Thus, according to “Qohelet, [ The writer of Ecclesiastes ] the human race does not progress. We may develop more perfect instruments, pull more strings, engage in more activities. But we are nothing more. Our life does not change. We remain trapped in our condition, by our time and space. People today are no more intelligent than five thousand years ago. Nor are they more just, or superior in any other way. We are not even better informed, since today’s mass learning is largely offset by what we lose with respect to nature, instinct, intuition, and relationships. Furthermore, the things we learn these days fail to become part of our culture or personality.
We citizens of lightning twentieth – century progress cannot make ourselves believe this warning, but it should lead us to take very seriously what is probably the fundamental question of our century: What is the effect cost of each step “forward” ? What do we lose each time we think we gain something ? What disappears with every invention ? What new danger lurks in every technique ? As Qohelet would say, what is the ultimate “profit” ? Until we can respond thoroughly to these questions, we must stop talking in a way that exalts progress.
No, those of us who live in the 1980s are in no way superior. We are not even new; we simply arrive and pass on. This is all we can say about ourselves—the same that was said about previous generations. We leave no trace after we are gone. No one remembers ancestors. True, we leave the traces of things we have used, but what about us and our generation ? We will not be remembered by those who come after us ( Eccelesiastes 1:11 ). We must become aware of the significance of this fact with respect to our triumphalist ideologies. As Christians, we need to recognize that we in no way “progress” toward the Kingdom of God. History does not produce the Kingdom. The Kingdom will not come when the world at long last is Christianized, converted, or when society becomes more just, etc.
Reason for Being, Jacques Ellul, p.64
Obviously, we haven't grown any since the 80s...either.
There is NOTHING new under the Sun.
"Go, wondrous creature! mount where science guides;
Go, measure earth, weigh air, and state the tides;
Instruct the planets in what orbs to run,
Correct old Time, and regulate the sun;
Go, soar with Plato to the empyreal sphere,
To the first good, first perfect, and first fair;
Go, teach Eternal Wisdom how to rule--
Then drop into thyself, and be a fool!"
The Problem with people like librul: he believes Science ( and he ) have complete understanding.
Sad the thought that we were created by No one, here for nothing, going nowhere.
Funny how no one lives their life consistently by that false idea.
Truth is Tyranny in the nation of lies. Clay doesn't like free speech or the constitution. This is one of the bedrock ideas of this nation; and Soakya is right. Soakya is right, if she were muslin and wore a burka, it would better fit Clays idea of multicultural success.
I respect friendship wherever I find it, but sex doesn't make every friendship better. It distorts the friendship of two men, just as it distorts the friendship of a father with his daughter.
Gay is just as natural for some people as straight is for other people they say.
The reality: Homosexual union is a kind of narcissism. You are trying to unite with yourself in a mirror.
They will say: You hate people like me.
I would reply: You seem to think that love for you requires not telling you the truth. I think love for you requires telling you the truth.
Militant Gays are quick to say: How dare you oppose hate crimes legislation?
Reality: Murder and beating are already illegal. It's hard to see how murdering for hate is worse than murdering for fun or for greed.
Homosexuals say: I believe in equal treatment for every sexual orientation.
Really ? All 23 + ? I thought you might, but sexual lust for kids, sexual lust for the dead, and sexual lust for animals are sexual orientations too. The North American Man-Boy Love Association has been marching in gay pride parades for years. ( You no doubt know about this too, but probably deny anything wrong with it ). You say there is no progression to this sort of thing. Obviously you are a fool, deaf, dumb & blind if you think so. We would not be having this conversation 40-50 years ago. While there is nothing new under the sun & this sin has been around from the beginning, no one in those societies sought normalization and validation. Why ? While they loved their sin, they knew it was debauchery and society should not & would not normalize it.
How often have we heard the past few years: I can't see why marriage should be restricted to a man and a woman, not two men or two women, other variations?
I would ask: Then where do you stop? How about a man and two women? Or a woman and two men? Or a man and a boy? Godless Fools do not see logical progression.
How often have we heard in the news: It's wrong to discriminate according to sexual orientation in employment.
Logic replies: It all depends on the job. If employment discrimination means not letting sodomy advocates near kids, you bet I'll discriminate. I think people should be left to make these decisions for themselves, don't you? You: Probably Not
As for being tolerant of the homosexual and the homosexual agenda, I would reply: Let's be honest with each other. We both know gays are the ones who reject what is different from themselves. They reject the challenge of the other sex, God's natural order & choose to disorder themselves. Absolutely, they may be born with certain feminine characteristics and it may very well be they fight an uphill battle due to it. I agree with them being born with "tendencies too". Here's the reasoning, however: Homosexuals ask you to accept them for who they are. They say they were born that way. Ok, and what of the person who is born with the tendency to lie and steal--or worse ? Should we "accept them for who they are ? As I state below: the most loving thing we can do is tell them the truth. God calls it a Sin. They should turn from it the same as I should turn from heterosexual lust--which only serves to strengthen my marriage and honors my wife and God above. Thing is: homosexuals are not interested in honoring any one save their urges. Their whole life revolves around a disordered sexual urge. We were meant to be much more than sexual beings--both on this earth and beyond it.
When i hear: I have a committed gay relationship.
The reality: The committed gay relationship is a myth. Research shows that homosexuals with partners don't stop cruising, they just cruise less.
How often do we hear: You're demeaning my dignity.
I respect your dignity as a human being, but when you practice acts you'd be ashamed for heterosexuals to know about, you demean your own dignity. Again: that which God had ordered--homosexuals disorder, then ask that you accept them and be tolerant of that disorder.
The fallacy: There's nothing wrong with gay love.
The reality: Tell me what's loving about sex acts that cause bleeding, choking, disease, and pain. You might start by explaining the meaning of the medical term Gay Bowel Syndrome, or how people get herpes lesions on their tonsils. Working in the medical field, I can give first hand accounts: Disordered and unnatural sex--especially over long periods of time reeks havoc on the body.
Often you will hear: By what right do you tell me whom to love?
I would reply: I'm not telling you whom to love; I'm telling you that there is nothing loving about mutual self-destruction.
Mickey Rat stated: "Proudly mirroring the Teabagger standard of (dis)honesty and (dis)honor."
Did she say ANY THING like, "If you like your current health insurance you can keep it" ?
Is she spying on her citizens ? Is she Droning the Hell out of innocent people abroad ? Need we say more ?
Palin may be a profiteer, but she hasn't hung her OWN out to Die ( BenGhazi ), Condoned Spying on her nation, killed innocent children and adults through incessant Drone attacks, forced American's to buy Tea they don't want.
Bad as she may be, I'd take Palin any day over our Treasonous Piece of Crap we have now...
How will it ( Obamacare ) affect ALL Americans ?
"Well, Limmie. What happened to closing gitmo, transparency, immigration reform, holding Benghazi miscreants accountable, holding thug IRS agents accountable, and so forth?"
Where are ALL the Liberals of the 60s now ? Where are all the war haters ? Where are all those who spouted their love of liberty and freedom in the 60s ?
Seems this nation LOVES egalitarianism more than freedom. We don't want "Dangerous Freedom" anymore. We want someone to feed and clothe us. Government schools have done their work well. We are a nation of indoctrinated sheepal.
The Decline continues. We wouldn't know a Scandal if we seen one. We have the Black Socialist Cultural Marxist President in the white house. He can do NO wrong.
How's he doing ?