« Audubon’s wild turkeys | Main | “When hopes and dreams are loose in the streets, »

November 28, 2014

Just as Christianity’s pews now often lie fallow, so challenged will be liberalism.

faith is easy when it’s easy. When the only costs of conspicuous moral vanity are high taxes and the search for “good schools.”

But man’s relationship with his diverse God is tested in adversity. When those fewer good schools begin to orbit out of financial reach and weeping public school children greet a man’s arrival home from a salary-pressured job Americans used to do. When crime and societal dysfunction seep into your own declining property value neighborhood. When a random youth robbery gone wrong impacts a loved one. When the go areas eventually become smaller than the no-gos. There is where faith will be tested. Many will fail.
There are over seven billion souls on Earth. Only a tiny decreasing fraction of whom are white liberals. The notion that their religious worldview and its precious pieties sits firmly entrenched upon The Right Side of History is perhaps one of the most sadly comical misapprehensions of modernity. Liberalism is dying. The only question is whether it can complete its final grim chore. And to think, not even a virgin awaits.
A God from the Machine | The Kakistocracy

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 28, 2014 5:05 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

This whole train of thought vibes: fear. People tend to forget that Americans are the most resourceful, resilient, capable citizens in still the smartest and strongest country on the planet.
We have been through tough times before - wars, depressions, civil and natural catastrophes. Maybe there will be violence and bloodshed (brother against brother comes to mind) and maybe some will starve or be packed off to gulags. So what? I don't know about you, folks, but I am a winner. I put my trust in God and do the best I can every day to look after me and mine. I am willing - and not afraid - to die for my beliefs.
There's a whole lot in life I don't worry about; I am pretty well centered in my own spirituality and the older I get I allow that there's probably about 23 different ways to get into Heaven. "Everybody's got their own way to butter their bread" as my father would say, "don't trust the priests, son, all they got a key to is the shithouse". And besides, as I get older I pay more attention to the evidence and less to the arguments.
It's like being in Caligula's Rome. A half breed faggot of dubious provenance on the throne and toadying grifters running the place. You think I will let them get the better of me?
When I see some of these folks running their game I want to say “Kid, I ran with bikers, shot junk, robbed banks; my hands have taken lives and saved lives; I worked with the Billy Graham Crusade; I got a million miles of highway under my ass, slept with dogs, danced with angels, I got screwdrivers older than you … what ya gonna show me, uh?”
But I don’t. Nowadays I just kinda watch it all going down.
- - Posted by: chasmatic at October 30, 2013 7:21 PM

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 28, 2014 5:27 AM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)