May 24, 2018

White Privilege? Christian Privilege? Don’t We All Have Some Kind of Privilege

Every last one of us experiences some kind of “privilege” throughout our lifetime. It is inescapable. It’s part of who we are whether natural (sin) or a learned apparatus, privilege is exercised daily whether we want it to or not or whether it was consciously intended to be that way. The real issue with so-called “privilege” is whether or not such actions were of a malicious intent resulting in a significant consequence. Adding to this confusion is the fact that making a determination of significant consequence is subjective. Because of our sinful nature, we can never please everyone.

I got thinking about all this after reading an article on Powerline Blog about “Christian Privilege.” It seems that I agree with this author to the point that it appears the rhetoric about Christian Privilege has picked up in recent weeks, and for what reason I’m not sure other than to ask, why not? If you are so mixed up and weak minded to not understand how life is, I suppose it is easy to think someone else is getting something you are not or more of it and thus it is easier to make accusations of some sort of unequal privilege instead of just going out and earning it for yourself.

Oh, sure, I understand the roadblocks that do exist – not all are imaginary – that wrongly prevent someone from getting what they want, but then again, we can’t have everything can we?

There is a line that ought to be drawn between what is a real privilege, which was once recognized as discrimination of consequence, and perceived privilege – like I got more attention from the teacher because I had blue eyes.

We can’t help ourselves. We find ourselves continually placed in situations where we must make decisions that involve selecting one person over another. As a child playing games or picking sides for the recess softball game, the captains learn quickly who to choose for their team. Those choices are based on friendships, ability, popularity, and good looks. Does that somehow translate into privilege? How do you prevent natural things like this from happening?

We would kid ourselves to think things like good looks doesn’t provide some a better chance than others. Good looks are also a subjective topic and to some guy, a young girl he sees across the dance floor that he perceives as good looking, or friendly, or a great personality, will be the first asked to dance. Is this privilege or just the way it is? Can you say you know the mind of the other person?

Growing up, I was a gifted athlete. I was captain of the football and ski teams. Was I privileged? I know I was in some way. But, now that I am an adult and have put away childish things. With much sincerity, I can say that I earned much of that privilege. I didn’t seek out to become captain of the team. I worked to become the best I could be at what I did. Did I experience privilege along the way? Probably. Am I now to be punished for that because someone else sees that as some kind of inequitable privilege?

Any person has a very tough life ahead of them who sees things in this manner. I feel sorry for them.

The only time in my life that I can recall feeling angry toward someone because they got something I wanted, was when I was passed over for a job and it was given to another man because I was told, he was married and I wasn’t. Was that privilege or discrimination? Maybe it was neither. Maybe it was both. Time to move on.

The real discrimination comes from those who practice favoring one group, race, religious group, etc. over another for reasons of bigotry, anger, hatred, and ignorance. I will be chastised for saying so, but because of a man’s nature to sin, discrimination will always exist. All we can do is work toward mitigating the level of discrimination in order to bring it to levels that are inconsequential – a seemingly insurmountable task.

One thing is for certain though, burning up energy and fomenting anger and hatred at another person or a group of persons because you think they have been placed in positions of privilege over you is beneficial to nobody.

Discrimination/privilege exists. I don’t doubt it. I have seen it. I have experienced it. What I choose to do about that is up to me. Hating someone and being angry because of it doesn’t help.

The talk has shifted to Christian Privilege…whatever that is. I can only guess the reasons for this targeting. Placing bullseyes on groups setting them apart because of one’s perceived privilege is driven by many things or perhaps I should say people or groups of people.

Christians have always been targets of hatred as have all religious groups. As wrong as this is doesn’t change the fact that it is real. However, lumping Christians into one large group as being one and the same is a terrible thing.

Catholics, Baptists, Protestants, Episcopals, Pentecostals, Methodists and many more are all lumped together as Christians. I can guarantee there exists, in someone’s perception, Catholic privilege, Baptist privilege, etc. etc. So is it even correct to speak of Christian privilege? I would suppose to some degree.

I consider myself a Christian but I can also say I belong to none of the so-called Christian denominations. To somebody, I am privileged because I have a strong faith in a just God. To some, I have privilege because I accept that the promises Yahweh made to those that believe and follow him as real and I reap the benefits of those blessings even though I tell Yahweh daily that I really am not deserving of them. Is Yahweh showing privilege to some and not to others? You could look at it that way but I will tell you this. He gives to those he promised to give to and never goes against His Word.

