The UCSB Shooter: Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath

Dan Lydersen, The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

Dan Lydersen, The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

The UCSB Shooter: Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath

The UCSB shooter is a prime example of how the seven deadly sins can ruin our lives and the lives of those around us.

As I read about the shooter, and watched his “retribution” video, it became apparent to me that his problem was a sin problem. 

It wasn’t mental illness that drove this young man to murder… it was Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath, which are four of the Seven Deadly Sins.

It’s time for us to begin facing the fact that we — as individuals and as a society — have a sin problem.

As Neil Postman once said:

“I had a chance to give a talk to some newspaper publishers last May. They wanted me to say something sensible about the future of newspapers. I suggested to them that instead of organizing their paper according to international news, national news, regional news and so on, they should use the seven deadly sins and have lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, and so on, and then categorize the stories in those ways.” 

Santa Barbara Town in Shock After Mass Shooting: http://youtu.be/_NeoYVMYVdg 

 

“Retribution” Last Words from Elliot Rodger. He said he was going to do it: http://youtu.be/YGP4JknVOVs

 

UC SANTA BARBARA SHOOTING SUSPECT MANIFESTO – http://abc7chicago.com/news/uc-santa-barbara-shooting-suspect-manifesto/76830/ 

The Seven Deadly Sins – http://wp.me/pPnn7-2iM 

9780195119459_p0_v1_s260x420The Seven Deadly Sins: Jewish, Christian, and Classical Reflections on Human Psychology

“All of us are engaged in a personal, ongoing battle with sin and vice. The seven deadly sins–lust, greed, envy, anger, pride, gluttony, and sloth–are our main antagonists in this struggle. They are primary causes of unhappiness and immorality, and because of their pervasive nature, have been of perennial interest to religious thinkers, philosophers, dramatists, and poets.

“Although our anger doesn’t make most of us murderers, our lust doesn’t make most of us rapists, and our greed and envy don’t make most of us outright criminals, they, together with gluttony, arrogance, and sloth, often make us, and those who have to live with us, miserable. One need only read the daily paper to see that these seven sins are alive and well, deadlier than ever, spawning violence and suffering, illness and anxiety, loss of meaning and depression. An arrogant yuppie considers suicide after losing his job on Wall Street, which had been the fragile basis of his false pride. A distinguished senator and a prominent judge destroy their careers and wound their female victims with their lust. Millions of men and women, distraught about their body image, subject themselves to liposuction, breast and hair implants because of their gluttony or vanity.

“People at the pinnacle of economic power fall into the abyss of prison because they could not control their avarice.

“In The Seven Deadly Sins, Solomon Schimmel explains why psychology must incorporate many of the ethical and spiritual values of religion and moral philosophy if it is to effectively address the emotional problems faced by modern men and women, be they believers or agnostics. Drawing on the psychological insights of the Bible, Aristotle, Maimonides, Aquinas, and Shakespeare, among others, he shows how all of us can learn from them about the relationship between virtue and psychological well-being and vice and emotional distress.

“This insightful and fascinating work guides us to master our passions rather than be enslaved by them so that we can become more humane and build a happier, caring society.”

See: The Seven Deadly Sins: Jewish, Christian, and Classical Reflections on Human Psychology – http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Deadly-Sins-Reflections-Psychology/dp/0195119452

Elliot Rodgers

Elliot Rodger

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No tolerance for truth tellers…

Anti-truth hater becomes violent

Anti-truth hater becomes violent

No tolerance for truth tellers…

There’s no tolerance for truth tellers. Especially when they counter the latest politically correct satanic social engineering program with biblical truth…

VIDEO – Slushie thrown on anti-gay demonstrator: http://youtu.be/dbVNP9q9lGk

 

 

VIDEO – More about the slushie thrown on anti-gay demonstrator: http://youtu.be/m8zDtnXrCls

 

 

VIDEO – Raw: Slushie thrown on anti-gay demonstrator: http://youtu.be/5f3T7SsTrMk

 

 

VIDEO – Grandville PD investigates slushie-throwing: http://youtu.be/wqBj_1itqnw

 

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May is #BikeMonth — Please Share the Road! : )

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May is #BikeMonth — Please Share the Road! :)

Spring has sprung and May is Bike Month.

