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Just a few random thoughts and views expressed here…

The heat wave of 2010 is here, and in Michigan we have been feeling it, with the temps in the upper 90’s but feeling like the 100’s. It’s been a  hot few days, but it looks like it is over, for now. The stupidity of some people never stops amazing me, just the other day on the news was a story of a grandmother who left her three year old grandson in the car, in a

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Below is a poll question from the Pew Research Center. I find the question interesting. Based on my conversations with most of my friends I am not sure I would get the same response, most of my friends with in the faith are liberals and they have a basic feeling that the

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 GOPUSA » Fresh Ink » Illegal aliens to get tax funded perks while in detention

 

shaddup-500x637 Reading this above news link just made me mad…. Why is it the current administration can not understand that if you enter the United States with out the proper paperwork you are an illegal? What is so hard about that concept. And better yet why do our Bishops support such an idea.

So tell me, can I, as a United States citizen, walk into the Treasury office and just take money? Or can i just decide I want to move to Mexico with out any paperwork…? NO! If I did I would be considered, and rightly so, a law breaker. But not so for illegal’s that choose to break our laws, in fact, as the above article states, they are given a nice place to eat and sleep and celebrate parties in, all at taxpayers expense! UGH!

Why is it that liberals think it is being compassionate to illegal’s by allowing them to continue to break our laws an why is it they they always feel the need to spend money. Have that not ever heard that money can not buy happiness? Nor can it buy love, all they need to do is look around themselves to see that. But they continue to toss money at every issue and they just can’t seem to understand that that will not help.

I have posted about all this crap before and my over all frustrations with the whole liberal mindset, using the term mind in a very liberal way, because based on the actions of liberals as of late one could argue that liberals do not have a mind. Look at the state of the nation, look at California or Detroit or other “Great Liberal” experiments, all have failed…. Look around the world, Greece and other EU nations. I heard a reporter from the UK stated today that if the UK doesn’t cut back on it’s liberal agenda they themselves (The bloody UK) will be in default! But lets make sure all the illegal’s have a nice vacation spot in the good ol’ US of A.

What is wrong with this picture? I just don’t get it. Now don’t get me wrong, I think we need to be nice to the illegal’s and say thanks for visiting the USA when we kick them out on there back sides. I don’t think we should miss treat them as we toss them over the boarder. The liberals have even gone as far as renaming illegal immigrants to undocumented workers. What the hell is that?

According the the laws of this land, if you are not a citizen you must carry your documents with you, if you have no documentation you can not work. So think about it, The “Undocumented workers” have broken two laws, 1. entering the USA with out proper papers 2. working with out proper papers. But according to the liberal mindset, that’s ok, in-fact its our fault anyway, we shouldn’t make so much money or be so happy or live so well. It all comes down to money to the liberals, they spend our money like its going out of fashion, yet tell us the worlds problems are all because we make to much money. But if we didn’t make the money, they would have nothing to take from us and nothing to spend on stupid programs that they run. UGH!

It just boggles my mind…. What more can I say….

God Bless

Paul

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I just spent the last few days out of town. I love to travel, but mostly when I travel, I travel out of the country, but this time it was only to a different state. Nothing exciting, just 3 hours away from my home. But this trip seemed at times to be a thousands miles way. Not sure why, but I think it was because I had a lot on my mind, and in a way I was thousands of miles away, not from home but from…. What I am not sure, it was/is just a feeling, and small feeling that seems to rest just on the inside of the door to my soul.

The small feeling, the one that is just on the inside of my soul most likely has been their for sometime. But the three hour car ride gave me time to reflect, time to open the door to my soul and seeing that small feeling just sitting there, waiting for me to open the door and find it. And I did, I found this small feeling, it was just sitting there, like it had been waiting for  months and years to be found. It wasn’t a new feeling, one that I have never had, rather it was an old feeling, one that I have walked around and stepped over for year and years. The dust and cobwebs that covered it were thick with pride. A pride that I have known for years, a pride that was and is eating away at this small feeling that was just on the inside of the door to my soul.

Pride, one of the seven capitol sins, and in many ways the root of all sin. It was pride that made Eve take that first bite, and pride that made Adam follow her in to sin. The proof of this, after they ate the fruit of the tree, they discovered they were naked. Their pride took over and they were now, for the first time, concerned at how they looked. Adam and Eve are the parents of pride, parents of the first sin.

Pride has kept me from seeing this small feeling just on the inside of the door to my soul, it cover it in a thick dust that hid it from my eyes, but that is what pride does, it hides the truth from you. We see this is our lives all the time, just like pride hid from Adam and Eve the beauty of their creation, pride has hidden from me this small feeling.

