Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Saturday, December 15, 2012 – Rachel Weeping for Her Children — The Massacre in Connecticut

How should Christians think and pray in the aftermath of such a colossal crime? We Affirm the Sinfulness of Sin, and the Full Reality of Human Evil
First, we must recognize that this tragedy is just as evil, horrible, and ugly as it appears. Christianity does not deny the reality and power of evil, but instead calls evil by its necessary names — murder, massacre, killing, homicide, slaughter. The closer we look at this tragedy, the more it will appear unfathomable and more grotesque than the human imagination can take in. – Rachel Weeping for Her Children — The Massacre in Connecticut:

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Pray for the Families of Sandy Hook Elementary

I don't have the words right now to say how I feel. I am saddened greatly by this atrocious act. I can only offer prayers for the families who have lost children in this tragedy.

I guess mostly I feel numb. There is so much to take in. I am also dismayed and annoyed at the speed in which the media and anti-second amendment supporters have turned this into another opportunity to attack gun ownership.

First the media is quick to point out that this is the second worst school shooting in history. I find that a bit dehumanizing because it means someone took the time to reduce the tragedy to body counts and ranked it with other killings.

Second people are screaming gun control very loudly. The President in his remarks also alluded to some form of action:
“As a country we have been through this too many times,” Obama added. “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”
I'm glad he had the time to get that little dig in between tears. This is not an issue of Politics. The Second Amendment is settled and not subject to "political" action.

The fallacy here is that somehow people believe that this tragedy could have been prevented by simply passing a law at some point in the past that would have made this all illegal. Armed with that notion the liberals plan to control our lives by legislating proper behavior into existence. Guns are bad. Ban them all and no one will ever shoot up a school or a mall ever again. Their ignorance and arrogance grates on my nerves especially in this case. They dishonor the fallen and their families by pushing their agenda.

Connecticut school shooting is second worst in US history - U.S. News:

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Hail to the Narcissist-in-Chief.

December 1, was the anniversary of Rosa Parks' famous bus ride in Montgomery Alabama. After being tired from a long day at work she refused to give up her seat to a white man. I will, for the sake of younger readers point out a fact you may find unbelievable in this day and age. In 1955 racial segregation was everywhere. The public bus Rosa Parks was riding had a "white" section and a "colored" section. When the white section was full it was fully expected that blacks give up their seats in the colored section to any white passenger that needed a seat. The bus driver ordered Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white passenger. She did not give up her seat and was arrested for civil disobedience. That was only 57 years ago, well within the lifetimes of many people alive today. I mention that because many of my younger non-African American friends look at me strangely when I mention the racist attitudes of that time. They think it never happened. Anyway I mention this because for the anniversary of that famous bus ride, President Obama remembered the occasion with a photograph...of himself...on that bus. Parks ride and subsequent lawsuits and the Montgomery Bus Boycott spurred the civil rights movement which ultimately led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which btw the democrats opposed) and subsequent pieces of legislation. So in a sense I can see where a picture of BHO might seem appropriate; over half a century of civil rights and when now have a black President. But in true narcissistic fashion, the POTUS' gesture was an after thought. The photo in question was taken months ago as part of his re-election campaign.
Personally I find it insulting. BHO has done nothing for race relations except set it back. There has not been a more race baiting, divisive black leader in this nation's history. He certainly hasn''t acted in the spirit of Rosa Parks.