Man’s sinful perception of privilege is rooted in the belief that somebody else has and/or is favored over another because of some distinction between them that is different than another’s. Yahweh doesn’t operate that way. You can have the same “privilege” I have with no strings attached. It doesn’t matter the color of your skin or whether you are good looking or homely enough to stop a clock. Yahweh doesn’t see those things because he created you. He doesn’t care if you are a gifted athlete. Nothing is different. And we’re all the same.

The choice is yours of where you want to focus your energy – on being angry and hateful because you think somebody has something you don’t or you can make your own life better by seeking Yahweh’s privileges.

Discrimination is a terrible wrong. Obsessing on silly “privilege” is a distraction. One that takes your focus and attention away from the Creator.

 

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The Chief Executive Officer of Hell Says Their Ain’t No Hell

According to a person who interviewed the “Image of the Beast,” Pope Francis says there isn’t any hell – that those “bad” people who die simply disappear.

“They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

The work of Satan has, since the beginning of time, been committed entirely to the presentation of all things contrary to the Word of Yahweh. The Pope, the Black Pope, and the Vatican, exist for that same purpose. Therefore, like many, many other false doctrines that the Vatican pumps out, Pope Francis’ claims there is no hell, should come as no surprise…but it does. What a great benefit to Satan, when the “Image of the Beast” proclaims there is no hell; therefore there is no Satan. His work can continue uninterrupted. And does!

But hey…

DON’T GO LOOK!

One day it will be too late. Ooooops!

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The March For Our Lives Was The Coming Out Party For Generation Z, Or Whatever

Another article that deserves the Horse Excrement Award:

The author is Michael J. Hudome. His brief bio included with the article states: “Hudome is a Republican media consultant whose clients have included John McCain for President, all four national committees and several current and former members of the House and Senate.”

Doesn’t that say enough about the author? Anyone who would consult with the likes of John McCain should tell the enlightened what kind of a real person he his. But, if you don’t want to take that as a reason to turn your nose up at his liberal nonsense, then just read the article.

While parts of the beginning seem to make some sense. Intelligent honest people can agree that demanding that guns be taken away to end gun violence doesn’t work and is NOT a solution to an immoral society’s dilemma about the root cause of violence.

However, seeking solutions from children is as stupid an idea as taking away the rights of lawful Americans. Meaning no disrespect to the children of this nation but this has been tried before and it doesn’t work – at least it doesn’t work from the perspective of a wide awake, non-leftist who believes that progressivism is much the root cause of society’s problems today. More of it will only make a worse condition.

I must take just a moment here to add:

BUT DON’T GO LOOK!

Sorry!

But then the author, like any good fake “Republican consultant” who would support John McCain, calls upon the Whore of Babylon to empower Generation Z to solve the problems claiming “Z” “can lead on issues like Gay Rights.” He boldly states that “The future is bright for the “Z” generation. Let’s march with them.”

The author claims that the issue of Gay Rights is a settled issue, that it is the law of the land, therefore are we then to simply accept another societal destructive tool from the Whore of Babylon? Is that what this society uses today as a barometer of moral decency? Isn’t this part of the reason we are in big trouble today?

We have leaders promoting decadence and now we read and hear the same criminal bastards in Washington placing the undeveloped and easily influenced minds of children on a pedestal to be heard. And not only heard but this author suggests that we should accept them as our new leaders and to follow them into the pits of hell.

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The Number 18 and the Number 21

I often get emails ridiculing Liberalism and in most cases, the ridicule is justified. But how much of what we do and what we get done is actually the result of unclear thinking from liberals and how much is the product of Leftism or for that matter the Deep State?

For decades, perhaps centuries, 18 years of age seemed to be the benchmark for when the Deep State feels they can get away with sending our children off to fight their wars, many of which come home in a box.

18 years of age is also the magic benchmark that allows those the privilege to vote for those puppets in Washington who will decide that at 18 you are old enough to die for their cause, hidden behind the guise of “freedom isn’t free” or some other such apothegm.

At age 18 you can don a uniform, carry weapons, and kill people so that Americans can be “free.” Nobody questions the absurdity of this. At age 18 you can cast a ballot for the next fascist dictator puppet so Americans can be “free.” Nobody questions this absurdity.

