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Donate, then don’t be heard: God and man both under attack at Yale

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Donate then dont be heard God and man both under attack at Yale

The Bible doesn’t affirm the right to life or prohibit abortion, says a Yale Divinity School professor in disputing that the Bible contains the “major theses of religious conservatives.”

These are not provocative statements by an obscure grad student desperate to get tenure as a professor. These are the claims of a Yale Divinity School professor, made in a recent podcast that Yale University sent out to its alums under the teaser, “Is The Bible Relevant For Today?”

John Collins, Professor of Old Testament Criticism at the Yale Divinity School, declares he does “remedial education” for the religious, rushing to attack religious conservatives and specifically Christians:

“Biblical values are not what most people think they are…most people think that the Bible is very rigid and that it propounds the favorite theses of religious conservatives both Catholic and Protestant…”

Collins, a former Roman Catholic priest from the Order of the Holy Ghost Fathers, then declared war on the unborn.

“Does the Bible affirm a right to life,” the Yale professor asked, rhetorically, then answering: “[A]nd, of course, it doesn’t.”

Collins went further, claiming the Bible does not prohibit abortion because it “doesn’t actually address the question,” nor does it prohibit homosexuality because “it says very little about” it.

The Yale professor, who claims to have rejected the chance to work on Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” after reading just a few pages of the script, described his academic work as studying the Bible “historically” by “try[ing] to imagine a real life situation in which this might have happened.”

“People think they know what’s in the Bible and so they project onto it what they would like it to say” so Collins likes to “scrape off some of the varnish and get back to the real thing.” This is a constant theme from Collins, distinguishing between the Bible is silent on bedrock tenets of Christian faith but, not surprisingly, on current targets of the Campus Far Left. “[G]reed and abuse of power” are the major problems in the Old Testament, which, he said, “you could take it down to Wall Street.”

Yet the historical context Collins relies upon seems quite selective. Most (if not all) of human civilization in the time of Christ was rudimentary and barely above barbaric level, hardly resembling anything like the orderly civil societies of today. Collins attacks “faith” while exalting “evidence,” yet he appears to suggest an anthropological approach to the Bible. Combined with an approach which requires “evidence” to support any tenet of Christian doctrine, Collins implies that “Biblical values” don’t include Christ, but cover everything else within the wide range of then-contemporary “human nature.”

That would include, of course, Sodom and Gomorrah.

In short, at Yale, it’s “anything goes.” As long as the Campus Pharisees approve.

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Video: So, You Think You’re Tolerant?

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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.

Dave Rubin
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.

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Welcome Home Liberals in your #WalkAway from the Socialist-Left.

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There is a new movement of Liberals leaving the Left, we on the Pro-Liberty Right need to welcome them home to where they belong.

#WalkAway is a new burgeoning movement of Liberals leaving the Socialist-Left that is being virtually ignored by the nation’s hopelessly biased Leftist media. Although it isn’t exactly a new phenomena that those who believe in “maximum individual freedom, open-hearted tolerance and a commitment to the truth” are abandoning the socialists with a whole slew of videos of people leaving the Left.  Now with the it’s headlong rush to go full socialist, many who cherish those freedoms have had enough, coincidently this is in agreement with a poll that shows that Voters Overwhelmingly Prefer Free Market to Socialism

True Liberals believe in individual freedom, tolerance and a commitment to the truth.

Andrew Klavan of The Daily Wire had a very insightful commentary, making the point that Liberals – persons such as himself, who believe in “maximum individual freedom, open-hearted tolerance and a commitment to the truth” have begun walking away from the Left and it’s belief in socialism – the opposite of liberty. He goes on to postulate that Leftists should have an equivalent movement to reject freedom and expand government power. His satirical video of the 5 reasons that Leftists should stay with their socialist movement is well worth perusing at your leisure.

It’s been a staple of political discourse that the nation’s Left has been a bit schizophrenic with some of its adherents openly embracing their collectivist ‘faith’. While others deny the obvious reality of their base ideology. Even some of the definitions of one their more deceptive labels are contradictory with traditional parts on individual liberties contrasted with this: a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities”. How that is done while conserving individual Liberty is not explained.

Leftist language mendacity.

It is another staple of the political discourse of the Socialist-Left to exploit the words of freedom to deceive the populace into supporting their national agenda. One of the Left’s favorite deceptions is the use of ‘Democratic’ pared with the current label of their collectivist ‘faith’ – socialism.

The Left of the modern-day political spectrum has always been one of ever-increasing government power. The end point of their journey is the destruction of freedom with full authoritarian collectivism. Contrast this with the Right standing for limited government conserving Liberty along with the preservation of civil rights.

Liberty or Liberalism are functionally incompatible with Socialism .

History has shown that Liberty dies in the end state of Leftism. Freedom has never survived in the bastions of socialist authoritarianism. Even the most ardent Leftist doesn’t ever try to explain the natural ‘progression’ of how their ideology can morph into its end state without becoming oppressive. One only needs to look at the old Soviet Socialist ‘Republics’, Communist North Korea or even Venezuela to see that as Leftism wraps it’s iron grip around a people it’s also a stranglehold on Liberty.

The best explanation Leftists can offer for this ‘progressive’ change into a dictatorship [that may or may-not be of the ‘proletariat’] is some sort of red herring distraction that normal government services are somehow socialist or that free nations are of some ‘mixed economy’ of some sort. This somehow supposedly ‘proves’ that oppressive regimes aren’t oppressive or something.

