Honor, Faith, Double Standards & the Racial Cannard

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The Pink Flamingo has reached a point in life where it is becoming very difficult to separate life, the universe, and her Christian faith.  Either a person is a follower of Christ, beliving in the teachings of Christ or a person is not.  This commentary is not intended to insult or denigrate people of other faiths, but to highlight the requirements of a relationship with Christ and responsibilities as a citizen.

I think it is a morality thing.

If a person takes the teachings of Christ to heart, there is no way they can possibly be a liberal or even a Democrat.  The real problem is that if you apply those teachings to “libertarian” then libertarian is repugnant and does not work.  “Green” becomes almost barbaric.  The real problem though, is dealing with today’s far right conservative ideology and some of the people involved.

In Matthew 6:17 Christ said: “‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets” In  many ways this is terribly annoying for people, especially liberal Democrats.  If Christ came not to abolish the laws – we’re talking the real TOP TEN.(Exodus 20: 3-17)

“3 “You shall have no other gods before [a] me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

This is serious stuff.  I will be the first to admit, I am not the best when it comes to the Sabbath thing.  Maybe I’m wrong, but then Christ also did not exactly do what He should have done on the Sabbath, so maybe that helps clear things up a little.

In Matthew 5 we are cautioned to love our enemies, not return evil with evil, to forgive those who have done evil to you.  Do not do the eye for an eye thing.  We are to love our enemies and pray for them (even Democrats!).  We are taught:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Do you realize how revolutionary this is?  We must forgive in order to be forgiven.  We’re not to store up treasures on earth, we can not serve two masters, and we are cautioned not to worry, be happy.  God is in charge.

In Matthew 7 Christ tells us not to judge others, but he also cautions the following: 6 ‘Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.  Then: 12 ‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you…Importantly: 15 ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

But – if anyone dares mention Barack Obama in a less than complementary manner – they are a racist.

The people who are involved in this whole health care debacle are ignoring basic human decency, let alone Judeo-Christian ethics.   The things that are going on within the Democratic Party are evil, pure and simple.  Anyone who follows them has some very serious soul searching to do, that’s for sure.


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3 thoughts on “Honor, Faith, Double Standards & the Racial Cannard

  1. From the blind, judgmental bile I’ve witnessed spewing from your column, I highly question that you possess even the slightest inkling of a personal relationship with Christ enough to tout yourself as a Christian.

    Are you familiar with Dante’s Inferno? Jesus condemns few people more severely than the hypocrites, and You, madam, are certainly no Christian, but one that belongs in the 8th Circle of Hell — where the hypocrites are relegated. Look in the mirror sometime, won’t you?

  2. Wow!
    I love the way you know my heart.
    It is just remarkable.
    Who are you, anyway?
    Christ tells us we are not to judge, unless we want to be judged.
    So you are condemning me to hell?

    I gather you do not quite grasp the fact that Dante’s Inferno, like Purgatory and Paradise were allegories designed to insult those he disliked and to praise those he liked, esp. his beloved Beatrice. Inferno is NOT a true story.

    SJR

  3. Who am I, indeed? That’s not important. You’re the one spewing the bile while claiming to be a follower of Christ.

    Allow me to quote you:
    “The same people who are now Ron Paul Bots, were involved with the whole CofCC and Stormfront hate protest of Lindsey. It is about very bad people trying to destroy very good people.”

    Is deliberate mislabeling, judging people as “bad,” smearing all supporters of Ron Paul and linking them to neo-Nazis a Christian trait I wasn’t aware of? Is lying just to further your “political agenda” a Christian trait? Calling Libertarians “Losertarians” makes you a wonderfully kind and loving Christian person?

    More unsubstantiated smears from your own mouth: “Ron Paul Bots have attached themselves to a man with a checkered past when it comes to bigotry.” Guess you forgot your own advice to “judge not lest ye be judged” when writing that bile. You forgot to check your facts too; but then again, the smear is all you need, right?

    You are the stereotypical hypocritical Christian — hating whatever doesn’t fit your stiff little agenda or that you feel threatened by, lashing out at those that aren’t in your narrow-minded little group — all the while quoting scriptures.

    I don’t have much hope for you ever becoming the Christian you pretend to be, but I can promise you this — you and your ilk’s kind in the GOP is coming to an end.

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