But the three hour drive gave me an insight, it gave me time to start to blow the dust and cobwebs off this small feeling, the one that was just on the inside of the door to my soul. I used the total of six hours to listen to some solidly Catholic talks on CD. Just before I left for my trip I selected a few talks on CD for my ride, you see I belong to the CD of the month club offered by Lighthouse media, a Catholic non-for-profit company that produces and distributes Catholic talks, and each month I get a new CD in the mail. Normally I would have listen to them as soon as I got them, but for the longest time I did not have a CD player in my car, and trying to listen to them at home, well lets just say that don’t work out to well. So I have a few un-listened to CD’s sitting around, so I gathered them up and placed them in my car.

A few days before I was to take this trip I decided I would break down and get a new stereo put in my car, one with a CD player. I just couldn’t deal with the drive with out some music or talk radio or something to help keep me company along the way. So with my talks on CD and a few select music CD’s I was ready for my trip. The funning thing is, I listened to only the talks, the the talks, well, they were perfect, I listened to all the talks I had, and when I pulled in the drive way at home, the last CD was played and I was listening to my Liberal CD. The timing was almost perfect, and it would have been if it were not for construction on the expressway.

God is good, He is good indeed!

The fact that the timing was almost perfect was not accident, it was divine.  Not only did the talks last as long as my drive time, but in a way each talk was talking about me, each talk was sending me, personally, a message. The titles of each talk were different, and the presenters were diverse, from priest to converts to new seminarians’.  But each talk was just perfect for what I  needed to hear. Each talk was given to me personally, it was like they wrote the talk just for me and just for this car ride.

God is good, He is good indeed!

The talks all had the same basic theme to them, pride and how pride is evil and how it tears you away from God and the life of perfection, how pride can and is slowly killing you, Non of the talks came out and said this, but this is what i heard. And more importantly it is what I needed to hear.

That small feeling, the one that is just on the inside of the door to my soul. The one I have been steeping over and moving around for years, that small feeling was dying, it was being eaten away by pride and if I didn’t do something soon it would be dead and nothing short of a miracle would bring it back to life. And the talks on the CD’s, well in a way they were the voice of God speaking to me and God was telling me “It is time to dust off the small feeling and to let it see the light of the I AM, to see the light of God”.

What a powerful message, one that will require a powerful conversion on my part. And one that I am not sure I am up to, but I will trust in the Lord and I will start to dust it off and see what lies under all the dust and cobwebs of pride. I will start the process of cleaning out my soul, to open the door up and let the wind of the Holy Spirit refresh and cleans my soul. I will allow the light of God to fill it, to illuminate it and to fill it with the warmth of Gods love. I will clear the way, and make a path for Jesus to enter in to my soul and to dwell there in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

So what is this small feeling, what is covered up with the dust and cobwebs of pride, it is forgiveness.   And how do I clear out the dust and cobwebs, by forgiveing, by placing aside my pride and forgiving. I have to learn to humble myself and forgive thouse who have hurt me and learn to forgive myself. This is going to be a long process, one that I am sure I will fail at several times, but than again there is a lot of dust the clear away ans the cobwebs can tangel me up. But with the grace of God and the prayers of others, I know I can do it.

God is good, He is good indeed!

God Bless

Paul

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The other day I wrote a blog concerning a TV program I watched about the Knight Templar’s. The basic idea of what I was writing was the fact that the TV show spent 10 to 20 minutes talking about how mean and evil the Knights were, yet gave just a fleeting mention to the fact that they were protecting and defending the Holy Land from attach from the Muslims.

I found the responses I received interesting, I posted this blog on my STATIC Youth  blog site, but also on my Linked In site in the Catholic Group I belong to. The STATIC Youth site received no comments, but the Catholic Group on Linked in, wow! I was called a Liberal Catholic, told to go to confession and basically my faith call in to question because I dared to say that the Knights may have done some bad things.

I responded to this person for a little bit, but I have decided it matters not what I say to him, he is just dead set on saving my soul, regardless as to what I have to say. It’s almost like tossing a life ring to someone on dry land. Now please understand, I am not saying I don’t need salvation, because I do, but what I am getting at is I have explained to this person, several times, that I am not what he thinks I am, nor and I attaching the Catholic Church. But that is just adding facts to it, and he will have none of that!

It did make me stop and thing a bit, here I am, online, have a major discussion with someone I don’t even know, being accused of anti-Catholic views, and basically  being told I am not a Catholic at all. How is it, that a person feels they can make such statements concerning someone they never met nor has he read anything else I have written, and based on his responses to what I have said to him, he will not read other things I have written. Have we gotten to a point were people feel free to attach you, to call in to question your convictions over the net. Have we allowed ourselves to be fooled in to thinking that we have gained knowledge of a persons soul or being over the net?

In some ways, yes we have, look at all the so call “long distance” relationships started via chat rooms, or people who claim friendships to IM friends they never had met. We have allowed the simple task of typing to each other replace face to face, we have allowed the net with all its cool and amazing possibilities to overshadow human contact. So in a way, I have lead myself in to this little mess, but contributing to it. Such is life…

Now, I will continue to post, and I will continue to dialog with others on the net, and yes i will continue to add people to my “friends” list, I just found it interesting, that’s all.

