President Trump would have made a lot more headway last weekend if he hadn’t said “there are good people on both sides” last weekend, though nothing would have ever been good enough for the Left and MSM. No, Mr. President. No there is not. In fact, I would go so far as to say there are NO good people on either side. They’re all idiots.
Sure, you could argue that SOME might have been there just to protest the white supremacists, but what good would it do? Taking an angry group of malcontents down to confront another group of angry malcontents is never a recipie for anything but disaster. Being there was an act of stupidity. From here on out I’ll have no sympathy for anyone who gets hurt or killed at these things. Doesn’t mean I think they deserve it, just that it was easily foreseeable and they chose not to avoid it.
What good does protesting do anyway? Does it ever change minds anymore? It was effective in the ’60s, but the fact is, most of just sit back and laugh. Women’s March? Nothing but vile hilarity at the idea these people wanted to be taken seriously. Wearing costumes and hats will do nothing but garner ridicule from intelligent people.
The multitude of Antifa protests? Just children creating mayhem, hiding their faces so their upper-middle class or rich parents won’t see them and cut them off. Notice they never pull this crap somewhere like Texas? Because they know the ordinary citizens wouldn’t tolerate it, even if the liberal mayors of the major cities did.
The white supremacists? I know the radical left would love you to believe there are more of them than there are, but they are a tiny microcosm of the white population. Far smaller than say, the Islamic “extremists” that plague the Muslim culture, yet never fail to gain excuses from the radical left. Most of us have moved on from that way of thinking 30 years ago. It’s being drummed up for people to create chaos. It has been for years.
Black Lives Matter? Same. Sure, there are good folks in there, but when you associate with the likes of DRay etc, you lose credibility. They’re using you for their own purposes. Again, most of us no matter what our politics see you as a human being, not a black or white or anything else human being.
All of you, your protests don’t mean anything to any of us. We’re just trying to go to work, pay our bills, raise our families, and if you’re divorced and single like me, occasionally attempt to fine a decent woman. Pro tip ladies: guys like me, stable, with a good career and caring, aren’t interested in your radical views to change the country we love. If you’re protesting because you don’t like men, maybe they aren’t the problem, maybe YOU are.
So here’s my suggestion protesters: Find Jesus. Get a hobby. Get a job. Join a book club. Start building models. Take a chill pill prescribed by your physician, or shoot, smoke some weed. Chill. Out. Find some meaning in your lives other than being offended in perpetuity.
I think if you gained some perspective, you’d realize that, unless it’s the government encroaching on your business or freedoms, or taxing you into submission, you really don’t have anything to complain about. Most of the things you complain about that CAN be solved would be BETTER solved by you going out and working on them, not throwing a public hissy fit. For example, instead of protesting poverty why not volunteer for Habitat for Humanity or something? DO something. Don’t just whine about it.
As for protesting things like statues? Personally, I don’t care. But if walking by some metal or stone offends you, seriously, re-evaluate your life. You’re clearly not bothering with anything of value. Go do something of VALUE. At the moment you’re just useful idiots anyway.
Now that I’ve spoken to the 95%, I say to the 5% who actually understand the ins and outs of these protests: You’re cowards. You can’t get Socialism in this country at the ballot box so you want to take it by force. You keep stirring up anarchy for your nefarious purposes, and you’re going to lose. I’ve written previously as to why you’d fail here where you’ve succeeded elsewhere: the 2nd Amendment. You know that, which is why you’ve tried so hard for so many years to take it, but you’ve now realized we’re not giving it up without a LITERAL fight, and so you go ahead with your anarchy anyway. That’s not going to go as well for you as you think.
People have every right to peacefully assemble, but I have every right to make fun of you for it. We all do. And we will. The more you go protest when it’s over idiotic imagined slights, or for things you could be fixing yourself, the less interested we’ll be in your particular cause. All of you, stop being idiots.
Video: What is a Classical Liberal?
A short video making the point that the Left is no longer Liberal, having traded individualism for collectivism.
In one of their first animated video shorts, the Rubin Report discusses the vitally important topic of just who is a Classical Liberal.
OUR FIRST ANIMATED VIDEO! What is a Classical Liberal?
