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When elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000, Judge Roy Moore installed in his courthouse a monument with the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai carved into it.

Told by a federal court his monument violated the separation of church and state, Moore refused to remove it and was suspended — to become famous as “The Ten Commandments Judge.”

Roy Moore is now the Republican candidate for the Senate from Alabama, having routed Sen. Luther Strange, whom President Trump endorsed and campaigned for.

Moore’s primary win is a fire bell in the night for GOP senators in 2018. And should he defeat his Democratic opponent, the judge will be coming to Capitol Hill, gunning for Mitch McConnell.

Yet it is the moral convictions of the candidate that make this an interesting race for all Americans. For Moore is a social conservative of a species that is almost extinct in Washington.

He believes that man-made law must conform to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” as written in Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.

If a law contradicts God’s law, it is invalid, nonbinding. In some cases, civil disobedience, deliberate violation of such a law, may be the moral duty of a Christian.

Moore believes God’s Law is even above the Constitution, at least as interpreted by recent Supreme Courts.

Homosexuality, an abomination in the Old Testament, Moore sees as “an inherent evil.” When the high court, in Obergefell v. Hodges, discovered a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, Moore, back on the Alabama court, defied the decision, was suspended again, and resigned.

Postmodern America may see the judge as a refugee from the Neolithic period. Yet, his convictions, and how he has stood by them, are going to attract folks beyond Alabama. And the judge’s views on God, man and law are not without a distinguished paternity.

In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King wrote: “(T)here are two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘An unjust law is no law at all.’…

“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law.”

In his Declaration, Jefferson wrote that all men are endowed by their “Creator” with inalienable rights, and among these is the right to life.

Many Christians believe that what the Supreme Court did in Roe v. Wade — declare an unborn child’s right to life contingent upon whether its mother wishes to end it — violates God’s law, “Thou shalt not kill.”

Throughout our history, people acting upon such beliefs have defied laws, and are today celebrated for it.

Abolitionists, in violation of laws they believed immoral, set up the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to freedom. King believed that laws imposing racial segregation violated the American “creed” that “all men are created equal” and acted on that belief.

Thomas More is considered by Catholics to be a saint and moral hero for defying Henry VIII’s demand, among others, that he endorse a lie, that the king’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was not adultery.

Early Christians accepted martyrdom rather than obey laws of the Caesars and burn incense to the gods of Rome.

After Hitler took power in 1933, he authorized the eradication of “useless eaters” in the Third Reich. Those who condemned these laws as violations of God’s law, and even attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1944, are today regarded as moral heroes.

Moore, should he win, is going to become an object of fascination in The Secular City. Yet his questions and concerns are those of the silent millions on the losing side of America’s culture war.

Is the USA still a good and Godly country when 55 million abortions have been performed with the sanction of law in 45 years?

Do court decisions that force Christians to act against their religious beliefs have to be obeyed? What is the duty of Christians in a paganized and perverted society?

What is taking place today is a growing alienation of one-half of the country from the other, a growing belief of millions of Americans that our society has become morally sick.

ORDER IT NOW

Christianity and the moral truths it has taught for 2,000 years have been deposed from the pre-eminent position they held until after World War II, and are now rejected as a source of law. They have been replaced by the tenets of a secular humanism that is the prevailing orthodoxy of our new cultural, social and intellectual elites.

If elected, Judge Moore, one imagines, will not be rendering respectfully unto the new Caesar.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Abortion is the shedding of innocent blood and will bring the judgment of God on this nation. Remember Genesis chapter 4, “The voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.”

    Also remember 2 Kings 21:16 Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end… and 2 Kings 24:4 and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive.

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  2. Bible can’t help us from blacks.

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    Yeah it can - obey its precepts and stop fornicating - no more acoww.

    Peace.
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  3. There is nothing wrong with trying to reconcile God’s law with the law of the land, and in most instances there is no conflict, but the problem is that different brands of God enthusiasts have widely differing interpretations of the minutiae of His will depending on their own history and culture, and fitting Bronze Age rules of conduct into modern scientific medicine is by no means easy.

