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CHRISTIANITY AND AMERICA

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If we accept the notion that America should not be or is not a Christian national we fail to see the consequences that could have been and will be.
The founding framers attempted to design the constitution with the adaptation of natural law. They were of course a few ticks off but still maintained the importance of the need of The God of the Bible essence to be an integral part of the framework.

A strong percentage of our framers belonged to one church denomination or another, whether they were truly saved is not ours to judge but we have to know this affiliation to a Judeo-Christian church had to influence their judgment when creating a country such as America.
If we take Christianity away then we need only to take away some of our founding fathers like George Washington wondering would we have won the revolution without him and his Christian influence. Would a country full of atheist, Islamism, Buddhist and Hindus could have challenged the crown.

Would we still have a two party political system with the democrats and the Wigs parties? One could argue there would be no need for a man like Abraham Lincoln and how long would America continue slavery without the objection of the Christians.

In 1821 Benjamin Lunday, a Quaker from Ohio, started an anti-slavery newspaper “The Genius of Universal Emancipation.” 1830: The Plantation Mission Movement began. Methodist chapels were constructed on many plantations. 1959 John Brown raid on Haper’s ferry are just a few of the many Christian movements that combated slavery in America.

Christian missionaries moved in to helping the Native Americans, Christianizing many tribes over the years one notable being the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

As America became more prosperous missionary work flourished, one can easily criticize America’s greed but one cannot take away from prosperous people that gave and continue to give for and to missionaries to help the poor and disadvantaged in this country and abroad with privet contributions.

Much of our colleges we have today started out as Christian based education, Harvard, Yale, Princeton to name a few.

Civil rights movement of the 1960’s was heavily Christian with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and seminary students like John Lewis

We can argue and debate on this issue but it’s fairly easy to see the Christian influences in this country are huge. Can we say we are not a Christian nation well I guess one can make the case but we have to say we are a nation of Christian’s and a nation that has been impacted by Christianity. Can you make a case that our government should be secular, yes you can but we must then demand or statesmen and women to be Godly?

Our government functionality should be unbiased to everyone but the people that fill those positions in government should be Godly good statesmen.

If we have bad statesmen then we have bad government, ungodly statesmen ungodly government. In past it was important that anyone serving the public have some ties to a Judeo-Christian believing church of some kind. You can argue this is not fair for a county that embraces all religions all faiths but I’m not sure your argument would be valid.

Go back to the founding framers and their original intentions of natural law, this requires a statesman to know and understand moral law to govern. Can men and women of other faith know and understand good and bad and how morality plays out in a society; to an extent they can but they will fail to grasp why and who set these laws in motion thus the slow migration from a good and moral set of rules to a mixture of moral relativism.

I suspect the last few sentences will enrage some people, we can say America was not intended to be a Christian only nation but we have to admit it is a nation of Christians that have impacted society and helped design country based on a rule and law held on a notion of a creator and one God. A country based on a God with a moral law to protect and govern all that live in this great nation.

 

 

 

THE BLEAK OUTLOOK OF NATURALISM

THE BLEAK OUT OF NATURALISM

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The atheist belief system gives no future to the next generation. Other than theories and unanswered questions of life and the universe it gives nothing back to society. The only good thing about theories and unanswered questions is these are great tools Christians along with the word of God to give hope to an unbelieving world.

This was my response or complements to a blog via Google Plus written last week “New Atheism Undead Arguments” on basically why the atheism concept is dying.

This is nothing new both Alister McGrath and John Lennox have been preaching this idea for some time now.

Atheism gives nothing to the future. The atheist may say no, naturalism gives a future; but at what cost.

Atheism idea of hope demands more environmental regulations, more laws that stifle the economy for again theories and questions that constantly are never answered. Atheism also shuts down debate of free religious ideas whether they be Christian or non Christian but it is quite obvious that Christianity is the target for this attack.

Atheist demand abortion for a world that they claim is over populated and children that are not wanted by anyone yet over hundred thousand children are eligible for adoption and over 19,000 newborns ready to be adopted just in the United States.

It’s no wonder communist love atheism they fit so well together. Communism loves to regulate legislate and confine people to its laws of its government ideas; much like atheism demands that society think and do only their way.(I’m sure they will refute that statement)

Atheistic belief is a bleak one, it offers no forgiveness and little or no redemption so much so few people will fully invest themselves into true atheism, this is why we see the splitting of this faith into denominations like humanism (and its many factions) and secularism but even with these denominations there still is a bleak outlook in that world of naturalism.

PERSPECTIVES

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In Kenya 150 students lost lives while here in America our president plays games with the decision to give or not give a known agent of terrorism Iran nukes.

150 lives snuffed out while a Pizzeria in Indiana is forced to shut down over death threats and harassment for just answering a question a TV reporter asked.

