Christian Hegemony

  As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Mohammedan] nation, …

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Liberals and Conservatives, Meh

The social gospel, the belief that Church has the skills and obligation to ameliorate the moral deficiencies society, both real and imaginary, is not only a disorder of the liberal church today but of those that ostensibly identify as conservative evangelicals. But the real differences are largely circumstantial, rather than largely substantial. Both seem to …

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IDIOTS! 

Do you know how I know that you're stupid? You think that economic sanctions are a viable and moral avenue to achieve political and social change. Sanctions don't feed the poor, provide medical care to the sick, germinate a burgeoning economy, they simply deprive and punish the very people the "sanctions" are purportedly imposed to …

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To The Disenchanted

The reduction of Christianity to a mere belief, to simple immanence, barren of the transcendent, leaves christians of any people or nation easy prey to the carnivorous nature of political ideology. And this disenchantment of creation also fundamentally changes the way in which christians conceive of and pray to, God himself. The supplication, adoration and …

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The Need To Ditch The Me First Syndrome

Without distinctions, without declarative and vigorously defended ideologies and traditions, there can be no diversity and by consequence, no dialogue either of the intramural sort or the kind one imagines should carry on between parties of diverse opinion and position in a society of intellectual rigor. But those are things which matter little when your …

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Finding Clarity In A Blurred Political Ethos

Over and over again as a child, I can remember having been impressed upon me—what I now know to be quite delusional at worst and well intentioned at best—that we were founded as and continued to be a representative democracy. That we were a nation which ruled itself by its collectively expressed will, those whom …

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How Does A Free Press Flourish When Suffocated By Secrecy?

Chris Hedges explains why we need whistle-blowers and what will happen without them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYPjWEi6pmw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

A Collusion of Confusion

D.G. Hart hits it spot on regarding the relative confusion and pathos that is the presence of the evangelicalism on the right and especially in the Republican party. Theocratic tendencies will always attempt to assert themselves in a vacuum of political sensibility and absence of a true, formal and active distinction between that which is Sacred and …

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The Irony of the Critique

The difference between representation and personification is the difference between realism and artistic license. The reproduction of events in visual and aural mediums denigrate the significance of the event if the pursuit a repristinated representation. If instead, personification is the goal, the accusation of historical distortion falls to pieces. Yet the critique remains, that the commodification of historical and artistic …

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The Inquisition of the Moral Minority

The coming of civilization, why, that's just the death of society. The modern Conservative movement, if left unchecked by moderation, repudiation, reconfiguration and defeat, will end society in a bonfire of vanity and lost identity. Because civilization, as many on the "right" construe it is the actual end of expression and identity, a segregation demarcated by …

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