    In Old Testament times God was quite happy to go along with genocide, destruction of infrastructure, flooding, and so on, and in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, he chipped in a few Acts of God to destroy those cities where His will was not being done (as it is in Heaven).

    In the post-New Testament era His Son modified a number of the policies and procedures of the family business to reflect a kinder, gentler more enemy-friendly style of Divine Rule in which killing the men and raping the women was no longer regarded as optimum. These changes made it possible for the local firm to expand globally and the revised format was actually spun off as a separate entity.

    In the US today, most children attend government schools where the teaching of religion is not allowed, which is creating some problems. Substituting flag-worship for prayers is no substitute for putting the fear of God into young children, with the threat of deferred punishment by Jesus no longer reinforcing the authority of parents and teachers, so one sympathizes with Mr. Moore in his enthusiasm for bringing back the threat of hell fire as a deterrent to bad behavior.

    However there is also the small matter of the separation of Church and State which is not going away.

    Good luck, sir, and mind the swamp!

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    In the US today, most children attend government schools where the teaching of religion is not allowed, which is creating some problems. Substituting flag-worship for prayers is no substitute for putting the fear of God into young children, with the threat of deferred punishment by Jesus no longer reinforcing the authority of parents and teachers, so one sympathizes with Mr. Moore in his enthusiasm for bringing back the threat of hell fire as a deterrent to bad behavior.
     
    It sounds like you've read much of these 2 books, Mr. Mason, but most of the points have gone over the top of your head.

    The government indoctrination centers that the old-timers are still calling "schools" (how archaic!) are indeed trying their best to remove religion from kids' thoughts along with other parts of western culture. BTW, Columbus Day is coming up on the 12th! Their most important efforts have been those that damage the nuclear family, something the Bible has quite a bit to say about. Along with BIG STATE and it's arm, the family court, and greedy (written about in the Bible) lawyers, the intact father-led family has become less the rule than the exception in America.


    However there is also the small matter of the separation of Church and State which is not going away.
     
    The US Constitution is a whole lot shorter than the Bible - you should read it too. It's in plain Olde English and was never translated from some old Aramaic or Greek , and pretty easy to understand. Amendment I specifies that the US Federal Gov't to be formed would have no power to be any part of a Stale Religion. Here:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
     
    Just read it and quit spouting off the Lyin' Press's interpretation of it. Having a monument in the courthouse does not violate Amend I, plainly, even if it were a Federal one - I think ex-Judge Moore was in the Alabama Supreme Court.
    , @Brigadon
    The separation of church and state is, and always has been, a myth, not founded in law. It can 'go away' as easily as feminism, the moment men realize they are fed up with it, without damaging the constitution in any way.
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  4. KenH says:

    No doubt Judge Roy Moore will win. I just wonder how we will get along with homo warmongers like Lindsay Graham?

    I support Moore because he’s causing the establishment to clutch its pearls but America’s problems go far beyond the moral. America’s problems are primarily racial, ethnic and ideological in scope.

    The solution to America’s woes goes far beyond preventing black welfare queens from aborting their future Trayvon Martin’s or Michael Brown’s or having elected representatives just bang the bible a little harder.

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  5. Separation of church and state does not mean that moral precepts should be chucked wholesale out the window. Several of the Ten Commandments are fairly universal. They belong in a courthouse, lest people think murder and theft are ok.

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    Several of the Ten Commandments are fairly universal.
     
    And the first five are not.

    They belong in a courthouse
     
    No, they do not.
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  6. Slightly OT, but great article from The Daily Stormer (yes it’s still alive) on the turning point in current American history -

    https://dailystormer.is/jews-officially-handing-america-back-to-the-americans/

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    Broken link
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  7. @Jonathan Mason
    There is nothing wrong with trying to reconcile God's law with the law of the land, and in most instances there is no conflict, but the problem is that different brands of God enthusiasts have widely differing interpretations of the minutiae of His will depending on their own history and culture, and fitting Bronze Age rules of conduct into modern scientific medicine is by no means easy.

