by Brad Nelson 6/30/15
One thing I think is true is that most Christians are babes in the woods regarding homosexual marriage and the various other Leftist initiatives. They, unlike Obama, are weak in regards to making the moral argument. And as this site’s good friend, Nik, has often said, in order to make the argument for conservatism, limited government, the Constitution — let alone the traditional definition of marriage — we have to at least be able to make a good moral argument. We have failed in that regard (but understandable, given that much of the culture functions as a swarming and ubiquitous Leftist seminary).
It could be, as others have suggested here, that the libtardization of Christianity will act as a long-term healthy process to restore faith where it belongs (hint: in God, not Karl Marx). Thankfully, God has specially ordained me in the capacity to pull no punches. I have no coffers to fill or glass cathedrals to build. So I will say that I think most Christians are weak in regards to understanding their own doctrine and thus in making a moral argument. It’s thus difficult to believe that a further dumbing-down of Christianity will lead to any kind of moral clarity.
You’d hardly mistake me for a bible-thumper. But sometimes it must be thumped. Christians have tended to do so regarding arbitrary stuff. Whether I eat an Almond Joy or a Mounds depends not on the presence of the devil but on whether “sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don’t.” Pounding bibles about arbitrary stuff such as this has weakened the moral foundation of Christians (thus that all-important Third Commandment).
But regarding male and female, there is a reasonable basis to believe that we were made that way. It’s not arbitrary, thus admonitions against men using other men like females is a good one. It’s also good to understand such things as perversions…things to be guarded against. And if such impulses exist, they should be treated as diseases, sins, or mental disorders.
However, in case you haven’t heard, Darwin has determined that human beings are completely arbitrary, of no more significance than a nematode, perhaps less. We are not the purposeful product of a designing intelligence but are the product of mere random chance. Bite on that for a while, for unless you do, you can’t possible understand why homosexual marriage is becoming the enforced law of the land. Nor will those “secular” types understand where their own hidden liberalism lies and why it is destructive despite what they believe are their good intentions and enlightened viewpoints. “Without God, all things are permitted.”
If we have no purpose and no standards grounded in anything but impulses, then “If it feels good, do it” or “As long as it harms nobody else” will be the moral underpinning of things. In other words “It’s all good” or “Whatever.” It will be, as Dennis Prager notes, feelings instead of standards. An atheistic Darwinian underpinning for society inevitably falls toward hedonism, for it can conceive of no other purpose for existence. And without a grounding in something Cosmic, we inevitably can only be grounded in the political. And politics (as we’ve seen just with the homosexual marriage issue) can change on a dime. One day Plan A is bad. The next it’s good, necessary and so obviously on “the right side of history.”
Those with some knowledge of the Soviet Union or Mao’s China (from whence the term “politically correct” originated) understand the horrible arbitrary nature of ethics-via-politics. When Jonah Goldberg was in the cultural fight (prior to caving to the homosexual mafia), he wrote Liberal Fascism which stands as a fair warning against the politicization of ethics.
Another battle line drawn is that of feminism which should never be ignored and never be underestimated. Never underestimate the deep animus towards males by the feminist dogma. Therefore nothing could make feminists giggle more than turning men into women.
So, Christians, do thump that bible. But don’t be shallow about it. Someone once said “Wise as serpents, harmless as doves.” The libtard faction of Christianity has excelled at the latter. But few are embracing the former. And part of wisdom is understanding the basic tenets underpinning Leftists beliefs. Until you do, you’ll have a difficult time making a moral argument against them. At the very least, make the case that:
+ Sex (or gender) is not arbitrary but inherent in our biology — a biology that did not, and could not, “evolve” via random material processes.
+ We need strong, good men…giving in to narcissistic feminist impulses (whereby the female is held up as the gold standard) is destructive.
+ Using a screwdriver as a hammer has never been a good thing to do…it may “feel good” to be a butt-buddy, but it’s not normal and certainly not healthy.
+ As Dan Flynn said in a recent article about the Confederate Flag, “Nevertheless, a Taliban vibe permeates the crusade to erase history, tear down statues, remove books off the shelf, and ban video games.” Unless you understand the totalitarian impulse of the Left — which truly cares nothing for homosexuals — then you’re just a useful idiot, caring only to conform to what those around you believe. And people wonder how Nazi Germany started.
+ Families are the foundation of civilization. To glorify homosexuality and homosexual marriage is to doom society to a dead-end ideology. One of the largest problems facing Europe is that native Europeans are not reproducing while the Muslims they have imported are multiplying like mad. “Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll” is not a sound basis upon which to form a society — especially if the sex does little to forward the next generation.
+ There is such thing as right and wrong. Stick up for what is right.
+ Understand that we need maturity in our society and that “Progressivism” is, at heart, the Peter Pan “always remaining a child” ideology. “You need maturity t0 acknowledge consequences to your policies” — Dennis Prager. “Leftism is sort of a child-like world where you live in fantasy thinking” — Dennis Prager
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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