Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yet Declaring Our Independence

According to Bill O’Reilly, these are the Commandments/beliefs of a group he calls the secular-progressive movement. The movement is resident in the United States, but their beliefs are as old as they are evil.

· Thou Shalt Not Make Any Judgment Regarding Most Private Personal Behavior. Man/Woman Is the Master! Mistress of the Universe and His/Her Gratification Is Paramount.

· Thou Shalt Not Worship or Acknowledge God in the Public Square, for Such an Exposition Could Be Offensive to Humankind.

· Thou Shalt Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor. No Private Property Is Sacrosanct.

· Thou Shalt Circumvent Mother and Father in Personal Issues Such as Abortion and Sex Education in Public Schools.

· Thou Shalt Kill if Necessary to Promote Individual Rights in Cases of Abortion and Euthanasia.

· Thou Shalt Be Allowed to Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor if That Person Stands Against Secular Humanism.

· Thou Shalt Not Wage Preemptive War in Any Circumstance

· Thou Shalt Not Impede the Free Movement of Any Human Being on Earth. All Countries Shou1d Be We1coming P1aces without Borders.

· Thou Shalt Not Prohibit Narcotics or Impede Personal Gratification in This Area.

· Thou Shalt Not limit the Power of Government in Order to Provide “Prosperity” to All.

pp. 69-70 Culture Warrior, Bill O’Reilly

As I read these tenants of a group, which has been around since the 1960’s, I was struck by the already endemic influence on our society and the resident dangers of the evil thoughts and the distortion of our democratic principles. This movement and others akin to it have intruded not only on democratic principles, but on our Christian beliefs, and I have a great concern on their continual intrusion, especially on our children, our greatest natural resource. Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote a song and lyrics which exemplify my concerns.

You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a different shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

Unfortunately it is now 2008 and the poison has already taken it causalities. What we have left are the corpses of our Judeo-Christian ideals and the children still being “carefully taught”.

I tip my hat to Bill Phillips, whose steadfast position for our continual involvement in the fight against our spiritual and democratic destroyers. Indeed, voc me cum benedictus, I will speak of him amongst the blessed.

Let the conversation continue.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I have others that my better put the real issues into stark relief

1. The individual is sacred and their choices are sacrosanct.

2. The meaning of life for the individual is to pursue happiness.

3. Thou shalt not impinge on other's private worldviews by insisting on your own.

4. Since all individuals are sacred, they are all also equal, and are entitled to a proportionate share of God's bounty.

5. Authority shall not impinge on the choices of the individual.

6. Preemptive war is unjust because no crime has yet been committed to justify it.

Dare we say that the founding documents of America helped to create the very condition that we decry? (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?) I dare.

Also, Rogers and Hammerstein were very, very wrong. We need not be taught to hate or fear. We are born with original sin, and are corrupt from conception.