    In Old Testament times God was quite happy to go along with genocide, destruction of infrastructure, flooding, and so on, and in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, he chipped in a few Acts of God to destroy those cities where His will was not being done (as it is in Heaven).

    In the post-New Testament era His Son modified a number of the policies and procedures of the family business to reflect a kinder, gentler more enemy-friendly style of Divine Rule in which killing the men and raping the women was no longer regarded as optimum. These changes made it possible for the local firm to expand globally and the revised format was actually spun off as a separate entity.

    In the US today, most children attend government schools where the teaching of religion is not allowed, which is creating some problems. Substituting flag-worship for prayers is no substitute for putting the fear of God into young children, with the threat of deferred punishment by Jesus no longer reinforcing the authority of parents and teachers, so one sympathizes with Mr. Moore in his enthusiasm for bringing back the threat of hell fire as a deterrent to bad behavior.

    However there is also the small matter of the separation of Church and State which is not going away.

    Good luck, sir, and mind the swamp!

    In the US today, most children attend government schools where the teaching of religion is not allowed, which is creating some problems. Substituting flag-worship for prayers is no substitute for putting the fear of God into young children, with the threat of deferred punishment by Jesus no longer reinforcing the authority of parents and teachers, so one sympathizes with Mr. Moore in his enthusiasm for bringing back the threat of hell fire as a deterrent to bad behavior.

    It sounds like you’ve read much of these 2 books, Mr. Mason, but most of the points have gone over the top of your head.

    The government indoctrination centers that the old-timers are still calling “schools” (how archaic!) are indeed trying their best to remove religion from kids’ thoughts along with other parts of western culture. BTW, Columbus Day is coming up on the 12th! Their most important efforts have been those that damage the nuclear family, something the Bible has quite a bit to say about. Along with BIG STATE and it’s arm, the family court, and greedy (written about in the Bible) lawyers, the intact father-led family has become less the rule than the exception in America.

    However there is also the small matter of the separation of Church and State which is not going away.

    The US Constitution is a whole lot shorter than the Bible – you should read it too. It’s in plain Olde English and was never translated from some old Aramaic or Greek , and pretty easy to understand. Amendment I specifies that the US Federal Gov’t to be formed would have no power to be any part of a Stale Religion. Here:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Just read it and quit spouting off the Lyin’ Press’s interpretation of it. Having a monument in the courthouse does not violate Amend I, plainly, even if it were a Federal one – I think ex-Judge Moore was in the Alabama Supreme Court.

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    A classic example of how Marbury v. Madison has enabled the gross expansion of judicial authority, accelerated by the increasingly invertrebate Congress. The executive branch gets to stomp all over the planet; the judicial branch gets to answer what should be political questions; and the legislative branch gets to ... be reelected.

    Most people are blind to this because they are too intellectually challenged or emotionalized to appreciate the distinction between Constitutional processes and the outcome as to any particular controversy. For example, one can be outraged, ambivalent, or enthused about same-sex marriage, yet should still understand that, under the Constitution, the question is not one to be answered by nine robed rulers.*

    *Ask your friends if they can name the case in which the Court granted women the right to vote.
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  8. Moore believes God’s Law is even above the Constitution, at least as interpreted by recent Supreme Courts.

    Mr. Buchanan probably knows this, but the Founders of our country would have called this “Natural Law“.

    The point of much of the US Constitution was to limit the powers of the Federal government being created by it. Things like the right to self-defense are considered natural law, and Amendment II, for this example, was made just to (try to) prevent the Feral Government from abridging that natural right. This includes self-defense against your own government.

    Moore’s point as described by Mr. Buchanan above, is not far off the mark.

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  9. Truth says:

    LOL, and anti-homosexual Republican senator? That’s like me applying to edit this blog!

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  10. I wounder how the judge feels about (routine) war crimes such as MASS MURDER.

    Whoever “they” are they better not let us vote any more. We will vote for anybody who is not them.

