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‘And Now for Something Truly Disgusting’ (2013)

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They had a child praying to that shyster.

I think the most sordid aspect of the Obama years was the lapdog media’s repeated attempts to deify him. For example:

https://leeduigon.com/2013/08/13/and-now-for-something-truly-disgusting/

Six years later, the Democrat political landscape has shifted even farther to the left than ol’ *Batteries Not Included was–which is very far indeed–and the mob has begun to take pot shots at him. It’s not sincere. When was any of it sincere?

Praying to a politician–to some slimy little marxist, elected by America in the throes of a delusion–it doesn’t get any more shameful than that. Someone should’ve been busted for child abuse, once this travesty was aired.

 


The Poll Said ‘Do It’–So She Jumped

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Malaysian police are investigating whether a 16-year-old girl committed suicide after her social media followers voted for her to do it (http://news.trust.org/item/20190515091101-3ss0p).

The girl jumped off a roof to kill herself–after, police say, she polled her Instagram followers and 69% of them voted “Death.” Instagram hastens to claim that actually 88% voted “Life”–but by then it was too late.

In Malaysia, “abetting suicide” is a capital offense.

Has social media become an idol, a false god? Go ahead, tell me that it hasn’t. This is peer pressure on steroids.

We please the true God by loving one another and keeping His commandments. He would never ask us to kill ourselves. But false gods always demand much more of us than the Father ever does.

Are we ready to change our ways yet? Or would we rather slide a bit further down this slope?


They Shall Be as Gods

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Secular humanist triumphalism is the religion of most of this world’s ruling class: they mean to replace God. They intend to do all the things God should have done, but of course couldn’t do because He doesn’t exist. So runs their thinking.

Among the wonderful things they plan to do is to eradicate all–repeat, all–disease from the earth: Science will enable them to do this, because Science is pretty much all-powerful. You can’t buy God, but you can buy Science. This they have done.

But here’s the problem. Once they’ve got their shingle out, once they’re set up in the god business, it becomes a poor reflection on them if anyone gets sick. With them in charge, that’s not supposed to happen. Hence mandatory vaccinations against every disease known to medicine; and every time a not-terribly-serious disease, like measles, manifests itself… Well, they’ve got a crisis. A chicken pox crisis, say. Requiring prompt and decisive action by the state. A mandatory chicken pox vaccine. Enforced with fines and prison sentences. You get the idea.

Read their writings. A full and meaningful life for all. No more poverty. No more war. No more national borders: the same global state will govern all.

But the more they do, the more people will expect of them. We’ve already seen this. For instance, with real, raw racism abolished in America insofar as humanly possible, imaginary racism has to take its place–as something for the power of the state to be mobilized against, to feed on, and to grow.

Because everything they do has only one purpose: to expand the reach and power of the state, with themselves in charge of it. It may seem absurd to make laws against using the “wrong” pronouns; but it’s also the state claiming power over the very words out of your mouth. More power. Always more power.

God humbled Nebuchadnezzar.

He will humble secular humanism.

I just want to be there when He does!

 


Education’s Galley Slaves

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I reviewed this book for Chalcedon back in 2006: The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids. The horror of it is more palpable today than it was back then.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/a-review-of-the-overachievers-the-secret-lives-of-driven-kids

By then it was already easy enough to see that a college education, for most, wasn’t anywhere near worth what you had to pay for it. But the kids in this book are the elite, the cream of the crop, Advanced Placement, they are the idols that their parents worship. They are also slaves chained to the oars, with no hope of escape.

It’s horrible.

Now it’s 12 years later. The nudity of the college emperor is even more glaring  than it was.

We have only just begun to imagine that instead of allowing “college” to devour whole generations of our offspring, we just might free ourselves from bondage to it: we just might be able to build it down instead of up.

The sooner, the better!


We warship Technollidgie!

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Somtimes us Interllecturals we “are” so Smart we culd jist Kiss our selfs al over!

Hear at Collidge we has set Up a “nattividy seen” whith “a” Computer in the mainger insted Of that baby becose The Computer it is a Simble of Ssciance and Proggrest it is goin to Make “the” World toetully Perfict!! This hear is Reel Salivation,, not that fake salavation them christins thay Awlyaws talk abote!!!

As sooon as we gets Word Press or Faice Book to set “it”up we can putt a Computer Chip in Evryboddy’s brane and then the Computer it wil know “evry” time somone thay Think a hatful thuohght or somb Other Thing that is wrongg And bad and then The Govvermint it wil take Out yore brane and Fix “it” so yiu cant think No More Bad Things!! that is the whay to Control al them ordrinary dum peple so thay Cant vote “for” Trumpt no more!!

