My family and I spent a wonderful week on a cruise to the Bahamas, and one of the highlights of the week was to be away from all the news, electronic gizmos and computers. It was definitely enjoyable to experience summer temperatures and swimming in some of the most beautiful water in the world, while actually being in the early part of the spring. The food was out of this world, and the service was unbeatable.
Although this topic is old by now, I wanted to comment on an op-ed piece Rep (demovamp in training) Stupak wrote prior to us leaving on the trip. As typical of the undead, they often make claims to be experts in fields they have never personally been involved in or have studied much. Stupak and the demovamps have taken over 1/6th of the economy under the guise of knowing better than those in the field, and now Stupak takes his shot at theology, by now (mis) quoting scripture to try to justify a murderous position.
Rep Stupak quoted Matthew 7:3-4 that refers to removing a speck from a brother’s eye while ignoring the plank in one’s own as a justification for his vote on health care. Somehow, Rep Stupak seems to believe that he has the moral authority to make a determination, or judge for himself, who is to live and who is to die. But getting back to the verse Stupak quotes, Stupak lifts this verse out of the Sermon on the Mount discourse, and attempts to justify his unjustifiable position by using word play on a very clear Biblical principle. Stupak is trying to convince the reader that Unconditional Love, what Jesus was preaching, is the same as unconditional acceptance, which Jesus never preached.
Jesus NEVER and I mean NEVER, ACCEPTED THE STATE OF SIN AS STATUS QUO. Jesus forgave unconditionally, and was the perfect example of unconditional love. But he always commanded those who he forgave sin, “To go and sin no more”. Furthermore, Jesus reference to removing the plank out of the eye before removing the speck from a brother was a clear reference to the hypocrisy of the religious leaders forcing religious ideas onto a population that the religious leaders were not living themselves. A modern day example of this is the politicians enforcing new taxes onto the population, which shrinks the average person’s real household budget, while greatly expanding the politician’s budget, while the politician then using guilt as the method of getting the population to go along with it. The politicians then become hypocritical by demanding the individual live within a shrinking budget and show fiscal restraint while they themselves increase their own budget and show no fiscal restraint. It is Stupak and the demovamps that are hypocritical in their actions, and they were called out on it.
Stupak wants to present his immoral position as above reproach by making a very faulty argument that we should show “unconditional love’ by not questioning him, or his intent. It is Stupak who is confused, and believes we should interchange unconditional acceptance with unconditional love. Stupak is demonstrating that he is no theologian, just as he has demonstrated he is no health care worker, and is not much of a politician. No, Rep Stupak, it is not hypocritical to have your very convoluted position of using religious references to justify an unreligious position pointed out to you by those paying attention. If you want to engage in the realm of theology, at least do your homework, and be prepared to be challenged by those who actually know what they are talking about.
Unconditional love is to unconditional acceptance as loving the sinner is to hating the sin. I cannot, and have no right to judge the state of the individual’s soul or eternal destiny, but I have not only the right, but the obligation to judge the behaviors of those around me, as they affect the whole continuum of our existence. It is not ok to steal, murder, slander, lie and cheat, and we do have a right and obligation to stop this behavior. Allowing for the murder of children, for the sake of ‘good health care’ is not a tradeoff you, Rep Stupak, have the moral authority to make, as you are not the rightful owner and creator of all things. You taking an immoral position, and then trying to justify it through scripture is very close to blasphemy. This needs to be called out and corrected.
No, Rep Stupak, there is a Bible verse that is way more accurate in describing what you and the demovamps are doing. In fact, this verse is taken a bit further down in the Sermon on the Mount discourse, “You will know them by their fruits” Matt 7:16. Given the fact this bill had to be hidden from view until passage shows how hellish it really is. Truth has no fear of exposure, only darkness, and it is clear where the demovamps are on this. You, Rep. Stupak, are on record for voting for it and we know where you are on this regardless of the amount of smoke in the room. Claim what you want, but you are known by your fruits. Unfortunately, the fruits of this hellish bill are going to result in death, not only of the pre born, but now the post born. We reap what we sow.