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  11. Rurik says:

    Christianity and the moral truths it has taught for 2,000 years have been deposed from the pre-eminent position they held until after World War II, and are now rejected as a source of law. They have been replaced by the tenets of a secular humanism that is the prevailing orthodoxy of our new cultural, social and intellectual elites.

    not so Pat

    it isn’t secular humanism that is foisting the Eternal Wars for Israel, but Zionism , and their Christian lickspittles

    agnostics like myself are not promoting homosexuality and radical feminism and diversity and multiculturalism, but rather progressive, liberal Jew$ (and their goyim cattle) are doing that

    agnostics like myself (what you might call secular humanists) love the Christmas season, and hold it dear to our/my heart

    we honor the heritage of Christianity and respect the rights of Christians to live according to their wont

    it’s isn’t agnostics like myself who’re demanding Christians bake homo ‘wedding cakes’, but the SJWs unleashed upon society by the ((liberal universities)), where people like myself would be shouted down and set upon by Antifa thugs.

    I’m an unapologetic agnostic, but I have a love and respect for the traditions and heritage of Christianity and consider Christians as my people, even if they pray to a dead rabbi 2000 years in the grave.

    God bless them I say!, and God save their societies and people from their myriad and intractable ((enemies))

    I, as an agnostic, am thrilled at Judge Moore having won the primary, as I consider him a man of principle. Something that is woefully lacking today in DC. So what if we don’t agree on some tenets of scripture, so long as he won’t take 30 shekels to betray the people who voted for him and are putting their trust into him.

    It’s integrity that we need more than anything, because there isn’t any today in DC, or at least it’s so rare as to be invisible, ever since Ron Paul retired.

    please don’t conflate agnostics, (who’re simply motivated to believe what is true, come what may) with the forces of progressive liberalism, homomania, radical feminism and the death cult of ‘diversity’.

    I believe abortion is a state’s rights issue

    I believe the Second Amendment is the most sacred of all, being as it’s the one upon which all the others depend

    no one is a more ardent defender of the First Amendment than people like myself

    it’s the Christians, for the record, who have relentlessly voted for men like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It’s the Christians that have supported all the wars for Israel, and it’s the Christians who grovel at the very mention of the word Israel. Just recently is was the “Christian’ democrats who re-elected Angela Merkel as German chancellor.

    Not us agnostics and secular humanists, for the record, (who likely were voting for the AfD)

    we are the ones who relentlessly promote peace and human freedom, including the freedom to consider the scientific method as the best way to glimmer what is most likely true, and what isn’t.

    Please don’t conflate us with the ((destroyers)) of Western Civilization; as such a charge is as iniquitous as it can get. We, more so than any I can think of, stand ready and willing to defend the West from all of its enemies, foreign and domestic. No matter what some people demand God’s name to be, or which scrolls are sacrosanct and which are heresies.

    I don’t need to read a scripture to know that homosexual sodomy is repulsive to my sensibilities, and while I don’t condemn homosexuals as evil sinners, neither do I want it taught in the kindergartens.

    I don’t need scripture to tell me wars based on lies are an unforgivable sin/moral enormity deserving of death

    I don’t need scripture to tell me that protecting our ethnic and cultural identity from armies of hostile invaders is prudent

    in fact, just as Pat maligns ‘secular humanists’ as the root cause of our national (and civilizational) degeneracy, I posit that it is the uniquely Christian leadership’s moral cowardice and infinite venality that is to blame. Just look at how the Vatican promotes homosexuality and open borders/the murder of the West – to see who’s really to blame for all the rot and evil that both Mr. Buchanan and myself lament…

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    Amen to all of that ;)
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  12. After Hitler took power in 1933, he authorized the eradication of “useless eaters” in the Third Reich. Those who condemned these laws as violations of God’s law, and even attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1944, are today regarded as moral heroes.

    It’s unfortunate that Pat felt compelled to include the all-purpose Hitler reference.

    For one thing, Pat screwed up the chronology, therefore the cause-and-effect relationship:

    Hitler backdated to 1939 a regulation permitting euthanasia of “useless eaters.”

