Proud Christian, Husband, Father, Gulf War Vet, and Conservative
In an article on Yahoo's web site the Pope states that Sunday is a day for God, and that entertainment and sports are taking away from that "special day" set apart for God.
My question is why only Sunday? I believe that every day is to be set apart for God, and that every aspect in your life should be dictated by what God's will for your life is. Sunday is set apart as a day of rest to recoup after working hard for six days. I go to church on Sunday to share in fellowship with other believers. The rest of the day is used for relaxing with my family. For us that includes watching the NASCAR race that happens to be on that week. If relaxing for you is taking a walk with your wife and kids go for it. If it includes planting a few flowers go for it.
For the Pope to point out only one day as "a day for God" sets people up for the belief that God doesn't matter the rest of the week. They can go about their lives without seeking God's will or following His commands. Unfortunately in my extremely limited exposure to Catholics this is exactly how they choose to view their lives. They can do anything they want as long as they go to confession and tell a priest what they have done. I know this is probably not the view of most Catholics, as I said I have very limited exposure.
I strive to listen to God's calling on my life and to live my live as best I can in this frail and faulty body I have. I fail every day, so please don't call me judgmental.
Written by: Dan on Monday, March 29, 2004
Finally a Democrat who understands.
Democratic Senator Zell Miller from Georgia has begun campaigning for a Presidential candidate. But it is not John Kerry. Disgusted by where his party has been heading in terms of issues he has endorsed President Bush and started a "Democrats for Bush" effort.
What a relief to finally see a Democrat who isn't interested in playing partisan politics and sees the problems inherent in the Democratic party. John Kerry's tax plans and his strategy on the war on terror are the biggest issues that Miller states as his reason for endorsing Bush.
I hope that more Democrats can open their eyes and see where their party is leading them. John Kerry would prefer to hand over our nation's sovereignty to the United Nations (UN) and have them decide when and where we should be defending ourselves. It is my firmest belief that the U.S. should pull out of the UN and remove it's stench from our borders. The UN has proved what a worthless organization it is in terms of protecting the world from would be Hitlers. The UN calmly sat back while thousands of Iraqis were slaughtered by Saddam Hussein.
Now the UN's Human Rights body is condemning Israel for killing a known terrorist. The UN just doesn't seem to get that they can't bargain with terrorists. The only thing that will work on these groups is to continue to hit them back twice as hard. Israel ought to be applauded for removing a known instigator of terror in their country.
Written by: Dan on Thursday, March 25, 2004
Can anyone say waste of money?
SOCIAL SECURITY IS GOING BROKE?!?!?!?!? I would never have seen that coming. The Socialist, oops I mean Social Security system is such a waste of hard working American's money it isn't even funny. The government's attempt at forcing people to save for retirement is a colossal failure. I could take 2% of the 15% that the government takes from my wages and easily outperform the rest of the 13% that the government keeps. I'm hoping that President Bush will follow through with his promise to release that money to us to invest on our own.
Written by: Dan on Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Welcome to my blog. I'm very new to this, so please forgive any inadequacies I may have at the beginning. I'm not sure where I will be going with this so hang in there with me.
Written by: Dan on Tuesday, March 23, 2004