Personally Opposed

“What we want, and all we want, is to have with us the men who think slavery wrong. But those who say they hate slavery, and are opposed to it, but yet act with the Democratic party — where are they? Let us apply a few tests. You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other?  You will not let us do a single thing as if it was wrong; there is no place where you will allow it to be even called wrong! We must not call it wrong in the Free States, because it is not there, and we must not call it wrong in the Slave States because it is there; we must not call it wrong in politics because that is bringing morality into politics, and we must not call it wrong in the pulpit because that is bringing politics into religion; we must not bring it into the Tract Society or the other societies, because those are such unsuitable places, and there is no single place, according to you, where this wrong thing can properly be called wrong!”

Abraham Linoln, March 6, 1860





News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:

WINDWOOD, AL—Local woman Lora Atkins said Thursday that she wouldn’t personally shoot anyone in the face but supports a murderer’s right to choose homicide.

She says she personally finds the subject of shooting people in the face “icky” and “disagreeable,” but that she doesn’t want to go around pushing her morality on everyone.

“I would not kill someone myself, but I support a murderer’s right to choose homicide,” she said. “It’s not my business.”

“If I could walk a minute in the shoes of a guy who’s about to blow the head off his next victim, maybe I’d feel differently.”

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  1. History’s most famous (made the Apostles Creed), “Personally Opposed, but-”

    Pontius Pilate was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, serving under Emperor Tiberius from AD 26/27 to 36/37.

  2. I am personally opposed to the deep church that refuses to faithfully communicate 2,000 years of Church teaching (not limited to abortion).

    Church Teaching is simple: “Abortion is Murder.” No qualification. No, “what if?” No, “You aren’t pro-life if you do not oppose capital punishment and do not struggle 24/7 for totalitarian socialism.”

    “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

  3. There is an “eternity”(pun intended) of difference between being personally opposed to wrong and merely acknowledging that others may still do legally do it, and being personally opposed to wrong and cheering in your heart that others ought to do it. Unfortunately for the latter, there is no convenient fence to sit on midway between Heaven and Hell.

  4. Sympathizers of bad regimes might not be accomplices in the criminal activity but they sure smell that way.

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