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Sunday, August 21, 2005

The most feared word in the US right now...

God.

There it is, ladies and gentlemen. This three letter word has sparked more debate and caused more controversy than any Hollywood screenwriter could invent.

What's ironic is our country was founded on principles found in a book solely written by (divinely, of course) and about God. The Ten Commandments pretty much cover all that is deigned law in the present day, but God forbid we have them displayed! Maybe I shouldn't say 'God Forbid', seeing as He is being escorted out of our society with a swift shove by many in power.

Can't have God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why, that might sway the minds of our youth to actually believe in something other than Scooby Doo and Pokemon!
Can't have Jesus' birth acknowledged for fear it could hurt the feelings of those that don't believe.
Can't have God's word as part of decision making. That could lead to the something our society is shying away from: identifying certain behaviors as right or wrong. There is nothing that can't be rationalized, explained, or excused away now so don't bring God into the mix.

Since 9/11, Muslims living in the US are able to insert their religion into our society without backlash, without incident but let a Baptist child say their prayer in school and all Hell breaks loose. Instead of respecting all religions, our nation has become so politically correct that we've literally lost the faith our foundation was built upon. No one wants to be beat about the head and neck with the Bible, or threatened with hellfire and brimstone, but what's so wrong with letting those that choose to worship God do so?

I had an instructor once that boasted about his atheism. He tried day after day to prove my faith was not only misguided, but altogether pointless. In the end, his constant prodding only made my faith stronger. Maybe this is what is happening to our nation right now, a test to strengthen our faith as a whole. Are we passing the test? Hard to tell right now but one thing is certain, if we fail the test, our children will pay a price far greater than any generation has ever seen in the history of the world.

Talk about Hellfire and brimstone...

10 Comments:

  • Yeah, between liberal politically-incompetent judges and the ATCLU*, it makes one wonder about the state of Christian religion these days.

    *Arab Terrorist Civil Liberties Union, formerly American Civil Liberties Union; they don't seem to be concerned about much else

    By Blogger Skunkfeathers, at 10:28 AM  

  • Oh, I am so with you on this. Now it's not pc to say bc and ad when teaching kids the timeline in schools. It's bce (before common era) and ce (common era). It's now Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. I could go on and on. This does not surprise me.

    By Blogger Maria del Carmen, at 7:50 PM  

  • Preach it Tish!!!

    I agree with you 100%, American has become so afraid to step on anyone's toes that we have turned into a bunch of pansies. America needs to get her backbone back and realize that God is what has made her who she is and without him she is nothing.

    By Blogger Eddo, at 8:54 PM  

  • I can agree with you, but only to a certain point. Please keep in mind that this country was founded on the belief of "freedom of religion" which can be easily be meant as "freedom *FROM* religion". Read a bit about the "founding fathers" - they weren't "Christian" as it is thought of today, rather they were diests(sp?). I certainly don't want a "state-sanctioned" religion I would be forced to follow in order to prove my "patriotism", would you? Just my $0.0002 worth of "liberal mush" to be derided, slam dunked and belittled by those "in the *right* religious groove".

    By Blogger Michael, at 10:26 PM  

  • Trish, you took the words right out of my mouth!! I have been thinking so much about this lately that it's almost become an obsession of mine.
    I totally agree with what you have written. I refuse to be politically correct for fear of "hurting someone's feelings". If we can't express what we believe in this country then this is not America as I've always known and loved.
    Great post!! I could go on and on about this subject.

    By Blogger Cara, at 10:17 AM  

  • Christianity has always had the most rapid and true growth during times of and in places of persecution. The U.S. could be getting primed for a major revival.

    By Blogger bornfool, at 12:23 PM  

  • God gives us a choice to accept or reject Jesus and His sacrifice. The real tragedy is that so many will never know who Jesus is and won't have the choice.

    There are no viable arguments against accepting the Bible for what it is: the whole and unwavering word of God. "Intelligent" argument can never trump heart knowledge and the saving grace of being a Christian. To doubters: choose wisely.

    – Texas T-bone

    By Blogger Todd, at 3:35 PM  

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    By Blogger praynlady, at 4:15 PM  

  • I love this post too!!! So true, you definately are posting about the ever present times in America!!!!

    By Blogger Live, Love, Laugh, at 2:33 AM  

  • Even as someone who does not personally believe in god, I agree with your statements. In America, the land of the free, we should also be free to choose and PRACTICE our beliefs, barring infringing on others rights. And I have a hard time understanding how a prayer, a display of the 10 commandments, or the words 'In God We Trust' can infringe on anyone's rights.

    By Blogger Courtney, at 5:56 PM  

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