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Why the Pope is destroying the Catholic church.

07 Sep

Authority comes from morals. Once religious morals are abandoned, the religious authority is gone.

So the new pope has abandoned religious morals to endorse “Global Warming,” Leftism, and other such nonsense, and he couches it in moral terms. As a result he is rapidly losing any moral authority the office once had. He looks like just another mindless shill. The authority is gone, and Catholics may revolt. In some ways they already are.

It’s an important lesson: once we openly shill for a political position, we lose all moral authority. In other words, there are things we can do that strip us of any moral authority that we may have.

For example, a parent who tells his kid not to cheat and then is found to be unequivocally a cheater and who is found to be lying about it and using moral authority to cover it up will have no moral authority to keep saying that the kid should not cheat. The kid may come to that conclusion on his or her own, but there is no moral authority from the parent.

In other words, moral authority is inseparable from morality. When you use your authority to cover your own immorality or falsities, you immediately lose any moral authority that you once had.

 
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As the MSM tells us,

11 May

this is the path to respect. People respect violence, and it makes them very careful.

And I don’t want to hear the Left or the MSM (though I repeat myself) whine and moan. THEY created this, not the right. THEY are the ones arguing for this. To have them whine now is like killing your parents and then begging for mercy on the grounds that you are an orphan. Now I personally do not believe in this stance–not one bit. But then again, I am sort of an unorthodox Christian.

But if orthodox Christians get “saved” and then start taking up the gun and acting like Muslims… I’d hate to think that’s what it takes to get Leftists to cleave to reason.

As the old saw goes, if I could travel back in time and I killed Hitler before he massacred all those Jews, would that be right or wrong? Would that be good or bad? Would it be sin or righteousness? But since I can’t time travel…

I know what I think. I know what I believe. It is NOT a short answer. But many could indeed be swayed with just a little argument. It’s a weird sort of morality that justifies violent Muslims while condemning peaceful Christians!

 
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Obama: “If you come to

14 Feb

this country illegally, not only will we not prosecute you but we will give you cash.” Just when you thought Obama couldn’t do any more damage, you see something this this. It’s certainly not that Obama is stupid. It’s that he is outright malevolent.

 
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3,2,1…

04 Feb

I had a good buddy who was whining about the supposed “torture” of the Bush years (certain forms of interrogation).

I said, imagine that you could prevent hundreds from dying in a plane that was to be bombed. Your prisoner knows the details, and the information he could give would save those people. Your wife or husband is also on board. Would YOU waterboard him to save those people? He himmed and hawed for a bit and talked about not lowering himself to their level and generally avoided the question.

After a few minutes, I said, “Too late. Those people are all dead. Never mind now.” He was clearly not fit to make a command decision. He had a lot of admirable qualities, but being able to make a hard decision under severe time pressure was not one of them. Fortunately, there are those who are able to make such command decisions. That’s why judgment counts–you want someone whose good judgment is truly automatic. And that is a moral thing, as well (though certainly not the only thing). In this case, it was morally better to waterboard the terrorist than to let innocents be slaughtered. Let’s just say that a man’s gotta know his limitations…

 
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