Outside The Margins

March 26, 2009

Christ’s way versus way of the world

Filed under: Political — chrishuntsblog @ 1:28 pm
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Although this blog is primarily political in nature, this quote I find relevant in light of the corruption and tyranny throughout the world. If you do not believe in Christ, substitute the word virtue for Christ.

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

–Ezra Taft Benson

The Founders of this great nation talked of virtue coupled with liberty. It has become taboo to talk of virtue. Instead, we are inundated with sex and other vices daily at every turn. One is considered to be a prude and very uncool to speak of marriage before sex, to speak of abstinence as having the highest percentage for preventing diseases and unwanted pregnancies–even though its 100% fail-proof!

The fact is that it is quite revealing that throughout the media’s and greater society’s love-affair (no pun intended) with sex, the primary cautionary argument is disease and unwanted children. The virtue of chastity (have you ever heard of that word?) is not even part of the discussion. In reality, though, I wonder how many unchaste men and women have feelings of shame and regret because of their sexual “indiscretions.” I’d bet a pack of condoms there are more of these people than the media could ever know. Not that they’d care.

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March 25, 2009

Mark Levin on Fox on Liberty and Tyranny

Filed under: Political — chrishuntsblog @ 10:18 pm
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This.  Is.  Great.  S***.

March 16, 2009

Got liberty?

Filed under: Political — chrishuntsblog @ 7:30 pm
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The idea of liberty is an ever shrinking idea. People do not think much about it nowadays. This is evident from the fact that it is not talked about much these days.

Here’s a thought: when was the last time you heard some bad news? Probably today, right? Bad news is all around us, we are bombarded by it. Think about the last item of bad news you heard, be it local or global, then think about what you thought in the next instant. Just by chance, was it, “Someone should do something about that!”? Or perhaps, “That person should sue.”? Perhaps you thought something different or maybe even none of these. Regardless, likely, not long ago you heard of some injustice, great or small, were appalled, and thought, “That just isn’t right, something should be done.”

Certainly injustices exist which ought to be remedied. However, there are others which should be left alone. For all too often, to fix an injustice is to relinquish freedom. Perhaps here is where the old adage by Ben Franklin applies, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Though many may agree with Franklin, too many of us are too short-sighted in our perceived wants. Fattened by a myriad of comforts which only help fuel our addictions, and wanting to do less and less while receiving more and more, it’s no wonder there is a shortage of freedom-loving people; it is hard work. More freedom must not only be fought for; we must fight even to maintain that which we already have. Perhaps a good place to begin a serious contemplation of liberty is to at least pause at the next encountered injustice, and think twice before concluding what action, if any, should be undertaken.

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