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  •  It's Calvinism; the Calvinball is gravy (0+ / 0-)

    The Elect and the Damned

    By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others foreordained to everlasting death.  

    Neither are any other redeemed by Christ, effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and saved, but the elect only.  The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of His own will, whereby He extendeth or withholdeth mercy, as He pleaseth, for the glory of His Sovereign power over His creatures, to pass by; and to ordain them to dishonour and wrath for their sin, to the praise of His glorious justice.

    The Westminster Confession of Faith (1643)

    BTW, prosperity is the physical manifestation of grace (cf. Blankfein's infamous quote).  Those who have willfully turned away from god (or the Koch Brothers), clearly marked by their lack of prosperity, can expect no mercy.

    The Catholic Church officially opposes the doctrine of "double predestination" so this makes Paul Ryan a heretic* as well as a hypocrite.

     Add a stupid person's idea of the concept of "outlawry" and you see the rest of the Right's cruel treatment of undocumented people and anyone who ever passed through the criminal justice system, or whom they presume to be predestined for that system.  

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

    by LucyandByron on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 02:32:54 PM PST

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