[Rushtalk] Democrats removed God & Jerusalem the political equation.

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Dec 2 13:51:52 MST 2014


         Great job,  Carl.....you're only two years late on this one!



At 03:50 PM 12/1/2014, Carl Spitzer wrote:

>November 2, 2014
>
>The Choice Before Us
>
>
>
>By 
><http://americanthinker.com/author/fay_voshell/>Fay 
>Voshell When they drafted the Democrat platform 
>for 2012, Democratic leaders decided to remove 
>any references to God as well as to Jerusalem as 
>the capital of Israel. In other words, they 
>decided to remove God from the political equation.
>
>The decision by top Democrat leaders was a 
>pronouncement that the rule of Man would 
>transcend the rule of God when it came to 
>earthly matters. It made what the Democratic 
>Party stands for completely transparent. It made 
>it clear what anyone who votes for a Democrat is 
>voting for -- namely, for the supremacy of Man rather than God.
>
>Further, the decision made the great division of 
>thinking which has characterized the modern 
>Western world crystal clear: what Man thinks of 
>the world is the only thought that matters. The 
>mind of God is not to be consulted; nor is the 
>rule of God in the affairs of men to be 
>acknowledged. Faith in Man is the only 
>legitimate faith; politics is the means by which 
>faith in Man’s vision is actualized; and the 
>almighty State is the Church of Man, the 
>institution by which the world is changed for 
>the betterment of all humanity. At the head of 
>the Church of State are the high priests of 
>progressivism, an enlightened elite who know 
>what is best for all, and before whom every knee 
>must bow. The progressive faith is to reign supreme.
>
>The crisis of faith is the crisis of our age and 
>of the current election. Whom will we choose to serve? God or Man?
>
>As the Whittaker Chambers put it in his “Letter 
>to My Children,” the preface to his book, Witness:
>
>“The crisis of the Western world exists to the 
>degree in which it is indifferent to God. It 
>exists to the degree in which the Western world 
>actually shares Communism’s materialist vision, 
>is so dazzled by the logic of the materialist 
>interpretation of history, politics and 
>economics, that it fails to grasp that, for it, 
>the only possible answer to the Communist 
>challenge: Faith in God or Faith in Man? is the challenge: Faith in God.”
>
>
>What is it that people who believe in the rule 
>of God, increasingly few in numbers, 
>increasingly sapped by incessant attacks and 
>increasingly disinclined to vote at all, are up 
>against when they go to the voting booths this 
>coming Tuesday? Like Chambers, they are up 
>against the powerful forces of this country that 
>are committed to a draconian and relentless 
>vision that includes belief in fundamentally 
>transforming this world according to the visions 
>of progressivism, not matter what it costs.
>
>Has that much changed since Chambers wrote his 
>gut-wrenching letter, except that matters are 
>even worse than they were in 1952? He wrote:
>
>“Against me was an almost solid lineup of the 
>most powerful groups and men in the country, the 
>bitterly hostile reaction of much of the press, 
>the smiling skepticism of much of the public, 
>the venomous calumnies of the Hiss forces, the 
>all but universal failure to understand the real 
>meaning of the Case or my real purpose.  A sense 
>of the enormous futility of my effort, and my 
>own inadequacy, drowned me [
] I was alone 
>against the world; my longing was to be left 
>completely alone, or not to be at all.  It was 
>the death of the will which Communism, with 
>great cunning, always tries to induce in its victims.”
>
>
>The paralysis of America’s people of faith in 
>the face of grave danger to the Church and to 
>the nation indicates a death of will to fight 
>even at the ballot box.  Like victims of the 
>Stockholm syndrome, the Church by and large has 
>accepted being taken hostage by the State and 
>has capitulated to being subservient to its 
>master. It has accepted life without ransom in the basement of culture.
>
>There, virtually blind in the dark, it has 
>created a subculture that reinforces its 
>paralysis and that vitiates the all-encompassing 
>redemptive power of the Gospel it once 
>proclaimed with great force. The incense that 
>may sometimes be lit in the basement doesn’t 
>even waft to the first floor of the church of 
>the State, which continues to permeate the whole 
>house of society with smoke and to decorate it 
>with mirrors -- both the cheap spiritual goods of progressivism.