    “The killings took place from September 1939 to August 1941, during which 70,273 people were recorded as being killed . . . About half of those killed were taken from church-run asylums, often with the approval of the Protestant or Catholic authorities of the institutions. Despite the Holy See announcing on 2 December 1940 that the policy was contrary to the natural and positive Divine law and that “The direct killing of an innocent person because of mental or physical defects is not allowed”, the declaration was not upheld by some Catholic authorities in Germany. On the other hand, in the summer of 1941, protests were led in Germany by Bishop von Galen, whose intervention, according to Richard J. Evans, led to “the strongest, most explicit and most widespread protest movement against any policy since the beginning of the Third Reich” . . . and the nominal end of the program.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aktion_T4

    That is to say, the program’s official implementation was ended as a result of mass protest on the part of a “Hitler’s willing executioners” (h/t Daniel Goldhagen).

    The 1944 assassination plot, one of several, was not engaged in moral reaction to the euthanasia program. According to that unimpeachable source, the USHMM, the July, 1944 plot was one of 15 [other sources say six] assassination plots, and, more significantly, the USHMM emphasizes that “motives for the action are in dispute, and they varied: ” several reasons ascribed to the plotters are mentioned, but none makes reference to moral outrage over the euthanasia program. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008294

    Second, Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill allied with Josef Stalin, who had committed mass-murder at the time of the alliance. Allied leaders ignominiously assassinated the leader of one Christian nation, Italy, and, according to the leaflets used to presage the terror bombing of German civilians, one of the goals of that campaign of mass destruction was to induce the people to overthrow their government and, ideally, to assassinate their leader(ship). That too was accomplished, one way or another.

    In addition to being the locus of the center of Roman Catholicism, Italy was the home of Gaetano Filangieri, contributor to the Italian Enlightenment and author of an extensive survey of “What makes a law Just.” Filangieri corresponded with Benjamin Franklin, who used the concepts they exchanged in creating the American system of Constitutional government. In a colloquy at the US Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5095 Marcello Pera spoke about Filangieri’s writing, and observed that the idea of “what makes a law a good law” is centered on the Christian civilization of Europe.” https://www.myrrha.it/from-filangeri-to-the-american-constitution-di-giannicola-sinisi-numero-4/?print=print

    Germany was, of course, the center of Christian Europe and home to some of the most extraordinary examples of Christian (church and cathedral) architecture. Allied bombers smashed and burned many of Germany’s magnificent cathedrals. While Rome was not bombed and many of Italy’s (and France’s) ecclesiastical treasures were spared, Monte Cassino was senselessly bombed, and most of the destruction to France’s cultural legacy was delivered by Allied bombers, not German.

    FDR, Churchill and Stalin decapitated and destroyed those two great centers of Christianity.

    Moreover, a large measure of the grievances the German people held against some Jewish elements in Germany were similar to the grievances Pat complains of today: sexual depravity, usurious financial impositions, and chaos-promoting riots and political instability.

    Rather than support their fellow Christians in Germany and Italy in defending Christian values, FDR and Churchill schemed to destroy them.

    You reap what you sow.

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  13. Tiny Duck says:

    Angela Rye DESTROYS privileged white male ben Ferguson

    Face it you guys are stupid and will LOSE

    The People are going to demographically overwhelm you

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    @Achmed E. Newman

    In the US today, most children attend government schools where the teaching of religion is not allowed, which is creating some problems. Substituting flag-worship for prayers is no substitute for putting the fear of God into young children, with the threat of deferred punishment by Jesus no longer reinforcing the authority of parents and teachers, so one sympathizes with Mr. Moore in his enthusiasm for bringing back the threat of hell fire as a deterrent to bad behavior.
     
    It sounds like you've read much of these 2 books, Mr. Mason, but most of the points have gone over the top of your head.

    The government indoctrination centers that the old-timers are still calling "schools" (how archaic!) are indeed trying their best to remove religion from kids' thoughts along with other parts of western culture. BTW, Columbus Day is coming up on the 12th! Their most important efforts have been those that damage the nuclear family, something the Bible has quite a bit to say about. Along with BIG STATE and it's arm, the family court, and greedy (written about in the Bible) lawyers, the intact father-led family has become less the rule than the exception in America.


