Much has been said by libertarian-leaning political activists and the most determined progressive leftists about the so-called, "separation of church and state." They rage against anyone who factors morality into their world view -- as if they fear they may be forced into a life constricted by judgmental, holier-than-thou preachers pointing a finger at them warning them of impending hell if they don't change their ways.
And yet, the more ground the God-haters take in the various power structures in the culture, the more miserable America and life in America becomes. From family life, to the government, to the educational system, and the entertainment industry -- even our free-enterprise system, the left's goals to ban God from all of these realms leaves us with tyrants dictating the way they think things should be...or else.
Paradoxically, God's kingdom operates on completely opposite principles. Those who humble themselves shall be exalted. Those who lose their lives shall find it. The more you give away, the more you receive and evil is overcome with good. Those whose lives have truly been surrendered to God recognize their need for Him and really do understand that morality cannot be legislated at all, but it is the outworking of a life that trusts in God to transform them. Hence, they are much less inclined to be obsessed with dominating, controlling and changing others using their own manipulative strength.
I think more than anything else, what is becoming more apparent to me is just how ugly mankind is without God. The further away from really knowing and honoring God a person gets, the more tyrannical they become.
One need only look at Bloomberg and Obama for stark examples of this.
Bloomberg is so full of himself that he thinks he needs to dictate the size of soda that should be legal in order to save us from ourselves. And now that the courts have stopped him in his tracks, he is so obsessed with his power and the rightness of exerting it, that he is vowing to appeal this monumental, life-impacting decision.
What a waste of time and money. But, Bloomberg's superior wisdom must rule...or else!
Obama's arrogance makes him think he is completely above the laws -- deceiving himself into thinking he can single-handedly disregard and declare them changed at will in order to implement the fundamental transformation he envisions for America.
And the God-haters think we're scary!
Give me God-lovers or give me death!
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