Friday, January 18, 2008

Why the Beltway Libertarians are trying to Smear Ron Paul.

Here's a good article in response to a smear piece that was posted in the online edition of The National Review on Jan. 8th, just in time for the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. I've previously posted things on this blog in support of Ron Paul, since it's my belief that political and emotional freedom go hand-in-hand. In addition, I think that there is much to be learned from those in the political arena that don't stand for the truth. Which or whose kingdom (spiritually speaking) are they serving? Here's a few paragraphs from the article:
“If a person cared about liberty,” asks the blogger who calls himself “a former beltway wonk,” “why would they be eager to mindlessly repeat smears about the most popular libertarian candidate in decades on the very day of the most crucial ‘king-making’ primary in the United States?”

it’s no mystery, really: Ron Paul is, in many ways, the exact opposite of the Beltway fake-“libertarians.” He’s a populist: they suck up to power, he challenges the powers-that-be; they go along to get along – he has never gone along with the conventional wisdom as defined by the arbiters of political correctness, Left and Right. And most of all, he’s an avowed enemy of the neoconservatives, whom he constantly names as the main danger to peace and liberty – while the Beltway’s tame “libertarians” are in bed with them, often literally as well as figuratively.

In short, the Beltway fake-libs are in bed with the State, and all its works, while contenting themselves with the role of court jester and would-be “reformer” of the system. As long as they don’t challenge anything too fundamental to the continuation of the Welfare-Warfare State, the pet libertines of the neocon-led GOP “coalition” are deemed “urbane” and “cosmopolitan,” the highest compliment the Georgetown party circuit can bestow. Once they begin rocking the boat, as Paul insists on doing, they become fair game for the Smearbund.

To read the whole article, click here or on link above. It's somewhat long but worth reading.

Monday, January 14, 2008

What fruit are you eating?

I've recently had a couple of insights about using EFT and how it ties in to scripture that I wanted to share.

The first one was a few weeks ago at church, we were reading through the 1st chapter of 1 John, in the 9th verse it says:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1Jn 1:9 KJVA)

And in some respects, that's exactly what happens with EFT; we confess or bring to light our negative feelings or behavior and once we've tapped on it and brought the SUDS level to 0, then we are 'cleansed' of it. Now I know some find immediate cleansing or deliverance with prayer or confession. But in some areas EFT helps to allow us to really let it go. Then of course the command to forgive our debtors becomes much easier, but that's probably a topic for another time. To me, it means we don't try to continue hiding or 'stuffing' whatever the issue may be.

Then later, the passages about various fruit of the spirit came to mind, as follows.

(19) Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, (20) idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, (21) envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
(22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,[2] (23) gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Gal 5:19-23 WEB)

And here are the mention of 'fruit' that deal with emotions: hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, envyings (same as jealousies?), love, joy, peace, and self-control.

And the big insight that I had tied that in to the book of Genesis, way back in the Garden of Eden.

(2) The woman said to the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,
(3) but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. (Gen 3:2-3 WEB) .

And the passage that prompted me to make the connection, was from psalm 37: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. (Psa 37:1 KJVA) That's sure easier said than done much of the time, and EFT helps a lot for me to be able to have faith that that instruction will help keep me out of the devil's clutches.

Some of the questioning I've done about using EFT as a Christian, has been because I wanted to make sure that it wasn't unscriptural. But in a spiritual sense, I see the 'works of the flesh' as noted above being in the category of the 'fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden.' So to the extent that EFT is an excellent tool to allow us to do away with the 'evil fruit' (See also Matthew 7:16-18) and then we can more readily cultivate the 'good fruit'; EFT is in fact scriptural.

Beloved, dont imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God. (3Jn 1:11 WEB)

I know that for me, as I go through the process of pruning away the negative emotions with EFT, it is much easier for me to be sensitive to what the Spirit is saying, particularly as it relates to scripture. What do you think? Please also feel free to contact me to inquire about EFT c

Herescope : Happy New Year from the New Age "Christ"!

Good message.  Here's a link to a message about 'A Course in Miracles'. I'll probably add another message at a 
later date with a couple of other articles about this topic.

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