Tuesday, August 10, 2021

America is Not Christian by foundation


πŸ‘‰In Christendom, conservative humanism is no better than a liberal humanism. It's the humanism that is wrong not merely the political coloration. The First Amendment was enacted that there would be no united church of the 13 colonies and that the state would never interfere with religion. The concept of the "separation of church and state" was to keep the state out of your religion. It did not, however, forbid, religious people from being involved in government.
πŸ‘‰What is not there (and never was) is an invite for people who call themselves Christian (or any other religion) to take over the state. The Bible makes no case for that either. Even the late theologian Francis Schaffer stated "there is no place this side of the New Testament for a theocracy...there should be no theocracy til the King comes back."
πŸ‘‰Too many Christians over the span of the last few decades have bought the idea that America is Christian by foundation and gives them license to push theocratic Christianity. Today this is more commonly known in todays vernacular as Christian Nationalism. CN's claim to do it in the name of freedom of religion and "for God," but it is truly fascist and tyrannical at its very nature. ....and would likely be worse as it attempts to implement.
πŸ‘‰"Religion" per the Constitution, does not give Christianity any special designation. CNs, however, view themselves as the only protected religion and cite books or ill informed blogs or pastors that say that since America was founded as a Christian nation that only Christian religions should be protected. That idea gives them license to hate anyone from any other religion and often race.
πŸ‘‰Democracy, however, and the Constitutional protections naturally works against that notion. Pushing back against the tyrannical efforts of Christendom, Athiests and even Satanists in recent years have declared themselves religions. I am not endorsing their world view but it is tyrannical efforts by Christian themselves that created that dilemma. What they are doing now could cause unimaginable harm as the events of Jan 6 testify to.
πŸ‘‰Jesus referred to Christians as the salt of the earth. When salt is mixed with water, the salt dissolves because the covalent bonds of water are stronger than the ionic bonds in the salt molecules. So diluted Christianity eventually destroys itself. As Jesus pointed out "but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
πŸ‘‰Christianity and the freedom thereof only works through Jesus Christ. There is no substitute for it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A Cherry-picked Bible verse on top of a nutty "I Screamed."

 

πŸ‘‰Ive noticed a lot of folks on social media who claim both Christianity and Nationalism love to put out the most absurd nonsense and even QAnonsense and then follow it up by posting a Bible verse. Marco Rubio is one of the most notorious ones that do it. Ted Cruz does it.
Before Cruz went off the rail for The former guy he often touted his Christian convictions. But not having any real moral convictions anymore he seems to scream out crazy stuff with a Bible verse on top. Its like an absurd scoop of ice cream with a cherry picked random Bible verse: A cherry-picked Bible verse on top of his nutty "I Screamed." πŸ˜‰
πŸ‘‰ In my life as a Christian I know very well that there were times (too many times) I did something stupid then tried to justify with a Bible verse but I also know, from experience, that doing that is not a road to maturity by any means....and has no good end.
As a non Christian I self justified stupid stuff by lying about it (wasn't me") or denying I did it...all designed to make me appear better then I knew I was. I think thats why these people like Cruz and Rubio do it:
πŸ‘‰they know better and throwing out the Cherry picked Bible verse to cover the "I screamed" stuff helps them comfort their guilt.
πŸ‘‰It is also a hallmark of Trump Evangelicals. They post the most absurd stuff and then throw out a post and a Bible Verse about how God is prolife. It doesnt help their absurdities by any means. But, I suspect it maybe it helps them sleep at night believing that God is so proud of them for standing up for the "prolife" cause while pushing lies simultaneously

Sunday, June 20, 2021

US Economic System is based on faith

 If there's a revolution in the U.S. say hello to a great depression.

Our economic system is based on faith in the system, if that's gone, it all collapses. Any Wall street investor with even a minimal amount of sense will tell you that.
Those uneducated folks pushing to continue the insurrection started when the former guy started rambling about how he would only lose if the election was corrupt dont realize where an insurrection ends up.
Destablizing the election process for 2022 could begin the self destruction of the economy as we know it.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Border Crisis?

 As a "conservative" I have long held that there is a major problem at the border that does need to be dealt with. And, truthfully, there is, though probably not as bad as Fox News is reporting.

πŸ‘‰On this issue, however, I am surrendering my "conservative" credentials on this issue. I have other "changed" issues, but on this one I had a "duh" moment this week listening to VP Harris from Guatemala. My philosophy has always been that if you want to permanently deal with a problem you have to attack it at its root. So what I see is year after year candidates --especially GOP --say "Vote for Me" I will help fix the border problem. The number of officials who did is "0." Trumps "wall" did nothing and I have no reason to believe it would have even if it were completed. Security needs to remain there because of the drug cartel and trafficking issues.
πŸ‘‰I think Biden/Harris are on the right track. If not, it sure seems like the right one and worth a try. To me...I view the relationship between the Mexico President and Trump was suspect. The first thing that makes it suspicious to me is that they liked each other in spite of the way Trump degraded the Mexican people. Obrador, if you know much about him, is likely a thug similar to Trump.
πŸ‘‰Anyway, back on topic, I think the Biden/Harris approach makes sense. Deal with the root and it may make that problem go away...or minimize it. It will never end 100% but I think letting their actions play out could be beneficial for all involved. IMHO