Topping this is the even more absurd excuse for the usual terminal condition of the Left’s base ideology is the even more preposterous contention that these dead-end socialist regimes are, somehow ‘far right’. Or there is the fallacy that these oppressive regimes weren’t really socialist in the first place but really of the contradictory phrase ‘state capitalism’.

It should be readily apparent that the Left’s collectivist base ideology means the death of individual freedom, tolerance and truth. Those who value these principles true Liberals belong on the right side of the political spectrum. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that Liberalism and Liberty are functionally incompatible with the basic tenets of the Left’s collectivist base ideology

Welcome Home Liberals.

Therefore, with all of this being said, several points should be clear to everyone.

1. Liberalism is closely tied to Liberty – being “Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms”.
2. The base ideology of the Left is completely at odds to the cause of liberty.
3. True Liberals belong on the Pro-Liberty Right.

So, given this logical progression we of the Pro-Liberty Right should be welcoming our brethren in Liberty fleeing the Socialist-Left. It is time that we all recognize that the root word of Liberty and Liberal means that those who believe in freedom, tolerance and a commitment to the truth all belong in a big tent on the right side of the political spectrum. Granted, we all might quibble over triflings here or there, the larger point is that we all must unite to defeat – once and for all – a common collectivist foe.

The Takeaway.

We should be greeting those Liberals walking away from the Socialist-Left as the allies in Liberty. They truly belong with those on the political right who value freedom. An ever shrinking cadre of Leftists demanding the dead-end of socialism and the conservation of Liberty will be the result.

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Celebrate #Liberty with Gun Pride Month #GunPrideMonth

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Firearms in the defense of Liberty made Independence day possible, Gun Pride Month is a commemoration of that fact.

The 4th of July and the independence of the United States of America wouldn’t have been possible without the force to defend Liberty. At present there are many of the nation’s socialist Left who obsess over depriving the people of that force. This will be a month-long celebration of firearms in the defence of Liberty.

Authoritarian Socialism can only be imposed by a force of arms.

The blunt fact is that the Left’s socialist national agenda can only be imposed at the point of a gun, this is why they obsess over depriving the people of their commonsense human Liberty of self-defense. Toward this end, the Liberty grabbers of the Left are working day and night to stigmatize guns and gun ownership, so this is a direct response echoing the founding fathers’ conceptions in the defense of Liberty. The Untied States became the greatest nation on earth because of foundational limitations on governmental power, with the most important being the common sense human right of self-defense.

Gun Confiscation sparked the Revolutionary War.

It is important to note that what became the war for independence began when his majesty’s troops tried to deprive the colonials of their fundamental human Liberties with gun confiscation. An idea the Left obsesses over now.  They can only do so by denigrating gun ownership/Liberty culture along with the tactics of divide and conquer. This entails attacking parts culture of Liberty culture in detail, attempting to defeat those portions before moving on to other sections. Thus they are going after those scary looking guns that have falsely labelled as ‘Military style’. Were they to succeed in depriving the people of their venerable AR-15s, they would soon enough go after another segment of Liberty culture.

The primary lesson of Gun Pride Month.

There would be no Bill of Rights were it not for the commonsense human Liberty of self-defence. In other words “Without the 2nd there would be no 1st”. That firearms are the last bulwark of Liberty, epitomised by this quote from Hubert H. Humphrey:

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey,
Comm.: Foreign Relations Minnesota

Firearms serve as a check on government power, a force possessed by the people that preserves their Liberty. The reality is that the Left obsesses over the deprivation of this fundamental human right because they want over control of the people, that is the bottom line of their Liberty grabber agenda.

The Schedule of events for Gun Pride Month.

So now that we’ve explained the reason for the season, this is the tentative outline for the festivities. During the month long celebration, each day of the week will have it’s own special designation:

#BLOATMondays [Buy Lots Of Ammo Today] – This should need no explanation. One cannot defend Liberty without the tools to do so. This includes practice ammunition to maintain what are very perishable skills. For you Liberty grabber Leftists out there, this means that someone with a few thousand rounds means they prefer to be safe, properly maintaining their skills.

#DGUTuesdays – a weekly celebration of that which the Liberty grabbers claim never happens.

#Full30 Wednesdays  – Celebrating a video channel that doesn’t try to suppress liberty with censorship.

#3DThursdays – Highlights the ever advancing 3d printer technology  that has rendered Liberty [Gun] control obsolete.

#Freedom Fridays – The day for everyone to bring another freedom defender into the fold showing them how to select and buy a new gunhow else are we going to reach the goal of 200 million gun owners with 700 Million guns?

#SaturdayShoots – Practice makes perfect and it’s lots of fun.

#SundayReload.

Week Long Celebrations.

Each week of the month of July will focus on some of the very important parts of Liberty Culture.

  • The first week will celebrate the 4th of July and the AR-15: The Modern Day Musket.
  • Week two will honour the organisations that defend our vital civil Liberties from the scourge of Socialism – the NRA, Gun Owners of America [GOA] as well as other civil rights organisations.
  • The third week of the month of July will commemorate all of the Pre-Constitution repeating firearm technologies the Socialist-Left would like to pretend never existed.
  • Next we will have Guns save Lives week focusing on deterrence and the millions of times each year that firearms preserve life.
  • Finally, week 5 will be a tip of the hat to all of the Liberty grabbers that have helped boost memberships in those aforementioned Civil Rights organisations the civil rights and caused more and more people to buy more and more guns. This will be a half week recognition of their unwitting contributions to the cause of Liberty that cannot be underestimated.

We will add special events such as Eugene Stoner day as time permits. Now go out there and celebrate Liberty – it will be well worth it just to upset the Leftists.

 

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