Category Archives: Memes

A Congress of Firsts

We’ve come a long way, baby…(click on the graphic to enlarge and read more clearly):

Now Congress is looking more and more like AMERICA.

Look at the beautiful colors and faces and all that.

Diversity. It’s a good thing.

Is this perfect? No. Can it get better? Yes. Why?

Because we’re Americans and this is what we do. We get better, and better, and better.

So Much For…

…religious tolerance in this country.

I found this meme on Facebook:

And lots of people are quick to express very strong agreement with this.

One person said, “They should use something other than a bible. After all, we are a nation of multiple religions.”

To which, I responded: “OK so the President’s freedom of religion goes out the window when he/she is elected? First Amendment rights apply except to the President? What if the President being sworn in wants to use a Bible because it is meaningful to him/her? Would any of you say that a Jewish President should not be sworn in on a copy of the Torah? What if we had a Hindu President – could that person not be sworn in on a copy of the Rig Veda? It seems that a lot of people here have this idea that tolerance applies to everyone *except* Christians. Newsflash: Christians have rights in this country too.”

Another person got all kinds of upset and yelled, “Religion has no place in our political system…NONE! ZIP, NADA…”

To which, I responded: “No place, eh? Tell that to Jimmy Carter, former President and Sunday school teacher. Tell that to John Clagget Danforth, a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, former Attorney General of Missouri, former United States Senator from Missouri and an ordained Episcopal priest.”

I also added this: “You people would actually take rights away from Americans based on their religion. That is un-American. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

The only way you could keep all religious views out of the public sphere, and do so fairly, would be to ALSO keep all SECULARIST views out of the public sphere. Rev. Timothy Keller made this point in his book “The Reason for God.” I really wish people would read that book and understand what’s written in it. More on this another time.

Someone added this, which is actually very accurate: “The idea of separating the church from state was not to keep the church from running the state but the state from trying to run the church.” This is correct; we did not want the equivalent of the Archbishop of New York sitting in the Senate, doing whatever he wanted because he wasn’t subject to anyone or anything except the church hierarchy. Our English forefathers had already seen the problems that came out of that kind of situation. They had learned that lesson BIG TIME.

Oh, but no one wants to hear about HISTORY, that most boring of topics that has NOTHING TO DO with anything going on HERE and NOW.

::end sarcasm::

Yes, I’m Thrilled…

…that team Obama/Biden won our Presidential election.

This is good. I can has health care without the idea of a “pre-existing condition” hanging over my head.

As far as the Romneys go…

Now we have to keep up the momentum for another 2 years, to kick the GOP/Teabagging governors out of office, like Florida’s Governor Voldemort….I mean, Rick Scott.

PINK SLIP RICK!!!

Dear Taliban – For Malala

Dear Taliban:

You have already lost, you know. You might as well just give it up.

I know that you people have sworn that if Malala lives, you will find her and “finish the job.” But you know what happens then?

Girls all over your nation will rise up and begin clamoring to go to school and have an education just like Malala. She will become their hero, their martyr. We Christians call many of these people “saints.” And perhaps you are not familiar with the statement made by Tertullian in the 2nd century: “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” Yes indeed, and you see how huge and powerful the Christian faith has become over the last 2K years, don’t you? Oh yes. Martyrdom is VERY EFFECTIVE.

So you bear that in mind. Shed Malala’s blood and you will water a tree so mighty you will be completely overwhelmed by it. She will be more dangerous to you and your way of life if you kill her, than if you just left her alone to live and go to school and be an example to other young girls who will follow in her footsteps.

It’s inevitable, Taliban. Give it up now. You have already lost, and that is why you strike out in such desperation.

Sucks to be you, doesn’t it?

Yours,
Me

Uncivilized?

Please note that this meme, extolling the virtues of non-civilized/non-industrialized life, was made with a PHOTOGRAPH (taken by someone using a CAMERA) and edited/assembled and then shared on a COMPUTER, which was connected to the INTERNET.

So much for the glorification of uncivilized/non-industrialized/Stone Age tech cultures.