Historically, toleration has been understood to mean different things within two particular contexts – one personal and one political. In a personal sense, a tolerating person is said to be an individual that valiantly resists bad times and evil influences. In a political sense, toleration has meant that society as a whole permits ideological differences within itself with the implicit understanding that no harm should come to those that express differences of opinion. Both definitions have been contorted into a newfangled and pernicious notion that reeks of malicious intent. Continue reading
At the outset, let’s address the caged cat: Ms. Lahren is heretically wrong on abortion and in contradicting her own statements on the matter proves she’s either a publicity-seeking opportunist or genuinely had a fascinatingly quick, Trump-like change of heart. I highly doubt the latter and I’ll explain why. But let’s scrutinize her recently announced posture on abortion first. Continue reading
Can anyone explain what a right is? I suggest we disallow any further activism ensuring any other special interest groups achieve the “rights” they continue to demand, until someone properly defines the meaning of the word.
Why does the reader think that most will not bother to ask the question or to define the term? Please remember that groups such as militant homosexuals and abortion-crazy feminists have used the expression inaccurately in order to achieve special privileges and consideration, not true equality (which they already had, under the law, to begin with). The very reason these demagogues do not bother to explain the term is because the definition contradicts the ends they seek. Continue reading
I’ll say it again: Careful who you let in the door.
In the last piece I wrote, I alluded to the corrupting effect of allowing persons whom don’t assent to the tenets and traditions of Christianity and conservatism into the fold. I specifically mentioned Milo Yiannopoulos as an example, the recalcitrant homosexual who is a deviant and reprobate in his behavior and words. Yet, conservatives have made him part of the group because he’s supposed to be the antithesis to the Leftist talking point which says “conservatives hates gays” and because he facetiously fights against PC restrictions.
Proving my earlier point, now video has surfaced were Yiannopoulos vehemently defends pedophilia. Meanwhile, he was invited to speak at CPAC and the promulgation of said video is causing consternation within the ranks. I wonder what Breitbart, Steven Crowder and other conservative organizations and talking heads will have to say about this development, since many of them helped propel Yiannopoulos into the spotlight.
We’ve got to discern, people. We also can’t allow famous “leaders”, radio show hosts, podcast hosts and writers to do it for us either. They’re the ones who fed us this garbage because they didn’t use the proper filters. Of could it be that they knew and tried to repress it?
The apostle Paul wrote that “a little leaven leavens the whole lump”. (Galatians 5:9; 1 Corinthians 5:6) In appealing to the Judaic symbolism for sin, leaven, Paul warns us to beware of tolerating subtle and seemingly harmless influences which can corrupt our walk with Christ.
One wishes, in certain instances, to be able to lead the horse to water and make him drink as well. I allude to the old saying because too many Christians haven’t heeded Paul’s advice. Their willful ignorance and non-compliance with the sacred text has resulted in devastation. Continue reading