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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Monday, September 28, 2009

Round-Up, Shriveling Weeds and Catching Horses

Whatsoever a man sowes, that shall he reap. I love irony. Actually let me rephrase that, I LOVE irony. Particularly this brand. Richard Warman, our serial section 13 hate-speech complainant is being prosecuted for - wait for it - hate speech. You remember all those hundreds of racist, bigoted, anti-semitic comments that Warman posted in an effort to entrap all those other guys who were writing racist, bigoted, anti-semitic comments? And remember the thousands of dollars he was awarded for doing so? Well the HRC has finally had second thoughts about that approach (now that the entire nation of Canada has succeeded in picking it's corporate chin off the ground and is, with the help of time and counselling, getting over it's shock at the antics of Warman and co.) and is prosecuting him for his "disturbing" and "disappointing" conduct (to quote a Human Rights Tribunal). With any luck the ludicrous nature of the whole affair will only help in the effort to abolish hate-speech laws. Which would be poetic revenge at it's best. (Ezra Levant)

To paraphrase a political cartoon I saw a little while ago, the leaves are falling, the birds are flying south, and Canadians are having a federal election. Well, in this case, maybe having a federal election. I am all in favour of an election if there is any chance of the Conservatives getting a majority. We have had minority governments (if you can call a minority a government) for too long. Yes I know Canada wanted a minority but now the honeymoon is over, where do we sign up for a divorce? (Reuters, CBC, Reuters)

Further proof that feminism does not want equality. On another note, if these women are really "stars" then why do they need reserved seats? Do they really want to win by slipping the ace out of their sleeve? (CBC)

In the war against poverty, any bets that the left will address this issue? (MercatorNet)

We are mourning the slight. (Reuters)

Can you imagine how this might affect children adopted from China? To wonder all their lives if they were abandoned, or kidnapped from families which might still grieve them? Or parents who adopted? Not to mention the obvious, parents who lost their children. The tragic result of government taking on the role of family planner, what do you do when reality isn't that conformable? Worse, as the west is figuring out, what do you do when reality IS that conformable? (Family Edge)

Related to my last post, another success story where active individuals changed things through the power of media. (MercatorNet)

Why do I have this nasty feeling that someone, somewhere, is somehow going to see the solution to this problem as abortion on demand. (Demography is Destiny)

Anyone who didn't suspect the existence of this type of thing (and much worse) has not studied human nature to much effect. There is a quote in Fiddler on the Roof that, to paraphrase, says, "If the rich could pay the poor to die for them, we would all make a very good living."

Funny how the left is not running through the streets screaming that they do not condone such behavior. At least they haven't that I've noticed anyway. Why does the left get a free pass while the right is always having to apologize? Just not "fair".(LifeSite, Sentinal)

This would be disturbing on a few different levels if I had any respect or concern for the United Church. The last time I was in a United Church (Don't even ask....) they had changed the hymn "This is My Father's World" to "This is God's Wondrous World", and the "sermon" was about butterflies.....or something. But shouldn't even they have second thoughts about this? Then again, why would they? When you appoint Madeline Basset as your high priestess and chief theologian (as Credenda would say) what else do you expect? The First Church of Gaia has small concern for humanity. (National Post)

The HRC are in damage protection mode. So, after seven years, the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald are off the hook for their hate speech which "catalogued several allegations of duplicity, manipulation, atrocity and hypocrisy on the part of Palestinian leaders in their dealings with Israel." The Calgary Herald is NOT helping the HRC out with their damage protection scheme. Key point, if you want public support, don't alienate the media. (WLCU, Herald)

Jim Corcoran "firstly bringing the attention to me once again and, secondly, identifying me as an abhorrent, disobedient Catholic." How about this, firstly: Who brought the complaint in the first place?! and secondly: a) If the shoe fits, wear it. b) Just what do you think church authority is for anyway? c) Well when a Christian uses a secular agency to attack and vilify his church..... My congratulations to Bishop De Angelis for his brave and principled stand against the Canadian government rewriting church law. The church is not subject to the decrees of the Dominion of Canada where it interferes with church doctrine (barring, say, murder). The church is a foreign embassy of another Kingdom. That is why they are tax exempt and why refugees have sanctuary in a church. Would the Canadian government really go into the Sudanese embassy to make sure they weren't engaging in religious or sexual discrimination in their hiring practices? I didn't think so. (LifeSiteNews)

Whatever happened to "If you are offended, just walk away"? Whatever happened to the right to evangelize? Whatever happened to all those nice people who assured us that laws against evangelism were only delusions in the mind of paranoid right-wing conspiratorial nutcases who indulged in illegal vegetation? If it comes to that, whatever happened to equality under the law? Because I dare any British Christians to try using this against, for example, Richard Dawkins. (Vlad)

Related: No evangelizing AND no crucifixes. If the Church of England had any conviction they would remove the word England from their name. But they don't. Except for the conviction that apologizing to Darwin is a Christian duty. (Vlad)

At least Canada walked out. That is something to be proud of. (Salim Mansur)

Here's to the (too many) idiots left on earth who still think that blaspheming Christianity is something bold, new, and rebellious, you're so square you don't even realize there's a box. However it is rather sad. (Albert Mohler)

It reminds me of Screwtape Proposes a Toast, where everyone has to be pulled down to one level in the name of "democracy" and "being like folks". If everyone has to "be like folks" obviously people who want to choose lifestyles traditionally considered inferior have to make their choices the new norm. (Barbara Kay)

10 ways that normal people can help to save civilization. (David Warren)

1 comment:

  1. I had never heard of the United Church of Canada. It seems to me, though, that all those national churches are pretty sad.