Food For Thought

Controversy has erupted among Christian fans of the Denver Broncos over a jersey some fans are wearing to honor devout quarterback Tom,Tebow.  Over Tebow’s number (15) the jersey has the name “Jesus.”  Fan Traci Yown calls the jersey blasphemous, saying “Sports is one thing, and Jesus is another.”  But the Rev. Marcus Buckley says objecting to displays of faith “just show a cultural bias against Christ and Christianity.”

First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows:

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

All that is necessary for evil to prevail in this country (or any other country for that matter) is to sit back and do nothing.  With each passing day in this country, the ice we are standing on, gets a little thinner … The polar bears are not the only species in danger any more … We are at serious risk right here at home.

See you on Monday.

OOO

Thanks to Chopper Scott in NB for the idea.

2 thoughts on “Food For Thought

  1. Yes, we have been a sleeping nation for too long. It’s been an attitude of every man for himself and pointing the finger elsewhere, and expecting someone else to act. We have to unify and choose to create something better. We’re all responsible.

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    Homegrown terrorists right here living amongst us, you see the fluff piece sixty-minutes did on them not long ago? What a joke. And it is not just America that they want to control, it is the entire world.

    Don

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  2. Not wanting to seem dense or anything, Don, but I’m afraid I have a no idea what point you’re making here.
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    In Detroit, a group of Muslims built a mosque and then seven times a day, using huge speakers, they call their believers to pray. Local residents complained and were told where to go.

    In order to stop the offending practice the next step was legal. They took it to court on the grounds of noise and disturbing the peace in the neighborhood.

    The judge ruled that this religion of hate, has every right to come into the neighborhood and do whatever it wants to “under the guise of freedom of religion and the U.S. Constitution.” Unfortunately, all the citizens who had been living there in “peace and tranquility” for years, were told to stick it.

    We are spending far too much time in this country appeasing foreign born nationals, subsidizing their way of life and/or religion. Our culture is slowly eroding and changing into something that is hardly recognizable any more.

    I guess I was saying do nothing … and see what happens … If you don’t like Christians and/or Muslims, then leave. If you do not feel like it is appropriate to pray in school, stand up for the national anthem or salute the flag of the United States, then it is time for you to depart, and/or get your sorry butt out of government (Mr. Obama).

    America after all, was formed as a Christian Nation.

    As for the point? I am not all that sure it had a point Bill to tell you the truth, a lot of my stuff, is just like this. If some football player wants to bend down on one knee or print Jesus on his jersey, then I do not find that offensive in the least. I don’t need a judge trying to convince me otherwise or instruct me on what to think about it. If you come in and set up shop right next door and start making a nuisance of yourself, I expect the courts to stop it, not condone it.

    It is designed to make you think about it and that is basically what I try to do, sometimes I am spot on and other times, completely miss the mark.

    Have a good weekend.

    DS

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  3. p. s. Don’t bother trying to compose spotless copy on a phone. It’ll get you eventually.

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