Monday, January 16, 2012

IS America In DEEP S#%T ???????????

As we barrel into 2012, a year of Presidential Election, political guns are blazing and there is much debate about where our nation stands on many different issues. We are NO longer the United States of America........we are as divided as it gets on many levels. Mainly it has turned into a fight between Christians and the Politically Correct. Don't get me wrong, I'm FAR from an expert on politics. What I am is an American and a Christian who is free and independent enough to have my own beliefs and values and mature enough to make my own decisions.....
I heard the expression this week that we may be in Deep Sh#t.........




Yes.....I do think we are in real trouble if not deep sh#t..... We are so busy trying to be politically correct our nation is sinking fast. It reminds me of the house being on fire, the dead bolt is locked and you can't find the key to get out! I look at my FaceBook page everyday and shake my head.
It's like we are all a bunch of dummies without brains, being judged by family, friends and neighbors by our political choices. If you don't believe in abortion, you are against a woman's right to choose! Maybe you are against it because you feel there are thousands of couples out there who yearn for a child and could give this child a life worth living. If you are against Gay marriage you are homophobic! Could be you just think that marriage descends from the bible and because you believe the bible is the word of God, you believe that marriage IS for a man and a woman. I really don't care who chooses to love whom, my job is to love you, not judge you, but it doesn't mean I'm wrong and your right! We are all supposed to be unique individuals but then we want EVERYONE to think alike or they are wrong. If you don't want to follow Christianity that's your right but don't tell me what to believe. Don't tell me that if I'm a Christian I have to vote GOP either!

I do not believe for one minute,( I'm talking my belief not yours here) that any of these clowns running for office are True Christians! I'm sick of the GOP using Christianity to run for office!
Let me also add that President Obama has in no way shown me that he is a True Christian either. What I do believe is, that Christians should wake up and realize that the FIX is not found in Politics and they need to stop being exploited for political gain.



Haley Barbour, the outgoing Governor of Mississippi is a perfect example! I thought Haley had been a great Governor for the past 8 years and might be a good candidate for President in the future till he turned loose a slew of cold blooded murderers and rapist and gave them full pardons! If that wasn't appalling enough, he then gets on TV and claims "WE" believe in forgiveness and second chances. I'm assuming by "WE" he meant himself or the people of Mississippi. First off, he nor the people can offer forgiveness to these criminals, only God and the families of their victims have that right. Second, it was a slap in the face to the Justice System in which jurors had already done their duty!


Then we have the "politically correct" photo below.....
A wonderful young man has gone under a vicious attack for showing his faith on the football field! Yes....people we are in DEEP when we feel the need to verbally attack a young man who has done EVERYTHING right in his life! Yet we think it's OK in the "name of Freedom of Religion" for a religion like Islam who clearly is Hell bent on destroying our nation, to do as they please?
YEP.....we're in Deep Sh#t, blind as bats(bats really aren't blind) stubborn as mules and about to be Gone With the Wind if we're not careful!



This... is what good role models inspire in our children! If you want to get honest with yourselves think about our children, the future of our country. Parents and teachers are no longer allowed to discipline our children it's child abuse. God and prayer has been stripped from our schools and now teachers are being attacked and cursed by 1st graders! The juvenile courts are overloaded and young kids are being tried as adults for murder of other kids and in some cases their own parents and grandparents! Deep sh#t doesn't come close, we are drowning in it!



Where is Christianity in this picture? I would say that the true Christians are in the background on the left, feeding these starving children. Yet the right side portrays the ones who appear to be celebrating the birth of Christ? I am by no means maintaining that I am some holier than thou Christian. What I am is a Christian who is in agony over the state of our nation and fed up with politics! Fed up with seeing on a daily basis people who claim not to believe in God posting over and over about it, downing those who do believe! If you don't believe WHY talk about about it so much, instead of talking about WHAT you do believe ?


NOW.........I want you to meet two people WHO TRULY define what Christianity really is!
This is Chris and Donna Speagle. They operate a food pantry near here called The People's Pantry. They feed those who fall through the cracks. People who work minimum wage jobs and don't qualify for food stamps or those that don't get enough food stamps to feed their family. Children, whose parents spend the family income on drugs or alcohol leaving them hungry. The elderly on fixed incomes. In other words, they emulate Jesus Christ by taking care of the forgotten. They do what they do because they believe that Jesus Christ has given them a calling to do this. They can tell you stories that will break your heart. They can tell how they sent numerous people to churches for help and the churches refused because the husband drank or the mother did drugs. I was so inspired when Chris said; "Jesus didn't tell us to clean them up but instead just to show them love" ! This couple does most of their giving from their own pocket. These two people are my heroes, my role models, my definition of a Christian!

