Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Uncle Sam Supports Freedom Of Conscience When Issues Are Trivial. But When It Comes To...

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Alan: Three-time divorcee Kim Davis became a global cause célèbre for refusing to sign gay couples' marriage certificates.

Gospel Of Mark: Why Doesn't Kim Davis Deny Marriage Licenses To The Previously Divorced?

Simultaneously, American bakers' refused to supply cakes for gay weddings claiming such service violated their conscience.

American simians (pretending to be Christians) cheered.

The upchuck truth is this: America defends the "inviolability of conscience" when issues-in-play are trivial: a public servant refusing to sign a marriage certificate or merchants refusing to supply services to gay couples. (Perhaps ambulance drivers should have the right to shun gay couples mangled in car accidents en route to their wedding?)

Quaker Official Refuses To Issue Gun License

These "Good Germans disguised as Good Christians" fuss over the supposed dictates of their "precious conscience" but Jesus of Nazareth would not recognize them as followers. 

They are, in fact, barely human, anti-Christ and certainly not humane.

Yeshua Excoriates Fellow Pharisees: "The Woe Passages"

"Twelve Steps For The Recovering Pharisee (Like Me)" By John Fischer

"Love Your Enemies. Do Good To Those Who Hate You," Luke 6: 27-42

"Do You Know What You're Doing To Me?"
Jesus of Nazareth

It Is Important To Know These Things So Religion Doesn't Do You More Harm Than Good

What Too Many Christians Get Wrong

Jesus: Festive Tippler And Friend Of Whores, Publicans, Tax Collectors And Sundry Sinners

"The Christian Paradox: How A Faithful Nations Gets Jesus Wrong"
Bill McKibben

The Last Time Christians Had Balls They Believed In Martyrdom

On the other hand, when I contend -- from deeply held dictates of conscience -- that it is outrageous for me to pay that portion of my taxes which corresponds to the financing of military operations I find morally damnable, Uncle Sam will send me to prison, confiscate my property and - in the end - that sonofabitch warmonger will exact my "tribute" anyhow - including fines and accumulated interest.

"Do War's Really Defend America's Freedom?"
(Homage To Marine Commandant, Major General Smedley Butler)

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The Mistaken Concept That Reducing Cultures To Rubble Results In Peace

Punishment Rarely Reforms But Instead Tends To Reinforce Wrongdoing

An Inconvenient Truth: If you consider yourself "Christian" and champion Kim Davis (and non-cooperative bakers), you may as well squat above the face of Jesus and shit in his mouth.

Substantively, it is the same thing.

And if you are a "Christian" who champions Uncle Sam's right to rape my conscience, please know that you are aligned with the God-Yahweh who not only authorizes -- but encourages and even demands -- that "His" devotees rape captured women in "Judges," "Numbers" and "Deuteronomy" as surely as members of Boko Haram do.

Judges 21:10-24
So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children.  “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.”  Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives.  But there were not enough women for all of them.  The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel.  So the Israelite leaders asked, “How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead?  There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever.  But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God’s curse.”
Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem.  They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards.  When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife!  And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, ‘Please be understanding.  Let them have your daughters, for we didn’t find enough wives for them when we dest60royed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'”  So the men of Benjamin did as they were told.  They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance.  Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them.  So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.
Numbers 31:7-18 
They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men.  All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle.  They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.  Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder.  They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived.  After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.
Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp.  But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle.  “Why have you let all the women live?” he demanded.  “These are the very ones who followed Balaam’s advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor.  They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD’s people.  Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man.  Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.
Deuteronomy 20:10-14
As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you. 

And finally, consider how quickly - and completely - the federal government forced Mormons to change their doctrine.

U.S. Federal Government Forced Mormons To Renounce A Central Creed


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