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Boulder Strong

 


Back when I lived in Aurora, Colorado one of my favorite places to "hang out" was in Boulder. It was largely a university town. I was in my 30s. It was a bit different from other areas. I always thought if Mork was real he probably really would have fit right in there. But it had a friendly atmosphere. I shopped at a lot of King Soopers store across the front range. The shooting there was tragic but I could see Boulder-ites rallying together. The shooter bought the gun about 6 days before the incident. Closing the loopholes in back ground checks makes sense..in spite of what Ted Cruz wants to bloviate about.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Words are an extremely powerful force

 

πŸ‘‰Words are an extremely powerful force. The Bible goes so far as to say that "death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." (Prov 18:21).
πŸ‘‰People like Donald Trump dont understand this. But his election lie lead to Jan 6 insurrection (and deaths) and his words about "China Virus" has lead to attacks on Asian Americans.
πŸ‘‰WE have a couple choices:
1) There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
2)but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Prov 12:18).
πŸ‘‰Anger makes the first choice tempting, but #2 is the better route.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Dr Suess Estate Pulled Dr Suess Books.....NOT a government ban

 

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I was not necessarily on board with the idea of banning any of the Dr Suess books. (I mean, in a world where I can buy a new copy of Mein Kampf, but not Dr Suess, is kind of odd). BUT, after looking closer at what happened, it was not a government intervention or anything, it was a decision made by the company that owns the rights to the books. So I dont think I would have done it...(although I am not in a habit of reading Dr Suess so I have no pressing opinion either way)....but it is important to underscore that πŸ‘‰Last year,πŸ‘ˆ Dr. Seuss Enterprises, decided that it would cease publication of six different Dr. Seuss books, including the following.
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
If I Ran the Zoo
McElligot’s Pool
On Beyond Zebra!
Scrambled Eggs Super!
The Cat’s Quizzer
πŸ‘‰I support their right to do whatever they want with the books they own all rights to. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, published over 60 children's books over the course of his career..1931 to 1990 (the year he died).

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Failing GOP

 

REPUBLICANISM

Because of Trump, Republicanism seems to becoming a minority party. With what little power they can muster they are trying to combat that by changing voting rules throughout the USA and bend them in their favor. They have become so corrupt. There are some with integrity but they are becoming the minority in the minority.

In the Congressional hearings this week:

The Republicans seem to only want to deflect away from Jan 6 to every other riot that happened last year.  And was Josh Hawley fishing to find out whether the FBI has anything on him?


CPAC Trump railed against cancel culture, while naming Republicans he plans to cancel.πŸ™„

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Flyin Lyin Grifting Ted Cruz

 


So Flyin Ted Cruz decided to leave Texas to get out of the cold and fly to Cancun with his family and had booked a return flight for Saturday morning. THEN he got caught and switched into Lyin Ted Cruz mode and started telling lies about how he was just going to take his daughters there and come back...but as the story began to fall apart and it was discovered his wife had texted friends to come down with them to Cancun to stay at the Ritz Carlton for $309 a night....it was revealed that Lyin Ted Cruz was living up to his nickname. The guy claims to be a Christian but really does do an awful lot of lying. I guess he went on Fox News and talked to Hannity. Hannity gave him affirmation, of course. Cruz is one of those Republicans who escapes accountability whenever he can by avoiding the media that will throw him hard questions and only go to the media that he knows will affirm his stupidity. Flyin Lyin Grifting Ted Cruz. GOP & Texas should be so proud of him.


Article: For most, though, especially Texans like me who have suffered through a week without

heat or water in freezing overnight weather, the notion of Cruz leaving his dog behind to hit the beach was all too much — especially the thought of the power being out when they left. (The New York Times reported that Cruz’s wife Heidi had complained that the house was “FREEZING” in a group chat to friends and neighbors that proposed leaving the blackout behind for the Ritz-Carlton in CancΓΊn.)

New York Magazine: Ted Cruz Abandons Millions of Freezing Texans and His Poodle, Snowflake



Sunday, February 14, 2021

Gutless Offensive Pathetic: The Republican Party

If Trump was not responsible for the attack on the Capitol then why did Graham, McCarthy & Rubio call Trump to call it off?


Ted Cruz, a juror in Trump's impeachment trial, said he advised Trump's lawyers and told them they'd 'already won' their case


 

McConnells excuse:.. Yeah, you're right that he's guilty of all these things, but because of the technicality that impeachment wasn't filed sooner (even tho I'm the one that delayed it until after the election), this impeachment isn't lawful

The Senate needed a majority vote to decide whether or not they could proceed Constitutionally with the impeachment since Trump was no longer President. A majority vote allowed it to go forward. THAT bound them....or should have to their vote. When the Senate votes on bills, if a person is in the minority of a vote...the bill still binds them. So the original vote took the Non-Constitutional issue out of play. SO, any Senator who claims they voted against the impeachment because of the Constitutional issue is a liar.....and abdicated themselves from Senate rules they were sworn in to abide by. I have ZERO respect for any GOP member who makes the "Constitution" the reason for their vote.😑😑😑 The House Democrats did a GREAT job on the case and it should have been a slam dunk. Trumps attorneys were horrible and as dishonorable as Rudy, Sidney and that other nutjob whose name escapes me right now. And Ted Cruz...dont get me started on him.....