Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 6, 2017
Lent… it’s not just the stuff in your belly button.
It’s supposed to be a time for Christians to draw closer to their Maker, to become more Christ-like, more holy, more sanctified… to be more set apart to do His work on this Earth.
Instead, Lent has become nothing more than a self-serving, self-aggrandizing moment of pseudo-sacrificial piety in much the same way as Easter or Christmas has become secularized. It’s piss-poor, utterly worthless, and without any redeeming cultural, social, spiritual, or religious value.
Where does “giving up” chocolate, liquor, teevee, or red meat on Fridays for 40 days improve one’s spiritual life?
Some have expressed sympathy for this expression, as if it were my experience.
I never said that was my experience.
It’s “my estimation” based upon observation.
My observation is precisely that Lent has Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, June 3, 2012
It’s difficult to argue with the facts.
But perhaps we should be asking ourselves this question: “Why are we doing this?”
Is this not a type of suicide?
Would it not be insane for us to NOT promote “best practice” activities?
Would it not be ludicrous for us to NOT tell someone that danger lies ahead if they embarked upon a particular path, course of action or behavior?
No one in their right mind would ever say that we loved or cared for that person precisely because we simply failed to warn them. For indeed, though we may say that we do love them, we do not behave as if we do, because love is not in words only.
In fact, love cannot exist in words only.
Love exists in evidence, and in abundance of action.
The single-mom catastrophe
The demise of two-parent families in the U.S. has been an economic catastrophe for society.
By Kay S. Hymowitz
June 3, 2012
The single-mother revolution shouldn’t need much introduction. It started in the 1960s when the nation began to sever the historical connection between marriage and childbearing and to turn single motherhood and the fatherless family into a viable, even welcome, arrangement for children and for society. The reasons for the shift were many, including the sexual revolution, a powerful strain of Read the rest of this entry »
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