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.
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?”
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.
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.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
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.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God
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.”
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