The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Thursday, January 19, 2017
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.
When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves,they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
Theodore Dalrymple - Anthony Malcolm Daniels (born 11 October 1949), who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is an English writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist.
Many thoughtful laity have said, "How could anyone, especially pastors, imagine that God forgave the entire world - that faith does not matter - that everyone in the world is already saved?"
I have long thought that UOJ serves a useful purpose in keeping a radical faction in power. ELCA is completely UOJ, which is why Missouri, WELS, and the Little Sect on the Prairie work with them so joyfully.
Missouri and WELS are full of nasty little chihuahuas who yip away when they spot someone dissenting from UOJ. They wake up the big dogs to tear, wound, drive away, and kill.
Any LCMS pastor pledged to UOJ is free to pursue any absurdity, teach any falsehood, organize any ministry-business.