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.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Defending Obama

Conservative Outrage was started because of my being sick and tired of the Republican Party that I at one time endorsed.  Years ago I quite calling myself a Republican, I was 30 something at the time.  I began calling myself a Constitutional Conservative.  I morphed into a Christian Constitutional Conservative.  My basis was my God comes before my politics and my God In the Bible) teaches me  moderation, compassion and respect, ie: Conservatism.


Why the lead in to this post?  Because my posts have been as about anti Obama as they can be.  I have now been forced reluctantly, I might add, to come to the defense of President Obama.  On the ride to work I heard a story on Glenn Beck citing a rapper and a Harvard Professor declaring President Obama the world's biggest terrorist.  This is just flat wrong.  BHO may be a Socialist, Communist, Stalinist or whatever but he is not a Terrorist! 


The rapper, Lupe Fiasco stated and referenced a Communist,  Howard Zin, that war was an act of terror.  That bombing an act of war killed people.  BHO is not only the President of The United States but also the Commander in Chief.  Therefore as the Commander in Chief he is the world's biggest Terrorist.  Now as I have said, I don't like BHO.  Having said that he has reluctantly (my opinion) continued to defend the citizens of the greatest country in the world, The United States of America.


Profession Cornell West then applauds the rapper,Lupe Fiasco.  This is a man in the position of teaching our, or least someones children.  Princeton University should be ashamed of this.  I don't wish to shut these two left wing voices as that is: Freedom of Speech.  That is exactly what I am doing here and now.  I do condemn the University and the board of the university for allowing this type of rhetoric in the classroom.

Thus having defend BHO against this moronic and completely absurd accusation I continue to say BHO is the worst President this country has had in my lifetime .  He needs removed and I refer to my previous post.  Seal Team 6 eliminated on threat to America, it is now up to the Tea Party, all Conservatives, Constitutional and Republican voters to remove the 2nd threat, BHO!

Pops

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 Why?

I went to church tonight on 9-11 with not really a thought about it.  It seemed the right thing to do in remembrance of the victims and their families.  That probably doesn't sound very well for me however, for the past week the tragedy has been everywhere.  On the news, in the papers, on the radio and the constant talk.  One famous retail outlet has even started a marketing program around it.   I might add I think this is atrocious however,  this is the Home of the Free (to do what you want) and this sick company is doing so.  But, on to going to church.  

I went in with little on my mind just going through the motions so to speak.  Horrible of me I know but,  at least I was there.  Pastor began with prayer and then cited some stats.  Some were; we took more causalities at Normandy,  we took more causalities at Gettysburg, the Japanese took more at Hiroshima,  more at the Holocaust, and don't forget Chairman Mao or Joseph Stalin, they murder in the millions.  The most chilling was we take more unborn lives nearly every day than we took on 9-11.  Needless to say I sat up and paid attention. How could a civilized country forget about the unborn?

Then he went to, why.  Why would my/our God allow this to happen.  Is He not a just God, a God of  Peace unlike the god Allah of the Muslim religion?  Our sign is the Cross, that our Savior died on for us.  The Muslim sign .......a sword.  A weapon to kill those who will not convert.   Why would my God allow not only 9-1 but other tragedies like this to happen.  He then referred to a little read Book of the Bible, Habakkuk.  In my Bible it has 3 Chapters and takes up about two full pages.  Not very big and notably not very well know I would think.  Habakkuk, short, sweet and to the point.  Ask yourself why and think about this.

Chapter 1
2O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
   3Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
  4Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

Is this the way you feel about America and 9-11 today?  Is this the way you felt about Katrina and the Japanese tsunami?  Did you ask yourself, Why God?  Why do all these horrible things have to happen to good people. I have and I must admit until tonight I had no answer only the question.  Pastor then went to verse 5.

 5Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you. 

My God is at work and has a plan.  It is only up to me to believe in Him.  It is not for me to question.  It is not for me to understand.  Yes, I may at some time see the reason but it may not be in this life time.  Pastor then went on to Chapter 2 verse 1.

1I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 

That's all I have to do. Then finally Chapter 2:3,
3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 

How do Christians understand......we don't.  It is best said this way:

 Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from
faith to faith; as it is written: "The just shall live by faith." (underscore is mine)

God, please bless America not only on this day but every day though out the year.

Pops.


Bible passages from Bible.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BUMPER STICKER

On my way to work this day I had a young fellow driving a pickup truck pass me.  I drive slow so that wasn't a big deal.  In his back window he had an ARMY  VET sticker.  Being an old Veteran myself I sometimes drive by the younger ones and toss them a salute.  Just kind of a Thank you which they so justly deserve.  As I pulled closer to the truck I notice a bumper sticker with some pretty small print.  Finally after some careful driving I got close enough to read it.  The first word in BIG letters which had caught my attention was "HAPPINESS".   As I got real close I could read the rest.  It said:

HAPPINESS
is a belt fed weapon!

Got side by side, he looked over and I gave my salute and had just enough time to smile and make the exit.
It certainly made my day.

God Bless these young warriors, we owe them so much!

Pops 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SHORT AND DIRECT

Stolen from my good friend Subvet
 It says it all! 
 
Short & Direct:
From a Marine friend...Short and sweet...and to the point.

The Navy SEALS removed one Muslim threat to America . . . It's up to the voters to remove the other!
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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