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In Honor of the True Patriots (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 29 2014Views/Reads: 803/501Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Our problem today is that we have confused Caesar with God and no longer understand the difference. The problem is, Caesar does not have all the answers, but God does. The reign of Caesar has collapsed, but God is still on the throne, Almighty God is He.
 



Once again, we come to the time of year when we celebrate the Fourth of
July in remembrance of all the wonderful things this country means to 
us. The celebration will include fireworks, parades and picnics when 
the hot dog will be king for a day. It is a wonderful time of the year. 


Yet, in the midst of all of the celebrations, there are a few black
clouds blocking the sunlight. 

Just the other day the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were
watching a news program where they featured somebody offended by the 
American flag displayed in a meeting they were attending. We both 
looked at each other and sadly shook our heads. What kind of nonsense 
is going on in this country? People's lives are so shallow that they 
have to try to think of something to be offended? 

I am not sure why the American flag offended them so, but I have the
perfect solution. I am not sure why people do not think of solutions 
like this, but if the American flag offends you then go to a country 
that has a flag it does not offend you. Simple. Problem solved. No more 
offense. 

It would not offend me in the least if people would do this. 

The American flag reminds us of all the wonderful things we enjoy in
this country. The Fourth of July is an opportunity to express our 
thanks for living in a country such as this. If this was such a 
terrible country, why are so many people trying to get in at all cost? 
We still have some freedoms here that the rest of the world is envious 
of. The flag represents the foundation of our country and the ongoing 
sacrifice that has kept it free for so long. How can that be offensive 
to anybody? 

At the same time another story on the news caught our attention
concerning the 9/11 museum in New York City. From some of the things I 
am seeing on TV most of the people in America have forgotten what 
happened on 9/11. Somebody walked in, saw the symbol of the cross and 
became physically ill by it. They claim the cross made them sick in the 
stomach. 

This was a little confusing to me. These are people who say they do not
believe in God, personally, I do not believe a word they say. Here is 
this person, who does not believe in God, who does not believe in 
religion, sees a religious symbol and becomes offended and physically 
ill by it. They surely need help and I recommend a group of 
industrial-strength psychiatrists and therapists along with a team of 
military medical doctors to pump out their stomach. 

Now, what I want to know is, if they do not believe in religion, what
does this religious symbol mean to them? If they really did not believe 
in religion, as they claim, the symbol would not mean anything to them, 
and furthermore, it would not affect them in any way or fashion. The 
fact that it offended them reveals to those who have at least two brain 
cells wandering around upstairs that here is a religious person. Only a 
religious person would react to a religious symbol. If I am not a 
religious person, none of this religious symbolism means anything to me 
and I look at it, then walk on. 

While I am on the topic, another matter really annoys me. 

Why is prayer so offensive to these people who say they do not believe
in religion? The fact that it makes them angry and offends them tells 
me something about what they say they believe. 

Why is it that prayer offends them and why are they so afraid of prayer
and of God? 

Their fear of God suggests that deep down somewhere, pass their stomach,
they believed God just might exist. 

This brings to me Pascal's wager. “If God exists (and Christianity is
true) and you choose not to believe, then you lose everything. But, if 
God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose to believe, then 
you gain everything.” I do not believe it could be stated any clearer 
than that. 


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