I am not making this up: Dave Barry on free speech and his opinions about a quote of his being banned from a campus dorm room door. What a bizarre place American universities have become. Politically Correct nonsense and the “right not to be offended” are beyond parody. He is correct that people are rightly afraid to say what they think. In just a generation we’ve lost true free speech.
Video of “Christian” community organizing group chanting “Hear our cry, Obama” and “Deliver us, Obama.”
I have such contempt for liberal theology and how it advances views opposite of those of Jesus on virtually every major issue. They can’t even get the “help the poor” part right, as they ask the government to take money from neighbor A to help neighbor B instead of just helping neighbor B themselves.
But to take phrases like “Hear our cry, Lord” and “Deliver us, Lord” and substitute Obama’s name for “Lord” is a new low for them. But hey, at least they are being honest about whom they worship.
Why do the Heathen rage? — Some good tips on how to respond to International Blasphemy Day. I’m sure they’ll give equal time to Islam.
First, take no offense. Refuse to play into the game plan of those sponsoring International Blasphemy Day. The Lord Jesus Christ was and is despised and rejected of men. Our Lord bore the scorn heaped upon him by his enemies. Christianity is not an honor religion. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are not commanded to defend his honor, but to be willing to share in the scorn directed to him. Is the servant greater than his master?
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Second, mourn the blasphemy. The warning of Jesus is clear — blasphemy has eternal consequences. The worst form of blasphemy is the refusal to hear and believe the Gospel. For that sin there can be no forgiveness. We must mourn the blasphemy, not because honor is at stake, but because souls are at stake with eternal consequences. God will ultimately and perfectly defend his honor. On that day, there will be no escape for unrepentant blasphemers.
Third, see this observance for what it really is — an unintended testimony to the existence of God and the foolishness of those who deny Him. The sheer foolishness of a blasphemy contest with t-shirts and mugs betrays the lunacy of it all. They can do no better than this? One testimony to the power of God is the fact that his self-declared enemies come off as so childish and manic. The heathen rage and God sees the foolish grasshoppers.
Their stated goal was to:
In the words of the RNS report, the goal is “to expose all religious beliefs to the same level of inquiry, discussion and criticism to which other areas of intellectual interest are subjected.”
I would have no issues if that is all they really wanted. But they tip their hands with the blasphemy contests.