Thursday, March 20, 2014

LBJ: I'll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.

Read the whole thing:

LBJ: I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years. | Allen B. West -

The problem with today’s Republican Party is that it has forgotten its own history and raison d’ etre: individual liberty. The Party must come to realize that GOP also stands for “Growth, Opportunity, Prosperity” and articulate how it stands, as its history and founding clearly demonstrate, for the individual pursuit of happiness as opposed to the progressive socialist (Democrat) lie of a collective guarantee of happiness.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Rise of Secular Religion

The Rise of Secular Religion - The American Interest:

Fascinating article:

Today’s American liberalism, it is often remarked, amounts to a
secular religion: it has its own sacred texts and taboos, Crusades and
Inquisitions. The political correctness that undergirds it, meanwhile,
can be traced back to the past century’s liberal Protestantism.
Conservatives, of course, routinely scoff that liberals’ ersatz religion
is inferior to the genuine article.

Joseph Bottum, by contrast, examines post-Protestant secular religion
with empathy, and contends that it gained force and staying power by
recasting the old Mainline Protestantism in the form of catechistic
worldly categories: anti-racism, anti-gender discrimination,
anti-inequality, and so forth. What sustains the heirs of the
now-defunct Protestant consensus, he concludes, is a sense of the
sacred, but one that seeks the security of personal salvation through
assuming the right stance on social and political issues. Precisely
because the new secular religion permeates into the pores of everyday
life, it sustains the certitude of salvation and a self-perpetuating
spiritual aura. Secularism has succeeded on religious terms. That is an
uncommon way of understanding the issue, and a powerful one.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

How I Rediscovered Faith

Great article on the renewed understanding of the Spiritual nature of Christianity:

How I Rediscovered Faith | RELEVANT Magazine: "What I understand now is that I was one of those people who did not appreciate the weapons of the spirit. I have always been someone attracted to the quantifiable and the physical."

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