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Imo, it's the "familiarity breeds contempt" phenomenon.
Only if freedom comes with familiarity.
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Imo, it's the "familiarity breeds contempt" phenomenon.
I think that's part of it.

The other part has to do with self-loathing. By and large, the far left is filled with miserable, unfulfilled people who project their negativity outward until it encompasses the entire culture in which they live. These people aren't responsible for their lack of self-esteem, it is their entire culture, and so they run around blaming all the world's ills on America, or the west, or imperialism or some other notion that doesn't really get at the heart of their true unhappiness. They are simply the opposite of jingoists in that instead of everything we do is right, everything we do is wrong, and since they view the enemy of the enemy as their friend, then they align themselves with any who are our enemies.

I always try to distinguish between liberalism and being a reactionary leftist, myself. I see liberalism is a positive way, since it is predicated upon positive notions regarding human rights. The problem is -- so many self-described liberals aren't liberal at all, but just reactionary leftists and so many righties use the term liberal to describe these leftists that the very term is becoming meaningless.
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I always try to distinguish between liberalism and being a reactionary leftist, myself. I see liberalism is a positive way, since it is predicated upon positive notions regarding human rights. The problem is -- so many self-described liberals aren't liberal at all, but just reactionary leftists and so many righties use the term liberal to describe these leftists that the very term is becoming meaningless.
I think the righties use the term liberal in one or both of two ways. Liberal spending, or liberal in the context of how they view morality. Liberalism as defined in America has largely lost its original meaning, which was more aligned with what we commonly call libertarianism. Liberty to succeed or fail, liberty to be what you desire within the confines of the law, liberty to associate with those of one's own choosing, liberty to believe and/or worship (or not) as one desires, among other concepts.


With my familiarity breeds contempt remark, I'm referring to the human phenomenon of feeling comfortable judging those with whom one is intimately involved. In the absense of mystery and misunderstanding, people usually feel comfortable projecting their anger toward those they feel comfortable with, because there is a relationship established which helps mitigate the mutual anger. (if that makes any sense)
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So this attorney decides to approach the resurrection of Christ from a legal standpoint.

Question: "Why should I believe in Christ’s resurrection?"

Answer: It is a fairly well-established fact that Jesus Christ was publicly executed in Judea in the 1st Century A.D., under Pontius Pilate, by means of crucifixion, at the behest of the Jewish Sanhedrin. The non-Christian historical accounts of Flavius Josephus, Cornelius Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata, Maimonides and even the Jewish Sanhedrin corroborate the early Christian eyewitness accounts of these important historical aspects of the death of Jesus Christ.

As for His resurrection, there are several lines of evidence which make for a compelling case. The late jurisprudential prodigy and international statesman Sir Lionel Luckhoo (of The Guinness Book of World Records fame for his unprecedented 245 consecutive defense murder trial acquittals) epitomized Christian enthusiasm and confidence in the strength of the case for the resurrection when he wrote, “I have spent more than 42 years as a defense trial lawyer appearing in many parts of the world and am still in active practice. I have been fortunate to secure a number of successes in jury trials and I say unequivocally the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is so overwhelming that it compels acceptance by proof which leaves absolutely no room for doubt.”

The secular community’s response to the same evidence has been predictably apathetic in accordance with their steadfast commitment to methodological naturalism. For those unfamiliar with the term, methodological naturalism is the human endeavor of explaining everything in terms of natural causes and natural causes only. If an alleged historical event defies natural explanation (e.g., a miraculous resurrection), secular scholars generally treat it with overwhelming skepticism, regardless of the evidence, no matter how favorable and compelling it may be.

In our view, such an unwavering allegiance to natural causes regardless of substantive evidence to the contrary is not conducive to an impartial (and therefore adequate) investigation of the evidence. We agree with Dr. Wernher von Braun and numerous others who still believe that forcing a popular philosophical predisposition upon the evidence hinders objectivity. Or in the words of Dr. von Braun, “To be forced to believe only one conclusion… would violate the very objectivity of science itself.”
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