1: THE GOD OF D-DAY
Today’s (Friday’s) 70th anniversary of D-Day brings to mind again the sad truth that the United States and the West in general is being steered and dragged away from its Christian history and heritage by people in the highest positions of power and influence.
F.D. Roosevelt led his nation and the West in prayer to “Almighty God” on the occasion of the beginning of a direct assault on Hitler’s territory.
Here are a few excerpts from the prayer:
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.
In stark contrast, President Obama works surreptitiously to break the American people of their traditions and convictions, and their sense of propriety and righteousness, and of their faith. He began, when apologizing to the world of Islam, by telling Muslims:
“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
These were the words of President Barack Hussein Obama on Monday 06 April 2009, as he spoke in Ankara, Turkey. He continued on to embrace the idea that the United States would become a secular country like Turkey.
John Eidsmoe, writing for the New American, noted that:
President Barack Obama stated at a press conference in Turkey last week that we Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.”
I would like to ask whose values he’s referring to, because I certainly don’t share his.
Obama has made similar statements in the past. In June 2007, he told CBS, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation — at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
Note the progression. In 2007, he said we are no longer “just” a Christian nation. Now, in 2009, he says we “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation”.
OBAMA V ROOSEVELT
In an article titled “Obama’s Shameful Rejection of FDR’s D-Day Prayer” J. Robert Smith considered the current administration’s opposition to Roosevelt’s prayer being added to a new war memorial. Such opposition is in step with atheists and secularists campaigning to exclude it from the memorial:
“President Barack Obama had bureaucrat Robert Abbey deliver an opinion to a U. S. House committee last week that adding Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the nation’s World War II Memorial would tarnish the elegance of the memorial and hamper visitors from being moved, educated, and inspired by the memorial, so reports Fox News”.
See also the article “Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial”
President Ronald Reagan had this to say on the subject:
“Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.”
2: DOES DARWIN LOVE YOU?
I saw a bumper sticker which had one of those walking fish on, and which read “DARWIN LOVES YOU”.
Obviously a parody on the decades old Christian phrase, “Jesus loves you” the sticker betrays a cynical opposition to faith and hope in Jesus Christ.
But does Darwin love you? Well for a start, he’s dead. If he “evolved” (and he didn’t look like he’d evolved much), then he does not exist anymore, except in the hearts of his devoted followers: he therefore cannot possibly love you. In contrast, Jesus Christ, the God-man, came back from death, having been crucified because of his stated love for humanity. It can be accurately stated that Jesus does-present tense- love you.
Jesus offered hope and eternal life. Darwin offered death and extinction. Darwin’s work influenced many who subsequently made light of the gift of life, and slaughtered people by the millions. (see my series titled (War, Religion and Atheism).
If you are of a certain race, ie not white, you certainly won’t feel loved by Darwin if you know the racist basis of some of his ideas. Darwin’s work theorized that some races are more evolved than others, so that some are little more than apes. “Answers in Genesis” has documented this fact pretty well, and here’s a clip of a related article:
“Darwin demonstrated how he believed evolution shaped man in his subsequent book The Descent of Man. In it, he theorized that man, having evolved from apes, had continued evolving as various races, with some races more developed than others. Darwin classified his own white race as more advanced than those “lower organisms” such as pygmies, and he called different people groups “savage,” “low,” and “degraded.”
“Darwin wasn’t the first to propose biological arguments for racism, but his works fueled the most ugly and deadly racism. Even evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould wrote, “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory” (Ontogeny and Phylogeny, 1977).
As an example of the influence of Darwinian thought The July 23, 1904, Scientific American, discussing the Pygmy, reported:
They are small, ape-like, elfish creatures . . . they live in absolute savagery, and while they exhibit many ape-like features in their bodies, they possess a certain alertness which appears to make them more intelligent than other Negroes . . . the existence of the pygmies is of the rudest; they do not practice agriculture, and keep no domestic animals. They live by means of hunting and snaring, eking this out by means of thieving from the big Negroes, on the outskirts of whose tribes they usually establish their little colonies, though they are as unstable as water, and range far and wide through the forests. They have seemingly become acquainted with metal only through contact with superior beings.
One such Pygmy, Ota Benga, was actually caged and put on display in an American zoo as an exhibit promoting evolutionism:
3: FOOD CRIME
A tyrannical government claims to set the standards and laws for your good, then punishes you for not keeping them. How can it be logical to claim that Obamacare is designed to provide affordable health care, if you are going to be fined for not paying for that insurance? It’s not really for your good, it’s for the good of the government’s agenda.
Be careful what you eat and where you eat it: the food police will soon be after you for consuming too many calories.
Among the many things the governing class is instituting and enforcing for our good is a control on the kind and amount of food which will be available to us. They claim that potato chips cause people to become obese. That’s strange, because potato chips were my favorite food when I was a boy, and I’m still as thin as a flag pole. My parents ate whatever they felt like eating all their lives, including fish and chips dripping with lard, fried breakfasts, pork belly, cookies, and baked desserts full of sugar after dinner every day. My mother lived until she was 97, and my father to 89, when only Parkinson’s brought him down- not obesity.
No, the consumer’s mistake is to live a sedentary life: to sit for hour after hour in front of the TV and to drive everywhere instead of walking while their leaders figure out new ways to control them. The real problem here is that there are too many people who are being paid too much of our tax money to poke their noses into our lives and to act like Big Brother’s apprentice.
4: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO NOBODY IN PARTICULAR
And the Person did walk among the people, and did begin to teach…
“Believe in me, or in that prophet (what’s his name?). Or believe in anyone you like, because after all, we’re all God really aren’t we? I mean, when you shut your eyes you can see little stars, and that proves we’re all stardust and just a part of the cosmic oneness, doesn’t it? Just as long as you’re sincere- that’s what’s important. You can believe anything, because, well, we’re all on the same road aren’t we? And yes there may be one or two bends in the road, and a “no entry” sign here and there, and one of those little squashed birds that someone ran over, and the odd Mc Donalds wrapper, but we’ll all get there eventually. There…that place…that…place…
What’s it called?