Gold figures turned to dust
From the Daily Caller:
The decision to require Catholic hospitals to provide contraceptives and abortifacients they deem immoral …makes no political sense….we must assume this is his worldview: That government can and must use its coercive power to force everyone — regardless of their personal or religious beliefs — to do what they know is best. Period.
They may be outraged now, but the American Catholic Church has been forging alliances with the secular state on social issues . …“They got what they deserved… they fell into bed with the secular left, and then wondered why they forced them to do what the secular left wants them to do.”
Christianity has not had a significant, government enforcer challenging the worldview in the West for a while. Go back to the first century & there were riots -someone is disrupting the accepted moral order?! OCCUPY EPHESUS!!! Throw them to the lions!
…the Yale School of Public Health told the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff that its invitation to Nancy Brinker to be its commencement speaker was now “under careful review.” Because God forbid anybody doing a master’s program at an Ivy League institution should be exposed to anyone not in full 100 percent compliance with liberal orthodoxy
And he later points out:
The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto was unimpressed … (Nice little charity you’ve got there; be a shame if anything were to happen to it).
…Ms. Richards’s business is an upscale progressives’ ideological protection racket, for whom the “poor women”’s abortion mill is a mere pretext….. Celebrate conformity — or else.
The state almost always desires first loyalty in their citizens’ hearts. Many of the conquered comply – a stubborn set of the faithful never have or will. What’s fascinating is what’s happened to every empire that ran into the cross hairs of demanding supreme moral supremecy over its citizens. Egypt’s pharohs? Babylon’s Gardens? Persia’s wealth? Greek philosophy? Roman imperialism? USSR?
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away
And because my worldview is Christian, I must note
“You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. ….As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet … and broke them in pieces. … and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.