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The Liberal God Delusion
Daily Beast ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | Michael Medved

Posted on 12/28/2012 11:12:06 PM PST by Seizethecarp

Our government has been hijacked by a party obsessed with a higher power. But I’m not talking about the GOP. I’m talking about the left and their worship of government.

As Washington staggers into a new year, one side of the political spectrum polarizes and paralyzes all ongoing debates due to its irrational reliance on a higher power.

The problem isn’t religious conservatives and their abiding faith in God; it’s mainstream liberals and their blind confidence in government.

Consider the current dispute over the right response to gun violence. At its core, this argument comes down to a visceral disagreement between relying on self-defense or on government protection. Gun-rights enthusiasts insist that the best security for law-abiding citizens comes from placing formidable firearms into their hands; gun-control advocates believe we can protect the public far more effectively by taking guns away from as many Americans as possible. In other words, conservatives want to address the threat of gun violence by giving individuals more power while liberals seek to improve the situation by concentrating more power in the hands of the government. The right preaches self-reliance while the left places its trust in the higher power of government.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; democrat; god; liberal
Hard-hitting indictment of the current Democratic regime...many excellent points.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 11:12:13 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Kind of like “The God That Failed”:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_That_Failed

“The God That Failed is a 1949 book which collects together six essays with the testimonies of a number of famous ex-communists, who were writers and journalists. The common theme of the essays is the authors’ disillusionment with and abandonment of communism. The promotional byline to the book is ‘Six famous men tell how they changed their minds about Communism.’”


2 posted on 12/28/2012 11:25:55 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

It is not just govt - I think they think a liberal man is like unto the Son of God.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 11:36:14 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Seizethecarp

There are those that believe our reward is Heaven for living on the Hell called Earth.

Then there are those who say “God is dead” and elevate Man to replace Him. These people have the arrogance to believe they are wise enough to create a Utopia here from the Hell that is Earth. These people come by many names: Atheists, Liberals, Communists, Socialists, etc. [Note to the believers in an Earth Utopia: Utopia translated from the Greek is “Nowhere”.]


4 posted on 12/29/2012 12:44:01 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: F15Eagle

“I think they think a liberal man is like unto the Son of God.”

Spirited: You’re right and there’s a word that describes such people-—self-idolaters...narcissists, egoists, self-worshippers, etc. Medved’s key point would be clearer if stated like this:

...conservatives want to address the threat of gun violence by giving individuals more power while liberals seek to improve the situation by concentrating more power in the hands of god-men, aka government.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 3:41:59 AM PST by spirited irish
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To: sauropod

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6 posted on 12/29/2012 4:13:47 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Seizethecarp

One Nation Under God, Not One Nation who’s God is Government!

Good Article!


7 posted on 12/29/2012 5:26:37 AM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Seizethecarp

The Right’s thinking is about personal responsibility, the Left’s thinking is about the Godvernment taking care of everything.

That’s polar opposite division of this nation. Those “out in the middle” are just selfishly examining which extreme will do what’s best for him, not what’s best for the country.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 7:28:51 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I hope we're ready to get a real candidate next time. C'mon GOP! <BCC><)
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