The message below has been circulating and seems to have quite a following. I think it has a tone that is hostile and intolerant. Paul Harvey says that Christians are tired of turning the other cheek? WTF??!! Then why call yourself Christians? I believe that whole turn your other cheek thing was the main message of the sermon on the mount, no?
One the founding ideas of this country is that religion is personal and based on individual conscience. That means that each person will have a unique idea of what religion means to himself or herself. No one can stop us from praying, anytime or anyplace, really. But by interjecting public prayer into a civic or community forum, we run the strong risk of pointing up the differences of belief that separate us when we should be focusing on goals we all share in common. This thing here is just messed up.
HOORAY, HOORAY, HOORAY for Paul Harvey. I myself have been grumbling and wondering how a handful of people have been able to take our right to pray in public places away from us. So, agreeing with Paul, I GLADLY will forward this email AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Folks, this is the Month that we RE-TAKE AMERICA
*********Get Ready ********* Keep this going around the globe ... Read it and forward every time you receive it. We can't give up on this issue.
Paul Harvey and Prayer
Paul Harvey says:
This is the United States of America , a country founded on Christian principles.
One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.!
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It's time we tell them, You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!
God bless us one and all ... Especially those who worship Him ,God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still the greatest nation of all. God bless our military who are fighting to prot ect our right to pray and worship God. Let's make 2009the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions .. And our military forces come home from all the wars.
Keep looking up.
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'AND THAT'S THE REST OF THE STORY'