ABORTION

                        11 weeks                                                       12 weeks

   And if we accept that a mother 

can kill even her own child,

how can we tell other people

not to kill one another?

 Mother Teresa 

Here is a question when is it ok to murder?? Also what is your definition of murder???? You might think it is ok to murder if you are getting revenge. You might not realize this but there are at least 854,123 people murder a year in the U.S. That number I just gave you  where people under 20 weeks years of age. Is it ok to murder those baby’s. You may say they were not humans they are just fetus, so they aren’t really humans when they get aborted, and some of you might say what if they where women who got raped, so if that happens it is ok to have an abortion. I believe in the bible and the bible say  they are humans from the start. All of you might not believe in the bible. That is your choice, but went does that so called fetus become a human and when does it become illegal to abort?? I believe they are humans from the start and they are always illegal to abort. If it is ok to abort humans in the womb. Then what’s is to stop me from killing a person who is 20. If you say it is ok to kill the baby’s then what is the difference????????????????????????? Aren’t baby’s humans to?  Lets say this girl gets raped and you say is ok abort it the baby because it was a rape. Well rape is a awful thing but just because something bad happened that means you get permission  to kill. That is like saying I got fired so, now I’m poor and can’t find a job. So I’m going to go kill my boss, because he caused this. You wouldn’t do that so, what is the difference. At the top of the post there are some pictures of unborn baby’s at 11,12 weeks old. To show you that you can tell they are humans from the start. Let me know what you think in the comments.

 Deacon

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Civil Rights

 

From racial profiling and being pulled over just for ‘driving while black’ to this new phenomenon of killing unarmed people out of some preconceived idea of fear, our lives and our children’s lives are not being valued.

Al Sharpton

      I know that there are still some cases of discrimination, but the words, “Civil Rights,” are getting used too much. I addressed the gay rights deal in one of my last posts, and as I said, you’re not discriminating  against a person, you’re discriminating against their actions. Every human has rights, but not all actions do. When a police officer pulls somebody over, he’s not racial profiling, he’s action profiling. To make the assumption that all white officers hate black men is inaccurate. I think that’s amazing what our country has overcome, from slavery, to electing a black man to president. Police officers have to be held accountable, but not more than some person with a criminal record. Human rights are very important; it’s what our country was founded upon. But, they are not applicable to anything but a person. You can’t term actions, “civil rights,” and use them to push your religion, opinions, and political views.

Colton

Stand or Submit

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.                 

Abraham Lincoln. 

You may be wondering about the title. Well, I picked that title because I’m going to be writing about the Oregon standoff and some other things that are happening over there in Oregon. But first let me explain the quote. So, it is saying we, America, are strong enough to resist attack from the outside; but we, the people, let our freedom get taken away by the government. So, the only way we are going to lose our freedom is because we let them go. I’m sure most of you have heard about the standoff; if not, I will fill you in. There were two ranchers, the Hammens. It is a dad and son who own this ranch. Well, what started it all was that the Hammens started a controlled burn on their land to burn something. The wind picked up and the fire spread to BLM land and burned about 100 acres, but all the ranchers got together and put it out. So, the BLM said that the fire was set on purpose; they called it an act of domestic terrorism. The Hammens got sentenced to 15 months in jail.  They served the 15 months, then the judge decided it wasn’t long  enough; so, the judge then sentenced them for 5 more years, which is illegal. Once you are tried for a crime, you cannot be tried again for that same crime, which they were tried again for the same crime. So, there were a couple of ranchers from Nevada. Their names, the Bundy’s, are the ranchers that the BLM  took their cows a couple years ago. They decided to come up and tell the BLM that they had had enough of their illegal activities. The way they were doing it may not be the right way, but I don’t know anyway else to really do it.  They were also trying to get the Hammens freed. The ranchers got video of the BLM starting fires 100 feet from the ranchers’ corrals. One ranch lost about 80 head of cattle to the fire. You can see the video on YouTube. The BLM also rerouted a river in a valley  so all  the ranchers in the valley couldn’t get water.  The ranchers would end up having to sell, and then the BLM bought their land, and then rerouted the river back to the place it was before. This stuff has been going on for awhile. I’m just trying to let all you know what is going on. So, as for the title, I thought this a perfect time to ask you all a question. Are you going to stand up for your freedom that our forefathers fought so hard to get? Or, are you going to submit to the government and their illegal activities? You may not think it is that bad, but if we the people don’t stand up, trust me, it will only get worse. So, will you stand up for your freedom? Or, will YOU let them go down the  drain? Let me know in the comments if you will STAND or SUBMIT.

 

Deacon.

Gun control part 2

Ok, so this post is going to be a shorter one. The reason I called it Gun control part 2 is because I came up with an interesting thought. All the people like Mr. Obama and all the other politicians want gun control, but all of them have armed guards or carry guns and also their guards are all armed with guns. So, if they passed a gun control law, will that mean that all of them and their guards turn in their guns…or not?  If a gun control law is passed, I think that the president will still let his guards keep their guns so he is protected, but the rest of us will have nothing to protect ourselves with.  The president will be comfy and safe and the rest of us will have to deal with all the bad guys who didn’t turn in their guns. Don’t get me wrong; we want to protect our presidents, but we need to be able to  protect ourselves, too. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Deacon

Make your light shine so that others will  see the good that you do and will praise your father in heaven. 

