God is not pleased with us

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This is in response to the Sept. 2 editorial “Push the envelope back.” There is no shame in society now. Anything goes, and there is no right or wrong.

We call sin a mistake. We have left God out of our lives. The children being reared now are little gods to their parents. We older people know better but say very little. We need to teach the Ten Commandments and live by them, and teach the Golden Rule. We need to love one another. Society rewards sin, celebrities live any kind of way and we pump them up – for example, actress Halle Berry getting pregnant this year out of wedlock.

We are reaping what we have sown, according to the Bible. Young people have a “gimme” mentality – no respect. Television is terrible – the curse words, nudity, anything goes.

We are worse than animals now the way we live – two men or two women marrying each other. God is not pleased. He soon will bring his judgment upon us.

I am 72 years old, married with grown sons and grandchildren, and I say this all the time: God is not pleased with us. There is a right way and a wrong way to act in this world.

Catherine M. Butler

Edgefield, S.C.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/23/13 - 05:58 am
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Amen Catherine. "but your words fall on deaf ears..."
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Amen Catherine. "but your words fall on deaf ears..."

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soapy_725 09/23/13 - 05:59 am
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Suedo psycology and man made program are now the bible.
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Suedo psychology and man made program are now the bible.

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soapy_725 09/23/13 - 06:00 am
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The visible church has lost faith in THE WORD to save souls.
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The visible church has lost faith in THE WORD to save souls.

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soapy_725 09/23/13 - 06:01 am
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The church chooses to entertain instead of challenge.
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The church chooses to entertain instead of challenge.

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TrukinRanger 09/23/13 - 06:46 am
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God doesn't like those who
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God doesn't like those who judge others as well.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 09/23/13 - 07:15 am
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Blow up your T.V. throw away

Blow up your T.V. throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/23/13 - 07:44 am
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We have slipped away

Living within the guidelines has worked for many eons of time...we see everyday in real life what happens when we slip away...

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/23/13 - 08:22 am
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Quote from LTE

"The children being reared now are little gods to their parents"

I assume this statement goes for the kids these days who are given EVERYTHING and there literally is NO punishment for bad behavior.

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nocnoc 09/23/13 - 08:54 am
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I cannot speak for GOD, No person can.

But, given the holy written works GOD presented to mankind,
GOD cannot be pleased where we are headed despite his written guidance.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/23/13 - 08:56 am
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I guess not everyone has the

I guess not everyone has the God gene. They have a mutation and lack spirituality. Course most mutations are deleterious.

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OJP 09/23/13 - 09:44 am
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Eh, if your god has a problem with marriage equality,

then I'm not that concerned whether you think he is displeased with us.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/23/13 - 10:05 am
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OJP, I seriously don't

OJP, I seriously don't believe God is concerned about your views on marriage equality. He's concerned about your heart and your relationship with Him. Whether you are concerened about Him being displeased or not, really makes no difference to Him. It's not about you, it's ALL about HIM.

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GiantsAllDay 09/23/13 - 10:37 am
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Did the letter writer just

Did the letter writer just say that a gay couple who love each other and are in a committed relationship, are less than animals? The Augusta Chronicle allows some hate speech, but not all. AC's policy is that if your hate speech is backed by God, then it's acceptable.

WalterBradfordCannon
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WalterBradfordCannon 09/23/13 - 10:39 am
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Judge not lest ye be judged

Judge not lest ye be judged by the same measure and mete. People are BORN with their sexual orientation, and it makes no more sense to discriminate against them for the way they were born than it makes sense to discriminate against someone for some other way in which they were born.

