Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
And since "hate crimes" are considered a greater offense than regular homicides, would the slaying of a minority officer be deserving of a more eye catching shade of blue than that used for a run of the mill Caucasian officer?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
At a Newsuem forum on advocacy journalism, a panelist remarked that 84% of undocumented immigrants favored comprehensive immigration reform. Since such people don’t even have a right to be in the country to begin with, why should their perspective even be consulted in terms of the policy AMERICANS will implement to address this issue?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Interesting that on the 3/24/11 edition of his program, Michael Savage condemned those not marrying early in life when he himself is on his second marriage. Then again, what sane woman wants to be yelled at nearly constantly. Contrary to Savage (as well as Mohler & Dobson in all fairness), marriage is not an indicator of adulthood.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In his comments regarding the cancellation of a football game, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell actually let slip the contempt he feels towards the citizens of the United States in general and the people of the Keystone State in particular.
In one remark especially, Rendell posited that the Chinese are to be extolled for the hypothetical situation that they would likely attend a scheduled athletic event despite dangerous weather conditions and march down to the arena on foot in the process.
While most of the hypertolerant zeroed in on what they perceived as the disparagement of the Chinese, that comment is actually quite revealing regarding Rendell's most deeply held social and political convictions.
For instead of being a mockery of China, Rendell's statement is the expression of a desire that our system become more like a totalitarian one.
Cancelling the game on account of foul weather is an acknowledgement of the principle that the individual possesses an inherent worth that certainly surpasses something like a football game that is not essential to maintain a function that could not be done without.
In China, the value of an individual life is next to nothing whatsoever. If a number of people die there, it is not seen as that big of a deal.
With the demographic situation there being what the government would categorize as an excess of population, a thinning of the social herd if handled delicately during an event that would bring glory to the state could be viewed as a win/win situation.
If Rendell thinks that we have an obligation to attend such communal functions irrespective of the consequences, another important issue is raised.
As a supporter of Obamacare with a number of its policy architects insisting that those having crossed the peek of midlife are less worthy of the full attention of the medical establishment, would Governor Rendell endorse the removal of treatment from the elderly heeding his admonition that they endanger themselves on hazardous roads?
Ed Rendell thinks that cancelling a game for count of snow contributes to the wussification of America. Perhaps he will be the one to slip on the ice and shatter a hip or have a loved one perish in a traffic accident on an icy road.
by Frederick Meekins
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
If R.C. Sproul "Jr" (who technically isn't a Jr, but merely riding on his more famous father's name) can't run a church without it degenerating into abuses of his parishoners, why ought we to believer that his followes siezing control of government would be anymore trustworthy?
For you folks out there too obtuse mentally to realize Postmillennialism results in dictatorship, I have better things to than to find exact pages citations and footnotes for you. If you want to pull your heads out of the sand, there is a little thing called a search engine
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
If Maryland passes a snack tax, those able to should travel to Pennsylvania to acquire sweet & salty treats, smuggling them back over the border by the trunk load. Makes for a nice day trip & it is a form of patriotic protest. Be sure to conduct the transaction in cash in order to avoid a paper trail.
For despite listeners posting comments there, my own comment saying "Congress to hold moment of silence for Japan victims. Be back to generalized whoring & mockery of Biblical values within 2 weeks likely."
Couldn't have been the language. Levin has said equivalent to that over the airwaves.
Perhaps I'll go back to listening to Savage from now on.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Also, by categorizing churches that teach the eternality of Hell as "toxic" aren't we violating the "judge not" hooey that is always propagated in liberal circles and more importantly edging yet another step closer to categorizing traditional Biblical doctrine as "hate speech"?
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Only in America are those out to destroy us lavished with government funds and public accolades.
Castro’s Twitter account breaks 100,000 followers. His regime heralds it as the first Cuban themed account to reach that plateau. Most Cubans probably don’t even have access to electricity and any with Twitter accounts are probably sent to labor camps or executed before being allowed to attract such a following.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
You let it out that you brew your own beer and see if they don't torch your place like the Waco compound in the name of public health.
One can certainly differ on the propriety of the war. However, it is interesting that certain Christian Reconstructionists are in an uproar over the war on terror but have enunciated their desire to see dissidents opposing their doctrinal synthesis put down by the sword or at least through an old fashioned stoning.
Monday, March 07, 2011
The National Survey For Family Growth has concluded that 25% of young adults have not had sex.
As interesting as these figures are, they are not the real issue.
The vital questions that come to mind are these.
If it is compulsory to answer the American Community Survey (the bureaucratic euphemism under which the intrusive Census Long Form is now conducted) under threat of fine, is it also compulsory to answer some pervert civil servant as to your most private matters?
Also just as important, if answering the National Survey For Family Growth is not compulsory, how come what one does with their privates in the privacy of one’s bedroom is not the government’s business, but how many places one has to use one’s privates for excretory purposes in the confines of one’s home is?
by Frederick Meekins
Friday, March 04, 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011
If multimillionaire media talking heads are really concerned about the runaway debt, why don’t they pool their resources together & donate that portion of their salaries above subsistence level to ameliorate this problem? Or is sacrifice something that they, like Obama, think is something more for we lower sorts?
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Though there are various forms of Pantheism, most share a set of common characteristics. Pantheists will agree that ultimately there is but one substance.
Parmenides hypothesized that there is either being or nonbeing and in order to exist there must be being. And if everything possesses this quality, everything is of the same substance as to differ by nothing would be not to exist at all.
Though everything is ultimately one under Pantheism, what we perceive as multiplicity or distinction are either manifestations or emanations of the absolute unity.
In the "Enneads", the Greek mystic Plotinus said that from this impersonal unity flowed the various levels of reality starting with unity, then inward into mind, then the world soul, then multiple souls, then to the lowest level of matter. It is man, Geisler writes in "Christian Apologetics" of this brand of Pantheism as "the microcosm who possesses mind, soul, and matter" that the journey back to unity and oneness begins (175).
Though slightly different, other forms of Pantheism share considerable similarity. For example, in Spinoza's pantheism, God is a substance of infinite attributes and we exist as transient manifestations of the absolute that are eventually reabsorbed back into it. And in Hinduism, though that world religion is noted for its multiplicities of divinities, in its philosophically complex variants, the various gods all the way down to the material components of the physical world are the assorted levels of the comprehensive totality known as Brahman.
Though many Pantheists claim to embrace tolerance as they contend all religions are merely human efforts to understand the same all-encompassing God, one is really taking the serpent to one’s bosom when dealing with Pantheism. For example, in much of Pantheist thought, it is held that both good and evil flow from God much in the same way there is both a light and dark side of the Force in the Star Wars epic. Other Pantheists claim that God is beyond good and evil as understood by human beings.
Such positions could be used to not only to justify any number of atrocities but also to view them in a disturbingly detached manner or even positively in an around about fashion. For example, if good and evil are simply just human conceptions useful for ordering social relations, what is so inherently immoral about the Holocaust?
After all, were not the Jews the ones anyway that set the ball rolling on the theism that ended up promoting the conceptual dualism that now hinders the expansion of consciousness? Besides, by liberating them of their physical materiality, aren’t we doing them a favor by reuniting them with universal oneness? Under Pantheism, the “is” becomes the “ought” and that is why one sees cows strutting freely down the streets of India with the baby girls tossed out with the trash.
by Frederick Meekins