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Tuesday, March 2, A.D. 2010

Jake from Wiser Time has a funny take on the “Coexist” bumper sticker of which self avowed tolerant and enlightened Americans are so fond. Here is the bumper sticker, the proceeds of which go to “help fight hunger, fascism, and social injustice.”

Jake observes:

You’ve seen these, right? They make me mad. Why? Because they don’t really mean what they say.

Let’s break it down. We’ll call each worldview by the letter it’s supposed to represent. So:

» C = Islam
» O = Pacifism
» E = “Gender equality” (=the LGBT agenda)
» X = Judaism
» I = Wicca / Pagan / Bah’ai
» S =Taoism / Confucianism
» T = Christianity

And let’s assume a very broad definition of “coexist”: living together without calling for the destruction of each other. Here are the problems with that:

» C wants to kill E, X, T, and (by implication) O. If they achieved the world they wanted, I and S would also no longer exist.

» O doesn’t allow for effective resistance or defeat of C.

» E stands in direct opposition to C, X, and T, and accuses those who speak against them of hate speech. Also, they’re trying to edge X and T out of public schools in favor of their own agenda. (They’re afraid C will be offended, so they get less trouble.) E is actually very, very intolerant.

» X’s existence is threatened not only by C but also by O, who invariably supports C over X.

» I and S are statistically insignificant and are mainly on there to complete the bumper sticker.

» T is who the bumper sticker is really arguing against, but poses no physical threat to any of the others.

Historically, T has brought about more tolerance– “coexistence” if you will– than any other movement. But the kind of “coexistence” the people who make this sticker envision is one where at least X and T are completely marginalized.

Do Leftists really find the courteous manners taught by school marms in elementary school the veritable apex of morality and insight into the human condition—facts and good sense be damned? Is it really true that they learnt all that they really know in Kindergarten?

They are either fools, cowards, or traitorous misanthropes—or at least the vast majority of them deserve such categorization.

Posted by Joseph on Tuesday, March 2, A.D. 2010
Religion | OrthodoxyEcumenismMohammedanismNon-ChalcedonianismPaganismProtestantismRabbinical JudaismRoman CatholicismPermalink

My oh, so tolerant, son-in-law has one of those stickers on his car and it makes me absolutely ill to see it because I know what it actually means as you have pointed out. I further know that he knows what it means also, and that is why he has it on his car. Neither of us is fooled for a minute. Unfortunately, he is raising my grandsons without any idea about God, Jesus Christ, or any other religious concepts. All this even though we understand that he was raised Roman Catholic; so much for that! It clearly did not take.

All of this COEXIST foolishness is a further example of using Christian society against Christendom. We really need to become much less tolerant, and more discriminating. We have chosen to confuse broad-mindedness with empty-mindedness, a truly dangerous confusion. We have allowed relativism to become the (non)standard of thinking today, which is actually not thinking at all. It is only when we hold to the absolute TRUTH that we have any hope, both in this life and in eternity.

Posted by Dr.D on Monday, March 29, A.D. 2010
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