Pray for cultural healing

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There is a new form of holocaust that has been taking place in the past few decades. Unlike the horrible Holocaust of World War II, this holocaust is a moral one.

The Augusta Chronicle’s Feb. 24 editorial “What the courts see” – detailing judges Danny Craig’s and David Roper’s descriptions of an amoral culture as seen through the eyes of the judicial system – is a snapshot of this moral holocaust. This holocaust we are beginning to wake up to is the actual decimation of the image of God in humanity – at least in Western culture.

This holocaust has been systematic, beginning with almost universal acceptance of contraception. Regardless whether one agrees or disagrees with contraception, we all can agree that it has created a sexual nirvana for men – we now have the “hook-up” culture. This was followed by no-fault divorce, trivializing the covenant of love that God intended to be a reflection of his covenant of love for humanity.

Then came Roe v. Wade – a direct attack on humanity itself. Pornography follows unchallenged as this multibillion-dollar industry exploits men, women and children and totally dehumanizes them.

And now we come to gay rights/gay marriage. Pope Emeritus Benedict has recently stated, “The manipulation of nature … now becomes man’s fundamental choice where he himself is concerned … who chooses for himself what his nature is to be. … But if there is no pre-ordained duality of man and women in creation, then neither is the family any longer a reality established by creation. Likewise, the child has lost the place he had occupied hitherto and the dignity pertaining to him.”

Just days before he resigned, Benedict proclaimed to his audience, “The time of testing is here. We must not use God for our own ends. … The Temptor is devious: he does not push us toward evil directly, but toward a false good, making us believe that the real things that matter are power and whatever satisfies our primary needs.”

Many Christians already have capitulated. The Catholic Church will become much smaller and the persecution much fiercer. Again, as Benedict said, “The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals.”

My prayer is that Christians and men of goodwill everywhere will lay aside our differences and unite to resist the moral holocaust we are experiencing – and that Benedict’s replacement, Pope Francis, will be the Spirit-anointed leader of our times to help heal our spiritually and morally sick culture.

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Hooray for RFK
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Hooray for RFK 04/09/13 - 02:33 pm
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Romney spent WAY MORE then
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Romney spent WAY MORE then Obama did last year...Romney lost. Nice try Angela....

I see the Fox brainwashing team has done wonders on you. And before you ask no I do not watch CNN or MSNBC either. Politically I'm independent. I'm not PC enough for the dems. I'm a lesbian so that knocks me out of the GOP. I think Atlas Shrugged is novel and not a way to run a country so that knocks me out of the libertarian party.

If I had to identify myself by party I'd say Green. I voted Stein last year.

specsta
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specsta 04/09/13 - 05:38 pm
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Appalling

Humble Angela wrote - "And for the record. People who are unwilling to work SHOULD die in the streets."

THIS is why people suffer in this country - despicable, judgmental attitudes like this toward other human beings.

A person's worth is not based on how much money they have, whether or not they work - or whether or not they are educated. Each person is worth something just because they exist. Period.

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Bizkit 04/09/13 - 05:59 pm
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Wow Spec, sounds like a

Wow Spec, sounds like a pro-life commercial against abortion. True enough though that all people deserve dignity and equity-no matter the application, gender-male-female, or age-old man or embryo, religion-muslim, christian, pastafarian, then death penalty, abortion, poor, diseased, etc. Unfortunately not everyone is on the same page on that one so history goes. Sadly more people still die of treatable ailments every year because of overuse of antibiotics and fears of vaccinations. People treat dogs better than some humans. Shameful.

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Bizkit 04/09/13 - 06:07 pm
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According to Bill OReilly

According to Bill OReilly christians can't thump their bibles no mo' as an argument aginst homosexual marriage, abortion, etc, etc. etc. So it's the Gospel-cause I think he is ritin' a new Gospel or somethin' like that. Ya git the feelin' he thinks he's a prophet. What's the OReilly word for today-Idiot-Yes seems appropriate.

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impossible 04/09/13 - 11:15 pm
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Specsta
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Have you looked into your rhetorical mirror lately? Your ranting and raving are prime examples of despicable judgmentalism. Try a little objectivity, you might get to like it.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/10/13 - 07:18 am
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"Each person is worth
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"Each person is worth something just because they exist. Period."

I'll save that quote......It could come in handy in a debate later.....like when someone is defending the killing of unborn children who also exist, yet are treated as if they have no worth.

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