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The liberalism of the American Liberal Times blog

Posted by DNW on 2014/08/14


A little while ago I posted on my failed project to enter into a constructive dialog with a liberal … any liberal at all. The latest case being, one John The Liberal, the proprietor of the “American Liberal Times” blog.

That was then.

 

Now, introducing just a little more of John The Liberal.

American Liberal

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John The Liberal has a few observations and rhetorical-style questions.

We will present his remarks as “questions” and “comments”, and then propose our own “answers”.

 

1, Question  from John:

“It seems that some “Christians” . . . ( I have no reason to doubt they are Christians . . . I am not their judge and jury . . . That is God’s Business) . . . some Christians seems to be Hell-bent ( pardon the unintended pun) on getting themselves into trouble by trying to export their belief system to foreign cultures . . . did you ever notice?”

 

Answer:

Dear John.

Yes we have. This is probably due to the fact that it is a critical and essential part of their faith according to its very Founder. Sometimes it is referred to as “The Great Commission” . You have repeatedly referred to your own religious faith in terms which would lead one to assume that it had, or once had, something to do with Christianity as well. So perhaps you heard of the command to evangelize at one time.

The following references were mostly taken directly from a Bible verse site which easily accessible to anyone looking to confirm.

 

Matthew Chapter 28

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world.
Mark 16:15

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Luke 12:8

Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God
Mark 4:21

And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?”

 

It should also be noted that Church history records that all the original apostles did in fact “get into trouble” exporting their faith to foreign cultures; with only one apostle even surviving the commission: albeit in exile.  The plain fact is that the faith was at one time foreign to all cultures; even the culture of its homeland.

So yes, John. Many people have noticed.

 

2, Comment from John:

“I am one of those “Liberal Freaks” who firmly believes that if some pew-jumper church starts preaching politics from the pulpit it should lost its tax-exempt status . . . period . . . end of story. Why should they rake in millions of tax-free dollars for their big wig preachers to live high on the hog on and be able to shove their politics down their parishioners’ throats at the same time?

It has nothing to do with “freedum of ree-ligiun” at all.

It has to do with trying to mix politics and religion – – and that is something that simply cannot work out in the long run. …

I’m all in favor of the government taxing the Living Hell out of any church that makes itself a virtual headquarters of some political party.
Share this:callous! I didn’t mean for it to sound that way but I think it has to be asked.)

 

Answer: Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United

 

3, An “observation”  from John The Liberal of American Liberal Times:

“When tyranny comes to a nation it always comes wrapped in a flag and carrying a gun and a Bible.”

Answer:

Really, John?

Pol-Pot Mao Zedong (1) Mao Zedong (2) Robespierre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pol Pot

 

Mao

 

Stalin

 

Robespierre and the efforts of his friends and allies

 

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8 Responses to “The liberalism of the American Liberal Times blog”

  1. 1. A true Christian understands there is only one way into Heaven. Jesus Himself said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me.” Conversely, a true Christian understands all paths but one lead to eternal Damnation. For whomever’s name is not found written in the Book of Life, that person is cast into the Lake of Fire where can be found naught but wailing and gnashing of teeth. For a person who claims to have found the only path to salvation and then to not deliver the news to others (indeed, to deride those who do deliver the good news), that person must, by definition, be full of hate for all the other souls. So, yes, true Christians indeed try to spread the good news to other cultures, as is their hearts’ desires that nobody should have to endure an eternity in the Lake of Fire.

    2. Any preacher worth his salt will stand in the pulpit and rail against government-enforced immorality. What “John the Liberal” and all other Leftists want, is for those on the Right to sit quietly as Providence’s admonitions and dire warnings are subverted by an anti-Christian Left. But the Leftist preachers, who do not preach the Gospel, can be as unabashedly political as they want… And they most assuredly are, and have been for decades. Not that “John the Liberal” has any concern about that.

    3. You didn’t mention Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivar, Argentina, Italy, Germany, Japan, North Korea, all the Arab nations, Rome before Italy, the Ottomans, nearly all of Africa, etc, etc.

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  2. DNW said

    His concern is plainly not with gaining a clear understanding of the facts, which he probably does not believe are objectively ascertainable anyway, but with ejecting bile and then rolling joyously around in it.

