Friday, June 28, 2013

Freedom Sucks

Non-libertarian Cal Thomas:
One doesn't have to approve of the Court's "reasoning" in order to hand it to the gay rights campaigners. They have done a magnificent job advancing their objectives, but they couldn't have done it alone. A verse from the Old Testament warns about the detrimental effects such "advances" can have on individuals and nations that abandon moral boundaries: "In those days Israel had no king; everyone did what was right in his own eyes." -- Judges 17:6, NIV
Then, fortunately, there came an era in which the potty-mouthed could be stoned to death.*

*The Lovely Daughter and I were coming home from a doctor's appointment the other day and there was a shirtless crazy guy on the opposite corner swearing away. A sweet little old lady approached us and said "They should make public swearing illegal." The Lovely Daughter can say "bullshit" in Chinese with a good accent, but unlike her dad has decorum enough to refrain from calling elderly ladies crazy and fortunate to possess a shirt.

8 comments:

Brendan Keefe said...

I thought there was going to be something about eye for an eye there, but I guess I am rusty on my Old Testaments.

Also, first time ever ... Frist!

Smut Clyde said...

In those days Israel had no king

Ah. The Old Testament, therefore Monarchy. You have to choose between religion and constitutional democracy because you can't have both.

It is nice of Thomas to spell the choice out explicitly but many of us kinda suspected that already.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think someone should give that crazy guy a nice wool-linen shirt.

And some money for a nice shrimp dinner.
~

mikey said...

It sort of crax me up when otherwise educated and allegedly grownup people quote christian scriptures as if they were irrefutable facts. It's kind of painful, like watching a national news anchor read the rules for a rousing game of Pokemon as if it was the events of the day.

"Sadly, despite an all-day negotiating session, the UN Secretary-General announced this evening in New York that they had failed to catch 'em all..."

tigris said...

A verse from the Old Testament warns about the detrimental effects such "advances" can have on individuals and nations that abandon moral boundaries: "In those days Israel had no king; everyone did what was right in his own eyes."

Another verse makes it pretty clear that when the people asked for a king it was a rejection of God as their king. God seemed to think "those days" with no king had the more ideal moral boundaries or whatever, and the king thing was the foot on the advancement banana peel.

M. Bouffant said...

Do what is right in your own eyes shall be the whole of the law.

Another Kiwi said...

Look you have to do what the Xtians say because Freedom.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It sort of crax me up when otherwise educated and allegedly grownup people quote christian scriptures as if they were irrefutable facts

I love the reasoning that tells them that the book is true because the book states that it's true. It's sort of like disappearing up your own ass.