With all the crap of this world being constantly flung in front of the public, it’s hard to believe that someone as public a figure as Ann Rice could make such a statement. But then again, ” Why not?”. More and more those who have no substantial evidence to Christianoty other than a few prophetic words tend to stand aside and let Satan speak for them in a public forum.
How sad it will be when these people of greatness stand before our God and relenquish their eternity to the burning of their souls in the fires of hell, all for the simple fact that when given the op to share their Christian testimony they chose the easy way out and camped on the side of evil instead of sharing the challenging notion of their faith in the Lord God almighty and Christ our King. s
Where r u in ur faith? R u ready to carry the cross of Jesus? Can u stand even the simplest of persecution for his deeds? Pray and think about it.
Last night I had the opportunity to watch as America’s first black president crossed the finish line, something that could not be imagined by anyone from my home town of Sturgis Ky in the 1960’s. I remember well the large number of people in our community who openly used the “N” word in public gatherings, even to black peoples faces.
My parents and grandparents were part of this as were many of the people I was taught to respect and look up to. I didn’t undertand it, but thought it must be ok if they were doing it. Many times I could see the hurt in the faces of black children I went to school with as well as the caution of being too friendly to us. You see, I didn’t understand the real black America. I didn’t understand the racial divide that had been taking place for centuries. All I knew was that those blacks they showed on the news every evening getting hosed by the police or beat up with clubs were just a bunch of trouble makers who needed to go back to the ghetto where they belonged and stay there.
Through my 12 years in the public schools I built friendships with many black schoolmates. Still, I hesitated to bring them home due to what my parents may think or say. Even still, I had a hard time seeing black males courting white females. This was the ultimate taboo of our time in my region. It would enrage and sicken me and to this day I do not know why.
It has taken a long time for me to move past the ill-feelings of interacial relationships. Looking back I am sure being pursuaded in my youth by so many that I looked up to made it all the more difficult. Even now it raises it’s ugly head when I least expect it. But I am not the same. I realize that two people have the right to choose who to spend their life with regardless of race. Everyone must live with their own choices in whatever it is they pursue….period!
I am proud of our country for making a stand in this election year. Although the deep rooted racial hate still resides in this country, it is progressing in a positive manor towards resolution, and inevitably, extinction. We may not see it in our lifetime, but perhaps in our children’s lifetime.
So now it is on to the business of running the country. We have wars to conclude, economy to fix, major health care needs, and a whole lot of world relationships to mend. Good luck Barack. May God bless you, and keep you. And may he make his face to shine upon you. And may he give you peace.
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Are you sick of the Presidential campaign already? I am. We have been hearing about it for almost two years. As much as the Republican party would hate to admit it, that speaks volumes about the wreck the current administration has made of our economy and our lifetsyle in general. Of course almost any bible toting Christian in America is going to tell you they are a Republican because of the conservative values of the party. The largest percentage are against abortion, euthenasia, and stem cell research. Gay rights are a no no. And all point to the bible as their guide. So I guess to go to heaven when I die all I have to do is be a good Republican party member. NOT!
There may have been a time when the parties differences were clearly seen on paper. But in today’s society that ideal is about as archaic as the United Mine Workers Union. Politicians are people. They decide their party affiliation based off of the road they think will take them the furthest. Few, if any, Washington politicians ever go into office with the intention of serving their state or country a couple of years and then leave to go back to work in “our” world. Why then do we make our decisions on who we vote for by party instead of individual?
No man (human being) is perfect. We stumble. We make mistakes. We are sometimes misguided. We falter at key times. We have our own opinions. Are Politicians no different?
Ask yourself in this election year, “What is it that really matters about the person we elect as President?” Is it that his name doesn’t sound like an American name? (We are all of imigrant decent btw) Do we really think Republicans never have extramarrital affairs? Do we think there has never been a Republican that has had or paid for someone to have an abortion?
- We need someone with a clear head.
- We need someone who isn’t in the pockets of drug companies, oil companies, and large corporations.
- We need a leader who will openly listen to reason.
- We need a leader with the best interest of the American people at heart.
The closest resemblance to that person this election is Barack Obama. He is young enough to understand the needs of today’s families. He is young enough and inexperienced enough to not yet know what he can’t do. He comes from a background that emulates the upbringing that has taken place among children of this generation, and reflects the ability to rise above the obstacles so many choose to stand behind.
This year, lay down you party hat. Use you heads and vote for a real CHANGE! Barack Obama ’08.