    However there is also the small matter of the separation of Church and State which is not going away.
     
    The US Constitution is a whole lot shorter than the Bible - you should read it too. It's in plain Olde English and was never translated from some old Aramaic or Greek , and pretty easy to understand. Amendment I specifies that the US Federal Gov't to be formed would have no power to be any part of a Stale Religion. Here:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
     
    Just read it and quit spouting off the Lyin' Press's interpretation of it. Having a monument in the courthouse does not violate Amend I, plainly, even if it were a Federal one - I think ex-Judge Moore was in the Alabama Supreme Court.

    A classic example of how Marbury v. Madison has enabled the gross expansion of judicial authority, accelerated by the increasingly invertrebate Congress. The executive branch gets to stomp all over the planet; the judicial branch gets to answer what should be political questions; and the legislative branch gets to … be reelected.

    Most people are blind to this because they are too intellectually challenged or emotionalized to appreciate the distinction between Constitutional processes and the outcome as to any particular controversy. For example, one can be outraged, ambivalent, or enthused about same-sex marriage, yet should still understand that, under the Constitution, the question is not one to be answered by nine robed rulers.*

    *Ask your friends if they can name the case in which the Court granted women the right to vote.

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  16. Talha says:
    @Priss Factor
    Bible can't help us from blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye2tDpgU764

    Yeah it can – obey its precepts and stop fornicating – no more acoww.

    Peace.

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  17. Homomania is also a religion and should be regarded as such. It is based on faith and rapture.

    Indeed, it is the state religion of the Deep State, globalist elites, and mass consumerists brain-infected with PC.

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  18. One small quibble Pat, that courthouse did not belong to Mr. Moore. It belongs to the taxpayers and citizens of Alabama. The courtroom does not belong to a judge and they should not refer to it as “my courtroom”. It belongs to the citizens and tax payers. It is well past time these judges started remembering that they work for us. They are not our masters.

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  19. utu says:

    Postmodern America may see the judge as a refugee from the Neolithic period.

    Good that Mr. Buchanan has some sense of humor about it. It is really sad however that the alt-right and Bannon are forced to seek for allies among the most unsavory and primitive elements in the America’s political spectrum.

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    Postmodern America may see the judge as a refugee from the Neolithic period.
     
    Although it is correct that humans from the Neolithic period and later did worship stones, a thing that Mohammed put an end to his his part of the world, Mr. Moore wants stones with writing on them, a subtle advance more appropriate to the Bronze or Iron Age when men had metals to carve writing on stones, and most of the Bible comes from this period.

    The first recorded (or so it is claimed) version of the 10 Commandments were produced by Moses who came down from the mountains with the Commandments carved on tablets of stone by none other than God himself! We, in our sly, postmodern way would probably suspect that Moses himself hired subcontractors to carry out the work and then attributed authorship to a higher power and used his personal charisma and status as a dissident member of the Egyptian royal family to sell the project to the Children of Israel, and ultimately the world. (Incidentally the birth of Moses, like Jesus, is shrouded in controversy. Supposedly he was found by a princess as an abandoned baby in the bulrushes on the marshy bank of the Nile, but who was actually there to witness this event and write it down? Clearly we are indebted to the personal account of the woman who found him and raised him, who may have been an unmarried mother looking for a cover story.

    The 10 Commandments are all good stuff, but in modern times the Law has become more subtle in making distinctions. For example, Thou shalt not kill is now broken down into categories such as homicide in the first degree, manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving, medical neglect, and so on. There is also the whole question of killing people in wars. Christian theology has a category known as a "just war", which has evolved a lot over the centuries, but here is an example courtesy of the Catholic Church:

    The just war doctrine of the Catholic Church—sometimes mistaken as the "just war theory"—found in the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraph 2309, lists four strict conditions for "legitimate defense by military force":

    1. the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;
    2. all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;
    3. there must be serious prospects of success;
    4. the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated (the power of modern means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition).

    Needless to say, you never hear Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Members of Congress discussing criteria for Just Wars and that is unlikely to change with Mr. Moore in the Senate. But he can always try.

