Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Christmas and the Statists

If we review the history of Russia, China and other countries that were taken over by leftists (or statists, communists, socialists, Stalinists, Maoists – whatever term you wish to use), one of the common denominators you find, no matter what country you examine, is their persecution and destruction of all signs of religion.

Orthodox priests, Catholic priests, Buddhist monks, Jewish Rabbis, Protestant ministers and, sometimes, devoted followers were harassed, brutalized, imprisoned and often murdered.  Churches, temples and synagogues were systematically trashed and destroyed.  This is what they do when leftists take over.

They didn’t start out murdering priests, just like Hitler didn’t start out murdering Jews; first came the rhetoric and ridicule, then came the discrimination, then the smashing of symbols.  They created an atmosphere of hatred that later made it easy to escalate to violence, destruction and murder.

Does any of this sound similar to events happening right now in America as socialists and atheists, often one and the same, trash Christmas, Christians and the Christian religion?   If you think this is an overreaction, you haven’t been following the news, and you never watch Steve Colbert on the Colbert Show or Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, who both almost daily ridicule Christianity.  You have also not noticed that the Obama Administration has been attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor because of their religious beliefs and its conflict with the imposition of a statist position on birth control.

Also Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood would be forced to provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs such as the “morning after” and “week after” pills, regardless of their religious or moral objections to doing so. Unless these families get over their deeply held beliefs and get in line with the mandate, they risk steep fines of up to $100 per employee per day. That could mean $1.3 million in fines per day for Hobby Lobby and up to $95,000 per day for Conestoga Wood.

What is the difference between the Nazis’ ridiculing and discriminating against the Jews and what the left-wing comics and the Obama Administration is doing?  What comes next?


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At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A corporation is an artificial person, legally distinct from its owner(s). An owner is protected from liability for the actions of the corporation. That's one of the major reasons for incorporating, in the first place. Governmental regulation of a corporate entity is directed at that entity, not its owner. If a business owner wants his religious beliefs to be part of the day-to-day operation of the business, then he should operate the business as a sole proprietorship not as a corporation, thus giving up some of his protection from legal liability. How is it possible for a corporation to have religious beliefs? Are you suggesting that Hobby Lobby has been "born again"?

The rest of your comments are just more right wing hyperbole. Nobody's coming after Christians to kill them. Nobody's even ridiculing Christianity. Super religious nuts who make such wild claims however, are proper targets for comic satirists.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

No one is suggesting that anyone's yet coming after Christians to kill them (except for radical Muslims), but your own inexplicable hatred shines through your comments.

In the early 1930's, European Jews couldn't believe it was happening either.

At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I feel toward Christianity is neither hatred nor inexplicable. I am indifferent to Christianity. It is a belief system that I don't hold, but accept as something others may believe.

What I do hate is the devious lying hypocrisy of churches that accept tax exemptions in return for a promise to refrain from political activity from the pulpit, and then proceed to use that pulpit for blatant partisan political commentary. Churches should be churches ministering to the spiritual needs of their adherents, not adjuncts to political parties. I want my freedom from your religious beliefs, and I want your churches to follow their promises to avoid politics, or alternatively, to give up their tax exemptions.


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