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Friday, November 03, 2006

Pride In The Western World? - A Relgious Perspective On The Importance Of Western Civilization

There are too many squishy Christians and Jews who are either inured in PC-land and believe the Western world is evil, or believe that their relgions have supreme importance over the governments under which they live. Both of the ideas are equally abhorrent.

I stand for the West precisely because without the Western world protecting Freedom of Conscience there would be no place for Christianity. In China, the Muslim world, North Korea, and many other places, you can be arrested and even killed for transporting Bibles and preaching the Word of God.

If one believes that the Western world is not of vital importance to the survival of Christianity and Judaism, one is likely veering mighty close to Docetism, the heresy of believing that the physical world does not matter. God created the physical world, and we live within it. As Christians and Jews, we are to use our reason, along with prayer and scriptural study, to navigate our world. We are not to live only in a spiritual realm. We must acknowledge the realities in front of us. We can not simply say, love is the only important thing, and move on from there, living in a fairy land of love.

Administrating the world, and pruning the garden are important aspects of the world. Look at Paul's letters and how much administrative advice he dealt out.

Our governments are made up of ideas, some good and some bad. But, despite some of the bad things some of our governments in the West may do, they all invariably protect Freedom of Conscience. Our governments do the job of administrating Freedom for us. As such, we need to be thankful for them. Without such protection human beings the world over would not have the opportunity to hear the gospel preached.

Here in the US, I help pay for Bibles and people to be smuggled into China and North Korea so that they can hear the word of God in those countries. I also support Voices of the Martyrs which sends missionaries to Islamic countries.

If we were not able to produce hundreds of millions of Bibles here in the US, these things could not be done.

The Western world is vital. It is not a matter of pride. It is a matter of freedom and morality.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Well said, Pastorius. I'm sick of being told how I should feel and act as a Christian by people who ignore the words of Christ Himself. This has become a sticking point of sorts for me lately, especially when I see attacks on Christians by other Christians. Standing up for the West is imperative, especially if you are not a Muslim. This is why I hardly even write anymore. Sheer frustration with people who just will not get it. "Stuck on stupid", as they say.

But then I also got sick of being told how I should think and act as a woman, as an "ethnic person", as a minority, as a skinny chick, as a "Mediterranean woman", as a child of privilege, as a suburbanite, as a freak, etc. Now I talk back.

Friday, November 03, 2006 6:26:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

And, in the Western world, you are protected to be all those things. Just don't come around here planning to implement Sharia and the stoning of gay people.

Friday, November 03, 2006 6:32:00 pm  
Blogger tiberge said...

Pastorius -

Thank you for informing me about the removal of the "Louvre" post and the angry Mr.Rykner. I don't understand his motives but I'm glad you told me. So far he hasn't asked me to remove it.

I attempted to send you an e-mail at ibloga but for some reason the "delivery failed".

Tiberge

Friday, November 03, 2006 7:48:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Somehow our email account has been shut down. I don't have access to it anymore.

Friday, November 03, 2006 8:08:00 pm  
Anonymous religion of pieces said...

Obituary for Mohammed, from
http://bible.cc/john/8-44.htm:


ASV: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

BBE: You are the children of your father the Evil One and it is your pleasure to do his desires. From the first he was a taker of life; and he did not go in the TRUE way because there is no TRUE thing in him. When he says what is false, it is natural to him, for he is FALSE and the father of what is false.

DBY: Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:

KJV: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

WEY: The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth -- for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.

WBS: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

WEB: You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.

YLT: Ye are of a father -- the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own he speaketh, because he is a liar -- also his father.

Friday, November 03, 2006 11:37:00 pm  

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