>
>Meanwhile, poisoned by its own smoke screens and 
>deluded by the comforting liturgy of the 
>prosperity gospel and the soothing mantras of a 
>gutted god of its own creation, the Church remains nearly comatose.
>
>Enfeebled, what fight the Church has left is 
>often spent fighting old battles of the past, 
>rehearsing again and again such battles as those 
>against Arminianism, much as play actors 
>representing the North and the South rehearse 
>the battle of Gettysburg or Chancellorsville. It 
>is safe to “fight” when the fight is over.
>
>But where is the Church in the fight that 
>matters today? Where is it when it comes to 
>standing up against the culture of death? Where 
>is it in the fight against the heresies of the 
>Church of State? Where is she when the State 
>attempts to murder God? Do her people even have 
>enough fight left within them to go to the ballot box?
>
>The many-headed cobra of totalitarianism of the 
>State is poised to strike and who is there who 
>will cut off its heads? Who will have the 
>courage of Martin Luther, who like Chambers 
>faced the powers of his day virtually alone and 
>friendless. Who among people of faith will rise 
>up and say as Luther did, “I cannot and will not 
>recant anything, for to go against conscience is 
>neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do 
>no other, so help me God. Amen.”
>
>President Ronald Reagan, who found Chambers’ 
>book a spiritual touchstone in his own political 
>conversion, gave Chambers the Presidential Medal 
>of Freedom in 1984. The citation reads:
>
>“At a critical moment in our Nation's history, 
>Whittaker Chambers stood alone against the 
>brooding terrors of our age. Consummate 
>intellectual, writer of moving majestic prose, 
>and witness to the truth, he became the focus of 
>a momentous controversy in American history that 
>symbolized our century's epic struggle between 
>freedom and totalitarianism, a controversy in 
>which the solitary figure of Whittaker Chambers 
>personified the mystery of human redemption in 
>the face of evil and suffering. As long as 
>humanity speaks of virtue and dreams of freedom, 
>the life and writings of Whittaker Chambers will 
>ennoble and inspire. The words of Arthur 
>Koestler are his epitaph: 'The witness is gone; the testimony will stand.'”
>
>
>Yes, The Testimony will always stand because it 
>is based on Truth, who is a Person.
>
>Democrat leaders may attempt to murder that 
>Person, but those who believe they have the 
>capacity to murder God will find He keeps coming 
>back to life in the minds and hearts of humans, 
>where his image is irrevocably stamped. There, 
>in the hearts of men, lives the voice of 
>conscience, an insistent reminder of the life of God within the soul.
>
>The battle for the soul of Mankind is at stake right here in our own country.
>
>As Chambers put it, what must be torn apart not 
>only at the ballot box, but in other bastions of 
>progressivism throughout our great land is “the 
>whole web of the materialist modern mind -- the 
>luminous shroud which it has spun about the 
>spirit of man, paralyzing in the name of 
>rationalism the instinct of his soul for God, 
>denying in the name of knowledge the reality of 
>the soul and its birthright in that mystery on 
>which mere knowledge falters and shatters at every step.”
>
>What must be put to death, even though it is a 
>many-headed Lernaean Hydra, is “
the modern 
>intellectual mood which gives birth to 
>communism, and denies the soul in the name of 
>the mind, and the soul’s salvation in suffering 
>in the name of man’s salvation in the here and 
>now[
] ‘Man cannot organize the world for 
>himself without God; without God man can only 
>organize the world against man.’ The gas ovens 
>of Buchenwald and the Communist execution 
>cellars exist first within our minds. ‘Man without mysticism is a monster.’’
>
>The question for people of faith, then, as this 
>critical election looms, is this:
>
>In which faith do you believe?  Faith in God or Faith in Man?
>
>Fay Voshell holds a Master of Divinity from 
>Princeton Theological Seminary, which awarded 
>her its prize for excellence in systematic 
>theology. She is a frequent contributor to 
>American Thinker and many other online 
>publications.  She may be reached at 
><mailto:fvoshell at yahoo.com>fvoshell at yahoo.com.
