Friday, August 29, 2008

Do you believe in Truth, in Morality?

We could talk politics until we're blue in the face but really - as a christian to me it comes down to one basic issue. What is the candidates moral code he or she will operate on? I have been trying to sort through Obama's delivery techniques to find morsels of what he believes....... and all I have come up with time and time again is that he is a moral relativist.

I CLEARLY do NOT believe in moral relativism. I believe there is a moral code.... and though we will all fail to follow it at points in our lives, we are all sinners... it exists nontheless. Morality doesn't change because the culture does.

Wow - the past 6 posts are all about culture... interesting.

Here are some words from columnist Jon Sanders:

Lying is Moral When Your God is Electing Democrats
Jon Sanders
Friday, August 29, 2008

......And besides, it is an irreplaceable Christian doctrine that all people sin, and by extension, that lying is human nature. In that respect politicians may be the most human among us.
But a line is crossed when lying goes beyond human fallibility and campaign hubris and becomes instead a deliberate strategy. That line is what separates recognizing that there is truth and a moral law above our mundane affairs that must be upheld and seeking power by any means necessary not beholden to any morality except that of your own whimsy that day.....

....Truth to [some] is not an abstract concept, necessarily apolitical, reflecting the nature of the God who spoke creation into being; to the Left, "truth" is what serves the god of getting elected, in that any word spoken today that pleases the god, even if it is completely counter to yesterday's words in service to the same god, is still "true." .......

....When Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention, bloggers such as at Gateway Pundit remarked on her lifting of sentiments from radical leftist Saul Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals. That should have been no surprise. Both her husband and his Democratic foe, Sen. Hillary Clinton, admit being inspired and influenced by Alinksy. Barack Obama's Alinskian roots appear to run deeper than just topical influence....

Alinsky wrote in his Rules: "An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma. To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth — truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing. He is a political relativist."

A political relativist is someone who will lie to you for his own political gain. He also — and this is important — is someone who believes that lying for political gain is a moral act.

But beware the justification! As the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote in Book One of The Gulag Archipelago, "To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good, or else that it's a well-considered act in conformity with natural law." When someone deliberately does evil in the name of good, he justifies it in ideology. Solzhenitsyn found that justification at work among the agents of the Inquisition, the Nazis, the Jacobin, and of course the Soviets.

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