For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you, for your deeds shall return on your own head.
For as you have drunk upon my holy mountain, all the nations shall drink;
they shall drink, and stagger,
and shall be as though they had not been. – Obadiah 15-16 (RSV)
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About that time, I came up square against liberal bigotry: “I thought your message was too judgmental.”
So who’s doing the judging here?
Sometimes, it even begins before anyone says a word. After all, “pre-judge” becomes “prejudice.”
So it’s not always coming from the Right?
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The Principle of Truth I call it; for so my Soul doth witness it, although I am not unsensible, that such who do despise it, will not stick to scandalize it, and instead of calling it by its true and proper Name, brand it with the opprobrious Terms of Heresy and Schism, sullen Separation, and the Effect of a melancholy Brain. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)