Jist think Of “it”!! No more Bad Thinking!! And than evryboddy Thay wont has to “work”” no more thay can jist “de-voat” al thare Time “to” studdy and aslo Vidio Games!! No more work, no more buzness and no more No-Good ritch peple trying to Make a prophit!!!! The hole world It Will be Perffict!! Becose Sciance it have All The Anssers!!

Like my prefesser he sayes “The Peple thay can ownly be Trooly Free iff yiu take Awaiy thare freedim!!!” But yiu has to go to Collidge and be a Introllectural befour yiu “can” under-stannd that!


Can Britain’s Idols Save Her?

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When I heard the news last night, just before I went to bed, at first I thought it was referring to a terrorist attack in London several weeks ago. But no–it was a new one. Another one. In just eight minutes, before being shot down by police, three Muslim terrorists killed seven Londoners and injured 48 more in an attack on London Bridge. “This is for Allah!” they cried ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4569638/Car-ploughs-20-people-London-Bridge.html).

(Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.  Isaiah 59:1-2)

We already know, don’t we, what the response will be?

They will treat it as a criminal offense, not an act of war. Prime Minister Theresa May has already blamed it on the Internet (if only it were strictly reserved for liberals!). There will be pious poems. Candle-light vigils.

There will not be any admission that multicultural, value-neutral, Political Correctness hasn’t worked: has, in fact, been a hideous failure resulting in a host of violent deaths. No one in power in Britain will say, “We were wrong!” No one will demand a change of course.

Because leftids who run countries literally do not care how many of their own countrymen get murdered: they will never admit their ideology is fatal foolishness. And so another seven civilians, peaceably going about their business, have become human sacrifices to the idol of Political Correctness.

Some of us have been wondering just what is left of Christianity in Britain. St. Patrick’s birthplace is now the home of Richard Dawkins. Who needs Christ, when they’ve got the State and Science?

Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say [ to me], Arise, and save us.

But where are thy gods that thou has made thee? Let them arise, if they can save thee in the time on thy trouble… Jeremiah 2:27-28

Britain, if Science and the State could save you, they would have done so by now. But you have turned away from the living God who made heaven and earth, who sent His Son into the world to make atonement for our sins.

Ask the works of your own hands to save you. But don’t ask your leaders to admit that they’ve been wrong about their public policies. An idol will get up and walk, before that happens.

God ordained government for certain duties, chief among them being the duty to protect the people from those who would harm them, and to restrain and punish evildoers. A government that cannot–or rather, will not–protect its people has no reason for existing. Of the civil magistrate, St. Paul reminds us, “He beareth not the sword in vain” (Romans 13:4). But if he refuses to use the sword on our behalf, then he has no right to bear it at all.

I am an American, and I grieve for the suffering of the mother country, and her folly.


There Oughta Be a Law

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Dagon, the pagan fish god

Remember the old Simon & Garfunkel song, The Sound of Silence? “And the people bowed and prayed to a neon god they made…”

Idol worship, forbidden by the first two of God’s Ten Commandments, has been with us for a long time, and still us. We’ve gone beyond quaint Philistine fish gods like Dagon. Our idols are bigger, bolder: Science and the state–both of them the works of human hands.

These are the deities of those who reject Christ, Son of God the Father. This is why leftists seek to write laws governing every aspect of human behavior. Putting themselves on God’s throne, as it were, they struggle with the ordeal of trying to live up to their own presumed omnipotence. All those things they blame God for not doing, because (they say) He does not exist–abolishing war and poverty and disease, even uprooting such rootless intangibles as “hate” and this or that ism, even to controlling “climate”–they now have to do! Because they do exist, and they derive their right to rule over us from their claim to be able, if only they are given enough power and clout, to do all those things that God couldn’t do and create a paradise on earth.

You could almost feel sorry for them. Almost, but not quite.

When you try to do everything, you usually end up doing nothing. If globalists got out more often, they might understand that. Because their wealth insulates them, personally, from the often hideous results of their failed public policies, they just keep on cranking them out. Science and the state, their own creations, keep telling them they’re doing the right thing. One more bunch of regulations, and they’ve got it! But they’re really only just talking to themselves, and don’t know it.

Poor Dagon. When in the presence of the Ark of God the Lord, he fell off his pedestal and broke in pieces (I Samuel 5). Sooner or later, such is the fate of all idols.

No matter how many laws their worshipers write to prop them up.


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