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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NOT....A Conservative Outrage

Well Christmas has come and gone. The children and the grandchildren have returned to their homes and mother and I are here alone again, empty nesters. It seems so quite. Too much food, too many presents, never too many family, but it has got me thinking. More often than not, this is not a good sign. I am the patriarch of my family and my wife is the matriarch of hers. Although we emulated the giving of gifts as did the wisemen did we do enough. Probably not. I ask you, Did you do enough?

On Christmas eve I found myself holding Jude Christian, my two week old grandson. Everything around me became secondary as I held him in what was outwardly chaos but, between Jude and I a surreal, quiet, and indescribable span of time. I wonder what was ahead for this tiny helpless child. You watch the news and if you give it your complete attention you would think there is nothing good in this world. But, Jude is here and he is precious. His mom, my daughter, is here and she and her husband have three other children and they are precious. Our son and his family are here and they to are precious. With a son who has served in a war zone for 15 months and most likely will serve again you realize life is precious. Why is it that it appears only the bad things make the news. Jude and I just sat there and looked at each other. He needing my care and the care of our family and somehow strangely, me needing his innocence and peacefulness. Life is so precious for all. Later at Sunday service Pastor Flesher of Greencastle Bible Church asked us, what do you think Mary felt as she gave birth to the Savior of the world. How did she react to this challenge of raising Jesus? What an awesome responsibility.

Mother and I have talked it over and have vowed next Christmas we are going to bring this question to our grandchildren before we have Christmas. Do they really understand why we celebrate Christmas. I hope so. We certainly are going to try. There is much good in this world and it is our duty as parents and grandparents to see the Word and Good News is spread.

Happy New Year and God Bless you all.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Birthday

This is a short but powerful post.

ABNPOPPA and ABNMOMMA are pleased to announce the birth of:

Jude Christian,

born today, December 8,2009 at 1137 hours. Weight 8lbs. 10oz. 20.5 inches tall.

Mother and son doing fine. We thank the Lord for this beautiful 11th grandchild!

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


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

President Elect Obama/Ex Senator Al Gore

Clik here to read how these two leading "lefties" are respected by our overseas counterparts. If this doesn't support my feelings that we are in for big trouble nothing will. I know this is a lazy post but it's getting late and ABNMOMMA is calling me to take out the cat and bring in the dog or something like that. Read this article and leave me a comment about how you "feel" (for the lefties), and what you "think" (for the Conservatives) about it. This is a sanity check for me.

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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