When I sat down tonight to write about something, a number of things whipped through my mind. I've been up since 3:30 AM, and I just got home a little while ago (it's after 8 pm for me now). I showered, read my e-mail, and jaunted through my favorite news websites.
Everyone seems to be writing about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his promise to annihilate Israel, and how now plutonium has been found in an Iranian Waste Facility. Israel is in big trouble, and the new liberal Congress wants to cut and run. If we abandon our ally in that region, Israel is in real trouble. In fact, if we cut and run, Israel will be extinct.
Iran has proven that they cannot be trusted, and they could care less what the United Nothing says. They simply desire to accomplish the same thing that the terrorists want (probably because they are one and the same in most cases), destroy Israel, destroy America, and spread the Muslim Religion around the globe. Iran is developing nuclear weapons, have tested missiles that can reach Israel, and the left wants to cut and run.
An article by Ann Coulter on Human Events Online also caught my attention. Her article begins by indicating that 476 documents made a big thing about the "maginificent" achievement of Nancy Pelosi becoming the First Woman speaker of the house. Read the article HERE. Who cares if that b*#@&. . . uh, person named Pelosi is in such a position? Rather than be proud, we all should be shaking in our boots.
Then I came across an article the scared the heebie jeebies out of me.
When I was on My Point Radio with Dave and Jenn a caller that goes by the handle of Night Rider asked me if I believe that we are in the end times as detailed by the Bible. I do. But what I believe, or what anybody believes, regardless of what it is, is in danger in ways beyond imagination.
The secular world accuses the Christian right of being narrow-minded and intolerant. On Sunday, November 12th, Elton John told an interviewer that he wants to see an effort to suppress institutionalized faith. Specifically, he wants to ban religion completely. ". . . organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate."
In a free society such as ours, he is entitled to his opinion just as is anybody else. But there is a real danger here, and not just to Christians. This kind of thinking will eventually take away other rights. When you single out a group like this you threaten to eliminate all groups.
I understand the reasoning, however wrong it is. Elton John's argument is that religion turns hate toward gays. It may seem that way to him, but that is simply not true.
I disagree with that lifestyle, but I have never claimed to hate the people. Religion does not promote hatred and spite against gays as he claims. We are following Biblical beliefs that dictate to us that such behavior is wrong, and Christians feel that a Christian institution such as marriage should not be dirtied by it. However, Christianity, though we feel homosexuality is a sin, isn't out there lynch mobbing gays, or trying to make it illegal to live that way. To take away their rights of choice would endanger our own right of choice when it comes to worship.
Besides, this really isn't about religion at all, as Elton John accuses. It is about God. Banning religion is about banning God.
Christians don't rally to ban atheism. Catholics don't protest against agnostics. Protestants aren't out there demanding that any icon that is Godless be removed from their view on hilltops. So why is it that the ones that claim to be tolerant and broad-minded demand the removal of crosses from public places, desire the ban of Christianity, etc. If there is to be seperation of church and state, then shouldn't the religion of atheism be removed from our governmental offices as well? How about removing the religion of Darwinism from our schools?
Why is it that my daughter's teacher can have a picture of Buddah on his wall, but not a cross or an image of Jesus Christ?
Who's the intolerant ones here? Who are the ones spreading hate and spite?
So as you place your hand on a Bible and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, remember that the Ten Commandments is being removed from the courthouse, and remember that there are those out there who wish to replace that Bible with Marxist literature, and who wish to take away your ablity to attend a church, pray in public or at home, or to say God's name unless it is being used in a profane way.
Yes, Night Rider, we are definitely approaching the end.
If we abandon God, America is in real trouble.
At the rate we are going "In God We Trust" will soon be a thing of the past, if those enlightened, tolerant, broad-minded Marxists have their way.