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Love, Death and Dinesh D’Souza

Dobermite Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 6:08 PM
Make no mistake about it, that was a big part of the reason why your father viewed your mother with such adoration, and that component, for the most part, is gone. That is a very big thing the sexual revolution robbed us of, not a small thing, but a very big thing, and I think it has a lot more to do with the rising divorce rates than anyone is willing to admit.
Carl469 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 11:38 PM
Marriage is well and alive. And plenty of liberals are happily married. I've known my share.

Listening to Glenn Beck is enough to warp anyone's mind.
Troglodite Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 8:39 PM

Your comparison of the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance with today's big government is not exactly persuasive. For now, you may simply want to recall that (1) Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, was probably the real brains behind Magna Carta, (2) Thomas Becket, Thomas More, and John Fisher were martyrs no less to English liberty than to the Catholic faith, and (3) that Protestantism in England was imposed by English government.
Troglodite Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 8:16 PM
Your attribution of much human misbehavior simply to sin is spot on. Re the double standard, however, consider this: the pre-eminent virtue of a woman was always considered chastity, while the pre-eminent virtues of a man were prudence and fortitude. A man could get away with being a bit of a player, but not so much with being too foolish or too cowardly to defend, among other things, his woman. A woman could be a bit of a shrinking violet or a ditz, but not a floozie. Today, we seem to expect women to be floozies and men to be "metrosexual" and sensitive ditzes. Too bad all around.
JustMC Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 8:09 PM
I would ask people to consider that modern progressives (I still like the original meaning of liberalism, and I fight it's corruption) are a religion of their own. Compare them to times when the Christian church had its own armies and subjugated people into its empire. The very wealthy "in" crowd told everyone else what to do, say, and PAY. They taxed at absurdly high rates, and handed back crumbs. They sold pardons (like carbon credits). They defined sin and evil and said if you didn't do what they said it was the end of the world.

Sounds like the religion of big-government.
Bob502 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 8:04 PM
Curiously enough, many men who earnestly desired that their brides be virgins did not think it important that they be virgins themselves. This mindset was not caused by liberalism, per se; we see plenty of it in conservatives too. It was caused by sin. I believe I can defend the premise that liberalism is sin writ large. But make no mistake, much of conservatism is sin writ in only a slight smaller font. It is true that the basic assumptions underlying modern liberalism are fundamentally unbiblical and and the basic assumptions underlying conservatism are largely consistent with the Bible. But there is enough sin to go around. and there are plenty enough sinners willing to tweak their principles for personal advantage.
Dobermite Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 6:17 PM
Translation: Liberalism is an evil ideology that destroys everything it touches.

Make no mistake about it, the institution of marriage was destroyed by liberals.

The sexual revolution, abortion, no fault divorce, contraception, the welfare state, radical feminism ridiculing stay at home moms as a patriarchal construct, the feminization of men and blurring the lines between the sexes, and the list is endless.

The way men and women interact and the institution of marriage itself has been severely damaged over the past fifty years, and without question is has been damaged by liberalism, the great destroyer of everything it touches.

Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, “2016: Obama's America,” has grossed $33 million, making him one of the all-time best-selling documentary filmmakers. D'Souza stepped down from the presidency of King's College in Manhattan after admitting he got engaged to a woman before divorcing his wife of 20 years.

We know these facts from D'Souza himself: Three months ago, he met a 28-year-old woman. On Sept. 28, he introduced her at a conference as his fiancée. He did not file for divorce from his wife of 20 years until Oct 4. He claims to have been separated from his wife for two years, at his...