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    The Sin Of Omission

    "I'm not going to get upset over somebody else's life. I just worry about myself first."

    These are the words of a man named David Cash, Jr. On May 25th, 1997, Mr. Cash was in a casino in Primm, Nevada with his friend Jeremy Strohmeyer, when Mr. Strohmeyer spotted a 7 year old girl who was wandering about on her own. The girl was left in the charge of her older brother while their father drank and gambled. The brother was not watching her, but Mr. Strohmeyer most certainly was.

    When the girl entered a women's restroom, Mr. Strohmeyer followed her. He pretended to play some fun games with her for a short time. And then he made his move, dragging the child into a stall where he molested and murdered the girl. Mr. Cash did not actively participate in the murder. But he had peeked in and saw what was happening, and chose to do nothing to stop it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Strohmeyer

    Ask yourself this question: Am I outraged over David Cash's lack of concern for others? This is just one example of a person who refused to be useful for his fellow man. I would argue that the sin of omission is quite prevalent in American society today. Right now, we have the most secretive administration in our nations history. Hillary Clinton's "what difference does it make" statement sums it up for us. Of course, her commentary was specific to what happened in Benghazi, and who was blamed for that. It was a sin of omission that our government was involved and knew who was behind the attack. The fact that it was the work of a terrorist group that the administration had deemed to be 'on the run' needed to be omitted. The blame was diverted to a film maker. Hillary did not care about the film maker. She was worried about herself first.

    The Clinton's have also been sensational at propagating the idea that Bill's multiple sexual adventures don't make much of a difference. Some of them consensual. Some coerced. And perhaps one was an act of force. But ... what difference does it make? Did it matter if the truth was revealed? Was it wrong only because it was the President of the United States who was doing this? Or, was this just one more example of societal rot? It's no secret that the Clinton's always put themselves first. Always.

    I have recently discovered that a small group of so-called Conservative types are engaging in some sort of sex ring. Thoroughly disgusting stuff. One man, let's just call him Bob, has something that one of his female cohorts calls an "octagon of women". I am told this through an exchange between she and I, after I dared to reveal what had been going on. She's quite angry. But I don't care much for the David Cash's of the world, who through the sin of omission, fail to act for the good of others. Both Bob and his female cohort put themselves first.

    Let's say I belong to a country club. It's mostly women. Maybe a few men. And one woman, let's call her Meg, has been there at the club for years, knowing that some of the members were there for the purpose of harvesting others for a different sort of club. A perverted sex club. And she knows that most of the women there have no idea what men like Bob and his pal Joe have in store. Is there a sin of omission? Do we excuse all of this because these people are in our same country club or political party? Did Meg care for others? Be careful how you process that thought.

    Margaret E. Sangster wrote a poem called "The Sin Of Omission"

    It isn't the thing you do, dear,

    It's the thing you leave undone

    That gives you a bit of heartache

    At the setting of the sun.

    The tender word forgotten,

    The letter you did not write,

    The flowers you did not send, dear,

    And your haunting ghosts at night.

    The stone you may have lifted

    Out of a brothers way;

    The bit of heartsome counsel

    You were hurried too much to say;

    The loving touch of a hand, dear,

    The gentle winning tone

    Which you had no time or thought for

    With troubles enough of your own.

    http://www.pensivethoughts.com/2008/...-omission.html

    ~

    This thread will continue, as I have many thoughts about how it is the David Cash's of this country who are our number one problem. Failure to tell the truth for the good of others. It's everywhere. Not just in the political system. The societal rot is far worse than I knew.
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    In all of the above examples, the sin of omission caused harm to others.

    Here is the rest of Mr. Cash's statement where he told the press that his actions helped him
    score with women
    My first example and my last example are both about sexual depravity. And sandwiched in between is the example of both that and the political world. What do these things have in common? The use and misuse of human beings. What is the difference between the first and last? Why, Mr. Cash boldly told us just what sort of piece of human garbage he is. Just laid it out on the table, like he did his poker chips at the casino. That does not happen very often. Most of the time, the people who try and omit, also try and lie their way out of the situation. And often, they go behind the scenes to threaten those who know what they do.

