A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Width of Loyalty

Here are some quotes I found from Reinhold Niebuhr's work Man's Nature and His Communities which highlights the dilemma of the church. Does the church point to a wider loyalty, to God, or does it point to iself and it's current claims and practices?
By definition, saving grace is induced by an experience in which the conscience of the individual self transfers devotion from a contingent community, such as family, race or nation, to an ultimate loyalty to God, the fountainhead of value.

Actually the force of saving grace has a different course in history. It has emphasized the loyalty of individuals to the immediate community, rather than emancipating them from idolatrous worship of common loyalties.

Religious piety is likely to sanctify historical and contingent viewpoints...rather than showing a humble awareness of the relative aspects of all historical loyalties or bringing forth repentance for short comings as judged by a transcendent God.

1 Comments:

At 6:04 PM , Anonymous Lisa Richards said...

IT’S ALL JUST RELATIVELY NIETZSCHE

BY LISA RICHARDS
July 28, 2007

The greatest danger to the western world is the perspective of relativism; it’s all just relative. The term has nothing to do with family relations; relativism translated simply means everyone and everything is meaningless, therefore there is no right or wrong, no accountability and no one to be held accountable to. That makes things relatively nice for criminals; they can rob rape and murder and never be responsible to higher authority or God, because God is relative; he does not exist unless the person chooses to believe God exists.

Out of relativism comes the entire belief system of liberalism.

Criminal action is nothing new, neither is the idea that one can get away with whatever one wants, but relativism was fostered to greatness in the nineteenth century by a German philosopher whose writings are said to be the main inspirations behind Hitler’s Nazism; Friedrich Nietzsche, a man who completely rejected the belief of God, embracing his ideas that “what we call truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphimisms,” and what we believe to be “truth” is nothing more than an illusion we create in our mind to serve the purpose of our imagined belief that evil exists in the world and God can over come evil.

To Friedrich Nietzsche all human beings were weak with nothing more than the desire to “will the power” over other people. Nietzsche was a relativist and Freudian proto-type; he denied all absolute truths, including God; he claimed knowledge was nothing more than “useful fiction” created by the human mind to suit human needs; people believe whatever they want to believe, and what ever people see, people can perceive it the way they want. Nietzsche claimed God was nothing more than some imagined “idol” making human beings victims of “wishful thinking.” The doctrinal belief in God and following a religion based on him was completely unreasonable to Nietzsche who claimed God is nothing more than “the effect of what is believed true is mistaken for truth,” and believing in such a figment of the imagination is a psychological error that needed reevaluation for its value.

Nietzsche declared: “God is dead,” and everything is relative; people are nothing but an illusion we invent. Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy is the concept behind relativism.

St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote: “And so it is evident that as to the general principles of reason, whether speculative or practical, there is a single standard of truth and right for everyone which is known by everyone. However when it comes to the specific conclusions of the speculative reason, the truth is the same for everyone but everyone does not equally know it.”

According to the relativist Nietzsche, Aquinas was essentially crazy; it is completely impossible for any human being to “observe outside” such a phenomenon as God, life, creation, etc.; God is simply relative psychology, and whatever we do is simply fine if it is what makes each individual happy.

Atheist enthusiast and Godless Jew Sigmund Freud agreed 100 percent with the anti-Semite German Nietzsche, claiming “the truth is the same for everyone,” and the belief in God is dangerous to the whole of mankind; God is nothing more than an “illusion” created in the mind of a child seeking a parent figure and a way to make good on all the bad things one does in life.

I’m surprised Hitler didn’t erect a statue in honor of the Godless, Atheist Jew loved by the anti-Semite who fostered Hitler’s Nazism.

Again, it’s all relative; do unto others as you wish, because they’re nothing but matter and don’t matter one, damn bit. Relativism is the concept that has been motivating violent criminals in America to commit the most heinous crimes, knowing all along they can commit these crimes, be imprisoned a short time, be paroled, recommit their crimes and be declared mentally insane because they had no understanding of their relative actions.

Thus we come to the latest relative act of nothingness.

