Nicholas Kristof has more value than most of the nefarious characters because he has a broader WORLD VIEW - America is NOT the center of the world, and less than 4% of the world population.
The problem (in this case) with Nicholas Kristof is that he is still stuck on the notion that 'The Old School White Male Cabal" still controls the world, yet he can't factor in how, IN FACT, the oft discussed DIVERSITY has put new players at the control BECAUSE his goal IS to implant more DIVERSITY into these institutional ranks - and during this transition period he can't make the case that THE NEW COLONIZER DOES THE SAME DEEDS AS THE OLD ONE.
The SUPPOSITIONS ARE FRAUDULENT.
I am not a Muslim nor a Buddishst, so I will only focus on his claims about "Jesus" and "Chrstiantiy"
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|"Jesus Fought The Establishment". Today Christianity IS 'The Establishment power' in many places around the world.||JESUS OPERATED FROM THE BASIS OF GOD'S COMMANDMENTS: "PLACE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME".
This is the fundamental point.
The fight against "The Establishment" - ie "The Pharisees" - point to SYSTEMS OF MAN, meant to AGGREGATE POWER for the sake of GREED AND POWER AGGREGATION can become ONE'S GOD, as the people get consumed with POWER.
It is RIDICULOUS to demote "Jesus" - whom Christians believe is "The SON OF GOD", down to AN ACTIVIST whose goal is to POUND THE PAVEMENT and FIGHT MAN MADE INSTITUTIONS (The Establishment).
How does Kristof's bible selector explain what Jesus did say: "Render To Caesar What Is Caesar's"? (Mark 12, Matthew 22)
This is the lynch pin of my disagreement with POLITICAL CHRISTIANITY (right and left) who mislead their congregations into believing that THE EXPRESSION OF THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH comes through (political) ACTIVISM, when IN TRUTH - their consumption into the AMERICAN POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM is the source of molestation of their INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY.
Thus in a Jedi Mind trick - Kristof doesn't mind that a "Christian Sect" USES their religion to run a POLITICAL SCHEME.........as long as the POLITICAL SCHEME can wear a Christian cloak.
In the case of Kristof - the Political Christianity that claims to use its political lobbying to "HELP THE POOR" is a "Good Christian" while those who point to the failings of these same churches in building up the poor in their parish - pointing to the 'vices' that have been allowed to fester is a "Bad Christian".
DO NOT FALL for the dishonest supposition from Kristof.
JESUS WAS ABOUT GETTING PEOPLE TO YIELD THEIR 'IDOL WORSHIP OF 'THEIR GODS' AND SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO GOD, HIS FATHER.
|"Jesus Never Mentioned Gays"||On this blog I have constantly warned "Christians" to not disproportionately focus on HOMOSEXUALITY because the "Gay Activists" will frame your religion as being obsessed with Gays.
Nicholas Kristof's lead indictment proves my point.
His version of "Christianity" says "Judge None, Accept All".
But as I have also pointed out - FIRST THING OUT OF THE MOUTH of a GAY ACTIVIST (please note there are "Secular Gay Activists" and "Christian Gay Activists") is that "WE MUST PUNISH THOSE WHO USE THEIR RELIGION TO SPEW HOMOPHOBIA".
Back from they days in which Cythia Tucker was the twice weekly contributor to the Atlanta Journal Constitution I noted that the FIRST thing that Secular Progressive Activists go after upon hearing a crisis in a protected community (example: AIDs in the Gay community, teen pregnancy, Suicide in the Gay community) IS "THE RIGHT WING CHURCH" which is the barrier to Progressive Nationalism's advancement.
A few weeks ago I also distinguished between a Homosexual individual and a Gay Activist (also a Black American and the Black Racial Services Machine Oligarchy). Indeed we should reconsider any group stereotypes applied to the individual. We should not, however, be BLIND to the FRAUDULENT INTENTIONS of A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS FORMED AS ACTIVISTS.
