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Christmas is a Reminder and a Test

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 7:38 AM
Yeah? Well tell that to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He thought that his faith compelled him to take violent action against a Godless regime. Patrick Henry, who famously stated, "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country" was motivated to direct action, as were so many of his colleagues, by a serious and devout Christian faith. The question is, are today's believers made up of similar stuff or will we continue to roll over for the Godless?
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 2:12 PM

You quote Nathan Hale; not Patrick Henry, Cleo.

In fact Patrick Henry didn't give his life for our country.

Today's believers are not truly believers in Jesus Christ, if we speak of Americans. They believe in the Almighty Dollar. They run away from a fight, but make long speeches.

rmccarthy Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 5:40 PM
Everybody is born ignorant and selfish. We are all on the same journey. I am more understanding of folly if performed by the young and am thankful for all the lessons that I have learned in 60 yrs. I'm only half as stupid as I used to be.

"The greatest gift which America has received from the Lord is the faith which has forged its Christian identity," Pope John Paul II wrote in a document on the Church in America in 1999. Here at the end of 2012, the words might be the rallying cry of the season -- a reminder, a challenge, a warning -- and a gift to be pondered born of a grotto in Bethlehem.

And it's not just something for Christians. As the pope wrote at the time: "The evangelization which accompanied the European migrations has shaped America's religious profile, marked by moral values which, though...