Several examples of Christians opposing all violence and means of self defense have been in the news lately, and I can't deal with all such examples. But three particular examples come to mind, and I first want to show you one example from Mr. Robert Schenck in a ridiculously titled article, Christ or a Glock. "Well, first of all you're making an immediate decision that if someone invades your home, they are going to die," Rev. Schenck replied. "So you are ready to kill another human being [read more]
In the exchange, Mr. Halpin mocks media mogul Rupert Murdoch for raising his children in the Catholic faith and said the most “powerful elements” in the conservative movement are all Catholic.
“It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy,” Mr. Halpin said.
“I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they become evangelicals,” Ms. Palmieri responded.
“Excellent point,” Mr. Halpin wrote back. “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.”
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In another brief exchange, Mr. Podesta and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden slammed Southerners and the Miss America Pageant.
“Do you think it’s weird that of the 15 finalists in Miss America, 10 came from the 11 states of the CSA?” Mr. Podesta asked, referring to the Confederate States of America.
“Not at all I would imagine the only people who watch it are from the confederacy and by now they know that so they’ve rigged the thing in their honor,” Ms. Tanden responded in a September 2015 message.
In another email, Mr. Podesta asked why CNN’s Mr. Tapper is “such a d—k,” one of a number of examples of Clinton allies verbally assaulting reporters — though other messages show close coordination with influential reporters.
Just for the record, and so my readers know, Thomas Aquinas was the Roman Catholic Church’s answer to Aristotle. To wit, many of the works of Aristotle has been found around the time of Thomas, and those that were already available found a resurgence in study. Scholars began to read them again, and the teachings of Aristotle even became popular within the laity.
The RCC needed an answer, or so they thought (I think the Scripture stands on its own as capable of supporting a comprehensive world view without admixture with anything else), so they commissioned Thomas to read and answer the resurgent popularity of Aristotle, synthesizing the Scriptures with Aristotle when he needed to. The result was what scholars call the “Thomistic Synthesis.” Ultimately, the result was the Council of Trent, which today forms the doctrinal basis for the RCC. For the record, I am a Calvinist so I do not follow the traditions of the RCC.
When anyone asks you now, you know the answer. There is much more, and you can read it for yourself. Take note of the dripping sarcasm, the hatred, the utter disdain for anyone who isn’t them. And take note that they consider you – if you are one of my Southern readers – an ignorant redneck.
Never forget that.