When I go to the grocery store, there is frequently someone outside asking me for spare change. When I go to a fast food restaurant, there is more than occasionally someone outside asking me for spare change (although, it’s happened quite a few times that I’ve had people INSIDE these places asking me for spare change, too). When I get gas, there is often someone outside asking me for spare change.
Here is my response to them:
“Let me ask you a question: why should I give you anything?”
That’s a head scratcher for most of the people I deal with, I mean, beyond the pure “entitlement” mindset of, “Because you OWE me for being so wonderful.”
“Because I’m a human being,” I often hear.
“What does that mean to me?” I demand. “According to the theory of evolution, human beings are nothing more than a random-chance accident and you are nothing more than a slightly smarter version of a monkey. According to Darwinism, the stronger ought to survive and the weaker ought to have the decency to perish and get the hell out of the stronger’s way. When the lion or the wolf kills the weakest members of a herd, environmentalists point out that they’re actually doing the herd a service by winnowing out the genetically inferior members who would otherwise undermine the herd. Frankly, according to Darwinsim, I ought to be taking what little you DO have instead of weakening my own prospects to help an inferior.
So again, why should I give you anything?”
Well, as it so happens, there is only ONE correct answer. And here it is:
“Because I’m a human being created in the image of God, and because God loves human beings as demonstrated in His sending His Son to seek and to save me even when I’m lost. And because Jesus cares for the poor, you should care for the poor and help me.”
And with that lesson – along with my pointing out that I am NOT giving a damn thing to you because I’m a good person, but ONLY because I’m following the example of my Savior and Lord, Jesus – I buy them food (I don’t give money to self-destructive people who will only use it to further destroy themselves with drugs and alcohol and cigarettes).
So here’s the question: is there any connection between “morality” and “religion,” or is “morality” whatever the hell Obama or the government says it is?
In my own personal case, and very definitely in the case of orthodox/genuine Christian theology, morality has EVERYTHING to do with religion.
Let me get in the face of atheists here who would interrupt me and say that they’re atheists and they’re “moral.” Bullcrap. And here’s why: if you are an atheist and a situation arises and a lie or doing something wrong would benefit you and you don’t think you would get caught, why wouldn’t you do what would benefit you? And your answer as an atheist MUST be entirely subjective and completely arbitrary. Lying, for example, is “unchristian.” But how would lying by “unatheist?” What IS “atheist morality” such that if you do X you are a bad atheist??? And of course there is nothing, because atheism and morality have nothing whatsoever to do with one another. Whereas as a Christian, as a religious person, as someone who believes in God, I would tell the truth or do the moral thing in a given situation even to my own immediate harm because I BELIEVE THAT GOD REWARDS GOOD AND PUNISHES EVIL AT JUDGMENT DAY. WHICH ATHEISTS DON’T BELIEVE.
Morality and religion are intimately connected.
Any other view on that is morally depraved.
The founding fathers had a word for the latter (non-Christian) view that Obama is taking: treason.
George Washington said, ““Of all the habits and dispositions which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars. And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion…reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
So yeah, the view that morality comes from anywhere OTHER than religion is TREASON. Barack Obama and the Democrat Party are traitors to America according to the father of our country and our greatest American hero.
John Adams pointed out that the Constitution was written ONLY for people who believed in God and received their morality from Him: “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Samuel Adams put it this way: “Religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness.”
Patrick Henry had this to say: “The great pillars of all government and of social life [are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor…and this alone, that renders us invincible.”
You need to understand that when it comes to ObamaCare, “morality” is quite simply whatever the hell Obama says it is. “Morality” is a game of “Simon Says,” and Obama has appointed himself as “Simon.”
Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform America.” And he’s largely done it.
If morality can be completely and fundamentally severed from religion, then what IS morality? It is nothing more than whatever Obama or whoever is in charge of the government says it is. And nothing more. That ought to terrify you, if you aren’t a complete moral idiot.
Here’s another question: Can the government grant Hobby Lobby a waiver when it comes to forcing them to provide the four forms of “birth control” (read “abortifacients”) given that Hobby Lobby provides coverage for the sixteen forms of birth control that DON’T actually kill fertilized eggs (babies)???
Given that Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The purpose of the LAW was to prevent any laws that substantially burdened a person’s free exercise of religion., doesn’t it seem like Obama and Democrats ought to do anything possible to prevent forcing people to perform abortions or fund abortions against their religiously-informed consciences?
Consider all the other damn waivers Obama has issued in hopes of keeping his Democrats in power in the Senate. There is clearly another way around this because Obama has found another way at least 25 times when it came to protecting his Democrats from the consequences of their evil socialist health care takeover law.
As an example:
Coincidentally, Schrader filed his bill the same day Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on Capitol Hill that, “there is no delay beyond March 31st.” Of course, that wasn’t the first, or last, time she made that claim. And, as our colleagues over at Wonkblog explain, the administration is adamant that it’s not so much an extension as an accommodation.
Heritage provides a montage of such assurances as well as some well-deserved mockery:
No, it cannot happen. It will not happen. The Obama administration absolutely, positively will NOT extend the deadline to sign up for Obamacare.
