BLOG: If You Can't See The Light, Can You At Least Embrace The Practical?

Bryan Dubois
Nov 16, 2010

I apologize in advance for this, but Rufus Sanders's "Seeing The Light" column provides another opportunity to examine the priorities and thought processes of leftists.  Sanders openly states what most other leftists try to hide.  I hate to keep bringing Rufus up, but his column gives the middle and right a chance to debate the ideas to which he and other leftists cling.

Leftists believe that the repudiation they suffered on November 2nd had little to do with the policies they tried to force down the throats of Americans - but supposedly had more to do with Obama and the Democrats failure to convey the message.  (It's never the ideology, you see.  Always something else.)

Instead of repeating the left's narrative about how Obama failed to explain to Americans how his policies have benefited them, (this artful explanation would allow the left to blame anything other than the ideology.) Mr. Sanders tosses caution to the wind and openly states that nothing anybody says will convince him to re-think his belief that increasing government power is the only way to battle social ills in this country.

Memo to Sanders and other leftists:  There is little difference between the greed for money and lusting for power.  Both exist in the behemoth goverment we've created.  The mistake you leftists make is believing that big government is somehow better than big business.  You delude yourselves with the fantasy that you seek power for the betterment of the country, instead all you end up doing is centralizing government power to chase an unreachable utopian fantasy.  (How's that 'war on drugs' working out?  How about the 'war on poverty?')  At least with big business, the people have a choice on whether to work hard to achieve a better lot in life.  With big government, the ruling class would have the power to take all of that away.

Stay in the dark with the idea that government has all the answers.  Lots of innovation there:  Give the power to the government and then get angry when it can't solve your problems.  Always worked in the past, hasn't it?

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Massengill Wins...

Thank you Bryan for providing us with the Christian Taliban Manifesto.  Interesting that you can judge others and their relationship with God by the degree that they agree with you.  By the way, what does the Bible say about the wealthy man?  I am hoping that Pastor Ron will show up and provide a few words of wisdom to replace the prevailing ignorance to the reality.

Bryan Dubois

Dudeabides, I'm quite sure God doesn't care about my political views.  Never said otherwise.  Leftist philosophy goes far beyond political views.  They encompass an entire godless worldview which is sometimes exploited by political figures to reach their goals.  For example, Obama used the concept of class warfare (Marxism) to accomplish his political goals of becoming POTUS.  (Some say the two are inseparable which make it difficult for him to acknowledge anyone who disagrees with his worldview.)

Massengill,  I'm not "judging" others.  I'm simply pointing out that leftist beliefs are rooted in godlessness.  If you can articulate why I'm wrong, please do so.  (My bet is that you can't.)

Raoul Duke

The mistake is to think that God cares about your political views.

brutus smith

 pete says, "Either the wages of others has to go up, or people have to buy less. If wages go up, then we begin an inflationary issue correct?" What? So wages shouldn't go up and that's what causes inflation? Are you serious? Wages have gone down. Have prices? No. If Walmart chooses to raise their prices people can shop elsewhere right? And news flash, Walmart has been raising their prices. Are they paying the little Chinese kids more to make their cheap products?

 

And bryan, how do you know what part of the bible to follow and what part to disregard?

 

 

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...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Parallel versions appear in Matthew 19:23-24Mark 10:24-25, and Luke 18:24-25.

The saying was a response to a young rich man who had asked Jesus what he needed to do in order to inherit eternal life. Jesus replied that he should keep the commandments, to which the man stated he had done. Jesus responded, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." The young man became sad and was unwilling to do this. Jesus then spoke this response, leaving his disciples astonished.

 

Reminds me of the self righteous right wingnuts.

 

brutus smith

 And what a self righteous scmuk. I'm more religious than you, nah, nah.

Raoul Duke

If ANYONE'S beliefs are rooted in Godlessness, does that mean that God doesn't exist?

Bryan Dubois

No.  Reality doesn't change just because you don't believe it.  Godlessness is required in the leftist belief system because a leftist who is his own god cannot be responsible to a higher power.  Without a higher power, subjective reality becomes possible.

I like your style, dude.

Raoul Duke

Isn't faith kind of like subjective reality?

Bryan Dubois

No.  Faith is a mysterious quality in human beings that requires them to believe something of which they cannot prove or disprove.  We all have faith in something.  Some people have faith in their fellow human beings.  (Like POTUS or other civil leaders - that they can solve your problems.) Some people have faith in God.

The word "faith" like "love" is so often misused, it loses it's meaning. 

Raoul Duke

If God created us in his own image, isn't having faith in Him the same as having faith in his creation, people?

Bryan Dubois

No.  We were created in His image.  We are not Him.  We have "faith" in our fellow human beings accordingly.  Our family design even mirrors Him, which is awesome when you really get into it...

Massengill Wins...

Not surprising Bryan lacks the ability to reflect on his own hypocricy.... then again what do you expect from somebody who is "self educated"?  A moron can understand that people give money to the church and the church gives money to the people in need.  How is that not socialism or communism?  Sounds like somebody needs to read their bible and read the passages about greed and the poor.  If anybody is godless..... it might be the person selectively applying the scripture.

Raoul Duke

I thought God was in charge of judgement, not us...

