Friday, August 13, 2010

"I deserve..."

Have you ever heard the phrase “I deserve…” followed by something you know the person cannot afford? “I deserve…” is becoming the mindset of most Americans, so of course the commercials are using it, “You deserve a home that you cannot afford! No money down!!!” and “You owe yourself this new sports car!!!” and my new favorite “You deserve an extravagant vacation without worrying about being able to afford it. You owe it to yourself and your family!!” Then after you get in debt over that, of course you deserve a government bailout for being stupid and wasteful with your money. People with the “I deserve” mindset need a reality check, starting with you do not deserve anything. The only thing we actually deserve is to go to Hell (Romans 8:28 “The wages of sin are death”). People get in to debt because they are wasteful, prideful, and have an “I deserve” mindset. The false idea that debt is okay is wrong and quite frankly, pagan; a Christian should not be in debt because debt makes the borrower a slave to the lender and Christians should only be bond servants to Christ. So, the next time you find yourself thinking “I deserve…” think of Hell.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Argument of the Pro-Life Solution

James Slack wrote this:

"Most disturbing is that too many pro-lifers are blind to the conditions which permit abortion. My guess is that tithing, by itself, will never solve these social reasons, or else Alabama Christians would have done so a long time ago. Politically incorrect, I know, higher taxes are needed for Alabama to become a "pro-life" state: sustainable minimum wages, child day-care, schools and public universities that are state -endowed. Fact is, pro-life cost much more than pro-choice, and so the question stands: How much is a it worth to have a real "pro-life" society? Sadly pro-choice has a point: if we can't care for life born since Roe, we couldn't care for the 50 million lives lost to Roe." -James Slack, "Viewpoints," The Birmingham News

James Slack would, if he had his way, be harming the women he is trying to help, not only the women but everyone. It is not the government’s responsibility to take care of us, but only to punish evil doers and keep order. It is the Churches and individuals (especially the Christians) who are to take care of pregnant mothers and their babies, which includes more Christians adopting. James Slack is pushing for government run everything, which is clearly unconstitutional. If higher taxes are imposed, as Slack suggest, abortions would naturally go up, because mothers would have to work harder to provide for themselves and pay their taxes. I have no doubt that Mr. Slack wants to do good, he is just going about it in the wrong way. His worldview, shown in this solution is unconstitutional and more importantly unbiblical, therefore doomed to fail.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

If Oil Is Evil . . .

''It's funny how much Big Oil is vilified in the media when you look at where the industry actually ranks in terms of net profit margin. As of this writing, Evil Big Oil comes in ranked in 56th place with a 9.5-percent marin. That put them behind such industies as Evil Mutual Funds, Evil Publishers, Evil Long-Distance Carriers, Evil Software, Evil Shipping, Evil Silver, Evil Copper, Evil Gold, Evil Drug Manufacturers, Evil Regional Banks, Evil Railroads, Evil Medical Supplies, Evil General Entertainment, Evil Footwear, Evil Resorts and Casinos, and Evil Education Services.'' Glenn Beck's Arguing With Idiots

Thursday, January 21, 2010

More pics from around the farm

farm happenings

The Original

The original "First They Came for the Jews"

"First they came for the Jews,
I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists
I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Communist

then they came for the trade unionist
and I didn't speak out becuase I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me and
there was no one left to speak out for me."
-Pastor Niemoller

First they came...

"First they came for the cigarettes,
and I didn't speak up because I'm not a smoker.

Then they came for the trans fats
and I didn't speak up because I'm a healthy eater.

Then they came for the foie gras
and I didn't speak up because it's French.

Then they came for the ice cream
and I didn't speak up because I'm lactose intolerant.

And then they came for the rib eye.
By that time there was no one left to speak up
because all of the restaurants were already out of business."
-Glenn Beck