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Submitted by Nachfolga (United States), May 14, 2006 at 19:46

While the British suffer under"post-colonial guilt". America has "white guilt". Both are related and stem from the same cause: Unforgiven sin. The Middle East isn't burdened by this crushing and suffocating weight because the source of sin's guilt is hundreds of years of the common Christian heritage in the Western world. As Christianity was abandoned in the post-modern world, the vacuum was filled by political liberalism and moral relativism. Apostate Christians attempt to transfer their growing mountain of moral and spiritual liability to judgement ( or unforgiven sin) to their heritage, culture and country: that to which there is nexus of identification but having the least personal pain to themselves. A vestigial Christian conscience drives them in restive activity to somehow, by any means, remove or mollify the ever increasing pressure of spiritual pain and fear of judgement. This process of spiritual chaos, disunity, and disintegration of the inner or hidden man may be termed "soul decay". The attempt to transfer personal guilt may momentarily or temporarily provide relief but soul decay continues. The cultural Christian or lapsed Christian becomes a liberal in the post modern sense. He transfers his guilt to others of his tribe while immersing himself in social causes. In defining himself as a "good person", he attempts to spiritually save himself by his "good works" while condemning strawmen. He accuses others but will not subject himself to examination. The good works become increasing perverse because he is cut off from Jesus Christ, the Head of the body of Christians, the invisible Church, by unrepented and therefore unforgiven sin. Evil becomes good and Good becomes evil. He becomes a liar justifying lies to further his causes. His ends justify whatever means are used. He becomes morally misshapen, a monster.

The cure is at the same time simple and excruciatingly difficult. Repentence is a gift of God and must be sought through prayer and humble admission of guilt. Confession of sin and guilt (or liability to judgement for sin) must precede forgiveness in the Christian Faith and doctrine. " Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities: the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. ...and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53) In both Judaism's Yom Kippur and Christianity there is no forgiveness without admission of guilt and repentance or returning to God. But for the lapsed Christian, once sincere confession of sin and repentance is made, the soul is restored to communion with Christ, his sins and guilt having been atoned for and removed to be remembered no more forever. " If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us, but if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Surely the Britain, Europe and America of 1900 and prior generations would have agreed with this prescription. In the 8th Century, virulent Islam was stopped at the borders of Christian Europe by Charles Martel. His grandson, Charles the Great, pushed Islam back to the Middle East. A repentant and restored Christian West would unite to neutralize the Islamic threat. This is a clash of civilizations and religions. The religion of Secular Humanism does not have the moral clarity, intellectual strength, or the spiritual authority to prevail over Islamic Jihad. Only a return to genuine Christian Faith will deliver us individually and corporately from both temporal and eternal destruction.