The ironic point that Mr Kristof misses is that these ACTIVIST GROUPS DESIRE TO BECOME "THE ESTABLISHMENT", but yet again, Mr Kristof is so focused on the OLD WHITE RIGHT WING ESTABLISHMENT to inspect the true agenda of this new establishment.
IF YOUR HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISM IS USED TO DEFINE YOUR "CHRISTIANITY" THEN YOU HAVE PLACED A WORLDLY GOD IN FRONT OF GOD.
The fraud in Mr Kristof's scheme is that he reserves the right to first DISASSEMBLE the agenda of these Progressive Fundamentalist Nationalistic Groups, asking that we judge them on their individual merit - which he finds just. Yet when it comes to them GOING BEYOND their "Christian Prefix" (ie: "Gay-Christian", "Black-Christian") and providing that their "Christianity' has not in fact been diluted by these special interests - THE ONLY one who qualifies for such scrutiny is the "Evangelical-Christian" - full of the White Right Wing political operatives
|"Jesus Never Mentioned Abortions"||I would have forgiven Mr Kristof had he not included the subject of ABORTION no his list.
Instead its inclusion shows the character of his entire argument.
We SHOULD NOT interrogate Mr Kristof by asking him: "SO YOU ARE SAYING TO US THAT THE 'MESSAGE OF JESUS' LOGICALLY EXTENDS INTO THE NOTION OF 'DESTROY YOUR UNBORN CHILD' ?"
Again for the record:
If a SYSTEM permits the systematic destruction of their "Seeds" - we can only accept that this is the "environmental effulent" that pollutes their ecosystem. They will be FORCED to reply, just as other political forces their hand.
THE GREATER INDICTMENT OF NICHOLAS KRISTOF IS THAT WE WANTS YOU TO BE AN ATOMATON, LIMITED TO 'WHAT JESUS SAID'
Yet another point of evidence of the non-seriousness of this piece from Nicholas Kristof.
First he indicts (right wing) Christians by using enforcements over things that JESUS NEVER SAID, then at the end of the article he points to ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM by those who use their religious text to limit HUMAN REASONING.
I assure you that no "Letters To The Editor" will call out Mr Kristof on this slight of hand.
After I turned off "Greenleaf" and then turned to a REAL Christian minister last week, I learned that "THE BIBLE IS NOT 'CHRISTIANITY" (please note - the Jews and Muslims make use of portions of the bible).
CHRISTIANITY IS FAITH THAT 'JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOUR SINS' AND 'HE IS YOUR SAVIOR IN THE FACE OF GOD'. From this YOUR LIFE will fall in line with "Jesus' Walk".
So again - we must first dismiss Krisof's "Bullet List Christianity' by clarifying the CORE.
|"Founders are typically bold and charismatic visionaries who inspire with their moral imagination"||ANALYSIS - Again A Slight Of Hand
Christianity Believes That "SALVATION IN THE BELIEF THAT JESUS IS ONE'S SAVIOR (Having Died For Your Sins) IN THE EVENTUAL JUDGMENT BEFORE GOD"
MORALS ARE ULTIMATELY 'JUDGEMENTS' IN REFERENCE TO A BELIEF SYSTEM. A Soceity Of MAN Makes The 'Belief System De Jure'.
WE HAVE A HISTORY To Point To In Our Understanding That BELIEF SYSTEMS Are RELATIVE To A Time Period - YET GOD IS NEVER CHANGING. So Why Does Kristof Point To A CHARISIM LEADER Rather Than Something More Immutable?
The Christian Principles Of:
are instructions to the BELIEVERS in their Christian conduct.
Thus the EFFECTIVE MEASURE of their fidelity as Christians CANNOT be based on a measure of their alignment to the De Jure Moral Establishment. We must instead return to the unchanging God, allowing us to apply a standard though which generations of "Man" can be appraised.
|So many of us Christians are asking: "What Happened To Our Christinity"||IF I trusted the agenda of Nicholas Christof then I would have to believe that he is calling for a CHRISTAIN REFORMATION.
