September 23, 2012

NYC schools giving out medicine???

The New York City Department of Education is t...
 is the largest public school system 
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According to the New York Post, the New York City Department of Education has a program that goes against this logic. The "Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health" (CATCH) program  raises many concerns.

Under the program, minor children are given access, by the schools, to pregnancy tests, birth control and the morning-after pill without parental consent or their primary doctor's knowledge. This even goes against their "Parent's Bill of Rights" It claims that Parents have the right to "be informed about required health, cognitive and language screening examinations." (Page 1 section 2B)

Does this make sense to anyone? Schools are forbidden from handing out Tylenol and Aspirin to children. They are even forbidden from handing out medicine prescribed by a doctor. How then do they justify this? A pregnancy test is one thing. It's a test. It is no different than the school administrating a drug test.

But to give medicine like this is another thing.

(Hat Tip: New Yorker's Family Research Foundation)
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September 18, 2012

Israel - The Nation that once wasn't a nation

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Israel. It is a nation of great importance to the Bible. For it is in the Bible that it is the Promised Land for the Jewish people. It is the recorded birthplace of Jesus. The list goes on and on.

But, it's land was not always occupied by the Jews. It was once part of the Ottoman Empire. The British conquered the land during the decline of the Ottoman Empire during World War I in 1917.

Adolf Hitler persecuted and killed many, many Jews. This lasted up to the end of World War II in 1942. Jews then flocked to this land as a result of the Holocaust. Israel as we know it became a nation again on May 14, 1948.

In the Vision of the Dry Bones, or the Valley of the Dry Bones, it is predicted that Israel will become a nation again. Here are some facts that make this interesting.
  • The King James Bible was completed in 1611. 
  • Israel reformed as a nation in 1948 as prophesied by Ezekiel.
To which I have a couple of questions:
  • How would an atheist explain this?
  • Does anybody realize that the next two chapters in Ezekiel are prophesying about Armageddon?

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August 1, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day thoughts

Here are a few facts about the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
  • The Cathy's are known Christians.
  • Their business has donated money to pro-traditional marriage groups.
  • When asked about their position on marriage, the liberal media and all "equal rights" groups acted shocked to hear their answer.
The bottom line, it was a media circus. The advocacy groups expected a much different outcome. They were not shocked, they were playing the media.

The good news is that the majority of news stories were positive and about the support of Chick-Fil-A and not the protesters.

Here is an interesting quote.
Saw this from a liberal commentator today. "I can understand not supporting a business you don't agree with, but protesting because the owner doesn't support gay marriage evokes images of a liberal equivalent of the Westboro Baptist Church."

March 29, 2012

Justice? Or Blind Justice?

Trayvon Martin. Everyone wants justice. If you haven't heard, he's the teen that was shot by the neighborhood watch guy, George Zimmerman. While it was a sad and tragic death, I am not going to weigh in on this too much. Many people have weighed in their opinion.

But I see a disturbing trend in their opinions.
  • Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. wore a hoodie on the House Floor despite their dress code. He made reference to racial profiling.
  • Miami Heat players posed with their hoodies to show support to Trayvon.
  • Students are holding "Hoodie Day" and rallies are being held in protest to slow justice.
This case has reached the attention of the White House...
"President Obama has promised a full investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin"
Everyone wants justice. Justice is a noble cause. But, what I find disturbing, isn't the desire for justice... but rather their definition of justice. If by justice, they mean Zimmerman must be charged without knowing all of the facts for justice, then this is bias. 

How would all of Trayvon's supporters feel if Zimmerman is not charged? On the flip side, how would Zimmerman's supporters feel if he is charged? Would they accept it? Or would they cry foul play? 

Justice should be blind of public opinion.

March 9, 2012

Tolerance - by Ronald Reagan

I saw this quote and thought I would share it with you. It is one of many great quotes from this one speech.
If all the children of our country studied together all of the many religions in our country, wouldn't they learn greater tolerance of each other's beliefs? If children prayed together, would they not understand what they have in common? And would this not, indeed, bring them closer? And is this not to be desired? So, I submit to you that those who claim to be fighting for tolerance on this issue may not be tolerant at all.

March 1, 2012

Athiests, Antitheists and the Antichrist

Atheism. At it's core, it challenges the mere existence of God. It's definition is simply someone who is without God or any god. And, the Bible does support this idea with a well known verse, John 3:16. Believers are known as theists. And nonbelievers are called atheists.

Just because someone is an atheist, doesn't make them a good or bad person. But rather, it defines what happens to them after death. Most, atheists have good intentions. If you look around at many athesit's blogs, you will tend to believe that all atheists hate God. This can be misleading, as it only represents a portion of atheists.

They are antitheists

An antitheist is different from an atheist in that an atheist is simply without God and an antitheist is someone who is against religion, or anyone who believes. This is often seen as a hatred towards God.  Their reasons for being against God or religion may vary. Some may have been betrayed by a "Christian." Some may have been mocked by a "Christian." There could be hundreds of reasons for their drive against religion.

Some antithiests believe that religion should be erased from the world. They openly use slogans such as "Imagine No Religion" and often point to the human side of religion - people making bad choices who claim to believe. Their extremes may be known as militant atheists, or an atheist who would use force, or any means possible, to accomplish this goal. They will attend church and may even infiltrate their ranks.

Some may even lead a church.

An antitheist is very similar to the antichrist, just as a square is very similar to a rectangle. A square is a rectangle, but a rectangle isn't always a square.  The antichrist is an antitheist, but an antitheist isn't always the antichrist. But their spirit, or the things that they do and the reasons they do them, are the same. They both have the same desire to remove God from the world.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

January 9, 2012

About Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow and crew have done what many (mainly the media) are call nothing short of miraculous.... He is known for last minute and unbelievable come backs. But, this recent overtime victory against the Steelers has people talking even more. Check out these statistics...
  • Tebow had 316 yards passing 
  • His throws (I guess not counting after the catch) averaged 31.6 yards per pass
  • Denver's Time of Possesion is 31 minutes and 6 seconds

In college Tebow wore the words "John 3:16" below his eyes. And the media is selling that story and many Christians are running with it. Is it just a coincidence? Or is there something more?

People want to believe there is more.

Does God favor Tim Tebow over all other Christian athletes?

I am not trying to discredit Tim Tebow's ability or his character. I think he has had an amazing rookie year. I also think that he has a remarkable future in the NFL as a quarterback. But I think we should stop before we buy the media's hype about it. I think that the media is expecting a loss to keep the Broncos from winning many of the  big games, possibly the Super Bowl.

When I see things like this - the media connecting sports to religion -  I am reminded of a passage about loving your enemies. I think it especially applies because in a game, there are sides. And, during game time, battle lines are drawn. The enemy wears the other uniform.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
No matter who the media paints as the saint or the enemy, the sun will rise on them the same. The rain will fall on them the same. God doesn't favor Tim Tebow by giving him wins or putting him in the spotlight. 

But is Tim Tebow in the spotlight for God's glory?

Tim Tebow has the world watching him. They see him as some sort of spokes person for God. And, they believe the hype that the media is feeding them. And, when the Broncos (as a team) falls short and loses a game, the world will be watching. 

The question is, will Tim Tebow give the credit to God?
It will be then that the God gets the real glory.