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Topsy Krets 09/23/13 - 10:45 am
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Giants is right. AC bans
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Giants is right. AC bans everyone who doesn't tow the right wing line. Then has the audacity to call itself a paper of free speech. LOLOLOLOLOL!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/23/13 - 11:41 am
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So WalterBC do you think we

So WalterBC do you think we should discriminate against pedophiles and incarcerate them for their biological driven behaviors? Violence has genetic tendencies too, so does cancer but it doesn't mean it's good. I don't think our biology is an excuse for certain behaviors nor is it always good, but I agree it is what it is. I don't think people should discriminate against any two consenting adults who want a health agreement, beneficiary agreement, etc. they could be gay or just two friends with no other family. I don't see why sexuality has anything to do with it. People have left their wealth to animals for gosh sakes. I know gay couples who've together for decades and I'm glad they've found someone to share their lives with on a human level-although I have to be honest I don't understand their sexuality as it is just foreign to me. It tain't for me to judge them because it would just be too ridiculous for me to call out anyone for "sin". Actually if I could give up all my sins to trade for just being gay I'd probably come off better on the sin scale-LOL. So I'll just be in one place in Dante's Inferno rather all the other levels. Hee,eeh, eee.

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myfather15 09/23/13 - 11:44 am
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"I cannot speak for GOD, No

"I cannot speak for GOD, No person can."

I agree, but it doesn't take a lot of common sense to realize He would be upset!! He wrote a letter telling us how to live and SOCIETY thinks it's best to do WHATEVER they WANT TO DO!! They think it's best to BAN Him from everything possible!! Doesn't take a lot of common sense to realize He doesn't like it. Would you? If you wrote a letter to your children telling them how to live better lives and they threw it in the trash without reading it? Would that make you happy?

myfather15
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myfather15 09/23/13 - 11:45 am
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Walter

"By their fruits, ye shall know them"

How are we suppose to KNOW someone by their fruits, without discerning their behavior?

myfather15
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myfather15 09/23/13 - 11:48 am
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Walter

"People are BORN with their sexual orientation, "

Really? Where's the evidence? Can you prove that? Does the fact that it goes against the very laws a NATURE, not prove anything to you? NATURE dictates that men and women procreate together and NATURE dictates that it's IMPOSSIBLE for a homosexual couple to procreate TOGETHER. Does that not prove anything to you? Nope, not when you have an agenda!! To certain people, AGENDA trumps TRUTH every time!!

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Jon Lester 09/23/13 - 11:57 am
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Why can't we go back to Old Testament marriage practices?

Why should the old patriarchs have been allowed multiple wives and concubines, but not the rest of us?

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Bizkit 09/23/13 - 12:44 pm
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God loves us all just isn't

God loves us all just isn't happy with most of our behaviors. Perhaps we shouldn't let fornicators or adulterers marry either-and ruin the good name of this fine institution with their sinful ways. The world is what it is we are to live in it (and enjoy the great things God has given us in a healthy way) but not be a part of it because we are no longer of this world. So the world can go as it pleases and Caesar can make gay marriage legal or ban christianity and it has no effect on me . Course if you want to taste the second death then ignore God's warnings.

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duffstuff 09/23/13 - 01:31 pm
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Another America is awful letter...

Oh, whatta ya know, another America is awful letter. Does anyone else get tired of reading these? America is full of terrible, sinful people and society is just a garbage bag of filth etc...etc...

And curse words are a social fabrication and not really a moral issue. For example using the word "bloody" or "bollocks" is seen as a dirty word in Britain but not recognized as a "curse" word here in the states even though we speak the same language. There's no universal way of defining which words are morally acceptable and which ones are morally wrong.

And there seems to be alot of judging going on here about other people's sins. Judge Halle Berry, judge the gays, judge other parents. You know what would be truly shocking, is if someone wrote in about their own sins and their own flaws verses talking about everyone else's. This would truly be shocking!!

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burninater 09/23/13 - 01:46 pm
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I suppose we should be

I suppose we should be thankful that in this country, religious fanatics are content with simply believing they're God's little mind readers.

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InChristLove 09/23/13 - 01:49 pm
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(duff) "There's no universal

(duff) "There's no universal way of defining which words are morally acceptable and which ones are morally wrong. "

WRONG! Scripture is pretty clear on what denotes corrupt speach, just not many people follow it.

