My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Is This What It's Coming To?

Once before I said I should have named this blog "Christian Conservative Outrage" but alas, I didn't. I try very hard to maintain a middle of the road but, conservative line. Is that an oxymoron? (No comments from the peanut gallery.) I just can't do it today. I feel a Conservative Outrage coming on. Every year about this time this issue crops up. Christian vs Muslim, Jew vs Atheist, Atheist vs every religion, etc, etc, etc.

From the Telegraph.co.uk. Headlines:

School cancels Christmas nativity in favour of Muslim Eid celebration.

It seems the school first canceled the annual Christmas play because they couldn't schedule two plays in the course of about 3 weeks. Apparently the Muslim Eid celebration is more important then Christmas play. What's wrong with this picture? After great outcry from the Christian parents, the canceled annual Christmas play was postponed. UNTIL AFTER NEW YEARS!!! What kind of idiots run this British School! Read the complete article here.

From Spokesman Review.Com Headlines:
Atheists will post own display,



Everybody wants a piece of the state capitol building action. Seems even the atheists can get a piece of the religious (?) pie in the state of Washington and the Governor, Chris Gregoire, contact the Governor here. goes along with it. Menorah, Nativity, and now Atheist Statement. Where oh where is Kwanzaa and don't forget Tom, I am no longer a star, Cruise and Scientology. Don't they get a spot in the state capitol building too! Read the complete story here.

Columbus Dispatch.com Headline:
Away in a manger? Reynoldsburg shelves Nativity scene

And finally, right here in my own back yard the the burg, Reynoldsburg, Ohio lacks the (expletive deleted) to display a Nativity Scene, "because we don't own one, according to a city hall spokesperson. Well, ol, gee, spend a couple of tax payers $'s and BUY ONE!!! What a shame. Of course the burg is just following suit as the Nativity scene has not been on the Ohio Capitol State House lawn for many a year. For the complete story clik here.

Commentary:
God. It's on our money, It's over our Supreme Court, It's in the halls of Congress, It's in our Constitution. It's in our Pledge of Allegiance. Now I am just a good ol' boy from the mid-west with a touch of "hillbilly" thrown in but even I learned in my public school that God was a big part in the Founding Fathers lives. Therefore It is was placed first and foremost in all our valuable and respected documents. It is the very backbone of why we came here. We came to have the liberty and freedom to worship God. God to the Founding Fathers was of the utmost importance when writing The Bill of Rights and the Constitution. To them and the colonials they represented worshipping God was of utmost importance. A Right and a Privilege.

NOWHERE, was I taught anything superseded God. Especially around Christmas time. No Allah, No, Baal, No Great Spirit, No Buddha, and certainly no cardboard sign written by some nickel/dime atheist if, who's brains were black powder wouldn't have enough power to blow his nose. I would go as far as to ask, is atheism a religion? Let me see,

Religion:

a set of beliefs,

Now I ask you what beliefs does an atheist have? None. Singular my friend, think singular. In order to be a religion you believe in many things. (
For the complete definition from Dictionary.Com clik here.) I know this will most likely offend some people but, as Rhett Butler once said, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn", and I don't. If you want to worship Baal, Allah, Buddha, or some other type of religion please feel free to do so, IN THE COUNTY YOU CAME FROM or, the sanctity of your own home! This is the United States of America and we take in all kinds of people, but we believe in God! When in Rome....... get the picture.

For the weak kneed politicians who buckle at the slightest thought of loosing a vote because they don't want to offend somebody go over to the blog Worth My Salt and pick up some background material. Then ask yourself, am I Worth My Salt? If you answer "no" get a grip and put up a Nativity Scene. See how many more votes you will get.

The display of the Nativity Scene anywhere including government property is the symbol God sent us his only son to die for us and take away our sins forever. Not displaying a Nativity Scene at this time of the year is a sacrilege. This belief is the very essence of our county and being.


God Bless The United States of America


9 comments:

Subvet said...

Truly pathetic.

On another note, you've been tagged. The rules are on my blog under "Tagged again". Have fun!

MightyMom said...

so, I take it you like Nativity Scenes??

just wondering...you weren't terribly clear there.

:-)

say it loud my friend

ABNPOPPA said...

Yes, I like Nativity Scenes. My unclear point was to show how far to the left we have come and may be going if we Conservatives don't get off our butts and start fighting for 'our' RIGHTS. I am tired of being discriminated against for "my" beliefs. This county was founded on Christian beliefs. I can put my Nativity
Scene anywhere I darn well please.

MightyMom said...

come and see who won!

Elizabeth said...

The Founding Fathers were actually not Christian conservatives as currently defined. I'm not sure what they would think of Nativity scenes on government property.

I didn't read the Telegraph article you posted a link to because my understanding is that newspaper is mainly a gossip sheet.

Our country was founded on the notion of religious freedom and freedom from persecution, which is not the same as being founded on Christianity.

ABNPOPPA said...

According to WiKi (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_religion_of_Pilgramsanswers) the Pilgrims were "Calvinist Christians. They believed in the Bible and to let that govern the way they lived, not the dictates of the King of England. They separated from the Church of England because they did not want to follow all the pomp and circumstance the King attached to the church. Nor did they feel the King should also be the head of the county and church. On this point I be to differ. The Pilgrims were more Christian Conservative than many of today's Christian Conservatives.

What do you base you comment on the Telegraph being a rag?

I believe our country was founded on the "principle", not the notion, of freedom from religious persecution, by Bible believing Conservative Christians. I also am not sure what they would say about the Nativity Scene on Government property. I would would like to believe they would agree the presence of God's son at his birth would be an acceptable symbol.

Elizabeth said...

I wasn't talking about the Pilgrims; I was talking about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington etc.

Elizabeth said...

"From the dissensions among Sects themselves arise necessarily a right of choosing and necessity of deliberating to which we will conform. But if we choose for ourselves, we must allow others to choose also, and so reciprocally, this establishes religious liberty." --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Religion, 1776. Papers 1:545

"Religion is a subject on which I have ever been most scrupulously reserved. I have considered it as a matter between every man and his Maker in which no other, and far less the public, had a right to intermeddle." --Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush, 1813.

ABNPOPPA said...

Excellent rebuttal from Elizabeth. I believe that Thomas Jefferson was one of the more private citizens that worked on the Constitutions.

JM do you have anything to add?

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer