Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 12:06
The question is being asked of His Rudeness™ in this thread:
This reminds me of something I’ve been thinking about lately. How does a “good” Christian behave? I’m curious about your thoughts on this.
And the King & Tyrant™ answered and spaketh unto honeydew:
Why are you asking me?  I’m not exactly the greatest example of a Christian you’ll ever find.  Never have been, in fact.  The Apostle Paul, if memory serves, in fact chides himself as being one of the lesser Christians to have ever walked the face of the earth, and I’m right there with him.  I’m positively awful, as far as that goes.
I mean, I can tell you how a “good” Christian ought  behave, but I can also tell you that living a good Christian life is a damned sight harder (play on words intended) than you might think it is, particularly nowadays. (There’s a lecture on this that dovetails nicely with why new Christians fail a great deal of the time, but that’s another topic for another post.)
I’m not talking about what Christians believe, but how they treat and speak of other people. Is it okay to openly hate some of them and/or wish them dead?
I’d say that depends on what exactly you mean by “hate”.  It’s often said that you can tell the character of a man by knowing who his enemies are.  I have no problem wanting to see my enemies swinging from lampposts, if that’s what it takes to prevent them from infringing on my rights as a human being, Christian and American citizen.
Now, I’d sooner they come around to the right way of thinking and acting, as defined by the Bible (not the Quran, not chakras and/or crystals, not Kabbala’s book, Maitreya’s book, Cthulu’s book or anyone else’s book – the Bible) – but, failing that, there’s only one way to deal with people who want to rob us of our freedoms – and it’s a messy one.
Oh, and just to clarify, by “wish them dead” I don’t mean people on death row, necessarily (this isn’t a quesiton about capital punishment), but people with whom one disagress, politically, religiously, or otherwise.
I’m not a terribly tolerant type.  Fact is, neither is anyone else you’ll encounter, particularly those folks on the left side of the aisle.  The difference is that I admit it, and have no problem with it.  I just love these PC types who whine & bleat about “tolerance” and “inclusion” – until it comes to including folks who are Christians and/or conservatives.  Amazing how quickly we become boogeymen to them at that point.
To answer the question posed, in my opinion a good liberal is one who does not wish anyone dead just because that person disagrees with him or her. I also think a good liberal treats people with a fair amount of respect, even if he or she openly disagrees with what someone else says. Now, I’m fully aware that not all liberals hold to this definition, just as not all Christians do, not all conservatives do, etc., etc.
I don’t remember how many times I’ve said this over the years, but I’ll say it again:  Conservatives didn’t coin the phrase “extra-chromosome Right” – Algore did.  We didn’t accuse our political opponenents of attempting to poison the air, dirty the water or push Grandma down the stairs – our political opponents accused us  of those things.  And we never called Kaiser Wilhelm von Slickmeister a war criminal – but the Anti-War Whore™, Mother Shitcan called President Bush that once again yesterday in Spain.
Here’s the ultimate point:  You wanna try and label me a hypocrite, feel free.  I personally agree with Elephant Man in that this is what I think you’re trying to do.
I also think that I don’t give a shit.  What I post here are my opinions, and if anyone thinks I’m going to apologize for them, ever,  then they’re in for one helluva long wait.  An apology may happen eventually, but it’ll be because I’m prompted of God to issue said apology, not due to any pressure the PC-crowd thinks it can put on me.  If liberals are pissed off at what I say or think, that’s perfect – it’s what I set out to do in the first place.
Respectfully, Lord Spatula I, K&T
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