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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
For a long time the Snipet posted situations and articles demonstrating that the ideological left was as infused with hatred and violence as the ideological right. They are of the same mindset, just have differing focus. For instance, an ideological right winger would kill someone for killing an unborn child whereas and ideological left winger would kill someone for harming a tree or baby seal. I continue to visit a site I was banned from (as I continue to visit all of them that have banned me for "sedition":) who posted the following article: Will Durst: Impeachment? No. Impalement! | The Progressive Interesting that the site calls itself "The Progressive". Is this progress?
posted by Jack Mercer @ 5/30/2006 07:37:00 AM  
  • At 5/30/2006 09:59:00 AM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    Sounds like a different brand of hate to me. The kind that happens when ideology fails to join itself to and be genearated by spiritual power.

  • At 5/30/2006 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…


    When I was teaching at Penn State I would point out in my political science classes that deviation from the center in the extreme in either a leftward or rightward direction brings about the same results. I also often pointed out the similarities in the term "ideological" and "religious" and how the two were basically the same in terms of mindset. I am saddened at the atrocities committed in the name of either.

    Goes to show one that true Christianity is not a product of either, huh!


  • At 5/30/2006 03:52:00 PM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    Christianity is NOT in the center. To parphrase: sitting in the middle (without taking a stand) makes God puke! As a wise man once told me the truth is wherever we find it. It is not going too far one way or the other (left or right) that is bad, it is failing to go with God.

  • At 5/30/2006 04:07:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    I agree, Helen, I was speaking of political ideology, not Christianity.

    This may help:

    News Snipet 'Blog: MORE TO COME

    (Helen, this is largely a political/social/economics type blog vs. the Berean which is more on the spiritual :)

    Take care!


  • At 5/30/2006 05:15:00 PM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    So I've been banned from this blog for "religious" sedition? :-)

  • At 5/30/2006 09:18:00 PM, Blogger Larry said…

    Helen, You religiouser seditiouser.. LOL I have a really hard time engaging in a lot of this stuff. It is so unhinged.
    There is no rational discussion from the left at all anymore. You cannot debate hate.


  • At 5/31/2006 06:47:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Ha! Helen, if you ever get a chance to read through some of the comments to some of the posts you will find that no one gets banned no matter what the idea, language, abuse, etc. (You should SEE some of the comments!)


    Good to see you back! Hope your surgery went well--I will drop by your blog today for an update. Our class prayed for you daily--and will continue to do so.

    Yeah, that Helen is a real rabble rouser! ha! Actually she is doing what God tells us:

    Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:


  • At 5/31/2006 09:01:00 AM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    Thanks Jack.

  • At 6/03/2006 05:00:00 AM, Blogger Múscailte Gaiscíoch said…

    To be peace loving is desirable and noble, but to be stubbornly intransigent in a debate about how to achieve peace, because of a religiously oriented emotional hyper-sensitivity towards everything, wrecks one’s capacity to be reasonable and eradicates logic from one’s arguments. It creates a definite “fuzziness” in one’s discernment. A person’s overzealous dedication to extreme interpretations of religious doctrines and the resulting stringent assaults on anything that doesn’t conform to exacting, idealistic, utopian standards makes many of their opinions appear to be a bit “kooky”. It is ironic (even paradoxical) that persons who profess to be so religiously understanding and compassionate can be so odious towards those who disagree with them. Their misplaced, overwhelming disdain towards those “detestable” folks with opposing views causes them, frequently, to miss the point of what others are attempting to say. This misguided approach is often characterized by an inability to compromise, or even concede a single point, seriously deteriorating their credibility and making them appear to be “not so serious” players in the forum of ideas.

  • At 6/03/2006 06:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hmmm...somewhat abstract (vague) and definitely confusing......Is HL implying the existence of a "justifiable" brand of acceptable"hate" that occurs when "spiritual power" does join itself to ideology????? Or ...that the belief (feelings and emotions) that one possesses some kind of mystical "spiritual power" naturally exonerates one’s self from an accusation of hate?? Or that the mere sensation of the possession of this mystical power totally excludes the possibility that one can "at times" experience the very human emotion of animosity....that hate and "spiritual power" are so distinct from each other that they are completely mutually exclusive..... That there are not varying degrees of both? Isn't true spiritual strength derived from one's ability to recognize one's own faults and... Through the incremental effort of prayer and meditation, rise above one's own selfishness??

  • At 6/03/2006 06:11:00 AM, Anonymous Múscailte Gaiscíoch said…

    " To parphrase: sitting in the middle (without taking a stand) makes God puke! As a wise man once told me the truth is wherever we find it. "

    Complete psychobabble gobble-di-gook

  • At 6/06/2006 08:19:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Nicholas!

    Thanks for stopping by the Snipet.

    I agree with you concerning the emotional component we as a society seem to add to everything. It is a human trait, which can carry over into ideological views as well as religious ones. Most of this stems from a sense of self-righteousness that all of us seem to have.

    I think the important thing to realize is that just because someone feels strongly about something it doesn't necessarily make it right. To quote a learned man of ancient times: "Jeremiah 17:9 The heart(emotion) [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?


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