I am not a well spoken person and I often have a hard time expressing what I truly mean. I am so thankful for the training I have had, but it is still really hard. I mess up more than I actually make a difference. So I know this battle will be tough.
We are in a terrible battle between pragmatism and principles. Which do we choose? This is the toughest battle. The main stream idea is pushing pragmatism and it has for years. But do we ever just stop and ask about the biblical basis for our actions? What does God say? The foundation for the principled position is still something I am learning to defend and understand. But I know it to be right.
We can never expect to have a developed world view when we lack the understanding of God through theology. Our basis for everything we believe hangs on the law and the gospel. We must study and know our foundation before we can be expected to raise the roof of our thoughts.
I have realized that I am missing the true extent of this knowledge necessary to spew the rhetoric I so easily release. And it is humiliating to me when I reread a position that I flew into a passion to write. I am not sure that I actually regret the philosophy I put forth. But I do regret the immature way that I attacked the issue. My pride is the biggest character flaw that I despise the most.
I need to study rather than talk. So I am hoping to cut off my ranting of social networking. I will still post articles (probably from Lewrockwell.com) from people wiser than me. But I need to figure out my foundation. I want to work through these thoughts and truly use my mind for thought through ideas not passion based agendas. I will probably post on here more often and talk about my findings. But maybe now I'll have more control. And I will have thought through these issues that elude my understanding. And may God teach me humility though it all.
"There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."