An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 3 November 2012
from The Bunker
The human species is a special breed in nature. We study, we learn, we can transform our surroundings to suit our individual desires and needs. We carry a spark within us that allows us to think and reason and gather and transcribe our collective knowledge. We also carry a yearning to be free. We have a natural desire to make our own choices, to speak our minds, to associate freely with others. This cannot be denied. In the history of mankind, this desire has always surfaced when the human spirit is crushed by oppression.
You are about to find out why Natural Law and Natural Rights are now omitted from any serious discussion in American Universities and culture.
Because human beings are imbued with a spirit and a natural thinking process they are also capable of reasoning. This reasoning process is also tempered in all healthy humans with a sense of morality. We innately understand right and wrong. It is Natures value system. Humans need this because we are capable of more destruction than any other species on the planet. Scholars and secularists will try to convince us that morality and values are a learned process. This is also true. Societies could not exist without a set of rules or laws of proper behavior. But if there is not an inborn sense of good and evil or right and wrong how has our species survived? The crazed caveman would have just killed his mate over the last leg of antelope, but he didn’t. Even in the most primitive societies the need to maintain the species in that society exists. This exists even in animals.
The Natural desire to life is carried in each one of us. The human spirit wants to exist and thrive. Giving up and suicide is unnatural. The oldest and sickest of our species will cling to every last second of life for that last contact with another human being. This also cannot be denied.
Because we can think and reason and also want to have free association with other humans we have always tried to improve our surroundings to be more comfortable. The human being is naturally curious and is a learner. We want to improve our lot in life. To be stagnant and just survive is not a normal human condition. When we are free to choose and explore and invent we grow as a community. This gives us happiness and enjoyment. This is self-evident.
Because we as humans carry the internal qualities such as those listed above we can rightly agree that they were given to us by our Creator. Where else would they have come from? If our entire human experience from birth to death is to be curious, to think, to reason and communicate, to associate with others and have a desire to choose our own path, how can anyone tell us otherwise? These are our God given rights. They are part of our Natural existence.
Let’s look at the next line of our Declaration. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” According to our founding principles, our guiding philosophy, governments only role in our lives is to secure our Natural Rights based on Natural Law. For civil law to be valid (Law written by men) it must stand the test of Natural Law. These rights are unalienable, by definition they are not to be separated from us, given away or taken away. We are inseparable from these rights
If you have been able to digest the previous paragraphs you see the conflict with our current government. Let’s explore one current idea that has swept across our Nation, gay marriage.
Proponents of gay marriage would have us believe that it is their “Civil Right” to be joined through the sanctity of marriage. This question has been asked of the general population in many states by referendum. Every single time it has been voted down by the people. Why? Because when the people are allowed to use their God given intuition they would deny any law that does not conform to Natural Law. Gay marriage by its very definition is unnatural. Two people of the same sex will never be able to procreate the species. If this manner of marriage would be allowed to flourish the human population would cease to exist. It is not Natures way. Proponents would say gay couples can adopt children and thus fulfill their role in society. Well, unless there is a baby making machine invented (Outside of women and men) their argument falls apart. Why should another couple produce babies for gay couples? As a Libertarian, I really don’t care what gay people do. But, I do have a right under Natural Law not to have their beliefs imposed on me by means of government dictate or have my property (Money) used to support their lifestyle.
If you hadn’t noticed, my Saturday ‘laundry links’ have been getting shorter. Not because I don’t want to do them, but because, to be perfectly honest, I just haven’t felt up to it. Believe it or not, it is work. And we all know how I feel about that ‘four lettered word’. Heh.
Seriously, my physical well being has caused me more trouble than I care to admit. One bright spot…I’ll be seeing a pain management guy at the end of this month. The bad news…it’s not till the end of this month. sigh… I’m allergic to pain, and have been having a LOT of it more recently. Ya see, my spine has splinters, so of course, those splinters are affecting the nerves in the area, which of course, makes life less than enjoyable. Oh…mentally, I guess you could say I’m at my ‘normal’ attitudinal self, so I can post now and then. Sadly, I end up having to go horizontal with pain meds all too often. Therefore, less posting, fewer links…yada yada yada! If you’ve ever had back problems, you know what a pain….literally, and otherwise….it can be!
This isn’t a pity party….just stating some facts and reasons. I’m doing the best I can for the time being, so I hope y’all will bear with me!
Why are evangelicals like Billy Graham and Ralph Reed stumping for Mitt Romney? And why are roughly three-quarters of white evangelicals inclined to vote for him?
Because politics matters more to them than religion.
Until quite recently, many evangelicals saw Mormonism as a dangerous cult spreading false theology and dooming its followers to hell. In fact, only after Romney showed up for a meet and greet with Billy Graham in North Carolina earlier this month did the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association erase a reference to Mormonism as a “cult.”
Did Mormons all of a sudden change their theology? Did Graham change his definition of a “cult”? Of course not. It just became politically expedient for Graham to declassify Mormonism, given the fact that Romney, a Mormon, was the presidential nominee of his beloved GOP.
Ralph Reed, too, is forsaking his theology for his politics, mobilizing his Atlanta-based Faith and Freedom Coalition to place voter guides in Ohio churches in the run-up to election day.
Read the entire column here.
sigh… You have NO idea how much the so called Christians, and suppose ‘religious’ writers annoy the bejabbers outta me!
Is Mormonism a cult? I have no idea. I do know that they DO believe that Jesus came to save us from ourselves, and offer us redemption. The rest? Well, perhaps they don’t worship the same way I do, but then, neither do the Presbyterians or Catholics. Does that make them cults as well? Mormons don’t promote the death of those who don’t think the same way they do, unlike another so called religion the left seems to promote on a regular basis.
Perhaps those that are being criticized and insulted in the post made the effort to learn more about Mormonism, and learned more about the man himself, and see that he IS a man of faith. Just because his faith is different doesn’t mean he’s wrong for the job. Does anyone remember how many were all up in arms about John F. Kennedy being Catholic? Well, I do.
Does this so called ‘religious blogger’ for CNN support Barack Insane Obama? Well, that would mean he is NOT a Christian. No real Christian can support a candidate who promotes the murder of children, or anything that violates the Word of God. Professing the belief in Christ and voting for a candidate who has the blood of millions on his hands is the epitome of hypocrisy.
FYI dipwad (Stephen Prothero)…my FAITH is more important than politics! Which is WHY I refuse to vote for your messiah!
When it comes to a choice between an American hating, lying, cheating, baby killer and a Mormon? I’ll take that Mormon ANY DAY!
To put it in very simple terms… YOU CAN NOT BE A CHRISTIAN AND VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT! PERIOD!
WATCH THIS VIDEO! If you are undecided, which I find utterly baffling, or are planning on voting third party, or write in, or not planning to vote at all, because of ‘principles’, believing that voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’ is just as dangerous as voting for the socialist. If I hear “there is no difference between the two” one more time, I might just have to hurt someone! There is a HUGE difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Hussein Obama, and you’d know this if you had taken the time to educate yourself on both their stances.
Be grateful you actually have a choice, and a chance, to decide whether or not to continue on the path of destruction, or take a different road that, hopefully, will lead back to prosperity. There are too many people in this world who don’t have the freedoms we still have, even though they have dwindled in recent years. Too many men and women died to allow us this freedom. Thank God there were, and are, those who willing fight and die for your liberty. Are YOU willing to give all? Don’t spit in their faces!!
H/T: Alfonzo Rachel