Posts Tagged ‘ideas have consequences’

The love of Mao is better

September 13, 2009

The earth is so wide, the sky is so large, the love of the party is larger than them. The love of the father and mother is good, but the love of Mao is better. Everything is good, but the best is socialism. Maoism is the treasure of the revolutionary. Anybody who opposes it is our enemy.

Harry Wu says Chinese schoolchildren learnt this, in, Troublemaker, p.53

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Offering pardon for future sins

September 13, 2009

The pope needed funds to rebuild St. Peter’s Chuch in Rome. So he authorised a preacher named Tetzel to see ‘indulences’ throughout Germany. Tetzel said, ‘No sooner do the coins clink in the money chest than the souls of a loved one flies out of purgatory.’ ( Luther, Works of Martin Luther, The Philadelphia Edition, trans. C. M. Jacobs, vol. 1: Letter to the Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1982), p. 26.)

One day a young man asked Tetzel if the purchase of an indulgence could obtain pardon for any sin.  “Absolutely!” responded Tetzel.  “What if the sin hasn’t yet been committed, but is being contemplated by a person?” the man asked.  “It makes no difference,” Tetzel assured him.  “No sin is too great.”  With that, the young man eagerly purchased the indulgence.  After Tetzel had completed his rather lucrative session in that village, he packed up his wares and journeyed toward the next town.  On the way, he was confronted by a band of thieves who robbed him of all he had, including the money from that day’s sale of indulgences.  The grinning leader of the thieves was none other than the young man who had purchased an indulgence that afternoon in contemplation of a future sin – robbery.

David W. Bercot, Will The Real Heretics Please Stand Up, 3rd ed., Scroll Publishing Company, Tyler, TX, 1999, p. 144.

The New god of Atheism

September 9, 2009

Prometheus’ confession ‘in a word, I hate all gods’, is its own confession, its own motto against all gods in heaven and earth who do not recognize man’s self-consciousness as the highest divinity.

Marx, from the preface to his PHD thesis,

Lyon, David. Karl Marx: A Christian Assessment of His Life & Thought. Herts: Lion, 1979. p.37

There must always be a god, an ultimate.

Revenge as Political Motivation

September 5, 2009

(Lenin was expelled from university by the Tsarist authorities and) despite his mother’s repeated requests, denied re-admission. Lenin spent the three years following his expulsion in forced idleness, growing increasingly embittered at a regime that had punished him so severely for a minor infraction of university rules, ruining forever his career. His resentment focused not only on tsarism but also on the ‘bourgeoisie’ that ostracised his family for the crime of his executed brother. It made him into a fanatical revolutionary determined to destroy, root and branch, the existing social and political order. The source of Lenin’s revolutionary passion was thus not sympathy for the poor; indeed, when famine struck the Volga region in 1891-92, he lone among the local intelligentsia opposed humanitarian assistance to the starving peasants, on the grounds that the famine was progressive because it destroyed the old peasant economy and paved the way for socialism. Nor was his revolutionary ardor inspired by a vision of a more just future. It was grounded in anger and driven by a craving for revenge. Struve, who collaborated with him in the 1890s, wrote many years later that the principle feature of Lenin’s personality was hatred.

Richard Pipes, Communism, 2002, pp.27-28

Lenin’s orders for the kulaks (richer peasants) was:

Hang (hang without fail, so that people will see) no fewer than one hundred known kulaks, rich men, bloodsuckers … Do it in such a way that … for hundreds of versts around, the people will see, tremble, know, shout: ‘They are strangling and will strangle to death the sucker kulaks’.

ibid., p.48

When God is not God

September 4, 2009

One former Japanese soldier said he had been reared to believe that the Japanese emperor was the natural holy ruler of the world. And that the Japanese was racially superior to the rest of the world and that it was the divine destiny of Japan to control Asia. And so, when a local Christian priest asked him, who is greater, God or the emperor of Japan, he had no doubt that the emperor was the correct answer.

The Japanese killed about 300,000 Chinese at Nanjing who were considered not as human beings but as ‘less than cats or dogs’.

cf. Iris Change, Rape of Nanking, p.219

Give me four years to teach the children

September 1, 2009

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

Vladimir Lenin

Ideas have Consequences

August 30, 2009

Schools rule the world.

Martin Luther, Table Talk

Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state. The state will take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing. Your child belongs to us already….what are you?

Hitler

The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow.

Abraham Lincoln

The actions of men proceed from their opinions; and in the well governing of men’s opinions consists the well governing of their actions, in order to their peace and concord.

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, II, 18

Ideas have Consequences: Anti-Semitism

August 24, 2009

Should the Jew, with the aid of his Marxist creed, triumph over the people of this world, his Crown will be the funeral wreath of mankind, and this planet will once again follow its orbit through ether, without any human life on its surface, as it did millions of years ago. And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

1. But the Jewish people, each made in the image of God, are ‘the handiwork of the Lord’

2. His belief in the will of God contradicts God’s revealed will to ‘love your neighbour’. This is the worst case scenario of where subjectivism takes you.

3. Ideas have consequences.