A friend sent me the following today, apparently concerned that my blood pressure might be too low. I shared it (and vented) with a few trusted (viz., right-minded) souls. Plus a couple of people I wanted to bug (you know who you are!). Plus whoever reads this blog.
My well-reasoned comments appear after the original, which I have not altered in any way...not even to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, and you know how hard that is for me...
THE LAW IS THE LAW !
This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time! I hope this makes its way around the USA several times over!!!!! So Be It!
THE LAW IS THE LAW
So if the US government determines that it is against the law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then, so be it.
And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.
And since they already have prohibited any prayer in the schools, on which they deem their authority, then so be it.
I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.
I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.
I would like to think that those people have the American Publics' best interests at heart.
BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE?
Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot Post His Commandments in Government buildings,
I don't believe the Government and it's employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.
I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day.
I'd like the US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays. After all, it's just another day.
I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas Break." After all it's just another day.
I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter.
It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct."
I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God...) because, after all, our government says
that it should be just another day....
What do you all think????
If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the minority opinions and begin, once again, to represent the 'majority' of ALL of the American people.
SO BE IT...........
Please Dear Lord, Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!
'Amen' and 'Amen'
Dear Jesus, please protect us from your followers...
Well, where to begin? First off, I might point out that the government hasn't decided to remove the words "under God" from our money...mostly because they were never there. The motto on our currency is "In God We Trust," and it's still there. Guess that shows how much attention the original author actually pays to the various empty phrases he/she seems to want to defend.
Second, why would he/she think that God needs our "help" in order to "keep [him] in our country"? I mean, isn't God, ex officio, everywhere? And isn't the concept of our "helping" God just a little conceited? Since, for me at least, it's ordinarily kind of the other way around...
Third, does anybody really and truly believe that not having organized (Christian) prayer in (state-operated) public schools means and end to prayer? "Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot Post His Commandments in Government buildings"... Huh?? You mean you can't pray to God unless a government employee tells you to? And how to? And when? Sad. Likewise, I don't think anyone can legislate one way or another whether anyone trusts in God. And doe the Ten Commandments somehow have no meaning or validity unless posted in a state-owned building?
Finally, I have to wonder about the whole prayer-in-public-schools (and other government settings) business. Specifically, how would these folks -- the ones who seem to think it's not only okay but a good idea for the government to dictate what and when and how to pray -- would feel if Christianity were not in the driver's seat in this country. I read an article some years ago (pre-9/11, so things may have changed) that pointed out that, if then-current population and immigration trends continued, the major religion in the United States by the mid- to late-21st century will be Islam. One then wonders how enthusiastic some of these allegedly Christian folks will feel about prayer in public schools when "prayer" involves the kids facing east, rolling out a mat, and bumping their little foreheads on the floor. Oh, you're not Muslim? That's okay--just pretend to pray. Won't hurt you a bit.
My guess is that the evangelicals and other conservative Christians will break both legs rushing to their hated ACLU for protection from the tyrannical majority, which in turn will be annoyed and disgusted by the whining Christian minority who refuse to just shut up and play along, and which will view any concession toward "those Christians' " feelings or beliefs as mere "political correctness."
But I've discovered that a lot of self-proclaimed Christians are pretty unfamiliar with their Bibles...especially those namby-pamby limp-wristed parts like "love they neighbor" and "do unto others" and that other liberal crap.