A J MacDonald Jr @ Michaux State Forest

A J MacDonald Jr @ Michaux State Forest

I’m back on a bicycle for the first time in 25 years and staying alive is my goal.

The road isn’t a great place for bicycles, or for cars and trucks, due to the poor driving skills of millions of (supposedly licensed) “drivers”.

For the most part I’m riding the back roads, trails, and fire roads. When I do ride on the road I do my best to be careful, just as I do when I’m driving a vehicle.

From many years of experience I can tell you this: you cannot be too careful on the road.

I’ve already seen countless news stories of bicyclists who have been killed and injured this year.

May is Bike Month — Please watch out for bicycle riders! :)

May is Bike Month – http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth 

May is Bike Month – https://www.facebook.com/mayisbikemonth 

Important safety information —  Please read: May is #BikeMonth and AAA offers these bicycle safety tips for cyclists and motorists: http://bit.ly/Rfrce0

 

Cycling enthusiast hit, killed by school bus practiced safety year round

“INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – 23-year-old cycling enthusiast Neil Kelty practiced safety year round. Still, he died Thursday morning during his morning bike ride to work.

“Kelty dedicated the last several weeks to learning the best and safest way to ride to and from work. Just last week he tweeted he surpassed 250 miles. Thursday morning, he died doing what he loved most.

A Novice Cycles to Work” was the title of Kelty’s blog. It publicized his dedication to a life change in 2014 to ride his bike to and from work.

“He had a plan. He did research. He practiced…”

Read more: Cycling enthusiast hit, killed by school bus practiced safety year round – http://tinyurl.com/psevkby 

VIDEO – Cycling enthusiast hit, killed by school bus practiced safety year round – http://youtu.be/g4njYayHo8k 

 

VIDEO – Hundreds pay respect to cyclist killed – http://youtu.be/4Wg0Df0bAWk

 

Share the Road! :)

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Boston Marathon Bombing Debate Jim Fetzer vs. A. J. MacDonald, Jr.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Debate Jim Fetzer vs. A. J. MacDonald, Jr.

“On Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET, Dave Gahary moderates a two-hour debate* between James H. Fetzer and A. J. MacDonald, Jr. on the Boston Marathon Bombing.

“Was it real or staged?

NO ONE Died in the Boston Bombing—Nor was ANYONE Even Hurt

By Lorraine Day, M.D.

James H. Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at U of M Duluth, and an authority on the JFK assassination, 9/11, and Senator Wellstone’s death.

“Scholars for 9/11 Truth founder, his latest books include The Evolution of Intelligence(2005), The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007), and The Place of Probability in Science (2010).

“Jim is a contributor and editor at Veterans Today and hosts a radio show, “The Real Deal”, M/W/F

A. J. MacDonald, Jr. (54) is a thinker, writer, author, blogger, and social/political activist. A.J.’s a former soldier, warehouse worker/manager, delivery driver, construction laborer, and professional tractor-trailer driver (25+ years off-and-on) and has authored five books since 2009 and been a full time writer and researcher since 2011. A.J. currently lives in Pennsylvania.

*The debate will follow this format:

“Each participant will be asked to give an opening statement to summarize their position.

“The moderator will ask questions to each participant where they will have no more than five minutes to present their argument and evidence. If less than the allotted time is used, it will be set aside for a less structured discussion towards the end. At the end of the debate, each participant will have no more than five minutes for their closing statement. Personal or unnecessary attacks as well as extended interruptions will be met with the mute button.

“If sufficient time remains, calls will be taken.”

