Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
This weekend, Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve came up with a $700 billon bailout of the banking/mortgage Industry, with the money coming from you, the taxpayers. What do you think? Good idea, or bad? Personally, I think it's bad. Why should we fix something that was caused by the industry giving mortgages to people who could not afford them. When you take out a mortgage, most of the time the bank you get it from sells it to another company, and makes a profit on it. I don't think we need to be fixing their mistakes. Businesses die all the time, and you dont see the Governement helping them out.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
For 11 years, I've been a Christian, but over the past few month's, I've started becoming quite disillusioned. To me, it seems like Christianity is being taken over by extremists who try to use God's word for their own purposes. You have the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons of the world who stir up hate and conflict. As an example, right after the 911 attacks, Robertson said it was because the US tolerates gays, abortion, and feminists. There were 3,000 killed on that day. Tell me friends, how many of those that died do you think were associated with any of those activities? I really don't think that God would allow thousands of innocents to die to make some sick point. Also, the extremists have also worked their way into the US. Government, and are making policy based on religion and not the US Constitution or national laws. The Iraq war is a good example of that, I don't think I need to elaborate on that much more, hopefully you all have kept abreast of events the past few years. I remember in 2004, a minister kicked several members of his church out for voting for John Kerry. That is intolerable to me, as it takes away one of the most fundamental rights we as Americans have: The right to vote for whoever we want, without fear of retribution. If my Pastor ever made that demand of my, I would quit the church immediately!
Another thing that gets on my nerves is the way that some “so called” Christians berate other faiths. Didn't Jesus preach humility? Thinking that your faith is superior to others and that those that are members of another religion are trash is hardly a display of humility! I could never do that. I respect every person, no matter what their religion, race, or nationality. So...my faith is getting quite strained.