Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Bible Should Be Rated "R"

What is "family friendly" supposed to mean? Usually it means some form of media that has a happy go lucky, simplistic message without much content.

Consider this. In movies today, we rate them on a system: G, PG, PG-13, R, NC17. Very few movies end up being NC17, the highest most go is R. And what do they recieve this rating for? Violence, sexual content, thematic material and vulgar language, mainly. With the exception of vulgar language, the Bible is filled with these.

Consider Judges 9. After Gideon's death, his son Abimalech puts together a plot to kill his 70 brothers. Now first of all, the fact that he had 70 brothers implies that Gideon was busy and had lots of wives. Second of all, Abimalech was the product of a concubine that Gideon wasn't married to. But putting all that aside, Abimalech obviously doesn't have a problem with mass fratricide.

Skip over a couple of chapters to Judges 11:29. Jephthah vows that if God defeats Israel's enemies he'll sacrifice the first thing that comes out of his house, which ends up being his daughter. So now we have filicide.

Judges 19 deals with a Levite who lets the men of the city sexually abuse and kill his concubine. Then he chops her up and sends one of her body parts to each of the tribes of Israel. So now the Bible has exhibitionist mayhem.

2 Samuel 11 deals with David and Bathsheba. No commentary necessary. Homicide and adultery.

God ordered Jeremiah to walk around naked and Hosea to marry a harlot who then cheated on him.

Moving to the New Testament, Christ's death did get an R rating for Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. Paul’s life would get at least a PG13 rating for action, and if displayed correctly would get an R rating for all the beatings, floggings and stonings. Last but not least Revelation would get an R rating for all the "stylized action violence".

So what should we be watching as a family? This is up to your conscience, but lets not make the mistake of thinking that just because it has some uncomfortable moments that our kids should not be exposed to it. After all, the Bible should be rated R.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Name Change

Some of you will have noticed that now that I've decided to start using this blog, I changed the name to "A Libertarian in Exile". This is a take off on Sean Hannity's calling himself a conservative in exile.

This is an apt description considering that we're all about to get steamrolled by liberal socialistic policies for the next four years and they won't even ask for our input since they have such control of the government.

Hang on for the ride folks. It's not going to be pleasant.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Loyalty: To Whom?

Who are we supposed to be loyal to? Anyone with a Christian worldview would say God first, and I do not dispute that. However, is there a difference between being loyal to your country and loyal to your government?

I recently watched the movie Valkyrie about the last assassination attempt against Hitler. The point behind what they were doing is that they said they were loyal to Germany and therefore Hitler had to be killed.

Romans 13 states that we are to be subject to our rulers. But the Bible is also clear that God's law is higher than man's law.

It is no secret that I am no fan of President Obama. The policies that he espouses are not ones that encourage life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. He wants more babies to die (abortion), more businesses to die (taxing the foundation of the economy, small business) and he wants everyone on socialistic dependence (welfare and universal health(non)care.)

On the other hand I am grateful to live in the United States where we still have some vestiges of our Judeo Christian heritage. That is something I will always support.

So the question comes, can the two be divorced? I think it depends on what you mean by "not support the government". I don't think anyone would dispute that what the folks in Valkyrie did was a good thing, but its obvious that our country is not anywhere near this point yet.

I respect the office of the President, and I give Mr. Obama the respect that is due him because of that office. But on the other hand it is the duty of all Americans who love their freedom and liberty to do everything they can to oppose the policies he is putting in place. To do this we need to stay abreast of what is happening on both the State and Federal levels and tell our Senators and Congress men and women where we stand. The recent TEA parties were good, but we need more of this kind of thing. Its all out there on your state and Congressional websites. There are organizations like ACLJ and HSLDA that will help you keep abreast of it.

Make your voice heard!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Facebook has been targeting me with ads lately and one of them has been for a conservative T-Shirt site. This one is my favorite. Ronald Reagans words are as true today as they were almost 30 years ago. Too bad Obama and his cronies were not listening. Their vision is so short sighted, and they can't seem to see that they are putting a short term band-aid on a long term problem. My grandchildren are going to pay for this.

I recently got an email from a friend of mine that I think was brilliant and wanted to share it here. Obviously, I'd prefer no government bailouts, but if we have to have them, Mr. Walker's proposal is one of the best I've heard so far:

Patriotic Retirement:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force;

pay them $1 million a piece severance with stipulations

1.) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings -
*** Unemployment fixed

2.) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered -
***Auto Industry fixed.

3.) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing
***Crisis fixed

Oh well, I'm going to need lots of grandkids so they can help pay for all the spending the government is doing now.