The Geometry Reader or Going Off on Tangents
by Paul Landkamer
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The First Tangent:
A liberal vote is a moral relativist vote. It’s a “You can’t tell me what to do” vote. It’s a vote to tolerate everything except moral restraints. Christian morals are restraints and restraints are bad. They’re also based on believing in a God who created rules and boundaries. God created right and wrong. The moral relativist or liberal worldview says there’s no real right or wrong, black or white: only shades of gray. Relativism says there are no absolutes –except, of course for “NO” absolutes.
Moral relativism means what’s right for me might not be right for you and what’s wrong for me might not be wrong for you. After all, who is one person to impose their morality on another. Ultimately, this means there can be no rules because rules imply a higher moral standard, and we can’t have standards. It’s a question of religion. If we’re created, we have a purpose, or worth. But there is a higher power that gives us that worth. If we happened by chance, we’re just accidents, so without that higher power who created us for a purpose, what’s a judgment call from something that’s worthless? Really, then, murder is neither good nor bad. Theft isn’t wrong or right –rape, incest, and the list goes on.
You say I’m going overboard with this? Is to “tolerate everything except moral restraints” too broad? OK, where are the limits drawn and who draws them? Elected people are elected by chance mistakes, or accidental worthless beings. A respected elder? What’s respect when its source has no value? Your right might not be my right anyway. To follow liberalism faithfully, you must accept and approve of ultimate chaos and lawlessness. Or the alternative is to accept a moral standard that’s above human tampering. That standard is found in the Bible. It’s our only refuge from chaos.
Immoral businesses thrive on the relativism idea. Our local “gentleman’s” club (stripper bar) proudly displays signs saying to vote democrat. The democrats are traditionally liberals, and won’t legislate anything to tell them they’re wrong. The abortion industry is also behind the democrats because they don’t want to legislate a woman’s choice to kill her baby. That brings up…
Here’s the solution to the abortion/cloning issue. A human embryo has different DNA than its mother. That means it’s a different being. If it’s human, to abort it is murder. It’s killing another unique little boy of girl. Abortionists say at early stages it’s really no different than a fish or rabbit, so it’s not really murder. The embryo is clearly different from Mom, and if it’s not really human yet, why can’t the researchers get their stem cells from that fish or rabbit embryo? If they can’t, that means the embryo is human after, and to kill it has to be murder.
When a princess kisses, her recipient might get turned into a prince –or stay a frog –or turn into a Mr. Hyde. Yeah, I heard Superchick’s “Princes and Frogs” today. I like that song.
And the reason I’m writing here at Faithwriters in the first place, is to tell you about music. I got two new CDs this week I want to brag on. The first is Bob Dylan’s new album, Modern Times. Though I didn’t like Mr. Dylan at all back in the ‘60s-‘80s, I’m liking his bluesy Americana style quite a bit now. When I tell folks about the new album, sometimes I get, “Wow, I thought he was dead” and “He’s really still putting out music?” The album is quite pleasant with lots of spiritual, if not Christian, themes throughout. I got the special edition with the DVD. The case has a retro feel in that it looks like a miniature Victrola multiple-record case. It’s fun. The DVD is fun in that I finally get to see Bob make his music rather than just hear it on the radio.
The Benjamin Gate, which was a hard artsy electro-alternative band, broke up a while back, but their lead singer, Adrienne Liesching (now Camp), went on to do solo work. I liked Benjamin Gate, so I took a chance and bought Adie’s solo album, Don’t Wait. It’s similar to what I’d imagine Benjamin Gate light to be. The album could even be confused for Ginny Owens’ work, except for Adie’s trademark high-frequency vibrato that comes through enough to label it as truly hers. Even solo, Adie’s still on my buy-list.
Did you ever have pets you absolutely did NOT want? I’ve got some that I’ve been trying to get rid of. Trouble is, people keep feeding them so they stay with me. Do you know anyone who wants some pet peeves? I’ve got a few I’m willing to part with.
By the way, zebras and skunks are real! They’re not just more shades of gray.
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