I know I write hard stuff. I don't always write it in the right spirit either, but even when I do it's hard stuff. Even when I produce evidence I find that I'm accused of just personally feeling a certain way. That is, I can give evidence that the Roman Church is totalitarian, wants to rule the world, engineers the bringing in of illegal aliens, and even with the best evidence, people, yes usually on the left, insist that I just hate Catholics. It doesn't matter how often or clearly I say it's not about Catholics, it's about the institution, there's a mental set out there that's so fixed the information can't get through.
The same of course with Islam. Just as totalitarian, converted people by violence and murder, rules tyrannically. You can quote from histories of Islam and still it's just you being somehow irrationally personally biased against Islam.
I just encountered an enraged reaction to my complaints about illegal immigration, comparing the law that makes it illegal to Jim Crow. It takes the breath away that an intelligent person can't tell the difference between a law for citizens and a law to keep out illegal noncitizens, an unfair law on the one hand and a necessary law on the other. However, the same person then launched into an amazing litany of all the Marxist accusations made up against America since the sixties, so it's more of a case of the usual educational brainwashing than naivete.
I've been thinking it's the concerted pursuit of evil for good and vice versa that is the worst thing about the time we live in; but this is sort of a naïve version of that, and it's just as irrational and just as destructive and dangerous. Because of such false sympathy, which I suppose is how they see it, we may soon have jihadist attacks as a regular thing in this country. The illegal immigration problem will at least bring us down by crashing the economic system, but also by cultural incompatibility. Another example of the naïve type is the people who are against the death penalty, somehow having no sense of the difference between innocence and criminality. Staggering really.
I sometimes wish I didn't think the thoughts I think, write the posts I write, because I don't see any good coming from it. Those who already think the same way can share it but it's the people who don't who need to be reached. I can tell myself it's the truth against the propaganda and deceitfulness of the Left, but if all it does is get them angrier and more irrational what good does it do?
There is this idea people have that Jesus wouldn't be for keeping people out of the country, that's not "love." Same reasoning about the death penalty, it supposedly isn't showing Jesus' love to execute murderers. I've said a lot about this recently, how it's really hate if it puts other people in danger. There is a general concept involved though that should be spelled out: Watchman Nee said it in answer to the people who call those who defend the head covering for women "legalistic" -- He said we mustn't confuse God's grace with God's government. It's a necessary and important distinction between different categories of God's working in the world, and people do confuse them all the time. We are to cover our heads because of God's creation ordinance about the different roles of the sexes.
Jesus' love never violates God's government. Jesus love' did not rescind God's instruction to Noah that whoever sheds man's blood, by man must his blood be shed. Of course the most venomous hatred is expressed against anyone who argues for God's government, while they are wrongly contending that you should be applying God's grace and love in those cases. Another way to make the distinction is between grace and justice. Justice doesn't become irrelevant because of God's offer of grace to sinners. It is love to honor God's government and respect God's justice; it is hate to dishonor them.
Some of the reversal of morality and values in this country was intentionally produced to destroy the country. Yes, a real conspiracy. I've posted some on the big foundations that rewrote textbooks to favor Communism and denigrate American history, which was investigated by a Congressional committee in the 50s, and is reported by Senator Dodd in an interview you can find at You Tube. I'll have to collect all that information in another post when I can.
Seeking God again
1 year ago