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1Where is Justice? [193 words]Disgusted CanadianMar 10, 2019 21:26248310
Yet another update on Omar [36 words]R. CraigenDec 17, 2018 10:41246595
5Another Muslim defender of democracy sighted [125 words]PrashantFeb 22, 2018 21:52242354
2Why do members of the regressive left and academia love Islam and Muslims? Here is the answer [186 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 24, 2018 12:04242354
2Joshua Boyle is back! [261 words]dhimmi no moreOct 15, 2017 11:01241077
2PM of Canada met with Joshua Boyle recently! [100 words]dhimmi no moreJan 3, 2018 10:51241077
1The Yazidi boy and the PM of Canada! [199 words]dhimmi no moreJan 23, 2018 10:14241077
"Peoplekind" Yes folks a new word invented by the PM of Canada! Absolute insanity! [135 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 6, 2018 09:23241077
1PM of Canad compares ISIS fighters to Greek, Italian and Portuguese immigrants! [72 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 7, 2018 09:24241077
1Canada's PM and his family "go native" in India! [72 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 22, 2018 12:40241077
1Justin Trudeau is pathetic [84 words]PrashantFeb 22, 2018 20:58241077
Welcome al-Qaida [82 words]JeffSep 25, 2017 11:20240914
The money should go to his victims and their families [145 words]dhimmi no moreJul 18, 2017 06:24240084
Insanity reigns supreme. [59 words]Marlene StobbartJul 15, 2017 05:03239984
3I did not vote for Liberals [40 words]Omar SarbaniJul 6, 2017 11:28239881
1The latest on Omar K [19 words]R. CraigenJul 5, 2017 16:53239875
2Thanks [27 words]GratefulDec 21, 2015 02:34227174
4It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! [59 words]dhimmi no moreJan 15, 2013 16:54202619
I am do not agree [4 words]AnonymeJan 17, 2013 16:27202619
1A real lost anonyme! [34 words]dhimmi no moreJan 18, 2013 17:30202619
A pity about those Boyles [37 words]JeffJan 23, 2013 12:49202619
7I'm DISGUSTED!! [98 words]E. FreedmanOct 2, 2012 15:16199394
8Canadian Citizenship is to be Honored [116 words]Michael Hanni MorcosOct 2, 2012 01:06199364
5Losers [71 words]MickSep 30, 2012 21:00199312
Zaynab Khadr Running for Governor General of Canada? [35 words]haileyApr 24, 2010 20:09171675
5Please do not return Omar Khadr to Canada, ..we do not want him ! ...Apr. 2010 [99 words]Phil GreendApr 4, 2010 00:42170925
Canadian Reaction - Omar Khadr [64 words]Diane1976Apr 5, 2010 22:28170925
1Omar Khadr [81 words]Cherie McPhearsonJan 30, 2010 10:42168123
1ONLY IN CANADA! [392 words]mariaha_13Apr 9, 2009 13:27153644
2Oh Canadastan, Glorious and Free...well at least we used to be? [63 words]FroikeApr 4, 2010 13:01153644
2Apparently the rights of OMAR......... [86 words]JennyFeb 14, 2009 10:32150444
Do not return Omar Kahdrs [76 words]LindaFeb 11, 2009 15:52150253
1garbage [36 words]Lew RitchieApr 27, 2012 19:03150253
2Gitmo Lawyers Link to Terrorist Money [155 words]FeFeJan 7, 2009 16:37147340
the devil you know [54 words]riksagaAug 7, 2008 04:20136388
3They welcome death. lets oblige [172 words]dfwhite19438Apr 6, 2008 02:23124807
unfortunately… we are moving backward. [39 words]ErikMar 26, 2008 12:38123705
Omar [245 words]blasterAug 19, 2007 21:07106539
3Kick them out now! [74 words]RoosterOct 31, 2007 08:42106539
1The khadrs: only in Canada! [138 words]dhimmi no moreAug 8, 2006 19:1952121
3Londonistan...Quebecistan, Canadastan ? [272 words]Jeff BurkeAug 9, 2006 16:3452121
1what next? [102 words]joekaffirAug 10, 2006 02:0052121
2For Jeff: And naive Canadians! [237 words]dhimmi no moreAug 10, 2006 06:4352121
1Who Should Become a Canadian Citizen [18 words]StephanieJul 3, 2006 19:5948813
? [12 words]JamieJun 5, 2006 09:2147102
1Khadr family should be stripped of citizenship [69 words]Johnny AppleseedMay 12, 2006 21:3545461
Western sense of guilt [229 words]Octavio JohansonMay 13, 2006 15:2145461
The Naked Liberal [614 words]NachfolgaMay 14, 2006 19:4645461
the veils really say it all [117 words]scottJan 27, 2009 02:5845461
Piere Trudeau, the CBC & Philip Robinson - View of a Canadian [171 words]Nabil ShwarmaMar 10, 2006 18:5739676
For Nabil [106 words]Heather ClarkMar 14, 2006 02:0439676
Useless. [54 words]MikeFeb 9, 2006 03:3334558
Deport them [21 words]Mary A ObengJan 20, 2006 09:1332051
For Mary from Ghana [32 words]Heather ClarkJan 21, 2006 20:0232051
Brother Abdullah Khadr [20 words]ElliotJan 13, 2006 16:4731584
Khadr quote [57 words]Mickey ObermanJan 11, 2006 17:0831484
Khadr quote !! [71 words]TomJan 12, 2006 22:3931484
1Pity Canadians? [131 words]Ed SDec 20, 2005 09:2130239
Liberal Government in bed with Islam [217 words]Jeff BercovitchJan 15, 2006 11:4630239
WE ARE ENLIGHTENED! [73 words]jameFeb 3, 2006 21:1030239
Not Muslim's fault [129 words]mooreJun 5, 2006 18:2730239
Last Card... [87 words]Heather ClarkDec 19, 2005 20:4130218
It's the Arabs! [29 words]IanAug 15, 2006 18:0930218
I pity canadians [134 words]Aumprakash reddyDec 11, 2005 17:0229777
Interview with Zaynab Khadr [258 words]JMDec 10, 2005 10:3229740
1he should rot in hell [50 words]ConnieJan 17, 2009 18:4029740
Omar Khadr [207 words]Philip RobinsonDec 7, 2005 22:4629624
.......... holy crap. [119 words]MikeFeb 9, 2006 03:4329624
to Philip Robinison [118 words]MarkMar 8, 2006 04:3529624
Philip Robinson [265 words]DaisyMar 8, 2006 13:0629624
To Philp Robinson [20 words]BobJun 8, 2007 19:0329624
2You have got to be kidding [123 words]S.EdneyFeb 14, 2010 04:0029624

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