>
>
>When they drafted the Democrat platform for 
>2012, Democratic leaders decided to remove any 
>references to God as well as to Jerusalem as the 
>capital of Israel. In other words, they decided 
>to remove God from the political equation.
>
>The decision by top Democrat leaders was a 
>pronouncement that the rule of Man would 
>transcend the rule of God when it came to 
>earthly matters. It made what the Democratic 
>Party stands for completely transparent. It made 
>it clear what anyone who votes for a Democrat is 
>voting for -- namely, for the supremacy of Man rather than God.
>
>Further, the decision made the great division of 
>thinking which has characterized the modern 
>Western world crystal clear: what Man thinks of 
>the world is the only thought that matters. The 
>mind of God is not to be consulted; nor is the 
>rule of God in the affairs of men to be 
>acknowledged. Faith in Man is the only 
>legitimate faith; politics is the means by which 
>faith in Man’s vision is actualized; and the 
>almighty State is the Church of Man, the 
>institution by which the world is changed for 
>the betterment of all humanity. At the head of 
>the Church of State are the high priests of 
>progressivism, an enlightened elite who know 
>what is best for all, and before whom every knee 
>must bow. The progressive faith is to reign supreme.
>
>The crisis of faith is the crisis of our age and 
>of the current election. Whom will we choose to serve? God or Man?
>
>As the Whittaker Chambers put it in his “Letter 
>to My Children,” the preface to his book, Witness:
>
>“The crisis of the Western world exists to the 
>degree in which it is indifferent to God. It 
>exists to the degree in which the Western world 
>actually shares Communism’s materialist vision, 
>is so dazzled by the logic of the materialist 
>interpretation of history, politics and 
>economics, that it fails to grasp that, for it, 
>the only possible answer to the Communist 
>challenge: Faith in God or Faith in Man? is the challenge: Faith in God.”
>
>
>What is it that people who believe in the rule 
>of God, increasingly few in numbers, 
>increasingly sapped by incessant attacks and 
>increasingly disinclined to vote at all, are up 
>against when they go to the voting booths this 
>coming Tuesday? Like Chambers, they are up 
>against the powerful forces of this country that 
>are committed to a draconian and relentless 
>vision that includes belief in fundamentally 
>transforming this world according to the visions 
>of progressivism, not matter what it costs.
>
>Has that much changed since Chambers wrote his 
>gut-wrenching letter, except that matters are 
>even worse than they were in 1952? He wrote:
>
>“Against me was an almost solid lineup of the 
>most powerful groups and men in the country, the 
>bitterly hostile reaction of much of the press, 
>the smiling skepticism of much of the public, 
>the venomous calumnies of the Hiss forces, the 
>all but universal failure to understand the real 
>meaning of the Case or my real purpose.  A sense 
>of the enormous futility of my effort, and my 
>own inadequacy, drowned me [
] I was alone 
>against the world; my longing was to be left 
>completely alone, or not to be at all.  It was 
>the death of the will which Communism, with 
>great cunning, always tries to induce in its victims.”
>
>
>The paralysis of America’s people of faith in 
>the face of grave danger to the Church and to 
>the nation indicates a death of will to fight 
>even at the ballot box.  Like victims of the 
>Stockholm syndrome, the Church by and large has 
>accepted being taken hostage by the State and 
>has capitulated to being subservient to its 
>master. It has accepted life without ransom in the basement of culture.
>
>There, virtually blind in the dark, it has 
>created a subculture that reinforces its 
>paralysis and that vitiates the all-encompassing 
>redemptive power of the Gospel it once 
>proclaimed with great force. The incense that 
>may sometimes be lit in the basement doesn’t 
>even waft to the first floor of the church of 
>the State, which continues to permeate the whole 
>house of society with smoke and to decorate it 
>with mirrors -- both the cheap spiritual goods of progressivism.
>
>Meanwhile, poisoned by its own smoke screens and 
>deluded by the comforting liturgy of the 
>prosperity gospel and the soothing mantras of a 
>gutted god of its own creation, the Church remains nearly comatose.
