The gods of liberalism

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    The gods of liberalism
    By J. Matt Barber

    “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV)



    Modern-day liberals – or "progressives" as they more discreetly prefer – labor under an awkward misconception; namely, that there is anything remotely "progressive" about the fundamental canons of their blind, secular-humanist faith. In fact, today's liberalism is largely a sanitized retread of an antiquated mythology – one that significantly predates the only truly progressive movement: biblical Christianity.

    While visiting the Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Va., a few weeks back, I heard a troubling, albeit thought-provoking, sermon. Pastor John Mabray addressed the ancient Canaanite practice of Baal worship and, though he didn't reveal it by name, connected the dots to its present-day progeny: liberalism. Baal, the half-bull, half-man god of fertility, was the focal point of pagan idolatry in Semitic Israel until God revealed His monotheistic nature to Judaism's forebears.

    In his sermon, Pastor Mabray illustrated that, although they've now assumed a more contemporary flair, the fundamentals of Baal worship remain alive and well today. The principal pillars of Baalism were child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator).

    Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of "mother earth."


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    :eek:

    Pretty amazing, and accurate, anology.

    Pulls no punches.
    Makes no excuses.

    Even Elijah might be exhausted by the sheer numbers of Baal's modern day proponents.

     
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    Oh for cryin' out loud, this nonsense is beyond comment. This is the kind of thing that makes you lose any shred of credibility.

    Now if you will excuse me, I have to go find a baby to roast at the orgy. :rolleyes:
     
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    Does your church accept Democrats into your fellowship?
     
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    ..........
    in the last days......................



    scoffers....................................




    masquerading.............



    having a form of godliness


    .................but denying the power thereof.
     
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    Spoken like a "Christian" liberal.

    You weren't expected to agree. Self examination is not a liberal trait.
     
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    Why the scare quotes? You questioning my relationship with Christ in violation of the rules? Or are you just "intelligent". :laugh:
     
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    What's a "scare quote" ?:confused:

    Toes hurting?
     
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    They are meant to invoke skepticism or a sneer at what is being said, rather than used to demarc a quotation. For example, If I say carpro is an "intelligent" guy, by setting off the word intelligent in quotes, it means I am using it as a smart aleck comment, and that I don't really believe it. For more, Google is your friend.
     
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    Enough, please. Stay on topic. Excellent OP, BTW.
     
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    From the OP:
    Nailed it again!
     
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    You used the scare quotes about me, as a form of personal attack, not in the context of the OP. The only thing you nailed is your "intelligence". :thumbs:
     
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    Try to stay on topic and stop letting your imagination run wild. :thumbs:
     
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    I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Rev, this is a stretch even for you. It would be even funnier if no one else bought into this pile of "stuff". :BangHead: But that would be too much to expect. Well, like MP, I have to get "dolled up" for the orgy. :D

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    This is an excellent OP and sadly too descriptive of much of our society, including what passes in some circles as Christianity. The remarks are reminiscent of a prayer offered before the legislature in a midwestern state, Kansas I believe, in which the petition to God enumerated many of the evils portrayed in this article.:tear: :tear: :tear: :tear:
     
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    And don't forget the surgical gloves to keep the blood off your hands.

    You have to kill a few babies before the orgy starts.
     
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    Is the current progressive movement actually progressive?
     
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    This is a silly thread and it was a silly sermon quoted. Change a few words and a person could preach ther same sermon saying fundamentalism or conservatives are worshiping Baal. Such sermons are an insult to people's faith and of their intelligence.
     
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