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I Fear For The Future Of America

Absolutely No Absolutes in the New America
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dear Gayla,

The secular liberals (or progressives, as they call themselves) are pushing their agenda at full tilt across the country. Now they are pushing the idea that males who “self-identify” as females should be able to use the restroom, locker room, or fitting room of their choice. If you have a problem with that, then you are bigot according to the progressive movement.

These people, led politically by President Barack Obama and his administration, are basically at war with 1) traditional Americans, 2) the Judeo-Christian value system, 3) common sense, and 4) millennia of history. Progressivism is a worldview fundamentally based on the philosophy of humanism. Humanism is based on atheism or agnosticism. That is to say, there is no God to govern the individual or the community on planet Earth. Or, if there is a God, He has no concern for human affairs. Therefore, it is up to humans to make our own rules for life. And we make those rules up as we go along.

There are some variations of the definition I’ve just laid out, but basically, this is an accurate description. President Obama, for example, says he is a Christian, but then says: “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that there is a higher power, that we are connected as a people.” So he is not, technically, an atheist. However, judging by his words and his presidential decrees, he is a universalist. And universalism is fundamentally incompatible with Christian doctrine. So Obama would describe himself as a Christian who does not believe in the exclusivity of Jesus Christ as the only way to know God or to reach heaven in the afterlife. This is like saying one plus one is two, but if someone wants to believe one and one equals three, that may also be true.

Of course, the president is not alone. There are millions of Americans who would describe themselves this way. These folks believe mutually exclusive claims of truth can both be true at the same time. “What’s true for you may not be true for me,” they would argue. This is not the same as respecting another person’s beliefs that might be different from yours, which is a commendable American tradition that promotes public civility and discourse. Their words propose the theory that Christianity, Humanism, Buddhism, Islam, Voodoo, and Hinduism can all be true at the same time. That is completely and obviously illogical, but you will hear some otherwise really smart people insisting that all teachings of all faiths can be true. Well, every faith except Christianity – because Christianity is exclusive, so it must be relegated to the trash heap of contemporary religions.

The central teaching of Christianity is that Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world. God, the Bible says, requires that we believe in that sacrifice and submit our lives to following Christ. First Timothy 2:5-6 says: “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all. …” What Jesus came to save people from was sin, death, and hell.

Now, either what I have just laid out is a true statement from God or it is not. It can’t be both.

Certainly, we have had our national problems, as human institutions always have had and always will have. But America, for most of her history, has held to the Judeo-Christian value system to guide our path of understanding and govern our social morals. We used to teach our children love of country, respect for authority, and the Ten Commandments in school, at home, and in church. Not too long ago, we had reverence for the things of God. Today open sacrilege is the norm, especially in popular culture. We think we can make up our own truth instead of submitting to the truth of Scripture.

Such fantasy is ultimately a path to destruction, which will most certainly be visited on us should we not turn back to God in humility and repentance. If we are to survive as a nation, we must rebuild a society whose values reflect the truths of the one true God.

Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
Last time we let people try to rule according to religion lots of innocent people were killed. People being burnt at the stake is IMHO a lot worse that a person with a penis who identifies as a woman wanting to use my toilet.

Look at the Islamic governments around the world -tyranny and oppression in the name of religion

The reason why we seperate church and state is exactly because we don't all agree on the ultimate reality

Again, strong arm tactics lead to bloodshed and sectarian violence

In truth, we have it the best we ever have

No one, I repeat no one, can force you to do anything against your religion/world view

Extend that courtesy to others
Serenitree · F
Only one thing to say here. Then i will shut up and leave. The Bible and all religious books were written by people; not god. People with their own agendas; Not god.
kingofthenorth87 · 36-40, M
yes yeeeees! Down with science, down with secularism. No more doing your partner in the number 2 instead of number 1! Bring back the moral police, bring back the lynch mob, bring back disciplin! Let's make a great fire for heretics, books preching evolution and humanists. Only praying to the lord and doing gods work will be allowed!
hunkalove · 61-69, M
Such hateful frightened narrow-minded idiocy.
VSonMe · 56-60, M
Oh my! Seems kind of ironic that these Christians spend most of their time haranguing people who don't believe exactly the same kind of divisive bollocks that they do. What happened to the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Golden Rule?
Silverwings · 61-69, F
◄ 2 Timothy 3:16 ►

New International Version
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

New Living Translation
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
Abbenthewarwolf · 18-21, M
Why do you keep pull shit up and quoting. Verses? Why? Because you don't know them! Stop being a bible thumper. You are turely brainwashed.hypnotised.and you belong to a cult!!!! What need of a book? if you have direct access to God or to his Son?? Obviously you haven't a clue.smh
Abbenthewarwolf · 18-21, M
@portal.glad you can see that
Abbenthewarwolf · 18-21, M
But you think it's okay for a woman to use the mens rest room.because they want to be like men ? Hmmp to Hell you will all descend.not just The USA but all of you. The whole of humanity.thanks to your Christian God. Who is really the devil.oh well
Silverwings · 61-69, F
John 3:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Silverwings · 61-69, F
Serenitree ~ I disagree with you. The bible was written thru the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Silverwings · 61-69, F
I sure stepped on as lot of toes with this one :)

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