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Monday, November 30, 2009

November Finishes

It's a rainy day here today, but I posted on the Christian Forums and thought I'd put something here for anyone bored enough to look.
I am listening to them playing In Wonder by the Newsboys which they played for astronauts as a wake up song I read on the Newsboys' site.
For Cliff fans, William Hooper who has a Cliff Chart site apparently had pneumonia. Hopefully he will be well and back online soon.
Our cat that we adopted likes to play now, and she has actually been going into the cat cube lately. It seemed to take a couple of weeks or so...if not, it seemed like it.
We had a good Thanksgiving Day and ate a southern breakfast at church. We didn't have turkey though, we had Angus burgers! We did have some traditional things like pumpkin pie, and some things we ate the next day. I felt nauseated Thanksgiving night.
For the breakfast I ate a biscuit and gravy, one piece of bacon, scrambled eggs, a half a small piece of ham, some grits with milk. I also had orange juice, milk, and coffee....half a cup on two of those. They also served sausage and perhaps some other things I can't remember. Our table was mostly immigrants from other states like ourselves.
This Sunday we visited back at a church to hear a missionary guy. I don't give often to the familyfor their support, but I more give gifts sometimes especially for the kids.
I transplanted some sort of evergreen tree to a different spot in the yard/garden, but I have strong doubts about it surviving.
A new cat photo or two will be look to the right if you want to see!
Back to the interesting thing about the post I did today. It was interesting to see a Muslim's feelings about God's view of Himself being closer to right than even some so-called Christians. While perhaps he might have gone a bit far, it was very interesting. Of course my view of God from what's in the Bible is that He does care for His reputation and glory, but He also shows love and mercy. Jesus was God the Son in human flesh...He did humble Himself for both our sake and the Father's...for His glory. Still, the topic was about proselytizing in different religions, and whether it is required or not in people's religion. I indicated that I do care for people's souls. I'm not sure if I said everything I would have wanted or not, but if you want to have a look at the page:
I don't endorse the advertisements on the forum. Hopefully you can figure out which post was mine. I can't find anything that says I can't link this, so if I'm wrong let me know and I'll take it off.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Freedom of Speech

Does it seem that freedom of speech is for possible terrorists or others who have or want to harm someone physically?
It seems that you can no longer express an opinion about a lifestyle or a person without the risk of getting fired in some places. People who have no intention whatsoever toward harming a person get fired for political or Christian beliefs, but if it's an atheist or Moslem they have a lot more people willing to defend them or turn a blind eye.
If you believe conservatively, they think you may be like the KKK or a Nazi or call you a Right Wing nut or the Religious Right (like that's equivalent to a criminal?). It is so outrageous the attacks that conservatives and Christians receive, and there is no accountability for this kind of commenting by certain people.
Still, this is the kind of thing that Christians can expect, and it's likely to get worse. If you believe the actual Bible as a Christian about morals, you may one day soon be labeled a criminal in court. Actually, the hate crimes legislation is opening the door already.
If you want to pray in school, you already have people ready to censor you. Now you can be fired for telling the truth about a lifestyle or political person even if you are not mean spirited. Some pastors in some countries have already gotten in trouble for speaking out against homosexuality.
Even on this blog I think there are some limits and restraints on me that I am not sure of if I might say something that they might censor or kick me off for.
Still, I can do my best to speak the truth civilly, and if I get in trouble then I have done nothing wrong.
Aside from these subjects, I just wanted to mention our cat is sick.