Hidden behind the semantic fog bank of the liberal media, the Great War between good and evil roars on, now louder than ever, week by week.
Though “good” and “evil” are subject to debate and definition in a free society, the possible outcomes of the war come down to two: life or death.
In turn, that Great War between life and death is, when you peek behind the scenes, a global stage play wherein 6.4 billion puppets with free wills are acting out the improv drama of the greatest conflict of all, the Great War between God and Satan.
And in that war, my money is on God.
But in the short term, there’s a lot of highly visible conflict going on, and conflict is what sells papers and draws viewers.
Now, some of that conflict is manufactured, while some is quite real. So let’s try to sort out what’s real in the most annoying issues today.
To avoid writing a book-length opus, I’ll limit this column to the smelly realm of politics. And by way of introduction, I’ve never seen a time when so many disastrous measures have been introduced almost simultaneously. The attack is on.
In no particular order:
Surrender to Islam. The opportunity to do a heart transplant on Babylon, that most ancient fount of evil, has so far been bobbled. Our initial victory soon fell victim to three things:
The tribal nature of many Iraqis, which transforms any peace agreement into a starting signal for the resumption of their 1,400-year-old civil war.
The eagerness of liberals to bail out and go home before the insurgent elements are put down (often a decades-long effort). This aim has been wildly inflated by the incredibly myopic and one-sided press coverage.
Our reluctance, as in Korea and Vietnam, to recognize that the fire of war is being fed from outside the borders … and to shut off the flow of fuel for that fire.
Although we could still win the war decisively, we now have a heavy ball-and-chain element that wishes to run up the white flag. If it succeeds, Islam will continue to advance in Europe and America ever more aggressively.
Global warming. Only 0.28 percent of greenhouse gases are man-made, so any Kyoto-type efforts will have no real effect.
Grass-roots lobbying. Senate bill 1, now defeated, would have made it impractical for Christian, conservative or liberal ministries and organizations to notify their own constituents of any dangers coming from Washington. The measure was so bad that even the ACLU came out against it, but it showed how easily a massively destructive bill can come to being made into law.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA will make it mandatory for churches, ministries and secular corporations to hire flaming homosexuals, no matter how offensive and no matter how evil their intent (sabotage comes to mind). Think an HR department will be able to sidestep this forthcoming law by simply not hiring people who act obnoxiously? Think again. In the long run, hiring quotas will be enforced.
The FDA’s proposed new “guidelines” (Document 2006D-0480). It will eventually give the agency total control over the health food and supplement industry, which they loathe and want to shut down unilaterally. See my WND column of April 24, 2007.
The Fairness Doctrine. An incredibly unfair and totally outdated decree that would, by its nature, shut down conservative radio talk shows by forcing them to fund and broadcast equal-time broadcasts denouncing their own views!
The Hate Crimes bill. If you or your pastor or anyone else wants to tell some needy, despairing person about the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ, you’d better do it soon. H.R. 1592 will make it illegal.
The problem is that when you say that Christianity is true, you are ipso facto slamming all Jews, Buddhists, homosexuals, etc. … because you hate them. Got that?
All day and evening on April 26, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee tried their best to hang amendments on this twisted piece of logic that would soften its impact. Mike Pence, R-Ind., even offered an amendment saying merely, “Nothing in this section limits the religious freedom of any person or group under the Constitution.” The Democrats voted it down.
Lou Sheldon commented, “It is evident what H.R. 1592 is about. It is not about homosexuals and cross dressers suffering with no food, shelter or jobs, it is about preventing Bible-believing people and pastors from speaking the truth. It is about … threatening them with prison so they won’t dare speak the truth.”
The vote went strictly on party lines. What does this tell you about the claim of these congressional Democrats to be Christians?