Friday, April 10, 2009

Losing Our Moral Compass This Good Friday In America

As we enter into the sadness of Good Friday when Bibles all over the world will be slammed as the sun sets tonight, I am struck by something.

Maureen Dowd for one thing. Using the pulpit of The New York Times to say that Globama is the first president who like a good shrink, listens. Umm....no. He seems to be listening, but doesn't like to listen to history. The most important thing.

A perfect example was O's infamous quote that, "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens."

And the Founding Fathers screamed.

This nation was founded on moral, Judeo-Christian principles. End of story.

And I am so tired of the fact that Globama seeks to make himself our new religion. Our country cannot get much more secular. And yet there is hope. Many people will be attending services for Passover, Jummah, and Good Friday today.

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We shall not fight alone. God presides over the destinies of nations." - Patrick Henry
We were founded on Christian principles. Indeed, we were the most moral nation in the world until very recently. In order to get back to our former glory, there is something we must start feeling guilty about.

The 45 million babies that we kill each year.

The 126,000 children that we will suck into a sink somewhere in the world today.

As they writhe in pain.

We can never be the moral nation we hope to be, until we stop being the freest nation in the world that refuses to afford that same freedom to the unborn.

We just can't.

Tonight at Good Friday services I will light 126 candles. For the unborn 126,000 babies that we lost to abortion today. The babies that I would die to hold in my arms.

Good Friday has never been more relevant.

We were better than this. We are better than this.
“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God~John Adams.”

"We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!" [April 18, 1775]~John Hancock and John Adams.
"I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." ~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980

"The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being."~Ronald Reagan.

"When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing." President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters, New York Times, Jan. 31, 1984

Ronald, you understood.

16 comments:

  1. We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus

    wonderful quotation - but how many would follow to the core? all are opportunists, all intend to live as looooooooooooooong as possible - for this sake, they can bow to anybody, can do anything :(

    atleast on this day onwards, let's all get united in one way of thinking - get cue from the greatest of great soul, thy name Jesus Christ - we the mortals, take any amount of pain and hardship, in the interest of immortal world

    gurudEva dayaa karo deena jane

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  2. Assalamu'alaikum sister!
    I really enjoy your blog. But I have to say something. Our country was not founded on Judeo-Christian principles. America was not, in the beginning, a "Christian country." I am actually in the process of taking a class on Christian history in America, and the statistics are amazing. (I was also an Evangelical Christain - of my own accord, I was not raised in a Christian family - until I found Islam. I even went to Baylor! :-))Most of the founding fathers were not Christians, they were Deists. (Wikipedia: Deism is a philosophical belief in the existence of a God on the basis of reason, and observation of the natural world alone. Deists generally reject the notion of supernatural revelation as a basis of truth and religious dogma. These views contrast with the dependence on divine revelation found in many Christian,[1] Islamic and Judaic teachings.) Essentially, Deists believe that God created the world, but then just left us to our own devices to run it and figure it out. That is not Christian, Jewish, or Islamic in principle. Our country was founded on Enlightenment ideals: primarily popular sovereignty (Locke) and equality (Voltaire - although the equality that was spoken of was only among white men). I realized that you have posted quotes from John Adams, but there were many more men who contributed to the foundation of the US than him, and they were not all Christians.

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  3. P.S. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this post, though, Lisa! :-) Sorry that I had to argue again, lol! No hard feelings, I hope. :-)

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  4. P.S. I really recommend the book "The Churching of America." Its really good and extremely informative. It deals a lot with the foundations of our country, based not just upon hearsay but statistical data of the time and things like that. It's a tiny bit dry and academic, but I enjoyed it. The authors present some really interesting theories, as well. :-)

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  5. I hate making posts like this, but:

    What Amirah said. :)

    I sometimes suspect that many of those speeches about God and 'no King but Jesus' had a great deal to do with the Founding Fathers rejecting the monarchy of England and much less to do with religion.

    I also find it entertaing when cries of, 'we're a democracy!' ring out, and no one corrects them.

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  6. revolutionary spiritApril 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    I have to agree with the others on the fact that this nation was not founded on Christian principles. That those founding fathers, who were part of an elite, knew that those who allow themselves to be oppressed would only do so in the name of 'God.' Those that truly made this nation what it is today, for the better or worse, were the silent and poor.

    The Founding Fathers wanted nothing more than to control the resources around them that would give them their wealth. How do you do that? Become your own nation--without the restraint of England--and make private propetry the oasis of your future. It was a corporate philosophy--nothing else.

    When one looks at England at this point one can see the King has begun to look power and influence. It is really parliament--so what the struggle was is one rich class against another.


    Lastly, on this earth there will never be a religious state. Never--it is a dream to believe that a religious state can exist because it always turns out to be nightmare. No matter what religion. The morality of a nation should be secular and the morality of the people what they choose.

    Religion feeds nothing in a democracy but tyranny.

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  7. Srinivas,

    You never cease to amaze me! I love that you are trying to honor and respect days like this that aren't part of your religion. So nice.

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  8. Everyone,

    I'll be back soon. My husband just arrived home!

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  9. Amirah,

    Assalaamu Alaikum sister. Mashallah you even went to Baylor! You may have met Heather, my little sister then who graduated from there.

    And you are right that some of the Founding Father said things that went against Christianity including Thomas Jefferson. But as far as the actual Constitution, it went nicely with the Christian morality of that period and couldn't be written without it!

    Lots of love and thanks for your great comments. Hope your class goes well sister!

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  10. Amirah,

    I'll definitely look into the book you recommended through Amazon. Thank you for the terrific suggestion. Amirah, no need to apologize. I really wanted this blog to be more open to debate then the other 2. I love you and appreciate you so much!

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  11. Amber,

    I never thought of that but it makes sense. It really does. Great insight and time for me to go do some googling. Love you and hope things are well with Easter and your baptism.

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  12. Revolutionary Spirit,

    No doubt that religion is almost always the catalyst for major problems and a theocracy just doesn't work anywhere. Heck it's noteven really working in the Vatican really.

    I think secularism is needed but that religion has to be a part of any government as far as accomodating holidays, honoring freedom of religion.

    You are so brilliant, and I love your voice dearest one. Love you so much and hope you are having fun today!

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  13. "The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being."~Ronald Reagan.

    Indeed, he understood. WHY didn't I find this quote when we were having a debate about abortion?!!

    Wonderful post Lisa

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  14. xoxo Nadia,

    I know what you mean! I didn't see it either and totally forgot about it. Love you so much sweet sis!

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  15. So sad, but great protest pics! I believe in freedom of choice still because HOW COULD ANY WOMAN WHO KNOWS WHAT IT IS do it? I shake me head. HOW.

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  16. I know. I was reading Third's blog and her friend had an abortion. I just thought, oh gosh it would be hard for me to look at her again unless she repents fully were I Third. I also hate how supposedly pro-choice is such a sexy word when all it is is pro-abortion. Love you dear.

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