Monday, February 23, 2009

C.S. Lewis weighs in on YFZ

Believe it or not, "Jack" just couldn't stay out of it, so he comes back from the grave to speak about on the raid.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
Well actually, someone named "Retired Military" posted it at Wizbang, for an entirely different reason. It's apropos though.

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Me said...

Very well stated. They want to save us from what? To make us like themselves, as miserable as hell itself? No thanks. They (CPS and their gun toting friends) can live in their own hell. We want none of it. Maybe they can save themselves first from their own misery, and the misery of those they kidnap, then people will want to know how they succeeded in being happy (it comes from minding your own business, and living the best you know how, treating others as you would be treated). It appears the FLDS are already happy in their beliefs. Maybe we could learn about happiness from them. The only ones unhappy about the FLDS are those who have ABANDONED their religion and those who believed their (apostate) lies, for the purpose of pushing their own political agendas. A perfect hell of happiness we want no part of.

Please save yourselves from your own misery first (speaking to the crusaders), before you try to save others. Maybe you can clean up your own state (speaking of Texas rated #1 for teenage pregnancy, and Utah rated #1 for suicide) and households before you attack someone for their religious beliefs that are hurting no one and try to force them to be "happy" (miserable) like yourselves. After all, we are living in a country that believes in life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and serving God according the the dictates of our own conscience, right? How come everything you are doing goes against those ideals?

ztgstmv said...

The children of Warren Jeffs and the bishops don't have to be told they're superior, they instinctively know it. They know they are of a superior breed to the decadent rif-raf of mainstream society. They're envious of nothing.