Thursday, March 4, 2010

Confession: I Feel Selfish Today

You know, I try to be the best Christian I can be. But I find myself to be completely selfish in regards to food. I love food, and I won't ever deny that fact.

When I cook dinner for the wife and kids, I always eat at least 1/4th of the meal or 1/2 of the meal before I serve it to everyone. I do this, because I want my share before everyone grabs it. And I feel entitled to get more than everyone else. If there is a piece of something left on my kids or wife's plate, I eat it without even asking if they're done.

If my wife and I order a large pizza to be split between the two of us, I automatically feel that the box should be a 70/30 split in my favor. This is incredibly selfish on my part and it's an area in my life that I totally have to work on.

Sports Shout Out of the Day

Great job to my Terps! 79-72 over Duke. Man, what a great game. Anyone that knows me personaly, knows what a huge Maryland Terps basketball and football fan I am as well as Washington Capitals Hockey fan and Washington Redskins football fan. Terps are having a great season and played fantastic last night to knock off the 4th ranked team in the nation and has now tied them for first place in the ACC.

Shining GOP Example

Traditional family values? What is that exactly? Anytime I see or hear this come from a politician, I know they are a christianist or a manipulator to get christianist votes. And a lot of the times, these politicians do something to out themselves such as this representative from California.

Going to a Gay bar, picking up a dude, leaving drunk and getting pulled over. A lot of people don't understand, but the Republican party has a lot of Homosexuals in it. And they universally oppose all legislation that can benefit Homosexuals and Transgendered individuals because they don't want to be outed. They want to hide behind this false persona.

Remember, the Bible says to stay natural. If you're Gay, be Gay. If you're not, don't be. Live the life you are supposed to live. Otherwise, when crap hits the fan and you show yourself to be the opposite of everything you claim to be, people get hurt.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Song of the Day

Love this song. Great message too.

Question of the Day

I have a lot of Atheist friends that have blogs. Why is it that most of them have black backgrounds on their home page? Don't get me wrong, black is one of my favorite colors. But damn, for me, after I read a page with a black background, it screws up my sight when I get to another page that has a lighter color background.

Prayer in School

St. Brian has a good post over at his blog that I want to elaborate on.

It's about Prayer in public schools. How would Christians feel if Islam somehow was forced in all schools and Christianity was put on the back burner? He makes this point because many christianists want their version of Christianity put back in public schools and be forced upon all students in those schools despite their religious or non religious affiliations. He's trying to point out their hypocrisy and does a good job doing so.

I had a debate with several members of the church I go to several weeks ago on this exact subject. They said that taking out prayer in schools has been it's downfall. My argument was that they didn't take out prayer. They took out forced prayer. Any kid of whatever faith they are can pray in any public school during their free time and nothing or no one can get in the way of that.

My question to them, is what 'version' of teachings to you want back into school? What institutional religion would be the premise of these policies? They couldn't answer these questions. My last point to them was me pointing out that because our Country is a free country, parents have the choice to send their kids to Christian private schools. Just as Muslim parents can send their kids to Muslim private schools and so on. "Public" means all faiths. You cannot force one faith onto the other.

And speaking from a Christian point of view, forcing our faith into the public domain would be counter to what we believe. But when you hear all these arguments from all over the place in this Country particularly, you see the infection that christianist teachings has on the population and it's members. It makes me nuts.

They also use as an argument that our founding fathers were Christians and our principle documents are based off of Christian principles. This is absurd. Most of our founding fathers were deists. And our beginning documents were stated in such a way to show us that in this Country they didn't want Religious Institutional Control. That's what they ran from. They wanted a truly "free" Country. They also wanted politics and religion separate. They would be pissed right now if they could see how things have gotten here. The Republican party is dominated with christianists and everything they talk about is hypocritical to everything that is taught to us by Christ.