My friends, there is little doubt that 2012 will present this country with a major directional challenge, perhaps as momentous as the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the two World Wars. In many ways, each of these events defined/redefined us as a nation. Of course many other events did so also, but we now find ourselves at a significant crossroad:
One of the great vulnerabilities that I believe we have is our diverse religious beliefs, and nowhere was that brought more forcefully and clearly to the forefront than by an editorial by Pat Buchanan, entitled, "WHOSE COUNTRY IS IT, ANYWAY?" In this opinion piece, Buchanan states that the USA is a Christian nation, and that Christianity is being attacked throughout the country even to the point of the mocking and ridicule of the celebration of Christmas. He accuses such people of saying to Christians, "...this isn't your country anymore. It is ours." [His words--no one else's]. Buchanan then ends with what he considers a very challenging question for Christians: DO THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES, TO TAKE AMERICA BACK?"
My friends, THIS is a perfect example of divide and conquer!! Let me ask you a challenging question. IMO, in order for you to answer and be true to yourselves as Constitution loving citizens, you also must ponder the place of religion in everyday life in the USA:
CAN OR SHOULD ANY RELIGION, OR ANY SET OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, OWN AND
So what point am I trying to emphacize? Be careful about what--[even] conservatives have to say. If we do not think about and analyze what people like Buchanan are saying, we may be participating in the polarization of "we the people", and therefore, potentially allowing ourselves to become so divided that we lose our country to those for whom freedom, liberty and the Constitution mean nothing. I am certain there are those who would love that to happen.
"Laugh so hard, that even 'Sorrow' smiles at you. Live life so well, that even 'Death' loves to see you alive". (author unknown) "....would someone please show this poor asshole the way out of town?"....Avram Belinsky, the "Frisco Kid".
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