November 23, 2010

Genocide or Capital Punishment?

In a discussion of war ANTZILLA claimed that most atheists feel that "it's wrong to go to war based on holy books of any kind."

Back when I was an Atheist, I probably would agree.

Ant asked: "How is it that you changed your morals? Now that you believe in the [B]ible, why has it became acceptable to you, for people to go to war based on a holy book (as long as it is your book)"

I used the example of the civil war about slavery to highlight what is right in the eyes of God, and what is worth fighting for. It was completely justified. Now, there might be some atheists out there that say it was not justified, but they probably would not want to admit to that publicly.

Also, a great deal has changed since I was born again. I used to think a lot of things were just fine and now I do not. I thought strong drinks were fine, in fact I loved to, literally, gargle tequila. My all time favorite drink was a double Chivas on the rocks. Its been many, many years since I have touched either and I don't miss them at all. I used to love what I called "fornication Fridays" but have turned away from those days long ago and not just because I am married now. I have been changed and I cannot explain it fully. It certainly was not because I wanted to. I loved sin, now I don't.

I just read a great article called "Killing the Canaanites" by Clay Jones in the CRI Journal so this is fresh in my mind. Was killing the Canaanites justified? Yes. Completely. We would be hard pressed not to deliver a verdict of capital punishment on them even in these days. Capital punishment is completely justified and I encourage it as a solution against evil. The Canaanites were a very wicked bunch. From what I read they were rampant incestuous, adulterous, idolatrous, child sacrificing people. Not only did they encourage homosexuality, but bestiality! They deserved to die. Sodom and Gomorrah had a justified fate. It was not divine genocide, it was capital punishment. I cannot see it any other way these days. In the past I would say it was harsh and decry the actions as genocide but it would be only to justify my own sinfulness.

God hates sin, as an Atheist I did not. My authority reference has dramatically changed for the better. Thank the Lord.

November 22, 2010

November 19, 2010

Blacklist Bill Approved!!

OK time to put our differences aside, for the moment, and band together for this one.

On the heals of my last post, I just found out that yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the unconstitutional COICA Internet censorship bill that we call the "Blacklist Bill". Are you kidding me!!???!!

I am a huge fan of Quinn Norton who said in an recent magazine article, "What the hell? This is America, we simply don't do this sort of thing. We've always been willing to take a little extra chaos because we don't want even a little Stalin. It's our tradeoff.
Now we're going to trash the First Amendment over I was hoping that if we had to lose our most sacred right, it could be over something a little more substantial then trying to make sure some coked-up Hollywierd fat cats don't feel insecure about torrents of Transformers 2"

November 18, 2010

Ron Paul Heard Us!

On November 16th I tweeted:

"Opt Out of the Airport Scanners for Health and Privacy - We Won't Fly .com via @WeWontFly"

The very next day Ron Paul set things on fire with logic and reason. I love Ron Paul so much. Why didn't you vote for him? Shame on all of us for not electing him in as our President.

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ~Benjamin Franklin

Enough is indeed enough!


Adam just proved a good point, aside from the foul language.

Funny (read sad) that the new X-Ray scanners discover American Citizens do not have spines

November 11, 2010

Man Up!

I keep thinking about the last post and the devastating story of evil. What makes a man want to be so evil? Why would a man harm others with purpose and malice that is unwarranted? Then just last night I read, to no coincidence, something from Bahnsen that brought things back to this same point I was contemplating.

First, in the last post I quoted Patty who said "Also, if more people truly knew and believed in Christ and lived for him, think of how much less evil would be in the world."

She has a great point with that. If men feared God more there would be a lot less evil. Period. I don't mean those that pose as Christians either. Yes, we all know evil exists, but that is only because of weak cowardice people out there that want to honor evil instead of God. It started with Adam. If he only kept the promises he made with God, we wouldn't be here in the first place.

November 2, 2010

Most Evil Thing?

Rufus asked me "Dan, what is the most evil thing that has happened in your life?"

At first, because of Eve, I was thinking that maybe it was women...har har. But women are the single greatest thing that happened to us. A world with just a bunch of dudes? Yuck!

I thought it might have been that excited 16 year old that just got his license and was proudly driving home on our block when he ran over me and broke my leg. I was 8 years old, I ran into the street playing tag with my friends and I hit his door and slid right under the car. He didn't mean to do it, and neither did I. It kept me away from team sports though. Who knows, I could be on steroids playing for the majors these days otherwise. Plus, because of that, I took up swimming instead. I got real good and became a rescue swimmer and subsequently a life guard. I cannot justify that as evil.

I thought maybe it was being raised an Atheist that was evil. But, I could not justify it to be so because it is what helped me explore God and indirectly prepared me to become a Christian.