Once upon the a time, way way back in 2008, the GOP took the moral high ground. Then again we were blessed to have 8 years of The Great Man in office – a Man of God, who prayed, down on his knees, in the Oval Office. Our 2008 nominee was a man of prayer. Now though, due to an almost irrational devotion to a woman who was pure evil, the GOP has become something where virtue, honor, decency, kindness, charity, love, etc, no longer have a place at the table. Instead, it is rather like a song from the stage play of Camelot, The Seven Deadly Virtues.
Knowing the abject cultural ignorance that now plagues the GOP, thanks to the ignorant libertarian wretches, but look up Camelot. You might also want to look up a few things in the Bible. Remember the Bible? It is the book Ayn Rand detested the most. Funny how people who once claimed to be Christians don’t mind associating with Randian philosophy, that became part of the Book of Satan, but appear to detest and trash Christian values.
The seven deadly virtues, those ghastly little traps
Oh no, my liege, they were not meant for me
Those seven deadly virtues were made for other chaps
Who love a life of failure and ennui
Take courage-now there’s a sport
An invitation to the state of rigor mort
And purity-a noble yen
And very restful every now and then
I find humility means to be hurt
It’s not the earth the meek inherit, it’s the dirt
Honesty is fatal, it should be taboo
Diligence-a fate I would hate
If charity means giving, I give it to you
And fidelity is only for your mate
You’ll never find a virtue unstatusing my quo or making my Beelzebubble burst
Let others take the high road, I will take the low
I cannot wait to rush in where angels fear to go
With all those seven deadly virtues free and happy little me has not been cursed
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.
A person cannot follow Christ and Rand. It is impossible.
In 1849, James Russell Lowell wrote a hymn that is quite prophetic in the problems we are facing in this country, and within the GOP. Lowell was something of a pacifist, writing this poem to protest the Mexican American War. He was an abolitionist, staunch temperance promoter, and very good friend of Longfellow.
Once to every man and nation,
comes the moment to decide,
in the strife of truth with falsehood,
for the good or evil side;
some great cause, some great decision,
offering each the bloom or blight,
and the choice goes by forever,
‘twixt that darkness and that light.
Then to side with truth is noble,
when we share her wretched crust,
ere her cause bring fame and profit,
and ’tis prosperous to be just;
then it is the brave man chooses
while the coward stands aside,
till the multitude make virtue
of the faith they had denied.
By the light of burning martyrs,
Christ, thy bleeding feet we track,
toiling up new Calvaries ever
with the cross that turns not back;
new occasions teach new duties,
ancient values test our youth;
they must upward still and onward,
who would keep abreast of truth.
Though the cause of evil prosper,
yet the truth alone is strong;
though her portion be the scaffold,
and upon the throne be wrong;
yet that scaffold sways the future,
and behind the dim unknown,
standeth God within the shadow,
keeping watch above his own.
The Seven Laws of Noah have been recognized as the corner stone of civilization. They have been recognized by Congress as the basis of all civilized behavior. If one is to believe this, then one cannot possibly even consider following Rand and her libertarian surfs. It is impossible.
- Idolatry is forbidden. Man is commanded to believe in the One G-d alone and worship only Him.
- Incestuous and adulterous relations are forbidden. Human beings are not sexual objects, nor is pleasure the ultimate goal of life.
- Murder is forbidden. The life of a human being, formed in G-d’s image, is sacred.
- Cursing the name of G-d is forbidden. Besides honoring and respecting G-d, we learn from this precept that our speech must be sanctified, as that is the distinctive sign which separated man from the animals.
- Theft is forbidden. The world is not ours to do with as we please.
- Eating the flesh of a living animal is forbidden. This teaches us to be sensitive to cruelty to animals. (This was commanded to Noah for the first time along with the permission of eating meat. The rest were already given to Adam in the Garden of Eden.)
- Mankind is commanded to establish courts of justice and a just social order to enforce the first six laws and enact any other useful laws or customs.
It is impossible for a person to be a libertarian, admire Rand, and follow Christ. It is impossible for a person to be Jewish and follow Rand. All one needs to do is read through just a sampling of the Seven Laws of Noah, which predated the Ten Commandments, to know that following Rand is impossible if one believes in God.
Right now there is a massive spiritual hole inside the GOP.
When one follows Christ, you realize that it is more difficult for camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man find eternal life. There was a very specific kind of thick rope used on boats during that time frame. The only place they are now used are in Genoa. Try getting one through the eye of a needle.
“…Setting the text in the whole New Testament context, wealth is consistently presented as problematic. I suspect the modern notion owes less to the Bible than to the Puritan notion that success in economic life was a sign of God’s blessing.
Now, the theology. The message was viewed by the disciples as pretty bleak. In 19:25 — just after Jesus uses the comparison — the disciples respond, “Then who can be saved?” “By human power, it is impossible,” says Jesus. Then he offers a glimmer of hope: “With God, anything is possible.” Even the salvation of the rich. As a miracle.
On the other hand, it would be equally dangerous to argue “I’m poor, so I’m okay.” The words of Jesus aren’t intended to give anybody a false sense of security. My friend the pastor adds, “Apart from the mercy of God, we’re all done for.”…”
We know that one must render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar. Libertarians have basically re-written scripture in order to get around this one.
“…Some read the phrase “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s” as unambiguous at least to the extent that it commands people to respect state authority and to pay the taxes it demands of them. Paul the Apostle also states in Romans 13 that Christians are obliged to obey all earthly authorities, stating that as they were introduced by God, disobedience to them equates to disobedience to God….”
Romans 13: 1-7 completely debunk Rand, AFP, the Cato Institute, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and is the reason The Pink Flamingo has no respect for tea parties.
13Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.
2Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgement.
3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval;
4for it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer.
5Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience.
6For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, busy with this very thing.
7Pay to all what is due to them—taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honour to whom honour is due.
No matter how the libertarians try to tap dance around this one, they cannot do it.