    And as with many of his kind, he casually holds others to standards of probity and integrity which he nonchalantly shrugs off as applying to himself. After all, it is his blog, and he can say whatever he wants about whatever he wants, and he doesn’t have to provide any evidence for it because it’s his sacred opinion, and if you are not impressed that he plays fast and loose with the facts, then you can go to hell. Because it is his opinion, and he finds it delicious and satisfying in every way.

    But of course all are welcome to respond – subject to being placed in a holding pen first, and subject to a little informal prior restraint.

    First he reads what you have said while keeping it in “moderation”, and then he thinks up a response, and then if it seems to him that nothing psychologically uncomfortable has to be faced, he allows the comment in along with his accompanying response. It’s kind of like visiting North Korea and being assigned a “chaperone”, only it’s part of the world of the Liberal mindset instead of an actual real-world place.

    And if someone has to be airbrushed out of the picture for having confronted him with uncomfortable facts, he can always, as he has said he has recently done, go back through years of postings and purge all offending comments.

    And that is all good. Because he’s running an opinion blog that is really only about one thing: about John The LIberal’s feelings; and they constitute an ever changing world of kaleidoscopic whimsey; where the only constants are that Republicans are evil, God is whatever you want Him to be, and that John The Liberal regularly drools at the thought of savoring cheesy omelets and wriggling his swollen toes.

    And yes, that is the essence of Liberalism as it is known today.

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  3. John said

    Re: “And as with many of his kind, he casually holds others to standards of probity and integrity which he nonchalantly shrugs off as applying to himself. After all, it is his blog, and he can say whatever he wants about whatever he wants, and he doesn’t have to provide any evidence for it because it’s his sacred opinion, and if you are not impressed that he plays fast and loose with the facts, then you can go to hell. Because it is his opinion, and he finds it delicious and satisfying in every way.”

    I have never heard it put more clearly or succintly than this! Thanks for the accurate description of my attitude that I really don’t care what other people have to say but also note that occasionally I allow them to say it on my blog anyway – – until they start to attack me personally, that is – – and then it is all over.

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  4. DNW said

    John said
    2014/09/23 at 22:04 e

    Re: “And as with many of his kind, he casually holds others to standards of probity and integrity which he nonchalantly shrugs off as applying to himself. After all, it is his blog, and he can say whatever he wants about whatever he wants, and he doesn’t have to provide any evidence for it because it’s his sacred opinion, and if you are not impressed that he plays fast and loose with the facts, then you can go to hell. Because it is his opinion, and he finds it delicious and satisfying in every way.”

    I have never heard it put more clearly or succintly than this! Thanks for the accurate description of my attitude that I really don’t care what other people have to say but also note that occasionally I allow them to say it on my blog anyway – – until they start to attack me personally, that is – – and then it is all over.

    The problem is your bad character. No one cares about your bad attitude.

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  5. John said

    What you mean to say is that YOU do not care about my bad attitude. I have many reader friends who care a lot and that is good enough for me. Now keep in touch because I value your opinions. My only condition is that those who comment on my blog refrain from attacking me personally – – whoever can manage to meet that single condition is more than welcome to express their opinions on my blog.

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  6. My only condition is that those who comment on my blog refrain from attacking me personally – – whoever can manage to meet that single condition is more than welcome to express their opinions on my blog.

    As the proprietor of this blog, I did just that and found most of my comments memory-holed before they even made it into moderation. So your statement is patently dishonorable.

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  7. DNW said

    John Hitchcock said
    2014/09/24 at 18:12 e

    ‘ My only condition is that those who comment on my blog refrain from attacking me personally – – whoever can manage to meet that single condition is more than welcome to express their opinions on my blog.’

    As the proprietor of this blog, I did just that and found most of my comments memory-holed before they even made it into moderation. So your statement is patently dishonorable.”

    Yeah, that from a guy who stated that no conservatives need comment, that he did not want any such commentators, and, that he had gone back through years of his blog in order to delete any such past comments.

    Now, how can anyone take such a person seriously as a moral actor?

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  8. I think that’s what you call a typical Leftist troll. Throw out some lies, hope you don’t get caught in them, and when you do… Exit, Stage Left.

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