TITLE: When You Take God Out Of Everything
By Thomas Kimble
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When you take God out of everything.
To not believe in God is a personal choice and I and God both respect that. God wants you and I to believe in him in fact he demands it, but he still gives you the choice. People that had a tremendous belief in God founded America, and in every situation where the good of the country was in the balance God was called on for help. On all occasions meetings and swearing in of public officials etc. either the Bile or the use of Gods name was used to make things binding. Hymns were sung and prayers were said at all occasions both private and public. I can well remember when we had prayer in school and I cannot ever remember when I was forced to pray. We were all told to put our heads on our desks or to bow our heads while a prayer was said, but never were we required to pray. Public meetings usually either started or ended with a prayer, during which people either prayed along or just stood with head bowed in respect. I think that itís not just a matter of taking God out of everything but itís a matter of not having respect for anything anymore. We prayed in my home before every meal and my parents were not devoutly religious, in fact my Father swore like a Calvary sergeant all the time. There is more to the proposition of taking God out of things than just the religious implications. When we take God out we also take out a lot of other important things that are not so easy to see. America is steeped in tradition and when God is removed so also is a large part of our tradition. I can still remember the feeling I had when at a public occasion someone said a prayer and it was usually followed by the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and I have seen even the hardest men wipe a tear from their eye. Because of the concept of politically correct we are made to think we should be ashamed to be proud to be Americans and most of all Christians. I have heard arguments to the effect that America and Christianity are nothing but butchers and worse. There can be no doubt that both is true in some cases and the same can be said for every country and every religion. My answer to this is that on the whole America and Christianity are good and well meaning. When disaster strikes anywhere who is the first to offer the most? America and Christians are always there doing whatever it takes to try and help anyone no matter who or what their religious belief. Religion of all sorts is fundamental in holding the family unit together and when it is taken out of public and the family both tend to collapse. Most religions are made up of well meaning people that want only to live in peace with each other, it is only when these religions get perverted by individuals with evil intentions that bad thing come of them.
God wants us to have him in our hearts and for us to not be ashamed to say we love him. God must be sad at the way we are trying to make it against the law to say his name in public.
God wants to be a part of all our lives and he wants us to include him in all our affairs.
I think about this a lot especially when I hear of or see another piece of legislation or a court ruling against including God in our everyday lives.
Forgive us God for we do not know what we are doing.
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