    One of those people is a man names Brett Kimberlin.

    making it his life’s mission to threaten, brutalize, shakedown, sue, slander and generally terrorize any writer — conservative and liberal alike — who dares speak plainly about his checkered past.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012...-into-silence/

    Mr. Kimberlin is a criminal. And I am in no way suggesting that those in my other examples are guilty of actual criminal acts. But he shares one thing in common with my examples. It's the subject of this forum. America's moral decay. In particular, threats and harassment by those who are exposed, and are continuing to try and conceal their poor behavior. Why do they do that? Because they do not want to stop. They like what they are doing. It drives them and they have no desire to change.
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    Couple the sin of omission with an ignorant voter base, and you get politicians who truly believe their constituents are unworthy of information or personal liberty. Pelosi's comments are a shining example of this. Was her intention to just act benevolently? Or was this something else? An act of deception to lead America further towards a place where liberty becomes a thing of the past?

    Is it a good thing, or a bad thing to tell the truth about what the Democrats did in passing Obamacare? If you had access to a secret video of the Democrats sitting around a big table discussing how the Obamacare bill would be the gateway to something like, say ... total population monitoring, would you want to show the video to every American out there?

    Today is the anniversary of Obamacare. Ted Cruz is one of the few brave souls in Washington DC who is willing to tell the truth about what the intended purpose of the bill is. Is truth important?
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    “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”
    Molière

    So we have covered a few examples of what people chose to not do to protect their fellow man. Next, I am going to go back to the original post, and tell you what each of these people did do in response to being exposed as purveyors of the sin of omission. Next, is the sin of commission. How they chose to solve, for themselves, their sin of omission.
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    Watching Ted Cruz being interviewed by Matt Lauer is like watching a loved one on stage for the first time at least to me. You want so much for him to succeed and your holding your breath that no mistakes are made. Well, he did a remarkable job handling the usual lies and trick questions and I needn't have worried. After it I thought, Cruz is extremely bright and it is not going to be easy to trip up someone like that. I’d prefer a governor but this is an exception I can easily accept, so impressed am I with him. It’s a long road ahead and I am very much looking forward to it.

    I remember that Kimberlin story and must have read it here or on the Blaze. The sin of omission how very often we omit obvious wrongs to avoid discomfort or to not appear as a "butinski". I remember a story here in the state of Washington a man who raped, tortured and killed three boys in Vancouver-Portland area. He was caught after he tried to abduct a boy from a movie theater. The boy was heading into the men's room when the killer took him by the hand and said we have to leave now and started walking out of the theater with him. The boy started crying and onlookers were told it was his son and he was just tired and cranky and needed his nap. The boy yelled you ain't my Dad! One onlooker thought, hmm what if it isn't his Dad? So he walked over and stopped the abduction, thus saving the boy’s life. Most of us would probably think well who knows maybe the kid’s a brat and the Dad is just trying to manage him etc. Worse comes to worse he was the Dad and gets charged with what? I don’t know but praise God he did butinsky!
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    First off, I wouldn't have left my kid unattended in a casino. I don't gamble, especially with my children's lives. Secondly, If anyone even looked at my daughter in a suggestive manner, I'd expose his organs to daylight.. Yep. Battle axe, right through the skull. Cleave him down to his teeth.
    America's problem is that, like so many American flags right now. It's upside down. People's priorities are exactly the opposite of where they need to be. They vote for people because of the skin color and then call people who vote for someone for a reason other than their skin color racist. If anything exemplified and underlined America's moral decay it's been the two Obama terms and all that has transpired. When Americans are more interested in tv than their country, we got a problem.
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    Things are upside down. And a lot of people cannot accept truths which are repugnant to them. They'd rather look away, or believe in some fantasy or lie that someone spoon feeds them. My mission here is to show what happens when people choose to retreat to their place of comfort, instead of doing what is right, and telling the truth.

    None of us are perfect beings. I know I'm not. But I do have a hunger for learning my way through life. And if I learn some things that just happen to be ugly truths, I am free to discuss them and look for answers on how to correct some of society's problems.

    Each of the examples in my original post, went on to engage in the sin of commission. Mr. Cash used his new found fame to try and pick up women. The Clinton's tried to silence women via threats and coercion. And in my last example, all of the person's named, engaged in sexual exploitation and harassment of women. All of them.


