Monday, June 22, 2009

Three theologies collide- in the death of a child

One of the things the Catholic Church has preserved that some Protestant denominations have not, is the whole of scripture. Without the additional books, we have one denomination right here in Portland that fell into a rather deadly error which caused the death of a child; an error that would not have been if they had preserved either Holy Apostolic Tradition or the the Whole of Scripture (first letter to the editor in that last link).

I remember 10 years ago making EXACTLY the same point as Father Cole in a call in to a radio show on the topic (this is NOT the first child or adult this small denomination in Clackamas County)- and being laughed off the air for insisting that perhaps Catholics have a more complete view of Christianity than these trendy denominations.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On what I think is wrong with the GOP and the Democrats

Shawn at Rerum-Novarum, a blog titled with my favorite economic system of all time, is rather more conservative than I am. But I think he made a misstep in this post where he wrote:
To start with, there is a general philosophy which can rightfully be called "conservative" and it revolves around the concept of freedom.
. To me, neither conservative nor liberal is linked to freedom- libertarianism, the worship of individual liberty, holds that place. Liberal is also about freedom and liberty- but restricts it, as the original Rerum Novarum would have us do, through governmental means, to the protection of the citizenry (Paragraphs 47-52).

But the root of Conservative is different- to conserve. I suggest instead of conserving freedom, that the proper role of conservative government is to conserve good- encourage that which is good, discourage that which is evil. This moves the example of the ultimate conservative from Ronald Reagan, governor of California in the 1970s, to a different Republican governor in the 1970s- Tom McCall of Oregon, who expanded the state parks program, gave us the bottle bill (a slight tax on beverages to encourage people to recycle), and the bike path program.

The GOP could learn a lot from the example of true CONSERVatives at this point in time- especially on the protection of the family unit. Likewise, the Democrats, if they are going to survive, need to turn away from evil for the sake of profit like abortion; and come back to the Liberal idea of freedom for the sake of good alone.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Political Version of Celilo Falls, to me

I miss a world without political correctness. Partially because as a grown up mostly white (some Native American) male with Asperger’s syndrome who grew up in the whitest of white bread states, I will *NEVER* understand PC or be good at it. I try. But I will offend. No matter what my beliefs are, eventually they will change from liberal to conservative- without me changing a single thing. No matter what I feel or what group I’m associated with, I will eventually be either a victim or a bigot- because under political correctness, there are no other choices.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Why I'm pro-life

Because feminists like this mother would like to exterminate a "disability" that just might be the next step in human evolution: autism.
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