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    @Jonathan Mason
    There is nothing wrong with trying to reconcile God's law with the law of the land, and in most instances there is no conflict, but the problem is that different brands of God enthusiasts have widely differing interpretations of the minutiae of His will depending on their own history and culture, and fitting Bronze Age rules of conduct into modern scientific medicine is by no means easy.

    In Old Testament times God was quite happy to go along with genocide, destruction of infrastructure, flooding, and so on, and in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, he chipped in a few Acts of God to destroy those cities where His will was not being done (as it is in Heaven).

    In the post-New Testament era His Son modified a number of the policies and procedures of the family business to reflect a kinder, gentler more enemy-friendly style of Divine Rule in which killing the men and raping the women was no longer regarded as optimum. These changes made it possible for the local firm to expand globally and the revised format was actually spun off as a separate entity.

    In the US today, most children attend government schools where the teaching of religion is not allowed, which is creating some problems. Substituting flag-worship for prayers is no substitute for putting the fear of God into young children, with the threat of deferred punishment by Jesus no longer reinforcing the authority of parents and teachers, so one sympathizes with Mr. Moore in his enthusiasm for bringing back the threat of hell fire as a deterrent to bad behavior.

    However there is also the small matter of the separation of Church and State which is not going away.

    Good luck, sir, and mind the swamp!

    The separation of church and state is, and always has been, a myth, not founded in law. It can ‘go away’ as easily as feminism, the moment men realize they are fed up with it, without damaging the constitution in any way.

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  21. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Johnny Smoggins
    Slightly OT, but great article from The Daily Stormer (yes it's still alive) on the turning point in current American history -

    https://dailystormer.is/jews-officially-handing-america-back-to-the-americans/

    Broken link

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    @Rurik

    Christianity and the moral truths it has taught for 2,000 years have been deposed from the pre-eminent position they held until after World War II, and are now rejected as a source of law. They have been replaced by the tenets of a secular humanism that is the prevailing orthodoxy of our new cultural, social and intellectual elites.
     
    not so Pat

    it isn't secular humanism that is foisting the Eternal Wars for Israel, but Zionism , and their Christian lickspittles

    agnostics like myself are not promoting homosexuality and radical feminism and diversity and multiculturalism, but rather progressive, liberal Jew$ (and their goyim cattle) are doing that

    agnostics like myself (what you might call secular humanists) love the Christmas season, and hold it dear to our/my heart

    we honor the heritage of Christianity and respect the rights of Christians to live according to their wont

    it's isn't agnostics like myself who're demanding Christians bake homo 'wedding cakes', but the SJWs unleashed upon society by the ((liberal universities)), where people like myself would be shouted down and set upon by Antifa thugs.

    I'm an unapologetic agnostic, but I have a love and respect for the traditions and heritage of Christianity and consider Christians as my people, even if they pray to a dead rabbi 2000 years in the grave.

    God bless them I say!, and God save their societies and people from their myriad and intractable ((enemies))

    I, as an agnostic, am thrilled at Judge Moore having won the primary, as I consider him a man of principle. Something that is woefully lacking today in DC. So what if we don't agree on some tenets of scripture, so long as he won't take 30 shekels to betray the people who voted for him and are putting their trust into him.

    It's integrity that we need more than anything, because there isn't any today in DC, or at least it's so rare as to be invisible, ever since Ron Paul retired.

    please don't conflate agnostics, (who're simply motivated to believe what is true, come what may) with the forces of progressive liberalism, homomania, radical feminism and the death cult of 'diversity'.

    I believe abortion is a state's rights issue

    I believe the Second Amendment is the most sacred of all, being as it's the one upon which all the others depend

    no one is a more ardent defender of the First Amendment than people like myself

    it's the Christians, for the record, who have relentlessly voted for men like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It's the Christians that have supported all the wars for Israel, and it's the Christians who grovel at the very mention of the word Israel. Just recently is was the "Christian' democrats who re-elected Angela Merkel as German chancellor.