I guess what I'm trying to say here is.......
Because I profess to be a Christian, do not put me in a political category. Do not tell me how to vote. Do not quote scripture to me when you don't even believe in the scripture, the word says the devil can quote scripture! Tell me about your life, your dreams, show me pictures of your family and what excites you. Stop cramming politics down my throat because the truth is.....
Not one of those people in Washington can relate to you or me and they could care less where this country is headed. They have their own political agenda and it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with money.
Wake Up People... We really are up Sh#t Creek without a paddle !!!!!!!!!!!



Let's see how many FB friends delete me after this..............

12 comments:

BlueRidge Boomer said...

I'm right there with you Sister....thanks for telling "IT" like it is.....!!

Becca's Dirt said...

You go Carol. That is shooting straight from the hip and hitting the mark. I totally agree. It scares me what is going on here in our United States. I really don't think things will change much no matter who gets elected. I'm concerned about our relationship with other countries - people who could mow us down. I'm concerned with our oil prices. I'm concerned we will go into another war withing within the next 18 months. I am concerned about our justice system - it's bad enough that so many criminals walk and so many are locked up who don't deserve to be there and then someone like Barbour plays nice like it never even happened - pleez give me a break. There is so much like you said and we could go on and on.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I totally agree, Carol... And they say that I am a RACIST since I do NOT like Obama. Huh???? Just not true. I just don't think he is a leader --at all... Yes--we had trouble BEFORE he was President, but look how much worse off we are NOW --since he has been in office. The worst thing a President can do is to totally be partisan, and try to divide the country into classes.. He wants to take from the ones who have worked hard and made it in this country and give to those (like the Protestors) who don't want to work or even try to make it.... Drives me insane!

Then there's that horrible Political Correctness... Recently a high school somewhere had to take down a beautiful prayer that had been posted on the walls in their school for many many years... Why?? Because ONE student objected... What?? How can one person have that much power and control over the rest of us??? It's terrible....

I could go on and on and on --but you get the idea. You are totally correct with your thoughts..
Hugs,
Betsy

I_am_Tulsa said...

:-D
you are awesome!

Nezzy said...

Schooch over sister and make room on the band wagon for me too!!!

I couldn't agree more.

God bless ya and have yourself a terrific week!!! :o)

Pat in east TN said...

Two thumbs up Carol ...

Kathie Truitt said...

Thank you so much for showing us the Christian couple. If only more people...myself included.

I know Haley personally, and when I was in the airport in St. Louis a few weeks ago and saw what he did I almost spit out my Diet Coke. I texted my husband: "What in the HECK was Haley thinkin'?" And he texted back: "I know."
I was and am totally shocked. Just shocked!!! I don't know when I'll see him again. He is moving back to his DC office soon and if and when I see him I plan on asking him. I am shaking my head....

Angie Ledbetter said...

Wish you'd say how ya really feel! hehe. With ya, sistuh, on free-thinking, self-reliant, true blue American voter power!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Wish you'd say how ya really feel. LOL. But I'm with ya, sistuh, on free-thinking, self-reliant, true blue common sense Americans. :)

NitWit1 said...

Thre are millions who are with you. We just don't have an answer. I re-read Tale of Two Cities, and because I fear we can become anarchy of France where everyone's life was in peril of the guillotine for small infractions by mob rule as the rule of law became onerous and with great partiality, and virtually disappeared.

I profess to be a Christian, and since I work in a church office I do know of requests. Being small, we help when we can. Most of us work outside our church at Food Pantries, individually, and through other charitable groups.

Arkansas is a poor state. Then we do have to screen. My husband and I chose a Christmas Wish # and were shocked we had to cut the Bar codes off everything, so parents would not exchange children's gifts for money for alcohol and drugs. The world seems to be upside down and off its axis.

But NO ONE can stop us from prayer, especially silent prayer, any time, any day, any place.

Thanks for the inspiration and thoughts.

NitWit1 said...

I reread TALE OF TWO CITIES recently. I feel we are sinking into the abyss of the aftermath of the French Revolution. There is a fine line to walk between EXCESS rule of law and NO rule of law. Mixed in moral values,or lack thereof, will always contribute to mass behaviorial upheaval.

I, too, am a Christian. I don't wear it on my sleeve, but I certainly have never buried it. I am not a a RACIST. I am from the South and we had a maids of several ethnicities. All served as babysitters, too, and had authority to punish us short of spanking, which was reserved by my parent. Believe me, they reported to parents our ever transgression.

Don't even get me started on Political Correctness.

Unfortunately, I do not expect anything to change, and given the field the Republicans have, my expectations will probably remain a big goose egg --zero.

Emille said...

Wow, I hope you'll speak up more times like this during this year -you know how to make your point. Go Carol!
The two pics next to each other about prayer is awesome!