At any age, you can stage a revolt in Washington and dictate to criminals in Congress who can own a gun and what kind they can own, how much ammunition you can possess and what your gun might look like. But unless you are 21 you can’t own one of those guns.

Are you so embroiled in “for the love of country” and your government that you are incapable of seeing that this fascist regime and useless eaters that do their bidding for them, insist that once you turn 18 you can go get yourself blown up in a war created by the politicians, but you are incapable of owning a gun in this “free” country many died for in the name of “freedom isn’t free?”

Absolute HORSESHIT!!!

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SMAHT! Wicked Smaht!

After a march on Washington….

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Sin Is The Cause of All Violence, Including in Schools

In the staged events of a Parkland, Florida school shooting and all subsequent and related events, such as protests, demonstration, actions by government, etc., the majority of the discussion has centered around guns. As a brainwashed (I know people don’t want to hear that word) society, we automatically equate guns with violence. It is understandable and easier to associate an inanimate object – a gun – with violence than laying the blame where the blame belongs – the man.

Even those who seem to want to defend their right to keep and bear arms, spend countless hours presenting data and history in hopes of convincing people that guns aren’t the problem.

I was reading this morning another in a long list of school safety proposals and how $20 million will help to make Maine schools safer. Will it?

Completely void of any discussion about the problem with violence is the direction our society has gone. Oh, it’s easier to mouth a few words about how “things have changed” etc., but never any real in-depth talks into the specifics of what and why.

I recently brought into a related conversation about gun violence video games and this country’s music culture of filthy, disgusting lyrics and glamorizing of violence, including gun violence, and just like the movies, they were defended by the other in the conversation as irrelevant to the problem of gun violence and in particular school shootings as though mentally ill people can differentiate between fantasy and reality. How then can there ever be any serious productive actions taken to address the problem of school safety or violence in general?

I have read countless writings about gun history, school history, violence, perversion, violence, anger, violence, hatred…and did I mention violence. I have yet to read any discussion on the history of man and why that violence exists.

If you are an atheist or an evolutionist, don’t bother to read any further.

Adam and Eve had two sons – Cain and Abel. By man’s biological understanding, we can say that Cain and Abel were twins. An examination of the Scriptures hints to us that Cain was a product of Evil and Abel a product of Good.

Cain killed his brother Abel. This act of violence, enmeshed with several emotional, nonsensical feelings, were all the result of his parent’s sin. From the very moment that Yahweh’s creations of Adam and Eve chose to carry out a sinful act against the wishes of their Creator, violence has been a part of the social structure of all societies since.

Knowing this fact, are we to somehow devise that man is capable of stopping violence simply by taking away a tool used to perpetuate that violence?

Willingness to accept this premise doesn’t mean that as a society we should not make rational attempts at mitigating violence, including making changes to all influencers of violence, anger, and hatred. But, we cannot cherry-pick only those items that we are most comfortable with.

Because violence will never go away in this existence, it is the reason Man was forced to devise ways of being able to protect themselves from those that are going to commit violent acts regardless of what the majority of society decides otherwise. Protection from violence is a common occurrence in this country. If you want examples, look to our politician criminals in Washington attempting to tell us what limitations we must have to protect ourselves, while they have as much of any kind of protection that they want. Why is that? Are they somehow more deserving of life than you or I? Hint: They think so.

Cars kill more people than guns. Automobiles are regularly used as a weapon to mow people down in a crowd to carry out the anger and hatred of a violently programmed mentally ill person. People drink and drive killing many people every year. Speed kills. Distracted driving kills. There’s never been a call to ban cars. Instead, cars were made safer to protect the driver and passengers. Laws were made to limit speeds one can safely travel, but those laws do absolutely nothing to stop those with a bent to drive fast which endangers the lives of other sharing the highway. Laws were created to stop cell phone texting while driving. In case you hadn’t noticed it has done NOTHING to stop the distracted drives killing people every day.

Many things can be used as a dangerous weapon. Sin means there will always be some that will use those weapons to carry out their sinister acts. Making laws that remove an innocent person’s ability to protect themselves from the sinful, violent acts that will always take place, makes absolutely no sense at all. This is the reasoning of a mad person.

Because of the sin in the Garden of Eden, men will do sinful things – even to craft laws that are useless and oppressive because sin has blinded them from rational thought and reasoning.

