Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"FREEDOM...IS...SLAVERY"--this guy really said it...

Here's a letter that appeared in the local paper today:

Free people must practice restraint

I do not believe in an "Allah" who creates a medical cell of Muslim doctors and associates to kill people in London and Glasgow.

Nor do I believe in an immoral democratic lifestyle which ignores biblical teachings and rebels against a life of holiness under the lordship of Jesus Christ.

Freedom and liberty to practice a sinful life is the worst kind of slavery, in that it destroys and condemns our body and our soul to a godless eternity.

God created Earth, heavens, life and he does not want it to be wasted or destroyed.

Billy R. Mathis

Hattiesburg


Mathis actually says that "freedom...is...slavery." Who the hell knows what his definition of "a sinful life" is--I would bet being a liberal, a non-Christian, a free-thinker, an antiwar activist, a civil liberties advocate, or any combination of those would fit Mathis' definition.

The thing is, Mathis equates freedom and slavery without irony or any seeming knowing wink to "1984" or anything. This is beyond scary...

1 comment:

Freshmao said...

This Billy R. Mathis dude lacks the ability to express his thoughts accurately in words. This is why I like the English because they tend be very precise with our mother language.

Think about it carefully, if there are no boundaries to freedom, what do you have? You have anarchy and no rule of law. Freedom and anarchy do not exist in harmony but freedom must be restrained by virtues such as love and by truth. At the opposite extreme, when the restraints on freedom cease to be virtuous (i.e. no longer loving,but hateful and selfish) and when lies are spoken in the place of truth then we end up with tyranny.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Thus we see that Liberty is both a Right and is also contrained by respect for other men's same Rights, which requires love and truth.