Monday, November 3, 2008

Am I the only one?

Am I the only one who sees this? Islamist terrorists are claimed to raise their children with guns in their hands and hate in their hearts. Has anyone else looked closely at what the GOP is doing to their kids? Raising them to hate anyone that doesn’t look, smell or appear like them. There are millions of people out there who have been raised or are being raised to believe that unless we take up arms now and fight, we will be inundated on our own streets by these so called terrorists!

Who are these people kidding? This is a massive country, not Iraq or Iran or Turkey or Pakistan or Afghanistan; so many of the countries in the Middle East are tiny in comparison. To inundate the very streets of neighborhoods here in America would take an inner cancer, mainly from what I am referring.

What I am saying plainly is that no terrorist cell is going to infiltrate your cul-de-sac and take you hostage and murder your neighbors for not worshipping Allah in front of them. The very absurdity is beyond anything that mere words can define, and yet daily I am caught by this amazing ideology among extreme right wing radicals that we should fear this event if a Democrat were to be in the White House. The lack of any sign of intellect is appalling to say the least and also quite scary.

The outcome here is there are kids whose parents are teaching hate. Profiling is acceptable in certain households so long as we do it in love and with the proper intent of the heart. This is happening right now, in a home near you. Don’t believe me? Turn on the TV for a second, read the paper, listen to the radio. There are so called God fearing men and women out there right now scaring their own kids into hating, all the while carrying leather bound books that teach love and forgiveness and peace. What a sham!

My faith means more to me than a declaration of independence. My personal independence comes from leaving sin behind and not the UK. My freedom comes from Christ and not a gun or a soldier. There are many virtues of being an American, but being a smug fascist or a smug fundamentalist are not among them.

Citizens of America have for some time held themselves above the rest of the world for being better, more educated individuals. While I certainly agree that as a Christian it is my responsibility to tell of the good news of Jesus, it needs to be done from the lectern of peace and diplomacy and not from the bully pulpit of aristocracy.

Remember the Pharisees, for they had their law that they held so dear. They walked around with checklists, making sure they did everything just right. The term we use for that today is legalism. The Pharisees of 2000 years ago are today’s Americans, clinging to their Constitution and not their Bible. The sad truth is the Constitution is not what it used to be. We trample right over the Bill of Rights on a daily basis in order to uphold our personal views and opinions instead of looking after the greater good.

Worse yet, we are being told over our very public AM radio waves that the person running for president from the Democratic platform is the anti-Christ and the world will surely go straight to hell the minute he is elected. I heard today that the Dow will sink 5000 points, oil will jump to $180 a barrel and that unemployment will jump to nearly 20%. Who writes this stuff? At what point are we going to demand that we deserve better?

The term conservative is defined by our dear friend Mr. Webster as this; con·serv·a·tive - a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.

What exactly is conservative about hating people that are not like you? More important a question is what does the bible say about it? Matthew 5:21-22 (the Message);

21-22"You're familiar with the command to the ancients, 'Do not murder.' I'm telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother 'idiot!' and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell 'stupid!' at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire. The simple moral fact is that words kill.

If I appear mad it’s because I am.

I have honestly had enough with Christianity as lived by my father and his father before him. I have had enough with saying you are for Jesus and then living a life for Satan. If you want to make a difference for Christ, then shut up and do it. Live your life as if it isn’t yours in the first place and live it for Him.

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My life is not mine, and yet it is mine to live for Him. Peace to you all.

D

1 comment:

Your Wife said...

Now that is a real "here here."
Thank you.