Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Let me start by saying that my husband is not a believer. So I have had a plethora of religious conversations in the 17 years we have been married. At times they have become so bad that we have had to agree not to talk about religion at all.

Since my blog is an outlet for me, if I write something that you don't agree with, feel free to comment in a mature courteous manner. But don't insult me because my beliefs are different than yours. Don't try and conform me to your way of thinking. Chances are I have already been down that road. I try to enlighten others to what I have learned. I want to share what God has shown me about who He is. I am not trying to "shove religion" down your throat. While I don't disagree with church visitation, I do keep in mind that those that wanted to know Christ came to Him. He made Himself available to all when He walked the earth just as He does now. If you ask me a question about my beliefs I will answer you but I don't broadcast it from the rooftops. I don't expect special allowance to be made because I am a christian.

I guess my problem is that all I keep hearing about is how Christians do this or say that but I don't hear about any other religions being singled out for this kind of ridicule. If we are doing anything at all it is conforming our lifestyles to theirs to keep from offending them.

This country was based on the beliefs of a few men. They chose not to make their beliefs law and to give the rest of us the same options to choose who, what, or where we would practice whomever or whatever we believe in.

When I read about other beliefs being taught in the public school system disguised as "history" I get really angry. My kids were forbidden to pray, witness, or bring a Bible to class. Now there are prayer rooms, wash, rooms, foods mandated for all students are being changed or at least an attempt is being made to change them to accommodate one religion in particular.

I believe this is a clear violation of separation of church and state. If the religion in question were Christianity, you can bet your bottom dollar that CNN, FOX, MSNBC and all the others would be raising the proverbial holy hell about it. But very little has been said or done. Kind of makes you wonder just where we are headed.

If you want to weave some of your traditions or beliefs into the American tapestry by all means do so but don't ridicule or force me or others to change our way of thinking just because you live here.

1 Comment:

  1. John said...
    I am with you on this, Inge'.

    We need more people like you who would make a stand for Christ. And I agree with your statement about just because they live in America, doesn't mean they can simply change what America used to be to suit their beliefs.

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