Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Protect Religious Liberty

You can sign the petition at Catholic Advocate.

I would just like to say a couple of things in light of the hypocrisy of the President's statement at Notre Dame. It was in that same speech which he said that "faith implies doubt." No, Mr. President it does not. Faith is rather:
"The assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old received divine approval. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear." Heb 11: 1-2

Catch that Mr. President we understand that the world was created by the word of God as a result of our deep and abiding faith. We do not doubt, rather we acquire a new understanding a divine understanding that transcends time and material things. Ladies and gentlemen, I offer for your contemplation this possibility, perhaps the President has no earthly idea what he believes. I assume this is why he asserts nothing is true and nothing can be known for certain. This is also likely why he would like you to join him in his obvious confusion. He asks in the above clip that you lay what you believe to be true aside, regardless, of whether it was revealed by the Lord of the universe or not, so that we can worship the creature rather than the creator. This my friends is someone who has no business speaking about the Christian faith, if indeed that is what he is talking about. It is precisely politicians such as these that have drained true charity from the public square. His rejection of the divine truth and our ability to be drawn into it, is a rejection of the truest form of charity, charity that softens the heart and leads us to love for the good of the other. Rather than impose for the sake of worldly power.

"When we open up our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe that's when we discover at least the possibility of common ground."
Pleas allow me to translate. Everything is a negotiation. Everybody is right to some degree and there really is no such thing as fullness of truth that we should defend. If we open up your hearts and minds to believe what other human beings tell us to be true that's when we will find peace. No sir, when we recognize that objective truth exists, that we cannot all disagree on moral issues and be right at the same time. Which, perhaps is in a certain sense what he is actually saying. In other words, he is encouraging me to leave behind what I believe to be true in order to bring my way of thinking around to his way of thinking. Nevertheless, he believes something quite different than I do, and though he refuses to acquiesce, it seems you would like to sweet talk me into letting go of my convictions. I say to Mr. President as hard as you resist what I believe to be true, so, to I will offer the same resistance to your incoherent nonsense. To which I assume you will assert your authority.

We can open up our hearts and our minds to those who disagree with us. We can and we must. We must love them in spite of our differences. However, loving those who disagree can be done without abandoning the true revelation of Jesus Christ in an attempt to build some impossible worldly utopia. Common ground is satans way of convincing you to reject the truths of the faith.  There is no faster way to join the ranks of the lukewarm than to give in to your itching ears, to be convinced that you are a bigot, or a neanderthal, or a religious zealot, because you love the truth that God has revealed, you have know doubt about it, and you refuse to reject it. That my friends is what martyrs do!

Pray for President Obama's conversion, he is a very lost and wounded soul. Pray that this mindless tripe is conquered by the truth and that true charity emerge as a force for conversion and change in this culture. As always pray for me.  And go to the website and sign the petition if you value your religious freedom. It is very quickly eroding at the hands of Mr. President. 

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