Sunday, December 31, 2023

What Exactly Did Jesus Mean by “I Did Not Come To Bring Peace”?

Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’Matthew 10:34-36

Today I posted - Oh, So You Want A Civil War? - by Karl Denninger

A better question is "do you really mean it?" when it comes to your "beliefs" in the political and social sphere?

I argue you don't and the reason I argue that is that if you did you could take entirely-lawful and peaceful actions which do not blow things up and kill others, but do absolutely alter the course of political activity and ultimately are no worse in terms of impact on you and yours than an actual war would be, but without the war part. - by all means read it ALL! Sobering....but REAL!

I DON’T WANT TO WRITE THIS POST - I do not know where it came from, except perhaps from the fact that over this last year here and on various private groups I’ve seen a lot of you surface. Because you were in one of those marriages where you always cancelled each other’s votes. And it didn’t matter. Because you still agreed on all the important things. Or sometimes, it wasn’t a marriage, but your kids, or your parents. Or your best friend. Or your sibling. As long as you didn’t discuss politics, you pretty much got along great. And if the other person insisted on discussing politics, you could deflect. And then you laughed about it, and went on.

Vox Popoli: Extrication time - Don't ever hesitate to cut the wicked, the retards, and the crazies out of your life. Jesus literally told his 12 disciples not to waste their breath on people who were determined not to accept the truth, so why should you feel any need to do so?

So, did Karl Denninger literally spell out the reasons for war – civil or otherwise – and thus laid the responsibility in our lap?

(My opinion - How to prevent a civil war.........but we won't do what's necessary...because we're too nice......this article raises some serious questions about our 'civilized' societies where we basically lie to each other. – CL)

Let me conclude with another quote from Karl: Folks if you won't enforce reasonable standards that, if not enforced, will screw you or your children then you wildly increase the risk that when the privation occurs the outcome will be severe, civilization-rending violence and if we get that and you refused to shun people you will be the reason because you refused, out of your own hubris and convenienceto stand for what you know damn well is right and exclude anyone and everyone who supports screwing you.

Spare me your siren songs of "compassion"; they are no such thing.

They're nothing more than demanding that your life be convenient at the expense of others, including those who you claim to love and care about when in fact you do not; you only care about your convenience and as soon as that is impacted you don't give a damn about anyone else.