Covert False Righteousness

From TrueTolerance.org

“If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.”

This is a true statement. I am applying it right now to Biblical Worldview. If you don’t have a comprehensive Biblical Worldview you will be easily be deceived by the various ungodly agendas in the world.

One of the most common forms of Worldview Deception is to use an appeal to moral indignation about something that is universally considered wrong in order to cloak a darker Worldview Agenda.

The most common of such deceptions that I have noticed is the manipulative use of the poor. How many times have you heard “God cares about the poor” followed by (basically) “therefore it is un-Christian to oppose these civil government based welfare ‘redistribution of wealth’ plans that we are proposing.” Of course, these types of solutions to poverty are based on a corrupted worldview and will only lead to bondage for both “the poor” and “the rich.” Creating hostility between these two alleged groups is a fundamental strategy of Marxism.

But this note is not about poverty. I want to call your attention to another bad Worldview Agenda that is being cloaked in (false) righteousness.

The agenda is to promote the forced acceptance of homosexual behavior via the force of the civil government. The latest trend for cloaking that agenda is the issue of bullying.

Various states and the federal government currently have legislation either pending or passed to prevent “bullying.”

Things to be aware of:

  1. Classes in schools to prevent “bullying.” Are they really neutral classes or workshops to discourage anyone from bullying anyone else, or are they being used to promote “if you believe or say that homosexual behavior is morally wrong then you are a bully”?
  2. Legislation pretending to be about anti-bullying that is actually being used to promote the use of the force of civil government to silence opposition to the acceptance of homosexual behavior.
  3. News articles, television ads, etc. trying to raise awareness of bullying, especially emphasizing the bullying of homosexual behavior.

No one should be bullied. Not even if they are being bullied because of a perceived “sexual-orientation;” but that doesn’t mean we need a host of new laws, agendas, civil government programs, etc. to stop it. Parents in local communities are the answer, not our “statist” saviors.

I would suggest to you that you always be wary of attempts to solve all of societies ills with the force of civil government, especially the use of the national civil government. There is a good chance that things are not what they appear.

It may sound “righteous” and appeal to your emotions, but it very well may be Covert False Righteousness.

Beware of worldview agendas!

You can read more about the issues of bullying and “true tolerance” here: www.truetolerance.org

Victory in Iraq?

I just watched President Obama’s speech on Iraq.

I appreciated that he did not seem to be diving into any “I told you so” kind of talk.

The speech seemed mostly consisting of patriotic rhetoric.

So… Did America win the war in Iraq?

  1. Saddam Hussein was removed from power.
  2. Iraqi WMDs are either gone or in Syria, but they don’t have them now.
  3. Iraq has a government. I am not sure that the U.S. can do anything more militarily to ensure that. I agree with the President that this is ultimately up to the Iraqi people and their natural leadership.

Perhaps we should have pulled out a bit more slowly and it certainly should have been done with much less “we’re losing, it was wrong, so let’s leave” kind of rhetoric (as in what happened in the last presidential campaign).

I think if John McCain would have been elected, the timing of our withdrawal would have been historically similar. That is, it would have only been a few years longer before we pulled out of Iraq. That may be a long time in terms of U.S. Presidential Elections, but it would not have been that long in terms of history.

In other words, President Obama’s election has very little to do in real history with the draw down in Iraq.

I give all of the credit to President Bush and the troops. The results in Iraq would have been disastrous if John Kerry had won in 2004 and actually pulled us out then. (I doubt he would have actually pulled us out.)

I am glad that Obama didn’t pull out as fast as he seemed to think we should during the campaign.

Summary: The U.S. and its coalition of friends has won the war in Iraq as far as achieving the major objectives is concerned. We are pulling out pre-maturely, but only barely pre-maturely (by perhaps 2-3 years).

I’m not an expert on military but there are my thoughts. For free.

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Is it Time to Impeach Some Federal Judges?

Click Here for Image SourceI have often considered that one of the necessary steps to restoring liberty in America may be to impeach and remove federal judges who have blatantly made up fiction about things allegedly in the constitution. (For example, the recent case of Judge Vaughn Walker and “gay marriage.”)

Carson Holloway of The Public Discourse argues persuasively for pursuing this course of action:

“Such judicial activism has been an ongoing problem for decades. In response, a conservative legal movement has arisen to offer resistance through public and scholarly argument, the election of constitutionalist presidents and senators, and, ultimately, the appointment of judges and justices who will confine themselves to the requirements of the constitution and refrain from imposing their own values as law. Such efforts have been fruitful but never fully effective. Judicial activism has been slowed but not stopped, with the result that democratic self-governance and the rule of law continue gradually to erode. Since even the incremental surrender of these fundamental principles of American republicanism is unacceptable, it is time to weigh the use of stronger medicine. It is time to consider the impeachment of federal judges as a remedy to judicial activism.”  [Read More]