Liberalism has been confused with Leftism or progressivism, which is actually has nothing to do with classical Liberalism. Sadly the Left is no longer Liberal at all for it has traded individualism for collectivism.
The Rubin Report
Published on Jul 10, 2018
$.02: When is it OK to quit church?
Chris Sonsken of South Hills Church and founder Church BOOM penned a piece on Fox News that caught my attention on Twitter. It was a good column. Read the article here. The article addressed a Pew Research finding as to why people change churches. There finding as shown by Sonsken are:
- Sermon quality
- Welcoming environment/people
- Style of worship
Sonsken does a great job in arguing that there are biblically sound reasons for leaving a church and finding a new one.
1. It’s OK to leave if God calls us to leave.
2. It’s OK to leave for family and marriage.
3. It’s OK to leave a church if you have moved too far away to conveniently drive to your church.
4. It’s OK to leave if you cannot follow the church’s leadership.
5. It’s OK to leave if heresy is being preached.
Sonsken even mentions that unethical practices like abuse are reasons to leave, though not the norm for the majority of church swapping.
The reasons Sonsken gave are no cause for disagreement, and I’m sure his book Quit Church probably better articulates them.
Where I want to add my two sense on the matter is that I disagree with his assessment sermon quality is not a biblical reason for changing churches. The supposition that sermon quality is inherently a result of the person treating church like an object of consumption, as Sonsken suggests is not true. I believe sermon quality is an umbrella term for several reasons for not liking a Sunday message.
Too often people leave a church because of disagreement, not getting their way, or because the sermons are no longer deep enough. Often when we dig into the reason the sermons are not deep enough, it ultimately goes back to the person being offended or not having their faulty theologies endorsed from the pulpit. The same pastor who was previously deep enough becomes shallow once there is an offense. It’s incredibly difficult to hear from God in a sermon when we are offended by the person delivering the sermon.
This is true in many cases. A sin that is personal gets preached on and the offended party leaves. I don’t deny this to be the case. But I believe we should look deeper into the current trends of worship and focus on the mission of the church.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-21 ESV
The church is to preach the gospel, but people accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior is only part of the mission. The Church is tasked with making disciples. The church is meant to teach. Not every follower is at the same level in their spiritual maturity or theological depth. Some churches, larger churches in particular dumb down the bible. In public education, this would be seen as lowering the bar. In church this practice could hold back believers in their growth. Small groups are a way to supplement this, and every church should employ bible study as a means to grow discipleship.
Many churches now are focused on metrics. This can lead to theologically watered down sermons and worship. Why risk offending that person who may leave with a sermon? But if a church is more focused on using a Sunday message to give a motivational speech using an out of context passage, what does it matter if they are doctrinally sound (in their written beliefs)?
There are a lot of heretical churches in America. We have issues like gay marriage to separate the sheep from the goats. But what about the sheep that suck? If a church has the right doctrine but is more focused on metrics than the power of the Holy Spirit, their head is in the wrong place. So it is biblically sound to change churches so that your head to remains in the right place.
That is not treating church like a consumer product. That is treating church like one’s means to grow spiritually, better recognizing the mission of the Great Commission.
That is my $.02 on the matter. I hope I added some meaningful word to this topic.
This post was originally publishd on Startup Christ. Startup Christ is a website for business and theology articles and columns.
Video: So, You Think You’re Tolerant?
Leftists like to fancy themselves as being tolerant and Liberal, but they fall way short in both qualities.
Leftists will tell you that they are the most tolerant people who have ever lived, they will also scream at you for being a racist, xenophobic troglodyte if you happen to mention that you’re a conservative. They are supposedly ‘Liberal’, being in favour of Liberty while demanding it’s polar opposite – socialism.
Yes, if there is one constant in the universe, its that Leftists cannot be honest about who they truly are. This is what we love about our wonderful opponents on the nation’s socialist Left, for they are nothing like another group that went by the same nomenclature who also screamed at people in the streets with the motto: Common Good Before Individual Good. [Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz]
But let’s not talk about the epithets they project on their enemies, let’s talk about how they get along with everyone who just happens to agree with everything they say. A new PragerU video featuring Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report looked at who is really tolerant. He is a true Liberal that discovered that it is actually the Pro-Liberty Right that is more tolerant, go figure.
Jul 9, 2018
Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.