in his or her life to these sentiments, and the Left still clings to them with the tenacity of a Chihuahua on the cuff of someone’s jeans.

Churches stand on desirable and potentially taxable property. This much is true. But let me be a voice of sanity here; I doubt the taking of ONE church’s land will lead to the confiscation of mass numbers of church properties. Considering where it happened – right in the middle of Flyover Country (a term I despise even though I don’t live in the Midwest) – someone was taking the risk of bringing down a helluva mass of public opprobrium on his head. The guy who OKed that deal is going to be going around for the next three years with people coming up to him and saying, “Hey, are you some kind of BIGOT??” NO one would willingly risk such self-abasement unless he were somehow to profit from it.

I guarantee you, it only happened because there’s a lot of potential for commercial development there and some guys in city government will have their hands in the cookie jar once something goes up on that site. The bright side of it is that now we can use Kelo as a test for corruption in local government – if a city takes out a church, one may safely assume it’s because somebody at City Hall has a vested interest in seeing it go.

Things don’t suck just because YOU don’t personally like them. You are not important enough, as a single individual, to be the ultimate arbiter of taste – let alone morality.

Not anymore than going to a garage makes you a car.

Matt 7:20ff. “…by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'”

CS Lewis, Mere Christianity: “The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual. The pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronizing and spoiling sport, and backbiting; the pleasures of power, of hatred. For there are two things inside me […] they are the animal self and the diabolical self; and the diabolical self is the worst of the two. That is why a cold self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute. But of course it is better to be neither.”

Jesus railed more against hypocrisy than any other sin. The sheer number of Christians who fail to understand this is what drove me away from the churches.

When a Muslim kills a Muslim, it's no big deal.
When a Muslim kills an American, it's the American's fault.
When an American kills a Muslim, it's an act of war.
When a Muslim kills a Jew, it's a legitimate political statement.
When a Jew kills a Muslim, it's terrorism.

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