    Not us agnostics and secular humanists, for the record, (who likely were voting for the AfD)

    we are the ones who relentlessly promote peace and human freedom, including the freedom to consider the scientific method as the best way to glimmer what is most likely true, and what isn't.

    Please don't conflate us with the ((destroyers)) of Western Civilization; as such a charge is as iniquitous as it can get. We, more so than any I can think of, stand ready and willing to defend the West from all of its enemies, foreign and domestic. No matter what some people demand God's name to be, or which scrolls are sacrosanct and which are heresies.

    I don't need to read a scripture to know that homosexual sodomy is repulsive to my sensibilities, and while I don't condemn homosexuals as evil sinners, neither do I want it taught in the kindergartens.

    I don't need scripture to tell me wars based on lies are an unforgivable sin/moral enormity deserving of death

    I don't need scripture to tell me that protecting our ethnic and cultural identity from armies of hostile invaders is prudent

    in fact, just as Pat maligns 'secular humanists' as the root cause of our national (and civilizational) degeneracy, I posit that it is the uniquely Christian leadership's moral cowardice and infinite venality that is to blame. Just look at how the Vatican promotes homosexuality and open borders/the murder of the West - to see who's really to blame for all the rot and evil that both Mr. Buchanan and myself lament...

    Amen to all of that ;)

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  23. @utu
    Postmodern America may see the judge as a refugee from the Neolithic period.

    Good that Mr. Buchanan has some sense of humor about it. It is really sad however that the alt-right and Bannon are forced to seek for allies among the most unsavory and primitive elements in the America's political spectrum.

    Postmodern America may see the judge as a refugee from the Neolithic period.

    Although it is correct that humans from the Neolithic period and later did worship stones, a thing that Mohammed put an end to his his part of the world, Mr. Moore wants stones with writing on them, a subtle advance more appropriate to the Bronze or Iron Age when men had metals to carve writing on stones, and most of the Bible comes from this period.

    The first recorded (or so it is claimed) version of the 10 Commandments were produced by Moses who came down from the mountains with the Commandments carved on tablets of stone by none other than God himself! We, in our sly, postmodern way would probably suspect that Moses himself hired subcontractors to carry out the work and then attributed authorship to a higher power and used his personal charisma and status as a dissident member of the Egyptian royal family to sell the project to the Children of Israel, and ultimately the world. (Incidentally the birth of Moses, like Jesus, is shrouded in controversy. Supposedly he was found by a princess as an abandoned baby in the bulrushes on the marshy bank of the Nile, but who was actually there to witness this event and write it down? Clearly we are indebted to the personal account of the woman who found him and raised him, who may have been an unmarried mother looking for a cover story.

    The 10 Commandments are all good stuff, but in modern times the Law has become more subtle in making distinctions. For example, Thou shalt not kill is now broken down into categories such as homicide in the first degree, manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving, medical neglect, and so on. There is also the whole question of killing people in wars. Christian theology has a category known as a “just war”, which has evolved a lot over the centuries, but here is an example courtesy of the Catholic Church:

    The just war doctrine of the Catholic Church—sometimes mistaken as the “just war theory”—found in the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraph 2309, lists four strict conditions for “legitimate defense by military force”:

    1. the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;
    2. all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;
    3. there must be serious prospects of success;
    4. the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated (the power of modern means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition).

    Needless to say, you never hear Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Members of Congress discussing criteria for Just Wars and that is unlikely to change with Mr. Moore in the Senate. But he can always try.

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  24. @The Alarmist
    Separation of church and state does not mean that moral precepts should be chucked wholesale out the window. Several of the Ten Commandments are fairly universal. They belong in a courthouse, lest people think murder and theft are ok.

    Several of the Ten Commandments are fairly universal.

    And the first five are not.

    They belong in a courthouse

    No, they do not.

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  25. No, they do not.

    Yes, it’s as good a place as any. Not the originals, I mean, cause it may get shot up by some guy who just got screwed over in family court (happens a lot). I mean, just a facsimile… in stone … in the lobby… don’t block the main aisle or any emergency exits. You may need a pallet jack.

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