Archive for May, 2013

he’s not the anti-Christ

Posted: May 29, 2013 in NSFC

Chris Christie(or Finally, he gets around to a NSFC post )

This is just getting stupid.

When Chris Christie, a Republican, won the gubernatorial race in wildly liberal and corrupt New Jersey (state motto: “Chicago ain’t got nothin’ on us”), conservatives were absolutely giddy. Then when he started shooting his mouth off in his tell-it-like-it-is style — admittedly, incredibly refreshing for a politician — we went from giddiness to bladder control issues. By the time the 2012 presidential race was heating up, Christie was being begged to throw his hat in the ring (apparently our Lord and Savior was born in Newark).

Then Hurricane Sandy hit, devastating New Jersey. And while there were Congressional screw-ups (for which Christie lambasted his own party, no less), the FEMA aid that came through was significant to the state. And so, Christie praised them and the President (who ultimately presides over all federal organizations).

OMG! A Republican said something positive about a Democrat! He can’t possibly be a real Republican! We were tricked! (Read: We are suckers and probably shouldn’t have been sacrificing our children at the altar of Christie.)

Or maybe, just maybe, what Christie had to say actually has merit. He tells it like it is (remember when we thought that was a good thing?) and the federal government came to the aid of his people — the people who elected him and who he recognizes are in his charge.

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Sidebar: When a federal institution does something good (even if it is a case of a stopped clock being right twice a day), that organization has no ties to the President in the eyes of the self-proclaimed conservative.

But when a federal institution screws up (e.g. IRS, DoJ), conservatives are eager to tie that organization to the President. This tendency reached its zenith of inanity when Michelle Malkin referred to “Obama’s IRS” at the start of the IRS scandal, as though all of the American public didn’t find the IRS (regardless of political affiliation) reprehensible. (It should be noted that because of Malkin and her ilk, a decent chunk of the country is now saying good things about the IRS, thereby further cementing their permanent place in American life. Thanks for annihilating any hope of replacing the IRS with the alternative tax plans out there, guys.)

But I digress. Bottom line: You can’t have it both ways.

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Christie is getting crap again in the wake of the President’s visit to New Jersey. Only this time, the traditionally liberal arms of the media are getting into the act much more vociferously about the alleged contradiction of a Republican doing or saying anything positive about — and, gasp, worse yet, actually being friendly with — a Democrat. While I personally believe that this is simply a case of stupidity on their part, the end result is that they are reinforcing the idiotic notion that the self-proclaimed conservatives started and further killing Christie’s credibility in the eyes of not just those morons, but the entire nation.

But, by God, we’ve drawn that line between parties. And that’s all that’s important. Screw America.

Oh, and if you’re a Christian, screw Romans 13, too — especially the first seven verses.

And let’s see — Paul wrote it, so screw him, too.

And God inspired it, so …

“Dan” “Phillips” just finished teaching through the book of Titus at his church. He wrote a post about the experience, including some of the ideas and theories on the various ways in which one can teach expositorily.  Some good stuff — both thoughtful and thought-provoking.

But, his closing thought is absolutely amazing, though — to be frank — not really surprising:

I absolutely loved it. Titus is an amazingly contemporary book. It is a potent tour-de-force on some absolutely horrendous notions of faith and grace and Gospel and Christian living. With God’s own wisdom, it speaks to Post-Modernism and contextualization; to various church-growth strategies and philosophies; to Gutless Gracers and muzzy mystics; to real-live age-ism and racism and the good and false approaches to each; and to a whole lot more.

Note that among his praises for the book is only one positive thing (“the good … approaches”). There are a couple of statements that don’t lean one way or the other. But the VAST majority of why “Dan” loved Titus is because of the many, many ways in which it allegedly confronts error (as defined by “Dan”), both in the world and in other (lesser?) branches of Christendom.

Like I said, this isn’t really surprising. It’s long been evident that folks in the tribe of “Dan” believe that the purpose of the Bible is to tell people how much they suck. But to pack so much of that attitude into one measly paragraph is quite noteworthy.