Saturday, February 20, 2016
If a religious figure states that it is unchristian to build a wall around a place, do not, I repeat, do not, parallel his objection by pointing out there is a wall around his building/church/residence.
Ideologues throw out such notions as abstractions to engender sentimentalism.
After all, "who is he to judge?"
If you take their statements as literal and try to counter them as such, you'll simply find that the line you try to parallel with has been moved, curved or turned into a circle.
Thus the added comment from said religious figure about "building bridges" instead.
Remember, the purpose of leftists, progressives and the like, is to set fire to the world and watch it all burn. In biblical parlance, they come to "steal, kill and destroy" -nothing less, nothing more.
Everything they do or say is a weapon meant to bring death and destruction.
You're dealing with Mordor, in other words.
You don't try to rationalize with orcs, you just fight back against their attacks.
As to the discussion to have among ourselves or with friends and family who are still under the sway of great fiery eye, it's simple.
Don't parallel the literal, just drag the abstraction out into the light and reveal it for what it is: an enemy attack.
By declaring that building a wall is unchristian, he just threw up a wall around who and what can be christian.
That's hardly "building bridges" now is it?
But then keep in mind that this is a guy who covers up his crucifix so as to not offend non-Christians.
The hypocrisy of this particular left-wing ideologue in question, is in the fact that you cannot advocate or participate in, abortion, gay marriage or divorce & remarriage and be a catholic-christian, and yet countless catholic politicians throughout the world do so, openly and loudly, with the explicit or passive approval of "his holiness".
Both the current President and Vice-President claim to be Christian and unrepentantly support abortion and gay marriage.
Not a peep from the pope.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Equality, "racism", "social justice", etc represent an ideology; a belief system.
You can choose to believe in this ideology, or not.
Thus when someone tells me about the problem of "racism", I respond by informing them that I don't share their belief system. I don't believe that there is such a thing as racism, no matter how they may choose to define it.
I'm not a believer.
Ditto equality. I simply don't share some peoples belief that races, genders, ethnic-groups, religions, etc, are equal.
Equality is a belief system.
I'm not a believer.
Of course there are fanatics who try to force their beliefs on other people.
I don't begrudge such people too much.
Because we are now exiting the Age of Ideology (when Idea's defined people and nations), and are entering an age when reality and nature are once again acknowledged as "self-evident".
Those who cling to belief systems and ideologies to define themselves and their worlds are phantoms from a dying age.