Today is a significant day in history.
It was on this day 240 years ago that the Continental Congress formally changed the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This resolution by Richard Henry Lee replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use, and was so declared on September 9, 1776.
The United States of America speaks to many ideas and ideals. States rights. Independence from tyranny. A Democratic Republic. A more perfect union. Domestic tranquility. The blessings of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Continue reading
“Some say it’s generational, the tolerance of young people for same-sex marriage and so many other social issues,” wrote Cal Thomas in today’s transcript. However, Thomas thinks it’s something else.
The conservative Columnist opines “it is a falling away from the notion of objective Truth.” I believe Thomas is right. And it’s something gospel preachers have been saying for years.
Last year I heard 3 High School Students participate in a speech contest for our local Rotary Club. Each year the theme for the students is based on the Rotary 4 way test. Continue reading
Mt Olympus, in ancient Greece, was once regarded the abode of the Greek gods. The deities believed to have dwelt there were Zeus, the king of the gods; his wife Hera; his brothers Poseidon and Hades; his sisters Demeter and Hestia; and his children, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Athena, Hermes and Hephaestus.
I am reminded, however, of a quip by D. L. Moody who once wrote, “You don’t have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them.” Continue reading
“Let’s get something straight,” columnist Cal Thomas recently wrote, “America has never been a ‘Christian nation.’”
While that statement may be shocking to some, it’s true. For those who disagree Thomas asks, “What part of our history was uniquely Christian? Was it when slavery was legal? How about when women were denied the vote? The Gilded Age? The Roaring ’20s?” Continue reading
“Suppose every follower of Jesus of Nazareth were as obedient to His commands as the Jihadists are to Muhammad and Allah?”
This question was raised in a recent transcript by columnist Cal Thomas. It’s a thought-provoking question. An intriguing question. A challenging question. Continue reading
In his morning Transcript today, Cal Thomas, wrote about the recent death of Swedish actress Anita Ekberg. I didn’t recognize her name or the famous film that Thomas mentioned. So I googled her name.
Anita Ekberg is described as an “International Screen Beauty” and a “1950’s Sex Symbol.” But she did appear in the movie “Abbott and Costello Go to Mars.” So, I may have seen her years ago and didn’t remember! However, what caught my attention was a quote that came during an interview at her 75th birthday. Continue reading
Former NBA star Charles Barklay, who is never shy about expressing his opinions, called the Ferguson rioters “scumbags.”
In a rare TV appearance, African-American Economist and author, Thomas Sowell, commented on the aftermath of the riots saying, “I think what has happened in Ferguson, Missouri, is going to adversely affect blacks yet unborn, who will still be paying the price for it 10, 20 years from now because they’re not going to have businesses there that you had before.”
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. condemned rioting and violent protests. “I believe rioting is actually an unnecessary evil,” King said. Continue reading