MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Frosty Returns?

January 3rd, 2013

This Christmas season brought many surprises to our house, not the least of which was that one of my children really started to like Frosty the Snowman.  That means that we’ve seen that movie, and the sequel many times.

I don’t know about you, but I have a problem watching the two back to back—I mean, if Frosty could stop being Frosty in the first one simply because he loses his hat, how/why does he keep taking it off in the second one?!

Can you say continuity error—a huge one!


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What Would Happen if Christians Took Over a State and Tried to Create a State Church?

December 19th, 2012

churchSo I got to thinking the other day… Since after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution there were multiple states that still had established churches (and some current constitutions still mention God and have qualifications for people holding office—which are mostly not observed), what would happen if Christians of a certain denomination (pick one) all moved to a certain state (again, pick one) enough that they could pass a law or State Constitutional Amendment to establish a state church of their denomination.

Would they be allowed to do it?  If not, what reason could opponents use to justify not letting a bunch of people from establishing whatever they wanted, since this is what the state of the States were after the Constitution?


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Fundamentalist Atheists—America’s Taliban

December 18th, 2012

cross2There are many Atheists that are content to live peaceably with their neighbors.  They live and work within this country, and seek no ill will– they just do not believe in the supernatural or any deity.  These are probably your friends, coworkers, and others that many would consider good people.  However, there is a vocal minority of Atheists (I term them Fundamentalist Atheists) that seek to eradicate all religion, and these are the focus of this article.

It doesn’t take long reading Fundamentalist Atheist’s thoughts to find that they believe that Christians are the American version of the Taliban.  They trot out the ideas that Christians are behind unequal rights for gays and telling women what to do with their bodies, and compare that to the Taliban telling women that they are of no worth and that they must veil themselves from head to toe.

What they miss is the fact that on a larger scale, they are actually America’s Taliban.

How is it that a Person Praying at Commencement is an Establishment of Religion?

December 17th, 2012

Learning to PrayOne of the things that always baffles me every year is around commencement time.  How have we gotten to the point where we accept that a prayer in a single meeting is considered an establishment of religion?

I mean, the Congress of the United States opens with prayer, and they are the ones actually mentioned in the First Amendment as ones that are not to establish a religion!  How can someone, especially a student in a school, be interpreted to be establishing a religion?


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Public Schools Can Force First Grader to Remove ‘God’ From a Poem

December 9th, 2012

Little girl's talkA 6 year old girl wrote a poem, a special tribute to her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War which included the line:

“He prayed to God for peace; he prayed to God for strength,”

Another parent got wind of this line, and complained to the school district, and the Principal and Superintendent compelled the girl to take this part out of the poem.

The offended parents didn’t want God mentioned anywhere in the program, and of course they claimed establishment clause.  What about free speech?

And you wonder why people home-school.


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MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.