For the last few years I have heard more and more often that we as a country and the world in general is rapidly changing. The things our forefathers and my generation took for granted will not be…Continue
"Exactly my sentiments! I don't want a non-Christian leading school prayer. The way things are going, if prayer were approved in schools, it might end up being a Muslim! My children are grown. But teaching prayer,…"
"Was it really so bad?
Ask an atheist, or Jew in Little Rock at the time - What did they think? - Did they feel that the government represented them under those conditions? Probably not so bad overall, but still constitutes an…"
"And my real question remains are we failing at spreading the Word, if more people walked around with a belief in a creator and final judgment would these things be as popular?
I don't know. I think probably it wouldn't affect much.…"
"As a kid I was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. And I can remember going to the State Capitol it see the Christmas Tree being lit and a really great nativity scene on their grounds. I truly understand the separation between church and state, but was…"
"The school allowing the signs can be argued as a case of endorsement on the part of the school - much as a city hall cannot allow a nativity scene to be put up, even if paid for and put together by a group of private citizens. See the endorsement…"
"I will defer to you as to whether or not a hand is placed on the bible during a court session I don't get there very often so I don't know, I was using it more for illustration purposes, a removal of faith from our way of life.
As to John…"
"This is just an example of what appears to be good kids trying to spread a good message. I am not asking for teachers to lead my children in prayer, but when they are trying to offer a good message, maybe the schools could just step aside just a…"
"Has anyone seen the hand-on-the-Bible thing outside of movies and publicized swearing-ins for office? I see such oaths (and affirmations) done about weekly, with never a Bible in sight.
John Adams was worried about "our moral compass" as…"
""no prayer is allowed in schools"
Is there any thing to back this up? Has a student been in trouble for bowing his head and saying a prayer to himself? As a conservative Christian I don't want the school leading children in…"
"I don't think we are failing at spreading the word. How many people in America do you think have never heard of Jesus Christ? I would bet the number is extremely low. We are also active in international evangelism but the OP was focused more on…"
"There is an underlying assumption in your thoughts, Hughes, that whatever is considered sinful according to (your version of) Christianity must be reinforced by the laws of the nation.
I submit that this assumption is incorrect both according to…"
"I would submit that this is your opinion, and not clearly demonstrated. I would agree that they do likely do not represent good taste, but are they representative of moral decline? I don't think that is clear. Is music a moral issue? Language?…"
"Woodford Reserve is a brand of premium small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation. I drink it straight, on the rocks, splash of water and I am sure a few will fall over but with a little Coke a Cola as…"
"Helping the poor, aiding the minorities and oppressed are all worthy causes and each very biblical, and my issues is not with homosexuality, in my view a sin is a sin, adultery, theft, coveting are all sins and it is certainly not my place to judge…"
"Naturally we would expect different answers from those inside the Church and without it. (I would hope.)
We've heard from outside -- naturally, they would see movement away from the Gospel as progress, and we wouldn't. To start…"
"Well said, Vy.
I also see quite a lot of talk about "the things we hold most valuable, being eroded" - but once you get into the nitty gritty of what those things are, despite the general perception - people have a hard time…"
"Memorial day coming up.
Just having a flashback. On the 24th? Feb 1991 I was Bustin the Berm into Kuwait with the Tiger BDE, 2nd Armored Division.
I had a wife an baby at that time, and I didn't think I was coming home. We were told…"
"Thank you Rebekah for your and your husbands perspective.
I have just came out of a long-term marriage. Neither of us had cheated, it was just a mutual understanding of disconnect. Our children are adults and are succeeding in life. I on the…"