“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
“How many times will the American people have to be hit over the head before they understand that Barack Obama is the most corrupt, dictatorial, and ideologically driven president in American history? That his entire being and psyche are devoted to transforming the country not only into a socialist utopia, but into a nation permanently governed by a radical oligarchy?
This mindset has been on display since the beginning of Obama’s term, as detailed by David Limbaugh in his book, Crimes Against Liberty. Yet so many seem to not care or are deliberately oblivious to the long-term implications of his actions, many of which mirror those of the despots that ran roughshod over the last century.
The recent ruling by the Obama Department of Health and Human Services forcing religious institutions to provide either directly or through private insurance not only contraceptives, but abortion pills and sterilization is not a matter of so-called women’s rights, but a means of setting the precedent and foundation to force organized religion to be subservient to the state…..”
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Barack Obama is following in the footsteps of the despots who dominated the 20th century. If given another term in office, he, along with his fellow-travelers in the administration, will be unencumbered in attempting to complete the transformation of the United States. However, they will not accomplish their quest — just as those they admire in the previous century did not. They will succeed only in initiating massive social upheaval and violence.
Peanut Gallery: This is what union “astro turf” or “rent-a-mob” looks like. They have no idea what they’re doing or why they’re there. It’s a sad commentary on political life in America. Most of these folks would be far better off if they occupied a classroom for a while.
“The Daily Caller spoke to several protesters outside of the conference venue and many said they had no idea what the Conservative Political Action Conference was, or what they were supposed to be opposing.”
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The phrase “aimless distraction” hit home with me.
I’m working through Rick Warren’s 40 Day Spiritual Adventure – The Purpose Driven Life. This is my second time through, but a lot has changed in my life since 2005… retirement, life threatening illnesses, nearly total material loss, death of my faithful dog, and increasing physical limitations. The last seven years have been pretty lean and eternity looks a lot closer now than it did before. In fact, I just checked out some actuarial tables and discovered that I have only a 50/50 chance of living for another 14 years until age 86.
So the big question for me is “What do I do with the rest of my life… the remaining time I have here on earth?” It’s a big question. And that’s when the phrase “aimless distraction” hit me.
Warren is talking about the benefits of a Purpose Driven Life (PDL) and notes: “Knowing your purpose focuses your life.” He goes on to quote Henry David Thoreau’s observation that people without purpose live lives of “quiet desperation” and notes that today a better description would be “aimless distraction.”
Aimless distraction… playing “Trivial Pursuit” with my life? It’s true. I spend way too much time on the internet, playing Sudoku, and watching foreign Netflix movies. Those were lean year distractions for me. I need to look forward to the next seven fat years… I need to prepare for eternity. And that’s no “aimless distraction.”
But how? Stay tuned.