(duff) "And curse words are a social fabrication and not really a moral issue"

Seriously? Did you not learn anything at Augusta Christian? Social fabrication and not a moral issue?

moral "concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character." If you don't see anything immoral or crude about using profanity or taking the Lords name in vain, that's what I would call shocking!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/23/13 - 02:06 pm
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burn, nothing in Mrs. Butler

burn, nothing in Mrs. Butler makes her a religious fanatic, and we aren't God's mind readers. He plainly tells us what He wants and how He feels through His Word and through the Holy Spirit.

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WalterBradfordCannon 09/23/13 - 02:25 pm
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So WalterBC do you think we

So WalterBC do you think we should discriminate against pedophiles and incarcerate them for their biological driven behaviors? Violence has genetic tendencies too, so does cancer but it doesn't mean it's good. I don't think our biology is an excuse for certain behaviors

@bizkit, we need to CLEARLY differentiate between behaviors that have victims, and those that do not. Violence and pedophilia have victims, and homosexuality does not.

@myfather15, the evidence on the prenatal determination of homosexuality is fairly dense and pervasive. All you need to do is search out the science on the matter. I think that also means it is not against the "laws of nature", either, since it occurs commonly, and is prenatally determined. It is God's way. Who am I to question that?

Or, in the words of the Pope, "Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?" To me, the fact that people are born gay means that God created them that way, and they should be treated with the same respect, compassion, and sensitivity as any other person seeking God.

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InChristLove 09/23/13 - 02:39 pm
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"@myfather15, the evidence on

"@myfather15, the evidence on the prenatal determination of homosexuality is fairly dense and pervasive. All you need to do is search out the science on the matter" (WBC)

I would say this is a bald face dishonest statement. There is also overwhelming data that indicate that homosexual behavior is learned and not prenatal determined. Odd that even in construction you have a male end and a female end. Ever try and fit two male ends of a hose together? Doesn't work.

As for it's being God's way? You got any proof on the WBC. I can show you several verses in scripture that state sexual immorality is a sin, that sexual matters outside the bonds of biblical marriage is a sin. Just because homosexual behavior occurred in biblical times does not mean it is okay by God's standards. When God looks at a gay person, he sees his creation and he loves that creation, just like when he looks at a straight person. The difference is, is that person whether gay or straight his child. There is a difference.

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burninater 09/23/13 - 02:44 pm
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"He plainly tells us what He

"He plainly tells us what He wants and how He feels through His Word and through the Holy Spirit."
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Yes, that's what people say. Must be God's truth.

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Bizkit 09/23/13 - 04:01 pm
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Some folks are spiritual some

Some folks are spiritual some not, some folks are material some not, some folks are homosexual and most not, some folks are rich and most not, some folks are very intelligent and most not, some folks are very artistic and most not, some folks are very educated and most not. It's the good, bad, and ugly and makes interesting. It is interesting that some studies indicate spirituality may heritable. Which I find odd cause it surely doesn't run in my family and I was In my late 40s. Probably a latent gene- mercury induces latent genes so I probably ate mercury tainted seafood. LOL. Burn beware seafood, and you don't live near a coal plant do you? You could get mercury poisoning and you could be gettin' that ole time religin'. Hee,hee,hee. I thought I was immune too.

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specsta 09/23/13 - 04:07 pm
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A Few Things

I have to agree with a couple of things in this letter.

"The children being reared now are little gods to their parents."

This is true, but it is also a characteristic of American society, where legislators have attached themselves to the cachet "to protect the children" in order to get some bill passed that has nothing to do with protecting children. If children were any more "protected" these days, they would live in a sterile bubble.

Also, to some parents, their little monsters can do no wrong, despite their incorrigible behavior. There is no discipline out of love or any demands for accountability for these kids.

"We need to love one another."

Agreed. There is too much hate masquerading as morality in this world.

"There is a right way and a wrong way to act in this world."

Agreed. Treat people like human beings, with respect and love. Stop oppressing people and destroying the human spirit. Nurture talents and skills. Help others. Help others. Help others.

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