Monday, February 27, 2006

What the Hell Happened to Me? Pt. 3

Some people who read here may or may not know, I am a very spiritual Christian man, or try my hardest to be. It's a struggle at times to portray the perfect "Christian" image of being a "tee totaler." I believe that God is very practical and does understand "sin" and the problem it presents to the world. I believe God understands the heart and mind moreso then actions portrayed by His people.

In the Book of Matthew, Jesus was asked "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." I write this to touch on the second commandment, Love your neighbor as yourself. I started to think about that a lot. The more I thought about it, I asked myself, "What can I do to love my neighbor as I would love myself?" For starters, I decided to look at God's word more. Jesus said, "Do not judge, or you to will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?"

That's a valuable lesson to me. In politics lately we've got a lot of "religous" people condeming what they see as wrong such as abortion and homosexuality. Granted it may be wrong, but what position are these people to say? That is between the "sinner" and God, not worldly politicians and leaders. Because of the plank sitting in my eye, I cannot remove the sawdust in my brother's eye. It's not my job to judge, nor is it anybody else on earth's job.

For posterity's sake, I'm not going to delve completely into how I feel, but I will say, politcians need to stay out of legislating morality for the most part. No matter what legislation is on the books, the law will be broken. Sin has been around a lot longer then any of us have, if we could only learn that it's not our job to judge, but it is our Makers job the world would be a better place. It's hard to love your neighbor when you are condemning them.

Monica's Political Sing-A-Long

Hey KA peeps!

This is the thread where I'll be posting my infamous song rewrites from time to time.
Lets get it started with this one.

(sung to the tune of the Mickey Mouse Club Theme Song)

Who's the bunch of religious nuts
That hate both you and me?
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there
They're as right-wing as can be

Conservatives (say it again) Conservatives (say it again)
Forever will salute and yell Sieg Heil
Heil, heil, heil
Run along you don't belong
In our theocracy

Time for Tin Foil Hats!

Brad Blog - VIDEO - NSA Uses Private Firms for Massive Unchecked Domestic Surveillance

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Monday Open Thread-Blog for the Babies

Army threatens to storm Afghan jail after two-day standoff

KABUL (AFP) - A standoff between security forces and hundreds of rioting inmates at Afghanistan's main jail dragged into a second day, with the army threatening to storm a seized cell block if negotiations failed.

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