Since the beginning of time sin has resulted in acts of violent behavior. Since the beginning of time men have devised ways to protect themselves from such terrible behavior. Sin is in control when men think they have the power to stop acts of violence by devising laws that result in the opposite outcome.

Sin is the base foundation of the madness this society is embroiled in. Blindness is sin. Blindness prevents seeing Truth.

 

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The TV is The Born Sucker Machine

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This Society Is Doomed

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Followers of Scientism Love Kabbalah And Hate Bible

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Not Your Grandfather’s America…Or is it?

Facebook and Youtube are instruments of destruction put in place, created by, or at least allowed to operate by your U.S. Federal Government. Since their inceptions, we continuously experience both entities exercising censorship on any subject matter they deem “inappropriate.” The argument does exist as to whether these “companies” have a lawful right to become censors, limiting what some would describe as their freedom of speech, among some other “freedoms” that might require a bit of imagination.

It would be in the best interest of all if everyone just stopped enabling these fascists/totalitarians and abandoned the use of their censored media platforms that are slowly becoming a form of sterilized, well-controlled propaganda, complete with censorship based on their ideology.

In 1798, the U.S. Congress passed and was signed by President John Adams, the Alien and Sedition Acts. Consequently, because President Adam signed these bills, it ultimately deterred him from serving a second term. At least the people disliked and objected to such governmental censorship and control.

From Wiki it states the following: “The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed by the Federalist-dominated 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798. They made it harder for an immigrant to become a citizen (Naturalization Act), allowed the president to imprison and deport non-citizens who were deemed dangerous (Alien Friends Act of 1798) or who were from a hostile nation (Alien Enemy Act of 1798), and criminalized making false statements that were critical of the federal government (Sedition Act of 1798).” (emboldening added)

Sedition is defined as: “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.”

This action has continued in one form or another since that time. The Sedition Act of 1918 was signed into law by then-President Woodrow Wilson (no surprise). This Act: “…extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light…” (emboldening added)

In modern times, often the destruction of our rights is accomplished through the passage of National Defense Authorization Acts in which power is granted to the president and/or Congress to do just about anything they want to do so long as it is determined to be in the best interest of National Security (wink-wink); Bill of Rights be damned!!

So is it wrong or illegal for Facebook and Youtube, as well as others, through their “terms of policy” (changed with every political ideology that crosses their path) censor your thought of right to “free speech?” Your guess is as good as mine.

Most people, at least that are affected by censorship, would say it is a violation of their rights. That’s mostly because they think they have them. Those promoting censorship and limiting rights do it to further their political and social ideology until their own actions come back to bite them on the ass.

We have no “rights” when it comes to anything listed within the Bill of Rights. That total listing is incorrectly labeled as a bill of rights. It has always been a bill of privileges meted out and taken back in the fashion that Government deems appropriate.

Anger is being expressed under the false pretenses that some believe they have a right to keep and bear arms, a right to free speech, a right to protest, a right to religious worship, etc. Perhaps years ago when my father and grandfather were alive, rights we more easily tolerated because people were taught to respect the wishes and chosen lifestyles of other people. That doesn’t exist in this angry society. Hate is everywhere. Fear controls everything. Insanity rules. Insane people in positions of authority are dictating their subjective terms of mental illness. All of this contributes to totalitarian operations like Facebook and Youtube and all other social media platforms to determine themselves to be lords of who can say what, when, where, and how. AND YOU LOVE IT! YOU’RE ADDICTED TO IT!

Whether you want to accept the fact that both Facebook and Youtube are government operations matters not to me. Because they are, they will continue to operate in the exact same fashion as your government. They will censor you and squash any seditious activity that makes them look bad or that might in any way threaten their power base. They have that power because they gave themselves that power. You had no say over any of it. Wake up!!

Bitch and complain all you want. I know I will. The staggering truth is you and I are basically helpless in fighting against the direction this country is headed. You may kid yourself but you cannot correct a rigged system by working within that rigged system thinking it will change anything.

Soon my words will be censored because I refuse to speak of the operations of the U. S. Government as anything but contrary to my best interests; that I can be a free person, that I can exercise my inalienable right to Life, Liberty, and Property. I’ll shut my mouth as soon as you leave me alone.

The road ahead looks very bumpy.

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