The proposed National Day of Prayer was cancelled by the Obama Administration. This was the right decision.
Ask yourself, who proposed it? Now, Why did they propose it? Did I miss something?
Have we become so enlightened in America with Mr. Obama in office that Religion is no longer a Hot button issue?
That's what I thought.
I would, respectfully assert, that it is just the latest attempt by the Religious Community to insert "Christianity" as the State Religion. And "Christians" should be the most worried.
Did you say "Christians" should be the most worried Mista Jaycee?
"Yes I did!"
The Religious Community (Notice I didn't say Right) always frames attempts to insert Prayer in Schools, and displays of the Religious symbols as Harmless, Non Coercive, and a source of National Pride and Unity.
Why do you need to display the 10 Commandments at a courthouse? The first Four Commandments have nothing to say on Civil Law. Nothing!
The other Six Commandments while they do deal with Killing, Stealing, Lying etc are already covered by the civil law.
So what's it really about?
Some Religious Folks want to assert the BIBLE as the ONLY Religious Authority!
Now, that wouldn't cause a huuuuugeeee fight would it? Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists would BE sooooo cool with that huh?
That's what I thought! And if you KNOW that would be the case then why the heck would you throw that rock? Cause you want to get into that fight! You want that desired outcome! It's Dangerous, and it's wrong!
Hey Christians! God (IAM) don't need you to establish the Bible or the 10 Commandments! He did that already! What he needs YOU to do is follow HIM!
If you Love me Keep my commandments! How this jam from Yeshua (Jesus) Love God (IAM) with all your heart and Soul and Love your Neighbor as yourself! On these 2 commandments hang all 10!
Are you following God? (IAM) Really? Some, of y'all ain't following God (IAM) You ain't truly loving your neighbors in the true spirit of the Word! You just trying to rule over them! You ain't loving God (IAM) and Following God (IAM) either in the true sense of the word! You just wanna look like you are!
You just want to act like you following God (IAM)! You want to rule over people! What if someone REFUSED to Observe the National Day of Prayer?
Would you single them out? Yeah, you would! Would you persuade your Congressperson to enact laws that enforced observance? Yeah, you would!
How do I know? Cause it's been done before. "Sunday Blue Laws" anyone?
What's a Sunday Blue Law Mista Jaycee?
A Sunday Blue Law is law that gives power to a City and State to levy fines against any doing business or secular activities on the so called "Christian" Sabbath. (SUNDAY) Blue Laws are still on the Books in most states and are enforced to varying degrees depending on the State.
So called Christian Sabbath Mista Jaycee?
Sunday is the 1st Day of the Week. The 4th Commandment states to the 7th Day (Saturday) is the Sabbath of the LORD! Is the God of the 10 Commandments your God? Huh? I'll come back to that in another post!
When I lived in Texas you could not Buy or Sell Liquor from Midnight, Saturday Night, to Sunday 12:00 PM after Church let out. This was in the 1990's!
In Alabama, where I went to College, Two Seventh Day Adventist shop owners were jailed in the 1970's, for having their store open on Sunday! They were Jailed! This countries history is FULL of accounts such as these going as far back as the "Puritans!" You can even check out Baptist Roger Williams who founded Rhode Island! He enforced "Blue Laws" under penalty of "Death"!
This Baptist, who's church is founded on Man's right to have a "Personal" Relationship with God (IAM) enforced Sunday observance and Worship under penalty of public Whipping (1st offense) Dunking in the local river (2nd offense) and Death (3rd Offense) ! Check it for yourself!
So it's a good thing that the National Day of Prayer was cancelled. Don't want to open up that can of beans! But I would encourage you to pray in your own lives and homes. Prayer is a good thing but not at the expense of the separation of Church and State. Christians should be on guard against those trying to establish a religion that's based on the respect of Free Will and Free Salvation by Force!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!