This isn’t even a laugh line anymore. It’s just an eye roller. And how silly these guys look now:
“We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period. In fact, we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014.” — Health and Human Services (HHS) official Julie Bataille, March 11
“Once that 2014 open enrollment period has been set, they are set permanently.” – HHS official Michael Hash, March 11
“March 31st is the deadline for enrollment. You’ve heard us make that clear.” – Press Secretary Jay Carney, March 21
“There is no delay beyond March 31.” – HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, March 12
There was no delay…until there was. The Washington Post reported last night that March 31 is not, in fact, the final word. To get more time, you tell the government that you haven’t been able to sign up yet:
Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.
My favorite there is Obama mouthpiece Jay Carney, who says, “March 31st is the deadline for enrollment. You’ve heard us make that clear.”
Until he made it clear that Obama had tooted his ObamaHorn and imperiously re-issued “morality” to say that what would be wrong was now right and what is right is no longer wrong.
Kind of like what he did with homosexual marriage. Yes, Obama said that marriage was the union between one man and one woman. But he hadn’t said, “Obama Sez.” And so when he said the exact opposite, well, THAT was “morality.”
So it turns out the answer mimicked Obama’s campaign slogan: “Absolutely NOT” turned into “Yes, we can!”
And they could have protected Hobby Lobby from violating their consciences, too. They simply chose not to do so. Kind of like homosexuals had the right to marry whatever adult of the opposite sex who would have them and they chose not to exercise their right. Which is another way of saying that marriage between one man and one woman doesn’t violate anybody’s “rights.” It merely rightly defines what marriage IS.
So ObamaCare didn’t HAVE to substantially burden Christians who wanted to exercise their basic rights to form a corporation. Obama merely wanted to violate Christians’ rights because that’s the kind of demonic man he is.
There is no question whatsoever that Barack Obama is violating the Constitution and violating the law. He is imposing a substantial burden on religious freedom when there are very clearly ways to have avoided this fascist mess.
My point in the above is to simply demonstrate that Obama didn’t have to force Hobby Lobby to violate its conscience, either as individuals or as a corporation. There was another way, because as Obama has now proven over and over and over again, there has been another way around EVERY ASPECT of this idiotic failed law. And so there was a way around this too.
Here’s another thing: nobody knows what the Supreme Court is going to do on this one. It’s basically like, “Let’s spin the wheel of chance to find out what the Constitution means today!”
Laws no longer mean what they say in this country. Which is another way of saying they no longer mean ANYTHING.
America is no longer a nation of laws. Obama abrogates the law as he sees fit and simply issues unconstitutional waivers and unconstitutional extensions. It is a nation under a Fuehrer, rather than under God as we mouth in our Pledge of Allegiance.
And that’s important because that’s what Hitler did: he had his minions pledge allegiance directly to HIM. That’s what we all might as well be doing now, under Obama and his God damn America.
This is a morally sick nation that is at this point experiencing the curse of the wrath of God according to Romans chapter one, thanks to our antichrist president.
Democrats are liars without shame, without honor, without virtue, without integrity of any kind whatsoever. They are falsely claiming that Hobby Lobby is somehow denying women birth control when in fact they provide SIXTEEN different forms of birth control on the health insurance that they offer. This isn’t about health care OR birth control; it is about abortion and Obama wanting to demonically force Christians to violate their faith and their conscience and fund the murder of ANOTHER 55 million innocent human beings.
What does the Bible say about abortion and where babies come from?
“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.” — Psalm 139:13-16
I stand for human LIFE. Which is another way of saying that I stand AGAINST this demon-possessed president and his demon-possessed Democrat Party and their genocide that is already more than nine times as murderous as Hitler’s.
And I stand for America as “One nation under God” as opposed to “One nation WITHOUT God” as godless Democrats are now demanding.
This also isn’t even about corporations. Obama and his wicked, godless Democrat left have been persecuting small business owners (i.e., “individual Christian believers”) for refusing to participate in homosexual “marriage”. They are being forced to either photograph queer “weddings” or participate in aforementioned “weddings” by making the wedding cakes against their consciences.
So, again, Democrats are demon-possessed LIARS for saying this is about a corporation not being a “person” and therefore not able to have religion. Because it is a FACT that Democrats don’t want ANY PERSON to be able to practice his or her religion unless it is a “religion” of demons.
In fact, this isn’t even about “health care” at ALL. What did liberal “Justice” Sonia Sotomayor and “Justice” Elena Kagan say? These Injustices told Hobby Lobby that they could just drop ALL their employees from their generous health care plans and just pay the damn fine:
“Those employers could choose not to give health insurance and pay not that high a penalty – not that high a tax,” Sotomayor said.
Clement said Hobby Lobby would pay more than $500 million per year in penalties, but Kagan disagreed.
“No, I don’t think that that’s the same thing, Mr. Clement,” Kagan said. “There’s one penalty that is if the employer continues to provide health insurance without this part of the coverage, but Hobby Lobby would choose not to provide health insurance at all.
So how can this be about “health care” when these liberal judges are literally telling Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties NOT to provide health care, but to just dump their poor bastard employees into the sewer of ObamaCare???
The crazy thing is, as Christians, Hobby Lobby would ALSO have to violate their consciences to refuse to provide their employees health care.
Liberals are evil, pure and simple. This isn’t about “health care.” This is about liberals trying “to control the people.”
This is about Obama and his government having a messiah complex, pure and simple.
We’re about to lose what little is left of America. It’s all up to the throw of the dice in the Supreme Court where a bunch of unelected judges get to sit and dictate what “religion” is and what “morality” is.
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