>
>Enfeebled, what fight the Church has left is 
>often spent fighting old battles of the past, 
>rehearsing again and again such battles as those 
>against Arminianism, much as play actors 
>representing the North and the South rehearse 
>the battle of Gettysburg or Chancellorsville. It 
>is safe to “fight” when the fight is over.
>
>But where is the Church in the fight that 
>matters today? Where is it when it comes to 
>standing up against the culture of death? Where 
>is it in the fight against the heresies of the 
>Church of State? Where is she when the State 
>attempts to murder God? Do her people even have 
>enough fight left within them to go to the ballot box?
>
>The many-headed cobra of totalitarianism of the 
>State is poised to strike and who is there who 
>will cut off its heads? Who will have the 
>courage of Martin Luther, who like Chambers 
>faced the powers of his day virtually alone and 
>friendless. Who among people of faith will rise 
>up and say as Luther did, “I cannot and will not 
>recant anything, for to go against conscience is 
>neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do 
>no other, so help me God. Amen.”
>
>President Ronald Reagan, who found Chambers’ 
>book a spiritual touchstone in his own political 
>conversion, gave Chambers the Presidential Medal 
>of Freedom in 1984. The citation reads:
>
>“At a critical moment in our Nation's history, 
>Whittaker Chambers stood alone against the 
>brooding terrors of our age. Consummate 
>intellectual, writer of moving majestic prose, 
>and witness to the truth, he became the focus of 
>a momentous controversy in American history that 
>symbolized our century's epic struggle between 
>freedom and totalitarianism, a controversy in 
>which the solitary figure of Whittaker Chambers 
>personified the mystery of human redemption in 
>the face of evil and suffering. As long as 
>humanity speaks of virtue and dreams of freedom, 
>the life and writings of Whittaker Chambers will 
>ennoble and inspire. The words of Arthur 
>Koestler are his epitaph: 'The witness is gone; the testimony will stand.'”
>
>
>Yes, The Testimony will always stand because it 
>is based on Truth, who is a Person.
>
>Democrat leaders may attempt to murder that 
>Person, but those who believe they have the 
>capacity to murder God will find He keeps coming 
>back to life in the minds and hearts of humans, 
>where his image is irrevocably stamped. There, 
>in the hearts of men, lives the voice of 
>conscience, an insistent reminder of the life of God within the soul.
>
>The battle for the soul of Mankind is at stake right here in our own country.
>
>As Chambers put it, what must be torn apart not 
>only at the ballot box, but in other bastions of 
>progressivism throughout our great land is “the 
>whole web of the materialist modern mind -- the 
>luminous shroud which it has spun about the 
>spirit of man, paralyzing in the name of 
>rationalism the instinct of his soul for God, 
>denying in the name of knowledge the reality of 
>the soul and its birthright in that mystery on 
>which mere knowledge falters and shatters at every step.”
>
>What must be put to death, even though it is a 
>many-headed Lernaean Hydra, is “
the modern 
>intellectual mood which gives birth to 
>communism, and denies the soul in the name of 
>the mind, and the soul’s salvation in suffering 
>in the name of man’s salvation in the here and 
>now[
] ‘Man cannot organize the world for 
>himself without God; without God man can only 
>organize the world against man.’ The gas ovens 
>of Buchenwald and the Communist execution 
>cellars exist first within our minds. ‘Man without mysticism is a monster.’’
>
>The question for people of faith, then, as this 
>critical election looms, is this:
>
>In which faith do you believe?  Faith in God or Faith in Man?
>
>Fay Voshell holds a Master of Divinity from 
>Princeton Theological Seminary, which awarded 
>her its prize for excellence in systematic 
>theology. She is a frequent contributor to 
>American Thinker and many other online 
>publications.  She may be reached at 
><mailto:fvoshell at yahoo.com>fvoshell at yahoo.com.
>
>
>
>
>Read more: 
><http://americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/the_choice_before_us.html#>http://americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/the_choice_before_us.html# 
>
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