In Memoriam 9/11

Freedom, few words affect the soul the way freedom does. Every symbol of freedom will cause love or hate. For all our failings, for all our ills, for all our injustices, this nation, the United States of America, and its symbols are a shining beacon of freedom. We beckon to all, if you want to be free, come here. Let us never, ever forget that cornerstone.

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Christian Self-deceit

The first thing that comes to mind is the separation of The Bible into The Old Testament and The New Testament. The two titles are misleading because they really are The Old Covenant and The New Covenant. So, if you follow Jesus the Christ, and have a new covenant with God, why then, do you insist that everyone but you adhere to The Old Covenant?

You rail against same sex marriage and against homosexuals and anyone else that does not define God and/or religion they way you do. You insist you and you alone know what God wants and that it is your duty to ensure we abide by your definitions and decrees. There are over five thousand laws in The Old Covenant with God; which of those laws do you break on a daily basis?

The law of the land: doesn’t that fall under “…give to Caesar what is Caesar’s”? Currently, the law of the land states it is legal for people of the same sex to be married. If you refuse to accept this aren’t you failing to give Caesar what belongs to Caesar? Aren’t you failing to follow the teachings of your Savior?

Let the sinless cast the first stone.

Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law; he came to fulfill the law (or accomplish their purpose). If the law is fulfilled (accomplished), how then can it be broken? If the law is fulfilled, if the law is accomplished; then, it ceases to exist. If it no longer exists how can it be broken?

Finally, if Jesus died in order for humankind to be sinless, then sin ceases to exist. What sin are you so upset about if sin doesn’t exist?

You have every right to believe what you wish to believe. But, do not insist you follow Jesus. It has nothing to do with what we know of the teachings of Jesus. You are nothing more than a bully intent on imposing your will on others.

Be careful he doesn’t say to you “I never knew you….”