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Gold figures turned to dust

February 5, 2012

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!

Mark Steyn

…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.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ellend permalink
    February 7, 2012 11:35 pm

    I left the previous comment too – but forgot to add a name, sorry.

    I object to the government forcing health insurance companies to provide “free” contraceptives. I’m not against contraceptives per se, but I’d much rather be able to choose a plan based on my needs, rather than what the government perceives my needs are. Oops, I guess that is counter to the philosophy of the “nanny” state where the government thinks I’m too stupid to figure it out on my own. Thanks, but I’d rather make my own mistakes and live with the consequences rather than have all these decisions taken out of my hands.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    February 7, 2012 11:25 pm

    What I can’t believe is the outrage over the Komen Foundation pulling their funding of Planned Parenthood. It sounded like the decision was mainly based on looking for better use of their funds based on their stated mission. The left made it sound like it was pressure from the right that caused them to pull their funding. The PP director saying this was a political move is like the pot calling the kettle black.

  3. February 7, 2012 4:05 pm

    I’m glad to see your take on this. Mostly, I’ve seen outrage from the right, but I can’t help but think, well. If you don’t like the gov’t’s terms, then don’t do business with them/it.

    I reckon we are at the point where the govt influence has grown so big that without its business/patronage, you might just be out of business. Especially in the field of healthcare. whoops.


    • February 11, 2012 6:50 pm

      It seems I didn’t pay close enough attention to this issue. HHS ruled that insurance plans for an entity’s employees must include birth control, period. Or was it just in order to qualify for federal gov’t patronage, ie, medicare paymts etc? I’m confused and should research this more before commenting further, methinks.

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