 

 

brutus smith

 It is really sad that bryan would use God to advance his right wingnut ideas. So bryan, are you ready to give up all of your worldly possessions yet? 

Raoul Duke

I'm not attacking anyone's beliefs, just questioning. Big difference. Let's not attack.

Bryan Dubois

Dudeabides, the other people jumped in - so I can't tell what you were referring to when you asked about judgement.  What did you mean by the last question?

By the way Massengill, voluntarily giving to the needy is different than paying mandatory taxes.  I'm all for voluntary socialism.  Just as there is no light without dark,  "giving" wealth to the needy is devoid of meaning if it's taken forcefully.  The distinction between the two is huge and if you don't understand it, well...

Pete

Once again, not a real answer from Brutus. I asked serious questions and all that he posted was another rant

pete says, "Either the wages of others has to go up, or people have to buy less. If wages go up, then we begin an inflationary issue correct?" What? So wages shouldn't go up and that's what causes inflation? Are you serious? Wages have gone down. Have prices? No. If Walmart chooses to raise their prices people can shop elsewhere right? And news flash, Walmart has been raising their prices. Are they paying the little Chinese kids more to make their cheap products?

OK wise one, what causes inflation? What causes prices to go up? Enlighten me please. And not another cut and paste job. Those are boring. Type it in your own words.

And what is your answer on how to fix it? What should be done? Give a serious honest answer, not another off the hook rambling if you don't mind

And answer the other question, who's fault is it? Wal Mart or the consumer's?

Raoul Duke

You said-"We have "faith" in our fellow human beings accordingly." That sounds like you are judging other people. Am I wrong?

Bryan Dubois

No, and I could've written that more clearly.  Sorry.   I'm using the word 'faith' colloquially.  I'm saying that our level of 'faith' in our fellow human beings should reflect the degree to which we are different than God.  For example, I have "faith" in my postman, as a fellow human being, to deliver the mail to my house.  But I don't have faith in my postman to guide me through the trials of life with his omnipotent wisdom.  I have 'faith' in human beings to do only what they are capable of doing.  Having faith in them to do more is foolish.

I don't like using the word faith to mean anything other than faith in God.  IMO, it's the only true way to use it...

Cross

The problem is we need SOME government. We need regulations and protections.

It's a simple truth that democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. The American workers have been the lamb more often than not in the history of our country.

The problem is while we need work regulations, support for catastrophe's, and a strong national defense, we do not need many of the other things the Fed now does.

Just a few examples:

There is absolutely no need for the Department of Education, and schools should all be handled completely at the state level.

Intrastate regulations allowing the government to control markets also should be tossed out.

The EPA was created by executive order by Nixon, and has really been given too much power.

Programs should not be raided for other programs and need to be self sustaining. Especially Social Security.

 

Raoul Duke

But if we all are created in the image of God, aren't we all in effect guiding each other in the ways of God? Jesus was a carpenter, but you think you have nothing to learn from your plumber? Isn't he a creation of God too? Don't our relationships ultimately help us to understand ourselves? Do you think that God only talks to a select, special few?

Massengill Wins...

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Pete

You are an uneducated person who does manual labor so how exactly is the reading public supposed to gain from your ill conceived poorly presented rants? 

I didn't realize a person had to have a college edumacation and work in an office to have an opinion! Huh. Guess all those people who work on assembly lines and build houses shouldn't get to vote either!

Massengill Wins...

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Bryan Dubois

Massengill, for disapproving with nearly every post on this blog, you sure hang on every word.  Maybe it's time to take a break? 

Dudeabides, God speaks to us all.  So yeah, I agree with you.  Discerning the message is a little more tricky. 

Cross, agree with you 100%.

goofus

How did I get to the 700 Club's blog? You guys are giving me a headache.

Massengill Wins...

Take a break Bryan?  Not a chance.  That would not be responsible.  Letting you spout your nonsense and not calling you out on your ignorance and bias would be unacceptable.  Maybe if you offered some actual insight...... I wouldn't feel the need to correct you.  Pretty funny that Chung Lee used to school you all the time and since you probably had him banned I will take up the slack.  Eventually the management at the Register will see that you have nothing to offer but snide comments and misinformation that is devoid of facts.  Until then..... I will continue to comment.

Massengill Wins...

Pete read the 12:16 pm post.  I was just quoting Dubois.  I wonder what he has against postal employees.  I will accept your apology in advance.  Maybe you need to ask Bryan if they should vote?  Sorry that went over your head Pete.

Pete

Vinegar & Water,

I knew exactly what you meant. Was just being a left winger and clipping part of something and taking it as fact. Thought I would join your club for a while

Too bad if it sailed over your head

brutus smith

 So if wages cause inflation, all the CEO's and upper management shouldn't get wage increases right? They should be like everyone else and either stay the same or take a cut right? 

 

And it's Walmart's for coming in and under cutting local businesses and thereby running them out of business. 

 

And my solutions are simple. Any company not paying a living wage should not be entitled to any tax breaks. And instead of funneling all new income to the top spread it equally percentage wise throughout the organization. And if there are losses spread them the same way instead of how they do it now where the worker suffers the brunt of it. Agree? If not why not.

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