The more ignorant someone is, the more arrogant they often are about a topic. I have been in several heated message board discussions lately on topics such as abortion, homosexuality, and first amendment freedoms. I am constantly amazed at how permissive some people are of sin, ambiguous morality, and heterodox thought on these topics.
When a liberal stands up for abortion, homosexuality, or separation of church and state, they are seen by themselves and the public as "intellectual". People who take a stand for morality, orthodoxy, and righteousness are labeled as bigoted, homophobic, ignorant, intolerant, and religious nuts trying to force our morality on the world. What is actually the case is just the opposite. Men and women of weak moral fiber are attempting to force religious institutions to accept murder, abominable lifestyles and sexual perversion, lack of religious freedom, and restrictions on thought as perfectly ordinary and as good.
I find it just as amusing that those who claim that there is a "separation of church and state" usually don't know when that phrase started to be used, where it originated, and the context in which it was written. At the same time, they will quote Thomas Jefferson (who wrote the term "separation of church and state", just not in the context it is being used)as speaking for the separation. Yet, they totally ignore context of comments, and the rest of the founding fathers. Why not quote Washington or Madison? Because any quotes would destroy the falacious arguments they are attempting to extract from Jefferson's writings.
Pro-abortion advocates will demand statistics when you claim that the majority of America opposes abortion. When they are supplied, they are summarily dismissed as partisan propaganda.
"I am constantly amazed at how people preach that tolerance is a virtue. Tolerance is not considered a virtue at all in the world of Christianity. Chrisitianity (at least those who maintain orthodoxy) does not consider an abhorent and sinful lifestyle something to be "accepted", "understood", or tolerated. Nor should they. That is the thing that most critics totally miss about the very concept of morals, especially as taught by a church. There are absolutes that must be adhered to. There is a standard of morality that needs to be espoused and some things that just should not be allowed. Accepting rampant sin (an abomination, in this case) is not Christian love, it is rather enabling sin. If you truly care about someone, you will not allow them to continue in their sin. You will correct them as a good parent will correct their children's behavior."
That last paragraph came from a message that I posted just a few minutes ago on a message board. Within seconds, one individual that will oppose and criticize just about anything that I say did his normal heathen thing and poked fun at me. That Hell bound internet stalker (and he has been one) loves to say controversial liberal twaddle supporting abortion and homosexuality. Few have the gonads to take a stand on that forum, so I have done so, and been threatened by forum administrators for doing so. I have in no way sank to his level of name calling and personal attacks, yet I get impugned regularly.
A local message board had the same thing, recently. A man who is constantly bickering with others was attempting a debate on the meaning of the 1st amendment and "separation of church and state". Even when confronted with documentation, texts, and the truth of the matter, he finds fault with it and takes a contrarian point of view. He has resorted to personal attacks, questioning intellects, and insulting me personally. He does not know me, my qualifications, my education, or anything about me. Yet, he saw fit to criticize and insult. The odd thing is that he is so inaccurate, yet so full of hubris in being ignorant.
Lord, deliver me from stupid. Why do I even bother? Why am I often the lone voice of reason or righteousness in these circumstances?