It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I thought it was time even though I am in Okinawa, Japan. Every time I leave America I immediately realize what a great country I live in.
So here are some thoughts looking back at America through the miracle of the Internet; thank you Algore.
Do you ever wonder what country the Democratic presidential candidates live in or what color the sky is in their world? The answer to the latter question is absolutely dull and gray. Saturday the Dems had a meeting before officials of the Democratic National Committee and if I actually took what some of the candidates said, I might have to consider remaining in Japan!
Check out the doom and gloom conference these unhappy-go-unlucky downers conducted in Virginia.
It seems as though her highness was booed today in Iowa on her way to her coronation. Now mind you Hillary was not able to attend the political forum because of her “hostage” situation (I’m sure we won’t hear about this for more than, say, oh a week?). The only question is will the questioner in question who was questioning Hillary be roughed up the way the Clinton War Machine fried Tim Russert.
Something in our postmodern world has gone really haywire when the Democratic Party, along with its willing media, breathlessly awaits and vigorously pursues the most coveted endorsement during the presidential campaign. Am I speaking of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, or the Washington Post; all three are definite liberal media stalwarts (no really they are!). No actually the most coveted endorsement within Democratic circles now is Oprah Winfrey…seriously! You actually have media types “wondering whether Ms. Winfrey might actually hold the Democratic nomination in her hands.” Wow, that’s power. Hey, don’t believe me? Read it for yourself!
There is no doubt that Huckabee is a real contender and a viable candidate but as an evangelical he showed that his politics is more important than his faith. He was asked whether Mormonism is a cult and Huckabee whiffed on this softball pitch and then did something even more amazing. When describing why he would not comment on Mormonism he said, “I am not going to get into that argument, because my goal in life is not to evaluate what’s wrong with your faith or somebody else’s, but it’s to be able to live mine so that I remember that the greatest commandment is love my neighbor as myself.”
There are two things wrong with that statement, especially in light of the governor reminding us that he was a practicing Southern Baptist minister. He said “the greatest commandment is love my neighbor as myself.” Now I am not an ordained minister but I am a theology student and last time I checked Matthew 22:36-39 it read: â€œTeacher, which is the great commandment in the law?â€ Jesus said to him, â€œ You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.â€™ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: â€˜You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” So actually it is the second greatest commandment reverend, I mean governor.
The Governor also said that he was not “getting into that argument, because my goal in life is not to evaluate what’s wrong with your faith or somebody else’s.” Well might I be so presumptuous as to remind you of the Great Commission? In Matthew 28:19-20 we read: “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.”
As an evangelical Christian my most important goal is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and Mormonism is clearly considered a cult in light of the Bible. He could have said something like that and still maintained that Americans have the freedom of religion and they are free to worship or not worship any entity they choose and I will defend that right to my dying breath.
Well I have to go and train some Marines and I’ve rambled long enough. Everyone have a blessed week and I look forward to your comments.