Is it because America has two ocean on each side of her and the two neighboring countries connected are peaceful that we loose perspective on others hurting.

In the Middle East people that refuse to except Islam are inprisioned or killed. People shout how bad states like Indiana and Arkansas are but give a pass at Saudi Arabia for wiping a woman and sending her to jail for 6th month for speaking to the media for being gang raped, in America we call that free speech.

A Jehovah’s Witnesses gets a pass for not saluting our flag its called Religious Liberty but never tell someone why you won’t cater their wedding.

Are we all loosing our perspective on what is really important, I hope not I’m pretty sure most of my family knows what is right from wrong and the people that I call my friend feel the same as well. God I pray Americans can see beyond all this.

 

HALF TRUTHS HALF NEWS

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As of last week NBC’s world news anchor man Brian Williams has been caught in a lie from his 2003 Iraq Helicopter incident and now more possible lies have come to light. From having rockets fired under his helicopter in Israel, being in the Katrina flood in New Orleans and working in the White House during the Carter administration Williams is now under question whether any of these events truly happened the way they were told.

Proverbs 12:17 An honest witness tells the truth,but a false witness tells lies.

Why does this matter you might think so what if he spun some half truths to make the story a bit more exciting who wants to hear from a hum drum reporter.

Well it does matter, truth matters as the customer we should expect NBC to report the truth, I know that’s a stretch but a free press should be a responsible press

Yes truth matters, if we wanted half truth stories then NBC should disclaimer the nightly news with Brian Williams, “this may or may not be truthful account of today’s news”

Proverbs 12:19 Truthful lips endure forever,but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

In my opinion NBC News and Williams are walking a fine line of dishonesty and truth. Williams works for NBC and represents the network no matter where he is and what he does, that’s the responsibility you take on when you report the world news every night to potentially everyone in America

Proverbs 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished,and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

Will NBC and Williams continue to tell tall tells, will NBC allow half truths in the newsroom well that might just be entirely up to you the viewer.

Mr.T-

 

THE PROPAGANDA CHANNEL

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H2 The propaganda channel

I’m a big history buff especially war history that is but I enjoy history in general. American history, war history, western history I love it so when the History channel came about I was enthused to say the least. So a little history of the History channel, from the conception the History channel was great, it had great war history and good American history. I guess the folks in charged felt a narrator was not enough so maybe try some shows that had actors or reenactments. The channel was doing well enough so a new History channel was conserved called the History channel 2 or H2 and it was designed to house the world history programming while the History channel was to deal with American history in general.

I guess it was inevitable but here came the reality shows with a big success for the History channel was Pawn Stars and it still is a big winner today. Ice Road Truckers, Axe Men and the numerous spin offs of Pawn Stars the once informative History channel became a den of reality programming with a few historical programs like modern marvels thrown in the mid mornings and mid afternoons the time when no one watches TV because we are at work; the history channel became “the watch my cool job channel”. Seriously I lived in a logging town and logging companies do not compete against each other like AX men , no one cares they just want trees for money.

Of course since H2 had less of a following it too needed to invest into scripted reality but unlike the History channel H2 became a propaganda channel of junk science and revisionist history. Now why would I make that statement well just look at the programming that H2 offers.

Ancient Aliens: The biggest offender it would be one thing if the program was about UFOlogy but it’s not. It takes everything that cannot not explained by science and even things that can be and chalks it up to it all can be explained by Aliens because god forbid that maybe there is a God that created something.

America Unearthed: Here Scott Wolter a “forensic geologist” whatever that is tries to rewrite history. Even when all the evidence points to one conclusion if it was not Scott’s conclusion then it maybe history is wrong. Basically Scott is trying to rewrite history even though evidence and facts won’t support his theories.

The Universe: Not a show to enjoy if you believe in creation that’s for sure. You name it big bang catastrophic events all theories that cannot be proven and that is fine but if you’re going to claim your being historical can we maybe look at another view of history like biblical science for another view and just a thought it’s theory not fact. Oh my we just don’t know how it happened but I know because I’m a scientist  

These are the biggest offenders that try and spread their propaganda to the viewers. No longer are we to look at the common man and his common sense, now we must rely on experts like Scott Wolter try and  convince us that Davy Crockett did not die at the Alamo. We cannot expect to think maybe there is an intelligent design because only Aliens could have this kind of technology but of course we never answer the big question where did the aliens come from and where did they get the technology thanks for clearing up those waters for us Giorgio.aliens If science has not thought of it then it cannot exist or it could not happen or be created by something other than man or chance.

What once was a good educational network has now turned into a dumb downed scripted reality based propaganda programming. They don’t want us to use common sense or thought of another way or idea just believe them because they are the experts or so says their certificate of authenticity. H2 is now a network of junk science and history that can be revised if it gets ratings and that is completely sad.