Sunday, February 17, 2013

Put Him Back? Where?

Put God back in the schools, eh?

How about you just take your kid out?

Seriously, where does your allegiance lie?  You may not be old enough to have even been in public school when they started banning expressions of religion or belief (except, of course, belief in evolution), or maybe you're like me and were homeschooled your whole life.  But, if you have or are planning to have your children educated by the government, and you are yet complaining about God not being "allowed" in schools, that's rather hypocritical.  I mean, you are probably aware that government has all but declared belief in the Bible to be a mental illness, and that they have declared war on individual liberty in general, yet you insist on sending your child to be "educated" by them regardless of those facts?

When they kicked God out of the schools, all the Christians should have gone with Him.

Where do your loyalties lie?  With God or with government?  In whom do you put your trust?  In which institution would you rather your child be raised, in the family or in the government?  It is the place of the family to raise the children, because that's the way God said He wanted it.

Maybe put God back in the family?  Maybe put God back in the church?  Government is the one institution I can imagine whose daily duties are not necessarily contingent on theology.  Government, contrary to popular opinion, can be secular.  In fact, it should be secular in nature.  However, that will only work if our other institutions of family, church and free market are in good, working order in our collective relationship with God.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Everybody has an Agenda

Bible?  That old thing?  Constitution?  Really... is that even relevant anymore?  We've come a long way since those things were written; there are new challenges to overcome that they just didn't have any way to know about back then.

WRONG!  Where's the buzzer... where's the lever for the trap-door?  This nonsense has to stop!  Stop talking!  If you don't know what you're talking about... don't!  Every time these people open their mouths, they weaken the nation.

Look, people... do I need to explain how life works?  This isn't complex at all. 

Situations change; principles do not change.  Ever.  Not once since the beginning of time.  Unless the principles by which a person lives are deemed to be incorrect from their inception and rejected, there is no reason for a person to change their principles to match their situation... unless someone has an agenda.

"Yes, we used to believe more in [insert defining principle], but times are different than they were 200 years ago.  We need to find a solution that will suit the times we live in."  ~Typical agenda argument.

Okay, first of all, don't end sentences with prepositions; secondly, what is wrong with conserving our values?  There is no shame in being conservative.  Maintaining our ideals is what makes us different as a nation, right?  We don't just say we changed our minds about rights and wrongs, do we?  Never! ... unless those principles get in the way.

You see, I'm going to be a conspiracy theorist for a minute and tell you something the infamous "THEY" don't want you to know... everybody has an agenda.  


Everyone who's anyone is trying to promote something, push something, assert something... pick your verb, they're doing it.  It may be innocuous, it may be momentous.  It might be benevolent, or it could be malevolent... hard to say sometimes, because it is made to sound like a good idea.  Nobody would promote what they thought was a bad idea for them.  It could affect millions, or it might just be something between two individuals.  Agendas... we all have 'em.

You will find this fact most prevalent and most controversially in two areas of life: politics and religion.  These two worlds, completely intertwined in a thousand different places, make up what may be called society.

The sum of all that I believe the world is and what it should be - my agenda - can be summed-up in the word "liberty."

On the wall of my bedroom is a phrase taken from 2 Corinthians 3:17, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."  This sums up my idea of absolute liberty for eternity.  Second to this comes liberty from worldly oppression, temporal yet essential liberty for all men to live on their own terms, with responsibility falling on none but themselves individually.  With one's agenda being an agenda that seeks to obey the God of the Bible, loving and encouraging others to do the same, your agenda is worth promoting.

And that is what I try to do.

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