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HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

NOT A GOOD BET, IS IT?

Christians are at their worst on Sundays, and on Christian holidays.

At least in the United States, Christians are at their worst on Sundays, and during the Christmas holidays (Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day), and over Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Sunday).

It is on Sundays, and on Christian holidays, that Christians most belligerently refuse to follow Christ, in word or deed.

It is futile to ask Christians for any help on Sundays—they would rather let you die than help you.

It is futile to ask Christians for any help on Christian holidays—they will gladly let you die, rather than help you.

I am hungry right now—in fact, I am starving.

Because Christians will let me starve to death, rather than lift a finger to help me over Easter weekend.

Christians will let anyone starve to death, rather than lift a finger to help anyone over Easter weekend.

The reason is simple—Christians take their salvation for granted.

Christians believe that as long as they believe in Jesus Christ, as the Incarnation of God on earth, sacrificed on the Cross for the sins of humanity, they will go to Heaven when they die—no matter how sinful they are toward their fellow human beings.

This is how Christians justified the Crusades, the Inquisition, colonialism, and every other sin they committed yesterday.

And this is how Christians justify Zionism, this global war on Muslims, and every other sin they commit today.

Christians believe that as long as they believe in Jesus Christ, as the Incarnation of God on earth, sacrificed on the Cross for the sins of humanity, they will go to Heaven when they die—no matter how sinful they are toward their fellow human beings.

And they bet their eternity on this.

Not a good bet, is it?

AFTER ALL, THAT WAS HIS JOB

Billy Graham was not homophobic—Billy Graham was honest about what the Bible said about homosexuality.

Billy Graham was not anti-Semitic—Billy Graham was honest about what the Bible said about the Jews.

It sickens me how secular liberals condemn religious conservatives for doing the same thing they do so much more frequently and effectively—cherry-pick the Bible.

Secular liberals may not agree with Billy Graham’s statements about homosexuality, and about the Jews—but they have no right to condemn the late evangelist for remaining true to the Bible.

After all, that was his job.

RELUCTANT DEISM

God sees the truth, but waits.

God knows the truth, but waits.

God chooses not to intervene in this world.

Because God expects us to intervene in this world.

God chooses not to act as God in this world.

Because God expects us to act as God in this world.

God chooses not to do God’s work in this world.

Because God expects us to do God’s work in this world.

God chooses not to enforce God’s laws in this world.

Because God expects us to enforce God’s laws in this world.

And being humanity’s Creator in this world is the greatest burden of being human.

Being God in this world is the greatest burden of being man.

CONTENDING, AND FALLING, IN A RIGHTEOUS QUARREL

“He loved the truth; he served God and country.  Let us go and do likewise.”

Dr. Charles Minnigerode, speaking of Jefferson Davis

December 11, 1889

 

“It is only the atheist who adopts success as a criterion of right.  It is not a new thing in the history of men that God appoints to the brave and true the stern task of contending, and falling, in a righteous quarrel.”

Rev. Robert L. Dabney

December, 1868

ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS

Does getting religion make your life easier?

Well, does getting married make your life easier?

No, it makes it better.

And does having a child make your life easier?

No, it makes it better.

So does getting religion make your life easier?

No, it makes it better.

Now, the only religion that requires you to have certain ancestry is Judaism.

Judaism is simply the religion of the Jews—there is nothing else that makes it unique.

So you can only become Jewish by faith if you are Jewish by birth.

Yet if you are Jewish by birth, becoming Jewish by faith will not make your life easier—just better.

Any other religion is open to you, regardless of your ancestry.

Yet no other religion will make your life easier—just better.

Christianity will not make your life easier—just better.

Islam will not make your life easier—just better.

Buddhism will not make your life easier—just better.

Hinduism will not make your life easier—just better.

Taoism will not make your life easier—just better.

Wicca will not make your life easier—just better.

And on, and on, and on—no religion will make your life easier, it will just make it better.

No religion will be a refuge for you—no religion will offer you an escape from reality.

No religion will make your life easier, because no religion is supposed to do that.

Every religion is supposed to make your life better—that’s all.

But religion is like marriage—it is a very serious commitment.

Religion is like conceiving and giving birth to a child—it is a very serious commitment.

When someone tells you that all you need is Jesus, and everything will be alright—he is lying to you.

Jesus himself never told anyone that—he made it quite clear that following him was not easy.

If you take up the Cross, and follow Jesus—your life will get harder, not easier.

Yet your life will probably get better too.

Same for Moses—if you’re of Jewish ancestry.

Same for Buddha—whatever your ancestry.

Same for Muhammad—whatever your ancestry.

Your spirituality is something you already have—you were born with that.

So if you choose a religion at all, choose it very wisely—and take your time in choosing it, letting your spirituality sustain you along the way.

It’s better not to marry at all if you are not ready for total commitment.

It’s better not to have a child at all (not to conceive one—once a child is conceived, you cannot kill your child) if you are not ready for total commitment.

And it’s better not to convert to any religion at all (this includes “getting saved” by “giving your life to Jesus”) if you are not ready for total commitment.

Your spirituality is something you already have—you were born with that.

If you choose a religion at all, choose it very wisely—and take your time in choosing it, letting your spirituality sustain you along the way.

Religion is not supposed to make your life easier—only better.

Always remember this.

“BY STUDYING HISTORY, ONE CAN TEST THEORIES WITHOUT EXERCISING THE THEORIES”

“By ignoring history, one can make the same historical mistakes.  By studying history, one can test theories without exercising the theories. The elimination of free speech leads to tyranny of thought and promotes extremism.  One of the first steps toward totalitarianism is the elimination of free speech.  This has happened in Germany, Russia, China and many other countries.  The radical left is imposing limits on free speech at our colleges and through the press.  This will lead to a destructive future and must be countered.

“History has demonstrated the fallacy of war and government controlled by a singular religion.  By studying and experiencing history, our founders insured that no state sponsored religion would exist and individuals would have the freedom to worship God freely. …”

Larry Sessions

Gulf Breeze, Florida


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