The Worst Religion

I just posted the following comment over at another blog:

The Other Blog: http://www.gosmelltheflowers.com/blog/archives/876#comment-8178

“Gary’s comment:

Gary said:”I think there are two ways to stop wars.

“1) Ban religion

“2) Whoever goes to war the war starts by the leaders first born both having a duel

“The problem is the leaders of nations rarely actually taste the brutality of war but will send others to do just that.”

My response:

Make sure you include Atheism in the banned religions. With some of the “Atheistic” and supposedly “anti-religious” communist atrocities in the last century atheism takes it’s place as one of the most evil in it’s contribution to wars and death.

🙂

ThirstyJon
freedomthirst.com

Let the little children come to Jesus

I sent a myspace message to a friend of mine and she said I should post it, so here it is! (Slightly modified for a public forum) 🙂

miss-south-carolina-mistake.jpgWhile channel surfing the other day, I happened to flip to a channel covering a beauty pageant. I happened to show up when some girl was aggressively strutting around the stage in a bikini. I don’t know who it was. Unfortunately, that was not too surprising to see on television. (That is one of the reasons my wife and I sometimes try and avoid television) However, after the “Miss North Carolina” incident blew up all over You Tube I learned the fact that she was one of many girls who were 15, 16, and 17 years old!

An article I read somewhere said that the girl who won the “swimsuit competition” was only 15!

Take those little pieces of string off and that TV moment would be child pornography!

Yikes!

Not only that, but the competition was between what God made (which is nobodies business but each girls future husband and her own) in one girl and what He made (also nobodies business) in another! How is that competition? God made those girls and their faces and bodies. They didn’t make themselves. Is God competing against God? There is nothing wrong with beauty; it is all just misused and blown out of proportion, especially the sexual attraction aspect.

I am trusting God’s grace that all of us men, including myself, can be persuaded in our inner most being to go home and love, desire, and enjoy life with our own wives to the zillionth degree (body, mind, and soul) and leave little girls alone!

With God’s help, we can do just that. The whole world will be happier.

ThirstyJon

 

P.S. I made a comment on one post where someone was criticizing Miss South Carolina from the pageant. My comment said “She is just a kid, leave her alone!” I don’t know how old she is, but no teenager should be subject to such public exposure and humiliation. I hope she is able to laugh at herself and move on. She is valuable to God no matter what.
[Read the post I am referring to here]

P.P.S. All right all you men who are reading this. Let’s you and I remember what Jesus said: “Let he who is without sin throw the first stone!”

Love Believes all Things

Picture is from the Washington Post Blog.  Click the picture to go there.Senator Craig is really going through it right now. He is going through public humiliation and he is being pressured to resign.

Read an article about him on CNN and listen to him argue with the officer who arrested him at:




http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/08/30/craig.arrest/index.html

(article continues below)

I made a comment on the site. I don’t know if CNN will post it or not.

Here it is:

I listened to that tape and heard nothing that proved him guilty.

If he did what he was accused of, his career is probably over and I feel compassion for him. If he did not, I wish that he had not plead guilty!

But I do understand why he would.

Unfortunately, we have created a culture where public figures are considered guilty until proven innocent. In the courtroom they may be presumed innocent, but it is not so in the public eye. If an innocent man was arrested and charged with soliciting sex in public, that also may have ruined his career, even if he had plead not guilty. Perhaps the senator is innocent but “chickened out” and plead guilty to avoid exactly what he is going through now.

I Cor 13 says “Love … believes all things…” That is a good reason for us to treat someone as innocent until proven guilty both in the courts and in our hearts. We should be grieved, not delighted, if someone is proven guilty.

ThirstyJon
freedomthirst.com