“But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.” (President Barack Obama, National Prayer Breakfast, February 5, 2009).
Mr. President, if God doesn’t condone taking the life of an innocent human being. Why do you?
Full text of President Obama’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast here.
At the same time that the atheistic government of what may well be the world’s most Christian nation has launched a campaign against digital pornography to help protect its citizens, the U.K. company Eidos will soon start targeting digital porn at children (with, no doubt, government protection) to help stave off financial failure.
Meanwhile, so called ‘free speech’ advocates (especially in the U.S.) will probably decry the actions of the Chinese government while snapping up the pornographic version of Tomb Raider in record numbers. Talk about a contrast in values.
“I believe the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are least able to defend and speak for themselves. And who is more vulnerable, or more innocent, than a child?” (Sarah Palin, Johnstown, Pennsylvania Speech, Oct 11, 2008.)
“For me, being pro-life trumps just about everything in a politician. It tells me that he believes in moral absolutes, recognizes evil when he sees it, and believes in transcendent human rights that go beyond the state and the culture.” (Gene Edward Veith, What I Look For In Candidates)
“If a person realizes that the image of God in man is man’s ineffably profound fitness to image forth Christ’s glory through everlasting joy in God, then he will not gut the great gospel of its inner life and power.” (John Piper, God’s Passion for His Glory)
There is no greater moral issue in the world today than the selfish, purposeful, murder of human beings. I hope this finally signals the end to the silence about abortion in this election and a return of the call at the national level to stop the greatest genocide in the history of the world.
After a prolonged absence from blogging, I’m back. While I was away…
My first grandchild, Caleb, made his world debut on July 5 bringing with him an opportunity for me to read the Scriptures with a new set of eyes:
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.—Proverbs 17:6
…I confess that I’m struggling with the word “aged” a little bit, but that crown part is absolutely right on the mark!
A short while later my car broke down, thank God!
And then my desktop computer monitor decided to fizzle and die. Even though I have a laptop computer that I could have used, I keep it reserved for work rather than personal use– a policy that even astronauts aught to follow. I am a little bit bummed that I missed hearing about this until it was too late though.
And now you know the rest of the story…
In remembrance of all those through whom freedom was gained and through whom freedom continues to be held.
Thank you father and mother, thank you son and daughter, thank you brother and sister; thank you for standing your post.
Day is done, gone the sun, from the hills, from the lake, from the skies.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Go to sleep, peaceful sleep. May the soldier or sailor God keep on the land or the deep, Safe in sleep.
Love, good night, must thou go, when the day and the night need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all to their rest.
Fades the light; and afar goeth day, and the stars shineth bright, fare thee well; Day has gone, Night is on.
Thanks and praise for our days, ‘neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, ‘neath the sky. As we go, this we know…
God is nigh.