The Laughable Nonsense of Kirstie Alley

When people use their religion to defend repulsive behavior, killing or hurting others, I would hope it would make others quickly question that religion.

Kirstie Alley and other outspoken scientologists may not be as ruthless as terrorists who bomb families in the “name of religion,” but they certainly are not doing their religion any favors.

I saw on my MSN homepage that Kirstie Alley is attacking Leah Remini for actually having an opinion about a religion in which she was once associated.  I do not know either person, but in terms of faith will very briefly discuss them.  Leah Remini belonged to the Church of Scientology and has recently left.  She does not have anything good to say about it.  Neither do I, but she has actually been part of the group.  I would say it is fair for her to express her opinions.  Kirstie Alley who remains a scientologist cannot be friends with anyone who disagrees with her religion as she was quoted saying, “she’s a bigot. If someone was really out there [saying negative things about your religion], would they be your friend? They wouldn’t be mine. It’s not selective, I just won’t have people in my life that are that.”

It confuses me.  As a Christian, my faith is attacked continuously.  Not always directly and certainly not directly in a way that my life is at stake, but the Christian faith is definitely attacked by a large group of people.  Do I like it?  Of course not.  Was it predicted in the Bible?  Yes.  Am I supposed to shun people who do not share my faith?  NO NO NO!  If you truly believe in your religion, you want others to be part of that religion.  As a Christian, I truly believe the Bible.  I believe that people need to have a personal relationship with their Lord and Savior to spend eternity in Heaven.  I believe that so strongly that I do not want ANYONE to go to hell.  NOT ONE.  So whether or not you attack my religion, I will still pray for you.  I will still be friends with you.  I will not drop you because you leave my church.  I would think every religion would feel this way.  What good is anyone doing by being cruel “in the name of religion”?  It baffles my mind!

Leaders

Just a few questions…if you can offer some logical answers I would love to hear!  🙂

*  Why should my children be raised to not be proud of their country?  Isn’t that what are leaders are portraying if they are making excuses for those killing our people and burning our flag?  Shouldn’t we be raising our children to stand up for their beliefs?

*  When Hillary Clinton spoke of our country’s tolerance with all religions from its start, did she remember that our country was built on Christian values?  Did she think that she just may be more tolerant of the attackers on our soil than many were to the owner of Chick Fil A?

* If these attackers truly attacked because of this film (which no one really knows) isn’t that proving the film’s point?

 

Leaders of this country…I want my children to grow up in a country that has enough defense funds to protect them.  I want my children to grow up in a country where they do not need to apologize for being American or for flying a flag on American soil.  I want my children to grow up in a country where they can continue to praise God and not be thought of as evil for being a Christian.  Leaders of this country…how do you plan to protect our freedoms?

Our unchanging God

Let me first say that I love our country.  I may not like what it is turning into, but I am a fan of freedom, and hope that remains for a long time to come.  In a world where tolerance is preached for everything except Christianity, where believing the Bible makes you intolerant, where you are told to embrace what makes you feel good and look out for number one, I have to say I am more a fan of the values the country used to hold dear…values and beliefs that are slipping away.  If there was running water available, I think I would fit perfectly in Little House on the Prairie times; where people didn’t own too much stuff, where people worked an honest day’s work and slept well because of the efforts of the day, where you helped your fellow neighbor even if it was inconvenient, where prayer was a natural thing not just said at mealtimes and church, but throughout the day and without shame.

I am glad that God is unchanging.  I am thankful that he is constant and consistent and His will and views don’t change based on what may feel right at the time.  I praise Him that He loves each person despite their choices.  Not saying that He likes their choices, in fact He hates all sin, mine and yours, but has great love for His people…such love that He sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins and suffer while living on earth.

Some interesting tidbits of our country’s history:

* In God We Trust is the official motto of the United States of America

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/odddayp.html

* teachers at many public schools are not allowed to have a Bible in their desk or pray silently at their desk or wear a chain with a cross on it

“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

– George Washington

“Congress passed this resolution: “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”

– United States Congress 1782

“In regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.”

– Abraham Lincoln

* Dwight Eisenhower recieved intercessory prayer that saved his leg from being amputated.

http://books.google.com/books?id=hRBoNJIRhxoC&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=dwight+eisenhower+prayer+saved+leg&source=bl&ots=G38Qkjbou8&sig=BpzI8evtY5sWe-tBGYs_ZqAr780&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dbcnUK6yH-fo0QHL7ICQDg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=dwight%20eisenhower%20prayer%20saved%20leg&f=false

http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/eise/President/Presidency/EISE8530_prayer2.html

Just a little Sunday morning reading of what is, was and is to come.  🙂