Unfortunatley, it is true, that Christof's call for a "Christian Reformation" is not unlike the calls heard by Rev Raphael Warnock and Rev William Barber on the LEFT, or Rev John Hagee and others on the RIGHT: A CLEARING OUT OF THEIR AMERICAN POLITICAL ADVERSARIES 'STAIN' UPON CHRISTIANITY, ALLOWING THEIR 'CHRISTIAN SECT' TO RULE FOR THE NEXT INTERVAL OF TIME.
The point that Krisof fails to make is that "Big Christianity" (and its two sects - Right Wing and Left Wing) suffers the same fate as "Big Government", "Big Corporations" and "Big Activism" - IN THEIR LUST FOR POWER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES - THEY HAVE LOST THEIR FOUNDING PURPOSE AND MUST BE BROKEN APART, REFORMED AS LOCAL INITIATIVES.
Mr Kristof fails to see that "HIS CHRISTIANITY" (the man made church) has started to engage in so many WORLDLY ISSUES that is no longer serves to facilitate the key relationship with "The Christian" and "GOD", INSTEAD LOOKING TO MOBILIZE 'THE CHRISTIAN' INTO SOME
The proper question for Mr Kristof to have asked is: WHAT ARE THE AGENTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY, SO THAT CHRISTIANS ARE NOT USED BY THEIR CHURCH INSTITUTIONS?
|There are no more of an ANTI-POOR establishment power than those forces who PURPORT TO BE THE VOICE OF THE POOR - into AMERICAN POLITICS, yet after RISING INTO ESTABLISHMENT POWER off the backs of the poor AND PROMISING POLICY SOLUTIONS - the POOR REMAIN NOT ONLY POOR.................but they were stripped of their DISCERNMENT, by which they would have see that THEY ARE BEING USED by those who SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF, but never built them up.
Today's discussion of "Immigrant" has its roots in "HISTORICALLY WHITE CONTROLLED NATIONS".
The politics within these nations drive the positions Pro and Con.
NONE of these points HAVE ANYTHING TO DO with the condition of the MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN.
We were deceived into fighting over 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States.
To date more than 4 million Syrian people have left their home nation and the United States dropped 20,000 bombs on Syrian in 2015. DO YOU SEE - that when you NARROW CAST along the lines that Mr Kristof wants you to (Be Pro Immigration as an expression of your CHRISTIAN FAITH -) You are likely to be judged like the "Slave Era White Christian" - "GOD FILLED".......BUT ONLY INSIDE OF YOUR SMALL CONTAINER.
The "Christianity" that is TOO CORRUPT to look at the truth inside of Mexico, El Salvador, Libya and Syria and to make DIRECT OUTREACH TO HUMANS IN NEED - rather than they operate as GOVERNMENT EMISSARIES AND OPERATIVES - is ONLY A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION.
I am 100% confident that with all of the world travel that he has made, Nicholas Christof is fully aware of the Non-Government Religious Organizations that are doing good words around the world - WITHOUT THE (American) GOVERNMENT as its sponsor.
|Christianity Is Losing Popularity Among The Millennials||POPULARITY IS NOT A MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS.
POPULARITY IS MORE OF A MEASURE OF PROPAGANDA
The final flaw and fraud of Mr Kristof's article.
He is ultimately arguing that CHRISTIANITY HAS NOT CHANGED, IN LINE WITH THE SENSIBILITIES OF THE NEWEST GENERATION.
Mr Kristof is NOT GOING TO ask "WHAT FORCES HAVE ALTERED THE PALATE OF OUR YOUTH, TO MAKE THEM DESIRE SUCH?"
Mr Kristof creates to PERMANENT REFERENCE for us to appraise neither "Today's Christianity" nor "Today's Young People" to, in order for us to determine if either are WORTHY OF FOLLOWING.
Mr Kristof never imagines the question: "HAVE MILLENNIALS BEEN FED AN 'OTHER GOD' THAT STAND BEFORE 'GOD'", just as the biblical commandments have warned against.
It would be more logical for us who see through Mr Kristof's arguments to APPRAISE THE MILLENNIALS: