TEXAS CHURCH MASSACRE
Texas Church shooting- https://youtu.be/x6KeylSyEj4
.Covered some news
.Seth Rich and the DNC
.Donna thought it was murder too!
.Clinton- Trump- Sanders
.Lights would help
.Deep state- everywhere?
.Why is the nation angry?
.They have a right to be- of course
.Murder is a violation of moral/natural law
.Many who are mad say ‘you cannot legislate morality’
.Yet when the moral law is broken- they themselves admit that we need to ‘legislate morality’
NEW- [Past posts- News links below]
I have been slowing down on the news posts- but today I figured I would do a brief recap of the past few weeks.
Some of it is ‘silly stuff’- meaning the general bias of the media- and how they waste the public's time.
The Rick Perry story being one of them.
But the tragic massacre of the innocents in Texas was a real news story.
I simply tried to talk about why killing is wrong-
From the standpoint of natural law.
I have taught these things in the past- and as of now I’m not sure how much more I will do today.
The country is polarized- on many things.
Yet- both the left and right share in their outrage over the senseless killing of the people in a small church right here just 2 hours North of where I live.
Both sides of the aisle have different solutions to the problem-
Yet they are mad- for the same basic reason- whether they realize it or not.
And yes- that reason itself is rooted in the foundation of what is right- and what is wrong.
It goes all the way back to the law of God- natural law theory.
It is wrong to kill- to take Innocent life.
That indeed is a moral law- that comes from God.
Some thinkers deny this [thus the debate]-
But our shared national outrage is indeed a moral one-
Whether you admit it- or not.
Locke taught that each man has individual rights- and he empowers government- an elected designated body- to have rule-
Yet- that government exists solely for the benefit of the people- and when/if that government ‘forgets’ this- the people have a right/duty to revolt.
Locke’s ideas were formed at a time when his own government experienced a sort of revolution [1600’s- England].
The people revolted against monarchy- and replaced it with a sort of Democratic Parliament-
Referred to as the bloodless revolution or the glorious revolution.
The king [or today- queen] would still play a role- like a figurehead- but the power was in the people- willingly given over to a Parliament.
The political ideas of Locke influenced our founding fathers- and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution are in parts almost word for word taken from the writings of Locke.
Locke believed in natural law- that morality was indeed a universal reality [some scholars/thinkers will say that Locke does not fully embrace the Christian concept of natural/moral law].
He taught that knowledge comes from man’s experience- the things he interacts with thru the 5 senses.
That man is not born with innate ideas [like the early Greek thinkers said] but his mind is a Tabula Rasa- or blank slate at birth.
This is an Empirical understanding of knowledge. [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/07/texas-shooting/ ]
Locke also believed in the concept of the separation of church and state- this idea was not unique to our founding fathers- no- they got it right out of the writings of Locke [his parents were Puritans- and they obviously influenced their son].
Locke’s political views were-