Sunday, June 27, 2010

Home to Reason

In what could be described as the antithesis of reason, political correctness has emerged as the religion of politics. In addition, the ideology of religious neutrality has replaced the conviction of religious belief. Those still clinging to their religious beliefs are ridiculed as backward and lacking intellectual honesty. Political correctness knows no religion, it only know the expediency of "reasoned" neutrality.

Wherein lies the abuse of reason for the acceptance of religious neutrality? It lies in the form of man's inclination to abuse God's will. It lies in God's gift of free will and in granting us the ability to decide our own fate. Without the influence of God in our life, we have become the wandering masses of Israelites after their flight from Egypt. Although Moses gave them the Ten Commandments, they spurned His influence and were destined to roam throughout the desert as their penance....for forty years!

What was the consternation among the Israelites? What is it about the Ten Commandments that causes anyone to take pause?
"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God…

ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'

FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'

FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'

SIX: 'You shall not murder.'

SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'

EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
These 10 simple rules are the bedrock of Christian society and they challenge us every day. We must constantly strive to live our lives with these rules in mind. That's all we really need. The rest is all about attorney fees.

What do you think Sarah Palin prays about? What should we all pray about?

Lord God, give me strength to live up to your Commandments.

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