Source: AFP RADIO: Boston Marathon Bombing Live Debate Jim Fetzer vs. A. J. MacDonald, Jr. –  https://americanfreepress.net/?p=16872 

AUDIO – Date with a Debate: Boston Marathon Bombing—Jim Fetzer vs. A. J. MacDonald, Jr. – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanfreepress/2014/04/24/date-with-a-debate-boston-marathon-bombingjim-fetzer-vs-aj-mcdonald-jr 

AUDIO – The Boston Marathon Bombing: Hoax? or Reality? Radio Debate: James Fetzer vs A. J. MacDonald, Jr. – http://youtu.be/m88DgjsfgpE

 

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Max Malone Meltdown

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Max Malone Meltdown

I subscribed to the YouTube channel belonging to Max Malone, until the Boston Bombing and he (immediately) began saying it was a hoax. 

The bombing didn’t (and doesn’t) appear to be a hoax to me, and I knew then and there Max Malone was putting forward the “crisis actor hoax” meme for a reason, and that he was (and is) probably working for the enemy.

But after his recent meltdown — wherein he exposed himself as a fraud to his friends and followers — Max Malone is probably out of the “YouTube hoax meme” business, such as it is.

I hope the followers of Max Malone will now realize they were duped regarding the Boston Bombing. That would be great for the “Truth Movement”, such as it is.

Jeff C of Free Radio Revolution on the Max Malone Meltdown:

VIDEO – Everything is a Hoax? Step away from Madness – Positive Vibrations! – http://youtu.be/NbDsRl6Qjjc 

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Drag Show at “Catholic” College Becomes Satanic

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Drag Show at “Catholic” College Becomes Satanic

“The drag show at the University of San Diego (USD) on April 10 took a satanic turn, according to an email alert from the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) which had a correspondent at the event…

“FCDF reported that “local drag queen/ transvestite ‘Tootie Nefertootie’” was the master of ceremonies for the event that was held on campus last week. Nefertootie, whom the group says promotes same-sex marriage, reportedly dressed for the final performance of the evening in a black robe and a goat-horned headdress while singing a song titled “Good N’ Evil” that included the lyrics:

Good and evil -
And their merits -
Men have argued through history -
As well they should!
My philosophy
Any child can see -
“Good is evil -
And therefore
All evil is good”

“At one point, the drag queen reportedly stripped off the black robe to reveal a skimpy outfit but did not remove the goat-horned headdress.

“The headdress resembles the satanic symbol Baphomet, usually portrayed as a half-human and half-goat figure,” states the FCDF alert. “The goat-horned image of Baphomet is the symbol for the Church of Satan…”

Read more: Drag Show on Catholic Campus Turned Diabolical, Group Says – http://tinyurl.com/m8q4s4w

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Is Infanticide Wrong?

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Is Infanticide Wrong?

“Obviously, to go through the whole of pregnancy and labour, only to give birth to a child who one decides should not live, would be a difficult, perhaps heartbreaking, experience. For this reason many women would prefer prenatal diagnosis and abortion rather than live birth with the possibility of infanticide; but if the latter is not morally worse than the former, this would seem to be a choice that the woman herself should be allowed to make….” ~ Professor Peter Singer (Taking Life)

Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage: http://youtu.be/xWx7C9Mb1_s 

 

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies – http://tinyurl.com/kedulm4 

Planned Parenthood endorses post-birth abortion: http://youtu.be/qEv1afKaLhA 

Taking Life, by Peter Singer: http://www.utilitarianism.net/singer/by/1993—-.htm 

Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story – http://tinyurl.com/chfnn9c

Abortion used to be a crime. Why is infanticide still a crime? An unwanted murdered baby is an unwanted murdered baby, after all. Doctor Kermit Gosnell once said (when asked about the live babies he’d killed) a dead baby is what women were paying him for, and a dead baby is what he provided them. Doctor Gosnell was honestly perplexed by his prosecution for the murder of numerous newborns, because murdering numerous newborns was his business.

Abortion and Infanticide: Peter Singer debates Don Marquis – http://youtu.be/2Qfiq18DMYk 

 

Jars of baby feet found in a refrigerator belonging to abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Jars of baby feet found in a refrigerator at the abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors

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