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Quote of the Day: Belief

 

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” – G.K. Chesterton

All one has to do is look at the antics of the Democrats, especially their leaders, to realize the truth of Chesterton’s statement. They seem ready to latch onto any crack-brained idea and pursue it with the tenacity of a terrier after a rat.

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  1. Thatcher

    Seawriter: All one has to do is look at the antics of the Democrats, especially their leaders, to realize the truth of Chesterton statement. The seem ready to latch onto any crack-brained idea, and pursue it with the tenacity of a terrier after a rat.

    As a recent post by @johnjbombaro points out:

    It seems to me that Anderson has hit upon a correlation: Gender identity plays with borrowed capital from religious identity, which is determined by beliefs. But, as he says, those beliefs don’t determine reality. They may or may not comport with (objective) reality. This is where a sensible and patience conversation should be taking place, but isn’t.


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    • May 15, 2018 at 5:21 am
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  2. Coolidge

    The Supreme Court’s whimsical decision on same-sex marriage, and public acceptance of the same, was a watershed in the rejection of reason, in favor of – whatever. It is no coincidence that we are now expected to comply with other inanities. White women are black, if they say so. Men are women. We fight racism by being racists. And so on.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 6:14 am
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  3. Thatcher

    Seawriter: They seem ready to latch onto any crack-brained idea and pursue it with the tenacity of a terrier after a rat.

    Let’s not forget the MSM, unless we concede “Democrat” and MSM” are the same thing (and they are).

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    • May 15, 2018 at 11:55 am
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  4. Thatcher

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):
    The Supreme Court’s whimsical decision on same-sex marriage, and public acceptance of the same,

    I believe the general public does not accept SSM, as in the state laws which were in place before the Supremes ruled. My guess is the general public sighed, and begrudgingly accepted the ruling, not willing to expend the energy necessary in the fight to restore what I call “normalcy”. This surrender is due in part to the MSM showing poll after poll “in support of SSM”, which is designed to reduce resistance to the idea.

    If homosexuals had stopped at our removal of all laws criminalizing their behavior, I’d stand shoulder to shoulder with them in that. But with the Supreme Court granting their “unions” on equal footing with real marriage? Well, that is an affront to all major religions in their basic, scriptural teachings.

    And don’t cite moves by national Christian denominational bodies whose governing leaders have given the thumbs up to SSM. Their rulings are truly heretical, and it seems conservative members have left said denominations to find more “stick-to-the-Bible” faiths.

    Prediction: We may see the birth of a new Christian denomination in the 21st century, one that adheres to Biblical teaching, but welcomes everyone – especially sinners – to the faith. Sinners can sin (IMHO), but if they truly believe in Jesus Christ, they are forgiven. See Dennis Prager’s series on the Ten Commandments, to learn what the only unforgivable sin is.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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  5. Member
    Seawriter Post author

    Stad (View Comment):

    Seawriter: They seem ready to latch onto any crack-brained idea and pursue it with the tenacity of a terrier after a rat.

    Let’s not forget the MSM, unless we concede “Democrat” and MSM” are the same thing (and they are).

    To paraphrase Mark Twain: Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a Democrat; but I repeat myself.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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  6. Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    I believe the general public does not accept SSM, as in the state laws which were in place before the Supremes ruled. My guess is the general public sighed, and begrudgingly accepted the ruling, not willing to expend the energy necessary in the fight to restore what I call “normalcy”. This surrender is due in part to the MSM showing poll after poll “in support of SSM”, which is designed to reduce resistance to the idea.

    My initial prediction was that Obergefell would begin a new chapter in a long cultural struggle, much like Roe.

    Just now I’m not making any predictions, but if you want any check back after I’ve had some more caffeine.

    If homosexuals had stopped at our removal of all laws criminalizing their behavior, I’d stand shoulder to shoulder with them in that. But with the Supreme Court granting their “unions” on equal footing with real marriage? Well, that is an affront to all major religions in their basic, scriptural teachings.

    Yes, a crucial point. The Left, in wanting religion to fully cooperate, wants us to stop practicing our religions. It’s unambiguously against “the free exercise of religion.”

    Interestingly, it allows us to make one of my favorite sentences: Democrats are creepily anti-Muslim.

    Prediction: We may see the birth of a new Christian denomination in the 21st century, one that adheres to Biblical teaching, but welcomes everyone – especially sinners – to the faith.

    But the old denominations already have that: the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church in America, and the Anglicans in fellowship with Africa instead of Britain. The Methodist organization, having African and Latin American churches on an equal footing with North American churches, is in a category all by itself.

    Sinners can sin (IMHO), but if they truly believe in Jesus Christ, they are forgiven.

    Yes, but we must understand belief rightly. New Testament belief involves repentance.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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  7. Member

    “Without G-d, all things are possible.”

    –Attributed to Dostoyevsky.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm
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  8. Member

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    “Without G-d, all things are possible.”

    –Attributed to Dostoyevsky.

    “With G-d, all things are possible. Without G-d, all things are allowed.”

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    • May 15, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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  9. Thatcher

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Seawriter: They seem ready to latch onto any crack-brained idea and pursue it with the tenacity of a terrier after a rat.

    Let’s not forget the MSM, unless we concede “Democrat” and MSM” are the same thing (and they are).

    To paraphrase Mark Twain: Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a Democrat; but I repeat myself.

    And I think it was Will Rogers who said, “I don’t belong to any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.”

    Too bad the Dems nowadays are highly organized, and their efficiency makes up for their current unpopularity.

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    • May 16, 2018 at 6:16 am
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