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Other People’s Money http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/other-peoples-money/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/other-peoples-money/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:29:14 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23961 The post Other People’s Money appeared first on Thinking in Christ.

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Courageous http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/courageous/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/courageous/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23887 The modern view of courage is, at best, baffling — consider: It is courageous to “come out” a gay in a world where 26 million people changed their profile images to rainbow flags as a celebration of homosexuality on one social media service alone. It is bigoted to “come out” as a Christian or conservative, ...

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The modern view of courage is, at best, baffling — consider:

  • It is courageous to “come out” a gay in a world where 26 million people changed their profile images to rainbow flags as a celebration of homosexuality on one social media service alone. It is bigoted to “come out” as a Christian or conservative, and doubly bigoted to come out as both.
  • It is courageous to have surgery so you move from being a 66 year old man to being a 20-odd year old woman, and then pose on the front cover of a popular women’s magazine. It is narrow minded, feeble, and scornful to go into actual live combat to defend the freedom to undergo that surgery and appear on that magazine cover.
  • It is courageous to lie to Congress, the Courts, and anyone else who will listen about why American men and women died in some faraway land, such as Benghazi. It is racist, misogynist, and narrow minded bigotry to question the official story line, to ask for facts, to try to understand what really happened and why.
  • It is courageous to declare the world is in the grips of uncontrollable climate change — to accept millions of dollars in funding each year to prove that almost every aspect of our lives needs to be placed into the hands of a small group of people “for your own good.” It is a denial of science to say such claims must be investigated in the full light of the facts available, including every possible cause for any climate changes, the likely impact to human life from taking any specific action, and to dig into the research methods and models used to make such claims.

The ultimate form of courage in our world, however, is to be “true to yourself” — in other words, to do whatever feels good. Whatever feels good quickly morphs into whatever pokes God in the eye, and finally into whatever brings me closer to self-destruction.

Modern courage seems to be the act of spitting into the wind and celebrating your bravery until your actions return to make a mess on your face.

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I don’t hate you http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/i-dont-hate-you/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/i-dont-hate-you/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:30:57 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23872 > Read the rest here.

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Governing from the Left http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/governing-from-the-left/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/governing-from-the-left/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:42:36 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23876 Liberals generally under President Obama have sought to govern the country as they would a big city – installing policies which regulate to the nth degree the actions, property, and choices of Americans. But we are seeing here a different and more damaging strain of the left emerge in the latest stage of the culture ...

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Liberals generally under President Obama have sought to govern the country as they would a big city – installing policies which regulate to the nth degree the actions, property, and choices of Americans. But we are seeing here a different and more damaging strain of the left emerge in the latest stage of the culture war – one that seeks to govern the nation as if it were a college campus. In their childish view, society is a hermetically sealed environment totally controlled by authority, and when the assertion of traditionalism itself is nothing more than a giant trigger, rights to speech, association, religion are subject to permission.

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This is what we’re progressing towards http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/this-is-what-were-progressing-towards/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/this-is-what-were-progressing-towards/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:30:16 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23870 In case you were wondering… A direct quote from the Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed, an ultra-liberal “news” service, explaining why he thinks there is only one side to the homosexual marriage debate — I don’t really think there, I mean, I guess I don’t really think there was much of a controversy, or at least I ...

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In case you were wondering… A direct quote from the Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed, an ultra-liberal “news” service, explaining why he thinks there is only one side to the homosexual marriage debate —

I don’t really think there, I mean, I guess I don’t really think there was much of a controversy, or at least I didn’t see. There were like, I’ve been tweeting with three people today – Tim Carney and a guy named, just, I mean, but I’m not sure like three or four people make a controversy. But I think we have, we drafted and published a Standards Guide and an Ethics Guide several months ago, and I think we’ve been wrestling with something I’m sure you think about a lot, which is, although I think I probably come down somewhere a bit differently from you, which is you know, is it possible to, look, what is the tradition that used to be called kind of objective journalism, mainstream media journalism, the tradition the New York Times and the Washington Post come out of, which is the tradition I come out of? You know, how do you do that in a way that, you know, that’s honest with your readers? And I think you know, there’s always been, for a long time, been this debate both on the right and on the left saying come on, you guys, stop lying, don’t conceal your opinions. We know you have real opinions. And at the same time, of course, everyone has a set of implicit opinions about, you know, you don’t have to say, Hugh, that like you oppose racism and that you favor free speech. Those are obviously baked into your coverage, just as much as they’re baked into the New York Times’ coverage.

Apparently what we’re progressing towards is a sheer inability to think.

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Protection http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/protection/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/protection/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:52:35 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23854 The post Protection appeared first on Thinking in Christ.

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Stay Quiet http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/stay-quiet/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/stay-quiet/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:28:40 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23861 This is what it feels like to be a conservative Christian in America now. The person in the picture could be holding the sword of Allah. Or they could be forming their hand into the smiley fist of progressive tyranny. Or they could be holding the rainbow flag which they will use to beat you ...

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This is what it feels like to be a conservative Christian in America now. The person in the picture could be holding the sword of Allah. Or they could be forming their hand into the smiley fist of progressive tyranny. Or they could be holding the rainbow flag which they will use to beat you into submission. No matter, they all just want you to SHUT UP. A nation founded on Christian principles is now saying, “Christians are not welcome here.”

This is the modern definition of tolerance. This is the modern definition of truth. This is the modern definition of “love.”

#Lovewins?

Not so much.

TIME: It’s time to end tax exemption for churches
NYT: It’s time to end Christian schools
The ACLU: We will no longer support religious freedom

No slippery slope to see here; move along now.

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Glass http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/glass/ http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/glass/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:18 +0000 http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/?p=23852 The post Glass appeared first on Thinking in Christ.

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