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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Warren's "I am not afraid" campaign

I saw Warren Kinsella's idea for an "I Am Not Afraid" campaign, to respond to the averted terror plot on T.O on his blog yesterday. He was overwhelmed by the positive feedback (of which I was amongst) and it looks like something big may be in the works. Canadian Jedi also commented on it, and I got to thinking about it...

How about a nice big show of support from the local Blogging Tories? Hey, why not, let's get ALL the local political bloggers in on this one?!?! Turn it into the biggest blogstravaganza ever held, anywhere! All supporting a good cause... sticking it to those who want us to cower in fear! Come on all you Progressive Bloggers, you Blogging Dippers, and you Liblogers! Right there, in the T.O. area, we could likely comprise a couple of hundred people... what say you?

Stay tuned to Warren or www.IAmNotAfraid.ca for details as they emerge.

Ps - good old Zerb thought it was a dumb idea... LOL

14 Comments:

  • At Wed Jun 07, 01:23:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    I'm afraid. I'm terrified.

    Not of the terrorists or their actions, but of political fiends twisting their actions to their own agendae. So far, I see the more unbalanced conservatives as being most likely to engage in said behaviour.

    To quote the Thessulac from Angel, "The fear and prejudice turns to certainty and hate, and I take another bite and mmm-mmm-mmm! What a beautiful, beautiful dance!"

     
  • At Wed Jun 07, 10:15:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Justin... said…

    "I am still not afraid"

    Of religious fundamentalists of either the 'GAY'S MUST DIE' camp or the "GAY'S MUST BE CHASTE/ALONE/CONVERT" camp.

    Yes, congratulations that your condemnation of the homosexual condition doesn't involve punishment by hanging but can I ask you this: how do you want gays to live their lives?

    I look foward to your response CC.

     
  • At Wed Jun 07, 10:54:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    I'm not sure where the connection of that is to this particular post, justin. Were you thinking of another post?

    I'll let Andrew speak for himself on that issue. I'm personally curious about his answer(s), too.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 02:24:00 AM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    It freaked me out to hear about those 17 kids/young men who were arrested for actively preparing for something terrible. But our law enforcement agencies nailed them. And they saw them coming from a mile away.

    Call me foolish if you want, but this isn't going to change my life. I'm still going to continue attending Jays games, I'm still going to take public transit, and I'm still going to go to my workplace, along with my other 2500 colleagues.

    I bet most people are like me in this regard. The news raised some serious eyebrows, but that's where the change in behaviour ends. And that's as it should be: No reaction is the best reaction of all. Why? Because no reaction is the best way to express a lack of fear.

    Saying "I'm not afraid" in the way Kinsella is suggesting is a huge reaction, and in my mind only affirms that there's something to be afraid of.

    This is yet another point where I disagree with a number of the blogging tories: I don't think this is something that should give us cause to live in fear. But according to many BT bloggers and those writing comments, we should be afraid, and turning that fear into open prejudice against an entire culture of Canadians living within our borders. Ironically, it's these very same folks who call people holding my position cowards.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 09:15:00 AM EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Yes, congratulations that your condemnation of the homosexual condition doesn't involve punishment by hanging but can I ask you this: how do you want gays to live their lives?

    The same way that I advocate all people live their lives... in repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    However, in our pluralistic society, I recognize the fact that all men are equal to live their lives as they please. You misrepresent my position with your statement "I am still not afraid of religious fundamentalists of either the 'GAY'S MUST DIE' camp or the "GAY'S MUST BE CHASTE/ALONE/CONVERT" camp", assuming that I must fit into either one of these viewpoints.

    My position has always been that in Canada, those who choose a homosexual lifestyle are free to do so. My position has also always been that marriage is a union of two people of the opposite gender. So, to reconcile these two issues (that of a pluralistic society and my Christian faith), I would have to lean towards Mr. Harper's suggestion of Civil Unions.

    It works in Britian. The idea wasn't even given a fair hearing here in Canada. Any talk of the idea was instantly drowned out as being "bigoted" or "homophobic" or "a violation of basic human rights" (where on earth do they get that idea anyway? How would a Civil Union be a "violation of basic human rights" if it offered the same status of marriage, but had a different name?)

    I've said all along that marriage was never defined by the Canadian government, it was defined by mankind as a whole over thousands of years. (how you say it originated, from God or not, is irrelevant to me) Though it has legal authority on how it functions in Canada, it had no right to redefine its definition.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 09:20:00 AM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "The idea wasn't even given a fair hearing here in Canada."

    That's true. And strongly represented among those who gave civil unions an unfair hearing in Canada was the evangelical Chritian community, who did not want government to sanction what they considered an immoral lifestyle.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 09:57:00 AM EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    It's official... Dirk get's comment #2000!

    As for an "unfair hearing", your right, the church did disagree with "Civil Unions". In the context of morality and faith, even I still disagree with the idea of "Civil Unions"... it's only because we live in a pluralistic society that I am able to make that compromise.

    Basically, as Paul said, "As much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men."

    What I was referring to is that in the political and media sphere, the concept of Civil Unions wasn't given a fair hearing.

    (and let the flames begin)

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 10:29:00 AM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    "The same way that I advocate all people live their lives... in repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ."

    Hypothetical situation: Joe comes up to you in a coffee shop (wearing a Duke #4 basketball jersey) and says to you, "I'm gay." Would you automatically assume that Joe has not yet repented and exercised faith in the Lord Jesus Christ?

    "That's true. And strongly represented among those who gave civil unions an unfair hearing in Canada was the evangelical Chritian community, who did not want government to sanction what they considered an immoral lifestyle."

    Bears repeating. Best comment of the day.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 11:08:00 AM EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Blake, in your "hypothetical" situation, I would say yes, I would automatically assume that... I automatically assume that of everyone, until they state or do something that would lead me to belive that they are, in fact, "saved".

    Like I've said before, I veiw all sin, and thus, all sinners, as equal... as does the Lord. "Repent and believe" is the key.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 03:48:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    "Like I've said before, I veiw all sin, and thus, all sinners, as equal... as does the Lord."

    Do you view having homosexual tendencies as being sinful?

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 09:40:00 PM EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Ah, I see that the Rat Pack is out again.

     
  • At Thu Jun 08, 10:09:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    Really, Joanne? I haven't seen your mother post on here all day.

    "Rat Pack" - I like it. We're reconsidering Club Accountability, and I like this. Maybe we'll use it. I see where you're going with that, the whole Oceans 11 thing. After all, we heisted your dignity weeks ago.

     
  • At Fri Jun 09, 02:03:00 PM EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Yeah, Club Dysfunctionability is pretty weak.

     
  • At Fri Jun 09, 02:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger Blake said…

    And if anybody knows weak, joanne, it's you.

     

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