Saturday, June 2, 2012
Honor your faith silently...
Those words were written by someone associated with a Girls State program that did not allow a Roman Catholic girl to walk across the street for Mass. The statement points out what worship and the free exercise of religion have become -- a silent honoring of our faith (not even God) and then a collective program to honor all faiths (where no truth is True Truth).
It is strange to think that worship is not satisfied by a moment of silence and some generic words about God that anyone and everyone could say. In other words, we have so privatized faith that it's practice is limited to or fulfilled by a moment of silence and we have minimized the idea of objective truth so that we can all say the same things about different gods and it all works for good.
This is exactly what our people hear over and over again from the world around them. Is it no wonder, then, that doctrine is seen as a bad word and the need to be together around the Word and Table of the Lord to be something extra, an add-on for the private time with the god of your choice.
But one thing is true. This person thinks exactly like the Obama administration and its redefinition of the freedom of religion into the freedom of worship -- preferably alone, quietly, and without any external means.
Whether you like it or not, faithful adherents to Christ's Word and Supper are being seen more and more as religious zealots who are far to extreme to be mainstream.
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I have often thought it an interesting and yet sad commentary on our culture that, especially in times of distress or tragedy, all we have to offer is a "moment of silence." It speaks loudly of the loss of the true God; the One who comforts not with moments of silence but with His Word that gives hope and promise even in the midst of turmoil.
This is very disconcerting, indeed. I was always under the impression that the American Legion was one of the few remaining organizations dedicated to preserving our freedoms in this nation - not squelching them for the sake of some unrealistic and utopian ideal of the "common good" as proposed by the current administration. Thank you for the post and awareness, Pastor. Perhaps, as we are made aware of more and more freedoms being taken away and/or "redefined" by those who think they are "helping" us, we will stand up in the true spirit that once made this nation great for God's honor and glory.
What else is one to expect from our PC society?
One could bet one's sweet "bippy" that had the girl been a Muslim requesting to go to the mosque, heaven, hell, and everything else in-between would have been moved to make it happen!
Women are not required to go to the mosque, only men are. Women can go but they don't have to.
We will now observe a moment of silence to enforce religious suppression. I mean, to honor all faiths.
Quotes from the original article:
"Briere said a non-denominational Sunday service is provided for the delegates."
“We are a non-denominational program and intentionally keep religion out of our program out of respect for the 300 girls that come from many different faiths,” she said.
Apparently, the term "non-denominational" has acquired a universalist meaning!
By the way, why do the "missional" LCMS Lutherans still admire non-denominational mega-churches?
Our nation (and many others) are increasingly Fascist in philosophy. This is scary. This is an example of being doomed to repeat history in which we are not educated.
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