Let's take "not" out the Ten Commandments and insert it into the Creed--is a joke 300 years old or so. Yet the Creed and the Commandments are still around.
How dare this religious fanatic Jesus stick his nose into politics? Caesar is king, we don't need another. Let's crucify him to separate church and state. That goes back almost 2000 years. They thought Jesus was toast; but now Caesar is pizza. (Make mine pineapple with Italian sausage).
Jesus touched lepers and healed them. Dr Sabelius, call your office: the Christians have an appeal above your death panel! Jim Rutz in "Magashift" report miraculous healings of AIDS sufferers. In Africa. I hope San Francisco isn't racist.
Bradley may, or may not, let qualified teachers carry guns. OK with me--and I do have (split custody)kids in a TN school.
Where do gun massacres happen? In gun-free zones. Let Bradley put up a few signs saying "Our schools are NOT gun-free zones" and those schools will be safer from killers, tho perhaps not from accidents.
You'd prefer Chicago schools?
daytonsdarwin, Christian government may be the worst except for all the others--take an average, as I said! That Christians sin and goof is standard Christian doctrine, confirmed, obviously, by experience. That Atheism guarantees good government strikes me as, well, kinda dubious. There were those guys named Stalin, Mao... But Christianity offers love and power (Cross and Resurrection) in ways Atheism cannot even pretend to. If Iran's new guy can improve matters, power to him. (Whatever their constitution says, I'd suggest he might put the ayatollah's power to a referendum.) Follow Jesus; check Him out.
OK (for once). "Look! I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the...day of the LORD, and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to the fathers..."--Malachi 4:5-6.
"Amazing grace: an easy tax:
Count ten and give God one..." video
Bringing an IRS gun to a protest knife fight--Bush met his IRS head once, Obama met his 157 times--is worse, but the underlying laws and laws and laws and laws are bad enough.
I notice our friendly neighborhood democratic Party apparatchik did not draw Libya and Egypt as loads on the man's back.
Mideast's problem? Lack of Christianity. Afghanistan was a mess because led by devout Muslims, the Taliban. Lots of Muslims don't make the trouble the Taliban makes, but few Muslims would deny the Taliban are devout Muslims. Iraq's Hussein was a practicing atheist in a turban, so to speak; same with Libya's Qaddafi and Egypt's Mubarak; same with Syria's Assad. Replacing Q&A with Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah may not improve.
Solution? Compare Christendom with Atheistic and Islamic countries, the US, badly short of Jesus as we fall, with North Korea and Saudi Arabia. Obviously we need something Jesus, the President of presidents, gives, something leaders who die with their own sins instead of dying for ours, and who stay dead for more than three days, cannot give. What love, to die for His enemies! What power, to rise up alive from the dead! Atheists who investigate the resurrection of King Jesus with an open mind tend to become known as Christians, e.g. Frank Morrison, Viggo Olson...
So as a condition for helping Syrian or other rebels, we should insist that they establish religious freedom, so that Muslims and others who choose to reject Islam and become Christians are free to do so and free to group with others for worship and good works. In Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and Libya we failed to do this, and our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus are suffering as a result, especially in Iraq and Egypt. I send a little help through www.barnabasaid.org; go thou and do likewise.
Shrink the government. What moved me to actually join the Libertarian Party was noticing that schools, parks, welfare, security, and everything else someone said government has to do are in fact already offered by private entities. We could shrink the local schools by paying students $5000 to leave, so for every 8 students who leave, every student left in the system gains a
dollar, once the laws are rewritten that way (so schools or systems keep something for students who save money by leaving.)
What filing cabinet costs $1400? But discretionary funds, if all spending is public and perhaps has to be looked at though not approved by someone else, I sort of like. At least it's accountable: "Lois Lerner" not "the IRS." (If I had that, I'd probably hire one or two more police officers with most of it and help churches meet small urgent needs with the rest.)
You let conservative express the truth; why not Morris Hill Baptist?
Drew, do you denounce government's action in prosecuting beakers who refused to do wedding cakes for "gay" weddings?
Oldhickory, what do you think of Saudi Arabian society? Have you prayed that open Christian worship be allowed there?