On July 23, 2007, two 20-times convicted criminals broke into a Cheshire, Connecticut home and proceeded to torture, rape and murder an innocent family Manson-style. Why, because they could; because the actions were relative; because human beings are nothing more than matter and God does not exist to atone to on judgment day.

At 3 A.m., Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes broke into the home of Dr. Petit and his family while the family slept. Waking Dr. and Mrs. Petit, the two men beat Dr. Petit with a baseball bat, tied him up and threw him down his basement steps; then the two men spent the night repeatedly raping Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters Michaela 17 and Hayley 11. In the morning on July 24, 2007, one man forced Jennifer to drive to the bank to withdraw $15,000 dollars, and then forced Jennifer to drive to a gas station for a container of gasoline.

Jennifer alerted a bank teller to the violence taking place and the teller phoned police. But it was too late. By the time police arrived, the Petit house was in flames, Dr. Petit was laying on his front lawn after managing to crawl out of the basement, Jennifer was found strangled inside the burning house, and her daughters were found tied to their beds where they died from smoke inhalation. The two men were caught as they tried to rush a police barricade.



The two monstrous freaks have been arraigned on charges of assault, sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, larceny, and risk of injury to children, and are being held on 30 million dollars bail.

Police say the men could face the death penalty, but prosecutor Michael Dearington is not sure if that is the avenue he wishes to pursue even though “it’s public consensus to wish to fry these guys.”

I know a good avenue Mr. Dearington, the street the two non-human specimens committed their vile acts—the Petit’s street. Let the neighbors and relatives of the family have the criminals for one hour.

As for the death penalty, there will be many who decry this form of punishment as inhumane treatment which serves only to lower ourselves to the level of the criminal. I’m perfectly happy with lowering the switch on the electric chair. Death penalty opponents insist killing murderers does not prevent violent crime. If that’s true, why was there less crime in the 1950’s before liberal activist Supreme Court Judge Earle Warren released tens of thousands of violent criminals in America who went on heinous murder sprees which continue today?

Could God have been on to something when he said “Thou shalt not murder” because it’s wrong, and “an eye for an eye” must be dispensed to those who break laws, because justice must be enacted to “give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”

The Connecticut Parole Board claims the Petit murder case is so shocking because it simply does not fit the mode of the two criminals who viciously murdered. The two men never raped and murdered before, according to the state of Connecticut, so why would repeated offenders suddenly decide to go on a killing spree.

Give me a freaking break; you don’t know why criminals suddenly decide to kill? Because they’re criminals and have no belief of right and wrong; they believe they can kill because life is worthless and human beings are nothing more than innate objects to use for obliging one’s means. And for the record, if someone has been arrested and imprisoned 20 times, the odds are that someone is going to up the ante the next committed crime.

The two non-human pieces of crap are Nietzsche proto-types. Everything those two men did to an innocent family was simply relative; it never actually happened unless people wish to perceive things as true. That is what Friedrich Nietzsche claimed, and that is why the world’s justice systems are so liberal—no one is doing wrong; wrong is in the eyes of the beholder; we’re all equal and must treat criminals as equal, humane beings deserving of respect we give all other; what you call deviance is wrong only to you unless of course you become the victim, then you’ll scream like a banshee for justice.

This too is how the Connecticut Parole Board views crime—its relative, just let the bastards go; they did their time; all people are fixable.

Connecticut’s justice system truly believed two freaks of Satan were rehabilitated because they spent the past year in a half-way house. How sweet. They reported to their parole officer weekly, they were nice to the parole officer, they bathed daily, combed their hair, brushed their teeth, flossed, wore deodorant, shaved, they even used hair product; they pet the neighbor’s kitty cat and waved to the Postman daily; they couldn’t possibly rape and murder horror movie-style.

If our justice system does not throw Nietzsche sociology and psychology down the toilet and replace it with God Almighty and his Ten Commandments, the violence perpetuating throughout America will continue on a downward spiral out of rejection of God and the indoctrinated religion of relativism. Without the belief and knowledge there truly is a God who holds us all accountable for right and wrong, humans will continue to look at others as illusions toward which we can do unto others as we so please.

How relatively Nietzsche.

copyright 2007 Lisa Richards
www.lisa-richards.com
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