Matthew 5:16

Popular Culture

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”                        

Albert Einstein

       One thing that irritates me is pop culture. An actor or singer gets famous and everybody does what they do. That’s a bright idea, because a lot of them live off alcohol and end up dying on their bathroom floor from overdosing on drugs. You can decide this for yourself, but I don’t really think that is a good role model. Another thing I think is funny is when I see an inspirational quote from somebody like Marilyn Monroe; hmm, not the greatest role model either. It’s scary to me to see what pop-culture covers-video games, fashion, attitudes, and movies. The scary one is attitudes.   Right now, it seems like there is more disrespect toward authorities, like policemen; if anybody gets hurt it’s the officers fault. How about video games? We have games like Call of Duty and Halo, where you shoot people up. I think that could be some of the problem with guns and shootings in school. When you shoot somebody in a computer game they get regenerated, not in real life. I think there needs to be more education involving that type of thing. Smoking used to be a very popular thing, but now more people are learning the side effects of it, and now there is less people doing it. Just because everybody is doing it, doesn’t make it healthy, ethical or right.  What happened when people decided in the 60’s and 70’s to do stuff like smoke pot and have free love? HIV and AIDS. One of the most terrifying sicknesses came out of something that people claimed was okay.

        So, in closing-don’t do it because pop culture told you to.

Colton

Diversity

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
John F. Kennedy

              It’s amazing the diversity of our country. We have liberal people that may offend us. We have conservative people that may offend us. We have Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative.

           Over the last one-hundred years politics have changed quite a bit. Republican and Democrat used to describe the different ways of running a country. Now the names are more than that. Now they describe the ways of running a country, morals,  and ethics.  They now encompass the words conservative and liberal. That complicates things more. And when in politics, it separates people. Lots of the issues brought up in debates, is stuff to push agendas. For example, I listened to an economist, who talked about global warming. He was saying that we should be using it to our advantage in our industries, not in our politics. Besides, I think there are more important issues to discuss. I think we as a people need to grow up and look past the politics, and toward the problems. And is in the above quote, we need to seek what is right, not what is red or blue. I’m looking at who’s running for president, and we are easily deceived.  So instead of getting kicked by the donkey, or not seeing past the elephant’s body, let’s  take responsibility for our own choices.

Colton 

Terrorism

As many of you may know, there was a terrorist attack in Paris on  November 13,2015. There were over 160 people killed and several more people wounded. There were over 7 attackers, and the cops killed 5 of them with guns. See, guns aren’t bad all the time. So, after this attack, I thought it appropriate to talk about terrorists, so that is what I’m going to do. Okay, let’s get started. Terrorist…. what does that word mean?  Well, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary,  it means, “The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.”  So, you know coercion means, “To demand in a very violent way.”  Which Isis does. So who are terrorists???  Terrorists are just men who think it’s okay to kill people if they don’t believe in the Islam religion. Not everyone who kills people is a terrorist, like people say.  So, like I said before, I will try to show you what the Bible says about terrorists.  Believe it or not, there were terrorists in the Bible days. Some examples are Goliath the giant, the giant that David killed. The other one is Herod the king. He was the king that ordered all the baby boys killed when Jesus was born. There are many more examples of terrorists in the Bible. So, people back then were dealing with terrorists.  Maybe not so many, but none the least, they were still dealing with them. So, people have dealt with that all through the years. They have always been around, so they are not a new problem. The Bible does not say anything specifically about terrorists. It does tell us what to do for them, though; we are to pray for them. You might think, “Are you crazy?  Why pray for them??”  After all the innocent people they killed and everything else they did, we are to still pray for them. Well, I will tell you why.  God told us to on the Sermon on the Mount. His words were pray for your enemy do good to those who persecute who. If you want to read it all, look up Matthew 5.  So, that is what we are supposed to do.  It is easier said than done. I’m not saying I do it all the time. I try to, but I don’t always do it. So, here is a challenge; try everyday, for about 1 min., just try to pray for all the terrorists.  I will try to do it, too.  If you have any thoughts on this, feel free to comment.

God Bless

With God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

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Gun control

Gun control! Oh, what a wonderful thing!  It will make our streets safer and there will be no more shootings. That is how it will work, right?? WRONG. No, that is not how it will work. The way it will work is the law abiding citizens will turn in their guns, but the bad guys will keep their guns and then there will be more killings and mass shootings by guns. I can tell right now the reason for all these killings is because we live in a sinful world; but, that won’t help us figure out what the Bible has to say about gun control.  As a Christian, I will try to show you what the Bible has to say about gun control. Ok, let us start at the beginning. The Bible was written before guns were invented, so you might wonder how can it say something about gun control. It does not say anything specifically about gun control, but it does give us some guidelines to follow. In the beginning of the Bible, there is a story of two guys, Cain and Abel; they were brothers. Cain got mad at Abel because God was not accepting his sacrifice, but was accepting Abel’s sacrifice; so, Cain got to a point of rage that  he killed his brother, Abel, with a rock. Guess what? God wasn’t like, “We need rock control,” because “anything” control will not stop killings. The point I’m trying to get across is that it is people killing people, not the gun or rock or whatever people use.  According to Jesus’ words from Luke 22:35-38, we should  be able to protect and defend ourselves. But, we also need to listen to the government (Romans 13:1-7), but only if the government is making laws according to God’s rules and principles found in the Bible. To prove my point, in the year 2011, there were more people murdered by hammers than guns. Guess what?  The government wasn’t like, “We need hammer control.” The only reason they want gun control is so that they can control us, the people. I think the way to solve so many people from getting killed is to allow people to carry guns and not have all these gun free zones. Gun free zones are like a welcome sign to bad guys saying, “We have disarmed everyone for you, so come on in and shoot everybody.”  I’m not happy about it, but it is the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts. What I hope you learn from this is that gun control won’t work. Also, that the Bible gives us guidelines for everything we might face in life, even gun control. I would like to also say to all the families out there that have had relatives killed in shootings, that I’m sincerely sorry. Also a thank you to all the service members out there who have fought and are fighting for this great nation.

God Bless                                                                                                           Psalms 19, ( The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork).

Deacon.