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False teachers cheer loss of religious freedom

You’d think that they would be able to think 15 minutes into the future and see that there might be a downside to them someday, but false teachers were rejoicing that the government is trampling religious freedoms in the name of health care.  Did it occur to these phonies that if they wanted to provide these benefits they could have done it without the government forcing them to?  Oh, that’s right, they want their religious views forced on others.

Via On Your Knees, Pro-Lifers: Mainline Version:

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, seconds the latter’s glee over the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to run roughshod over religious liberty in the interest of contraceptive orthodoxy

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Take note, United Methodists: your GBCS wants the government to be able to force you to support practices, and spend money to support practices, that are contrary to your faith. Any Christian, whether conservative or liberal, who does not believe that this decision, if allowed to stand, will not come back to eventually haunt us is living in a dream land. But then, we’ve known that about Jim Winkler for a long time.

It makes me want to rejoin the Methodist church just so I can leave it again.

The false teachers from the UCC are just as excited to give up their freedom.

Should we ban all religions? Gee, can’t think of any downsides to that plan.

See 2 ad agencies compete to make a better ad for the end of all religion.

What a broad collection of poor-thinking people.  It was a logical fallacy-fest, mostly serial question begging.

They didn’t bother to explain how they would enforce a ban on religion.  I’ll fill in the blanks.  Their premise is simple, inevitable and stupid: “All violence is caused by religion, so let’s use violence to ban religion.”  How else will they ban it?  Just ask politely?  Just research Communist countries to see how it is done.

They ignored the benefits of Christianity.  I see very few hospitals and charities founded by atheists and lots done by Bible-believing Christians.

People rationalize all sorts of evil with religion, but Bible-believing Christians stopped the slave trade.  Yes, people misused the Bible to rationalize slavery, but you don’t judge an ideology by those who violate its tenets.

They are ignorant of the claims of Christianity.  We have a lot of evidence for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

And they ignore a foundational error of their atheistic thinking: While mocking religion for being fairy tales, they assume without evidence that the universe came into being from nothing and that life came from non-life.   They have zero evidence for that.  And even if Darwinian evolution was true, it would be 100.00% responsible for all religious beliefs.  So why are they so mad about religion?  And don’t get me started about their multiverse fairy tale.

They blame religion for everything, as if religion was the cause of abortions, all wars, the Holocaust, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, thefts, child abuse, rape, drug abuse, traffic accidents, adultery, corporate fraud, cancer, hangnails and every other evil known to humanity.

If you follow the biblical guidelines for sex and marriage your odds of getting STDs or out-of-wedlock pregnancies are almost zero.  Your odds of being poor go down dramatically.

It is chilling to see such otherwise average people so excited about crushing religious freedom and free speech.

False teacher inconsistency

False teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie are being inconsistent in their treatment of religious freedom, such as in Quran Burning is a Sacrilegious Slap in the Face of Christ – Jim Wallis – God’s Politics Blog.

Of course the Quran burning by a tiny church (though probably not as tiny as Chuck’s) is ridiculous and should be discouraged.  But why was it great for Muslims to mock the U.S. with the Ground Zero Mosque and bad for this guy to criticize Islam?   Are they for free speech or not?

Why is it OK to criticize this Florida pastor but not the Muslims building the Ground Zero Mosque? Conservatives are being consistent and criticizing both.  Liberals like Jim and Chuck are being inconsistent and only criticizing one side and trying to prevent criticism of the other.

Why not use this as an example to tell the world why the Christian response (pointing out to the Muslims why their Mosque is grossly insensitive but not restricting their free speech rights) is so superior to the Islamic response to burning a book (“kill lots of people now, whether they were involved in the Quran burning or not!”).

Ann Coulter explains it well:

In response to Gen David Petraeus’ denunciation of Florida pastor Terry Jones’ right to engage in a symbolic protest of the 9/11 attacks by burning copies of the Quran this Sept. 11, President Obama said: “Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as president, I believe that members of the Dove World Outreach Center have the same right to freedom of speech and religion as anyone else in this country.”

Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida lauded Obama’s remarks, saying America is “a place where you’re supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can’t.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Obama’s words a “clarion defense of the freedom of religion” — and also claimed that he had recently run into a filthy jihadist who actually supported the Quran-burning!

Keith Olbermann read the poem “First they came …” on air in defense of the Quran-burners, nearly bringing himself to tears at his own profundity.

No wait, my mistake. This is what liberals said about the ground zero mosque only five minutes ago when they were posing as First Amendment absolutists. Suddenly, they’ve developed amnesia when it comes to the free-speech right to burn a Quran.

Weirdly, conservatives who opposed building the mosque at ground zero are also against the Quran burning

Roundup

Yes, Virginia, there really is a website called www.dogflatulence.com.  My wife discovered it when trying to solve the problem one of our dogs has.  My oldest daughter had a coffee mug made for my wife with this picture plus the name of the web site.  Best. Valentine’s Day Present. Ever.

(The tips didn’t work for the dog.  She’s hopeless.  Maybe they will for your dog!)

Coming soon to a country near you: What do you think of the 2nd Amendment

A Canadian columnist has his door practically beaten down by Toronto’s stormtrooping police because he had a 30-year-old bird rifle that he forgot to re-register. America THIS is coming to YOUR door if the left gets its way in banning guns.

The evils of “heterosexism” — your [United Methodist] apportionment dollars at work — it is endlessly disgusting that people who teach the opposite of Jesus take the money of authentic followers and promote nonsense like this.

Get your pro-choice license plates here!  Note the typical way they never complete the sentence: “Trust women.”  Uh, to do what, exactly?

More coming soon to a country near you: U.K.’s Conservative Leader Pledges Full Support to Gay Agenda — lots of creepy quotes. 

“right of gay children to have a safe education trumps the right of faith schools to teach that homosexuality is a sin”

Note the false dichotomy.  Teaching the truth about homosexual behavior being a sin does not mean gays can’t have a safe education.  Using that “logic,” Michelle Obama is responsible every time an overweight kid gets bullied and AA is responsible every time a drunk gets beat up. 

Religious schools, they have said, must not teach Christian doctrine on sexuality “as though it is true.”

Asked his stand on the Christian marriage registrar who was sacked for refusing to perform homosexual civil partnership ceremonies, Cameron said that “faith-based organizations and charities” should be encouraged: “As long as they are not discriminating in any way in the services that they provide, you’re fine.”

“I mean, I think, yes. I think….. [long pause] that if our Lord Jesus was around today he would very much be backing a strong agenda on equality and equal rights, and not judging people on their sexuality.”

Don’t you love lessons about Jesus from guys like this?  I’d love to quiz him to see how much he really knows about what Jesus taught.