emlarson.com


Home

Blog

Work

Tech

Life

Lord

Play

 Blog: The absolute latest random thoughts


Kari Byron news

previous posts:

Obnoxious discernment bloggers of the 17th century...

Great teaching on the book of James

Widows and orphans

What are ears itching to hear?

Top tier front line

What's a "retreat" or a "getaway"

Rural ministry and "kids these days"

Auditory Ambiance

The concept of urban retreats

Communion elements




earlier posts:

09.2002   10.2002   11.2002   12.2002   01.2003   02.2003   03.2003   04.2003   05.2003   06.2003   07.2003   08.2003   09.2003   10.2003   11.2003   12.2003   01.2004   02.2004   03.2004   04.2004   05.2004   06.2004   07.2004   08.2004   09.2004   10.2004   11.2004   12.2004   01.2005   02.2005   03.2005   04.2005   05.2005   06.2005   07.2005   08.2005   09.2005   10.2005   11.2005   12.2005   01.2006   02.2006   03.2006   04.2006   05.2006   06.2006   07.2006   08.2006   09.2006   10.2006   11.2006   12.2006   04.2007   05.2007   06.2007   07.2007   08.2007   12.2007   01.2008   02.2008   05.2008   06.2008   07.2008   08.2008   12.2008   01.2009   02.2009   03.2009   04.2009   05.2009   06.2009   07.2009   09.2009   10.2009   11.2009   12.2009   01.2010   02.2010   03.2010   04.2010   05.2010   06.2010   07.2010   08.2010   09.2010   10.2010   11.2010   12.2010   01.2011   02.2011   03.2011   04.2011   05.2011   06.2011   07.2011   08.2011   09.2011   10.2011   11.2011   12.2011   01.2012   02.2012   03.2012   04.2012   06.2012   07.2012   10.2012   11.2012   12.2012   01.2013   02.2013   03.2013   04.2013   05.2013   07.2013   09.2013   10.2013   11.2013   12.2013   01.2014   03.2014   05.2014   06.2014   07.2014   08.2014   09.2014   10.2014   11.2014   12.2014   01.2015   02.2015   03.2015   04.2015   05.2015   06.2015   07.2015   08.2015   09.2015   10.2015   11.2015   12.2015   01.2016   02.2016   03.2016   04.2016   05.2016   06.2016   07.2016   11.2016   04.2017   05.2017   06.2017   09.2017   10.2017   06.2018  


1.12.2016

Evangelical politics is mean

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/the-brutalism-of-ted-cruz.html



This indictment stands not only against Ted Cruz, but against every self-described "Christian Conservative" I've ever met:



> "Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace. Cruz's behavior in the Haley case is almost the dictionary definition of pharisaism: an overzealous application of the letter of the law in a way that violates the spirit of the law, as well as fairness and mercy."



I'll be blunt: In an effort to pursue and celebrate sexual liberty, the Democratic part (which is usually the champion and voice of "the little guy") has abandoned the responsibility to represent the unborn -- who, while inconvenient, are (by any scientific measure) biological humans whose only rights limitation is by virtue of their physical location. If they were Bald Eagles nesting on your roof, they'd be protected. But because they're humans (unique DNA with brain waves - that's human) they can be pulled out feet first and have their brains suctioned out, if that's the choice a woman wants to make.



(It's really strange. We don't allow my "choice" of, say, prostitution or drug use with my own body. But we celebrate the "choice" of killing a unique biological human.)



Republicans see that hypocrisy and freak out, abandoning the Democratic platform (with its professed goals of grace and mercy) for the Republican one, which is basically libertarian at the expense of the disadvantaged. But, at least it doesn't approve of chopping and suctioning babies.



(Except, Trump does. I doubt very many Evangelicals realize that.)



The Democrats counter that religion and politics don't mix, without realizing that abortion isn't a religious issue. In fact, the only thing that could possibly defend it is to postulate a spiritual "soul" that's not present in a fetus. (The pre-brain-wave argument tries to make that point... but, then, why didn't Obama support a ban on the so-called "partial-birth abortion"? Because "the decision is the woman's to make" which sounds great until you realize that we ban people from making all sorts of far less morbid choices about their own bodies.)



So, that's how you have the mess of so-called Christians gleefully supporting the most un-Christian politicians they can find.



The day the Democrats renounce their pro-choice platform and put their political might behind supporting live births and adoptions (which, right now, is a corrupt system that financially manipulates adoptive parents to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars) is the day you'll see the Christian wheat separated from the chaff.



Until then, Ted Cruz will be plenty popular.

Labels:

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home





 


emlarson.com:   Home | Blog | Work | Tech | Life | Lord | Play | Mail

Entire site contents Copyright © 2000-2005 Eric M. Larson

All rights reserved, please don't steal my stuff, etc. etc. etc.