The first paragraph states that Bundy is the last cattle rancher in the county. why is that? and if the ranchers are going away, where do we get our beef? (do I want to know?) Can someone fill me in on the back story? thanks…
May 8, 2013 at 11:30pm
Excellent! Diplomacy! A lost art!
May 8, 2013 at 11:24pm
Yes the law should be held accountable for their actions and there are times when they should be called out – but for serious, or at least quasi-serious infractions. Citizens want slack, right? We don’t want to be pulled over for going 5 miles over the speed limit, and we usually aren’t. We’re all human – do we really need to be put under a microscope by everyone? Children should be taught BOTH respect for authority AND courage to stand up to it and, most importantly, the wisdom to know when each action is appropriate.
February 7, 2013 at 1:19pm
Our society dumped romanticism when we decided everyone should have sex before marriage. Seriously, whenever anyone I know gets engaged, my feeling is not “how nice!” but “thank God!”. And when I see girls gushing over a proposal, when they’ve been living with a guy for 2 years, I want to vomit. What they are saying is “I guess I passed the test!” or “I’m so happy he thinks I’m good enough and didn’t dump me like the last 5 guys I lived with.” Women are toys. Cutler, unlike poor guys, isn’t playing the pretend game, he knows she thinks she’s lucky to be getting married.
February 1, 2013 at 9:19pm
Chloe, did you just say that we don’t have to apologize for having superior values? Bless you – you give me a hope for the future.
January 26, 2013 at 12:11am
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?
Whoever finds his life will lose it
I think that says it all.
December 18, 2012 at 12:31pm
Clint – you are awesome! Can we clone you?????????????????? Merry Christmas!
December 17, 2012 at 2:09pm
@valiant1776. Great post. Through the weekend, I have not been able to stop myself from imagining those terrified children in their last moments. But, thanks to you, I am reminded me an equally gruesome sight. Europe, 1939: The blurry gray photos of uniformed animals, lining up entire villages before the graves they were forced to dig – and the tumbling of families into the pit. Then there’s the one of the SS man with a gun pointed at a mother clutching her child seconds before a single bullet ended both their lives. Do I need to go on?
We can outlaw guns, but never eradicate them. If the people do not have them, they tyrants will! Can we please switch the conversation to more fruitful debate, e.g., the mental stability of our culture!
December 4, 2012 at 1:25pm
Send, You bring up good points. However, the bible also says that “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” Also, it is clear in the first lines of Acts 5 that giving should be an act of the heart, not an act of compulsion.
As I consider the role of Christianity in public policy, I keep coming back to this idea: If Christ wanted to overhaul government, and if in fact he was God, he could have defeated Caesar and brought in a whole new world order. But he didn’t. He wants hearts. The point of Christian giving, I think, is firstly to bring forth the humility and humanity of the giver; to alleviate the suffering of the recipient is the bonus.
So, yes, if we all acting like Christians as you suggest, there would be no welfare system at all. We would just all be taking care of one another. But like most Christian precepts, the sacrifice is way too hard. (it is for me) So the problem is that as a Christian nation, we have the sensibilities to care for one another, but without the personal commitment we have no way to achieve those goals accept through government enforcement. So where do we go from here?
December 2, 2012 at 4:02pm
I think the founders were angry, too. Anger is sometimes appropriate. That is why we have the first amendment, so that people can channel their emotions in a non-violent way. “Be angry and so not sin”. Eph 4:26
I agree that sometimes anger is appropriate.
Jesus himself got angry and overturned the money changers table in the temple. There is such a thing as RIGHTEOUS ANGER.
December 2, 2012 at 3:48pm
I think the founders were probably angry, too. Some anger is appropriate. The reason we have freedom of the press is so that there will be a healthy outlet for emotions. “Be angry but do not sin”. Eph 4:26
December 2, 2012 at 2:31am
The study was conducted at universities. This is not a matter of teaching your kiddos at home or promoting a religion. Institutes of higher learning are the market place of ideas and a forum for advancing the Great Discussion. All religions can/should be examined and discussed. Since Christianity / Christ has had the greatest influence on Western Culture, fully understanding / critiquing / exploring that philosophy should be a student’s first order of business. Then other worldviews can be compared and contrasted and the student can decide where the truth lies. By sweeping Jesus under the carpet, they are being intellectually dishonest. How can you be educated if you don’t even understand your own culture?
November 30, 2012 at 11:23pm
With all the “green” he’s been printing, dollars will soon have the same value as leaves.