Paul

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With so much politics in the air, I thought I would add to the mix. In truth this election holds a lot at stake for America. We have both parties with historic candidates, the democrats with Obama and the Republicans with Palin.  But as important as that may be, that is not the real issue, what is at issue is how we see our roll in this country.

Do we see ourselves as free, free to choose for ourselves or as being taken care of, needing others to choose for us? To me that is the only question that needs to be asked this election, it’s not about the war, nor is it about the economy, it’s about freedom.

At this point I will give all democrats an out, I am a conservative, a strong, pig headed conservative, who believes that people should and can make their own decisions. So if you are a liberal that believes in the government making your donations for you in the form of taxation and redistribution they stop reading this blog,  if you’re a liberal who feels that the government should protect you from the bad corporations out there, then stop reading this blog.

My faith is in humanity, not in government. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe in the United Sates government, and I love her for what she represents. But I do not like the directions liberals of this country are trying to take her, and we as Americans need to fight back, and take back our freedoms! We do not need the government telling us where our own money needs to go, who I have to support and so on. We need to choose for ourselves what charities we support, what social programs are worthy of support, we need the freedom to place our hard earned money where we want it to go!

But it’s not just about money; it’s also about basic personal freedoms. It’s about our ability to choose what doctor we want to see, or even what insurance program we what to purchase. It’s about a company’s ability to choose the path they wish to travel. Be it sound or not.  To remove this freedom, even for good intentions, damages the country more then to leave it. We are a kind nation, one that is known worldwide for giving in times of need, we are known for fighting for people who cannot do so for themselves and for teaching them how to fight. As the old saying goes, “Give them a fish, they eat for a day, teach them to fish, they eat for life.”

All too often social programs are of the “Give them a fish” mentality; we feed them for a day, but never teach them. That’s because to teach them would be to give them freedom, to give them the ability to fight for themselves, removing the need for the program, and the control that comes with it.

We are a nation of great intentions, we want to see everyone “make it”, but you cannot, nor should we want to, force it on someone. We, as individuals need to earn it, work for it, and sacrifice for it. To be given all I need, with no effort on my part, is to ask me to sell my freedom, as a very low price, for freedom is priceless!

This election holds the nation in a balance, depending on who we vote will determine the nation’s future. Will we vote for personal freedom, or for a nanny nation who watches over us, and decides for us? We have the freedom to choose, let’s choose freedom!

Paul

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Extreme #1: Is change always a good thing, must I always be growing?

 

Extreme #2: I stop growing, and I’m dead, change is a constant.

 

I reality there are really two types of people in the world, ones the are always on the move, and ones that are always standing still, yes I know that people fall between the 2 extremes, but for this blog I need to look at the extremes, because in someway we are one or the other.

 

The extremes are how most of us describe ourselves, me I am a #2 extreme, my sister; she would be a #1. Me I see change and growth as exciting and challenging, my sister, she see change as bother, and somewhat scary, me, well I like the unknown, its makes life, well, worth living.

 

Now to be honest, I am not always growing, unless you consider my waist size… And my sister is not always standing still, once again what I am talking about are the extremes, the label that would best describe myself. In truth I would fall somewhere near it, but not dead on it. If we where to say Extreme #1 was a value of 1 and Extreme #2 was a value of 10, I would be an 8 and my sister would be a 2.

 

We can create extremes for most any aspect of our life, any defining attribute, such as Liberal or Conservative, Me I am a conservative as is my sister, but she is more extreme then I am, but we both are conservative, where as my friend is a liberal, but not as extreme as some. If I where to rate them, with Liberal being 1 and Conservative being 10, I would be an 8, my sister would be a 9 and my friend would be a 4.

 

Why am I doing this, what point am I trying to make, what lesson am I teaching…

 

We need to define ourselves, and in order to do that, we need to know where we stand, and where we want to go, and the labels in life help us do that, gives us standards to base it all on.

 

We may not like the label, but if we are honest with ourselves they will serve us well.

 

So go ahead and label yourself, and rate yourself, based on the 2 extremes, be honest and you will learn who you are, and have a better idea of where you want to go.

 

Here are some examples of extremes:

 

Parent à Friend

Liberal à Conservative

Dynamic à Static

Introvert à Extravert

 

You can do it with any extreme, but you have to take a good hard look at yourself, and be honest, even if it hurts.

Start a journal of extreme ratings, one a month choose one of the extremes and rate yourself, have a friend or family member rate you, then use the month to try to change the extreme, set a goal and chart a path, journal about it and watch the changes happen. At the end of the month reevaluate yourself, and the same friend or family member do the same, and chart it in your journal.

 

Change is always happening, the only condition that in never constant is our involvement in the change. So become active in the process, and growth will follow.

 

Paul

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