    But guess what? It really has little to do with sex.

    Please read: http://www.nysun.com/opinion/the-rea...r-cheat/87351/
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    That does explain Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dalliance with his rather plain looking housemaid while being married to the gorgeous Maria Shriver i.e. his need to have some other woman desire him. Dittos Bill Clinton, a serial cheater. Missing with each of them is the inner Spirit or conscience that says for better or worse, sickness and in health, forsake all others etc. that keeps us on the straight and narrow. No matter the condition of your spouse as age does its relentless work you must always see the person you married, the person you loved and never ever forget him or her. It is why I have had trouble with people in high office or low for that matter who cheat on their spouses and then ask us to trust them to run government. If they could not be trusted to keep a sacred vow of matrimony why be surprised or expect anything different in other endeavors?
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    I got a lot out of that article. Same is true with a lot of other reading I have been doing. Trying to connect all of the dots, and things are making a lot of sense now. I know that our world is sick. But I want to know why, and how it got this way. And then, I want to know how we reverse this.
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    I can't believe that stupid Pelosi think the ACA is working , my friend Dave got a policy for his kids and ex wife for 360 a month but really he has nothing as he deductible's are so friggin high he can never meet them unless there is a catastrophic illness or injury , he says the only difference now is does have insurance that he doesn't use!! and of course he pays for it , I think it is a scam to pay for the dolittles insurance supplements
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    Pelosi does not think it's working. She knows it's set up to fail. So more sins of omission there.

    I find it all very eye opening. Sick as a lot of this stuff is, I'm sort of glad to know about it. Having been someone who normally maintained only a very small group of friends, I decided to expand a while back. Learned quite a lot through that experience. The fakery out there is amazing. I found it to be like a slow poison seeping into my life. So now I'm back to my small circle. It's all good now, because if knowledge is power, then I'm a powerhouse of information. Liberals are famous for living in the world of hopes and dreams and feelings, and omission of facts. That's how we got Barack Obama. The MSM ushered in the fantasy, and omitted the horrible truths about that awful man.
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    On the subject of sins of omission I have a story to tell. I have a leftwing relative who posts on Facebook who, from time to time shares a leftist link or photo to bolster her wrongheaded arguments. In the interests of family comity I ignore her. Her latest post about a pastor whose sermon concluded
    “The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don’t even know. The bible states to love thy neighbor. That’s it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage. So, we are as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.”
    She added: I am rather appreciative of this pastor, and his message. Share it if you are as well.

    My inclination was to ignore her like I usually do. She lives in Minnesota and supports Al Franken and loves all the liberal members of the Supreme Court of The United States and longs for the day when obama can appoint another one to tip the balance her way. Why I decided to respond in this instance was the very idea we have been discussing on this thread, the Sins of Omission. By letting that sermon stand I was in effect letting those lies stand for all in her and my family who read it and think it is true when I know it is not. Here was my response:

    Actually the Bible does speak about the consequences of a homosexuality lifestyle: The apostle Paul, in one of his letters to the Corinthians, wrote the verses most often quoted on this subject:

    “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
    (NIV, 1st Corinthians 6:9-11)

    Jesus has paid the price for our sins on the cross including those committed by homosexuals and in every case told the sinner he encountered to go and sin no more. “Love thy neighbor” without telling them the certain consequences of their continuance in a grave sin is not loving at all but a condemnation of a soul to hell.
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    I suppose she'd have preferred that you omit that part.
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    It is telling that since I posted my response not one other response forthcame (my made up word) and not another “like” either. I think what happened was other family members and friends of hers may have read both sides and thought, I’m not touching this one at all. It is the best I could hope for, well not the best, I would have hoped for some to come forward and comment on what I wrote or at least “liked” it but it did serve the purpose of arresting the lib drift toward default=evil as so often happens.
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    You did well, NP. I am completely convinced that sins of omission are among the biggest problems we face today. Glenn Beck was just talking about how the liberal new outlets are refusing to talk about the slaughter of Christians throughout the ME. He says history will judge us for this. And I believe he is correct.
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