The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ October 11, 2015

Not Cupid

Not Cupid

I remember my first trip out west in the early 70’s being so caught off-guard when complete strangers offered unsolicited smiles AND hellos, as I awkwardly glanced around to realize they were intended for me! I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the road over the years. I’ve traveled some highways that take your breath away, and I’ve seen my share of bad road too. But I have never seen a highway so God-forsaken and low-down dark and lonely as the Internet. It’s impossible to travel anywhere without seeing the signposts to Hell everywhere. “Why Kaley Cucco Ended Her Marriage” and “Cruise, Kidman Not Invited To Daughter’s Wedding” were just two side-by-side gems that jumped out at me this week while I was searching for something I needed. It’s like a subtle gauntlet that bleeds you without you even realizing you’re slowly bleeding out…

It’s funny. I drove 4,000 miles of Interstate in the last two weeks to get away from “the noise” and search for something. I drove 1,770 miles to listen to the sound of nothing and burn away the years of gunk that fogs the mind and clogs the soul, and 1,770 back again…with the treasure I uncovered. Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend…

God, Love, & Priorities

American Society has become one gigantic dysfunctional family. From our drug and divorce-soaked homes to a completely broken, scandal-ridden, and corrupt Washington, we are one great big mess! And with all of the staggering problems threatening our world, from terror bombs over there, to debt bombs over here; we’re stuck arguing over who we are as a society! We are actually debating what to call boys and girls in Nebraska, and mothers and fathers in Tennessee!

One voice claims after thousands of years, backed by a recent Supreme Court ruling, that marriage is no longer defined as the union between one man and one woman. And that securing this right for one group (LGTB), will in no way threaten the religious freedom of the other.

And the other claims “Never before in America has a religious requirement been required to hold office or own a business, and it cannot begin now. To require Christians to pull out pages of their Bible in order to hold office or own a business is anti-American and it is unconstitutional, despite what any judge may say otherwise.” ~ Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel

So which group is right? Does might make right? Do 9 unelected judges make right? Did the 9 black robes have it right in the Dred Scott ruling? And where did that lead us? The LGBT group makes the compelling argument for the “right” to marry the person we love, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. But the Liberty group counters that our entire system of laws and a Constitution that provides for no such right, are predicated on the Judeo-Christian “Trust in God”, which is why you will not find “In Love We Trust” on our coin and paper currency! It’s why every American President since 1949 has made his State of the Union speech looking directly into the face of Moses, and not Cupid on the north wall of the House Chamber!

What has happened to the Wisdom of Solomon? What has happened to the real mother? It’s as if both sides are only too ready to sacrifice the baby rather than lose their precious argument. Doesn’t every ear hear the cries for a return to basics? Doesn’t the underappreciated benefit of the ages reside in the natural law and order of things…where unintended consequences have no place to get a foothold? Is there really any one among us who can look around and say this is what we ordered?

If we were to take God and the laws that Moses handed down to us out of the equation, who and what would we replace them with? Even the wise Atheist knows where his bread is buttered best. If we should all take a breath and step back from the abyss to ponder these simple truths, and get our priorities in proper order, we might find true happiness and avoid the Great War that many of us will not survive…

I was there when they crucified my Lord I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword I threw the dice when they pierced his side But I’ve seen love conquer the great divide

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that train When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down But I did what I did before love came to town



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5 Responses to The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ October 11, 2015

  1. Bill Banuchi says:

    Dostoevsky: “if there is no God then anything is permissible.”

  2. photo357 says:

    The world is changing. The laws are trying to keep up with what we are learning about ourselves and those around us. We cannot, must not, stay in the past just because “that’s the way it has been”. If that were the case, truly where would we be today? You would certainly not be writing this blog on a computer. (there would be no such thing as a blog…etc). We must learn and grow and change each and every day. There are new ideas, new things to see, new ways to view the world and if you choose to close your eyes to it, you will miss the wonders of what God has put here for us all. Yes, there is a lot going on today that is abhorrent, but surely loving another person is never one of them. Love is always a miraculous thing. Something to be treasured and inhaled, to make it a part of the fiber of your very being. To not see that is sad.
    And as for Fearing God… I do not. The God I believe in is loving and accepting. God makes no distinction between man or woman. God is neither man nor woman and so is able to look past that. otherwise that would make God petty and shortsighted, and I would never love a God that had either of those qualities. So do not Fear God… Love God, in whatever way you feel that power.

    • Chip Murray says:

      ” I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” ~ George Washington (1st Inaugural Address April 30, 1789). I’m sorry photo357, I don’t recognize the God or religion you speak of. I know the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Israel. My faith is God-centric. What you describe is man-centric. You describe a passive God who is “loving and accepting” of those who put man’s love of man before man’s love of God…overturning the teachings of thousands of years? “Arise O Lord, Do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged in Your sight. Put them in fear , O Lord, That the nations may know themselves to be but men.” ~ Psalm 9:19-20
      You are correct about the changing world, but wrong to suggest that God changes with it. Human Nature is as constant as the Sun! How is it “Love” to jail, fine, persecute and destroy those Christians who according to God’s crystal-clear laws and commandments, put God before man as their conscience dictates? Isn’t that the very heart of Religious Freedom? I challenge you to watch this 22 minute video that explains exactly when, where, how and why these “cultural differences” occurred.

  3. Chip Murray says:

    “If you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution (namely, your right to speak freely, worship freely, associate with like-minded individuals who share your political views, criticize the government, own a weapon, demand a warrant before being questioned or searched, or any other activity viewed as potentially anti-government, racist, bigoted, anarchic or sovereign), you have just been promoted to the top of the government’s terrorism watch list.”

  4. W.B. says:

    What is currently going on is a battle of which values will be henceforth the guiding force for our society: Judeo-Christian values, or Greenwich Village/San Francisco/Fire Island bathhouse “values.” From the former has sprung the trees of liberty and the pillars of civilized society, rooted in thousands of years of recorded history. The latter, by contrast, is a handmaiden to tyranny, totalitarianism, despotism, loss of freedom for every other group, and primitive barbarism – in other words, straight out of “Lord Of The Flies,” and whose “heritage” dates back to the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960’s; and is wholly reliant and dependent on the coercive power of the State to carry out all its tenets (think every Christian-owned business that was bankrupted and forced out of existence or country clerks that were left to rot in jail for holding to traditional morality and not knuckling under to the forces of immorality and degeneracy). Those who support this destructive course could not care less about the future of society, and are only concerned about their own selfish pursuits of pleasure and especially carnal lusts (not to mention the added risk to children who are now more vulnerable than ever to being sexually molested and abused). No homocentric society in history has ever survived, and we are sure to fall quicker because of this. Societies that promote, glorify, encourage and even sanction depraved behavior of this type are those that are on the decline, are on the way out, and are dying. Obama’s promotion of this lifestyle should raise alarm bells, not just in terms of the Democrats overall being the party of decadence, hedonism, sin, iniquity, promiscuity, cultural rot and nihilism – in all but name, the Goth Party – but in his casting his lot with radical Muslims, his propping up Islamist regimes such as Iran and his de facto abandonment of Israel and collaboration with those (especially Iran) that have openly proclaimed their desire to annihilate the Jewish state. Especially given that in the Muslim world, gays are stoned to death, thrown off of rooftops, hanged and beheaded – which the LGBT mafia only brings up not to condemn Islamic barbarism, but to morally equate it with Christianity whose tenets they despise and seek to outlaw and criminalize. It is as if Obama is seeking to set up more Americans to be slaughtered should his Muslim friends gain enough critical mass to overturn our government and enslave us all under a global Islamic caliphate.

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