Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Questions and Quotes

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." 
  --  Thomas Jefferson 

The following quote comes from the book "America's God and Country" by William J. Federer:

"In 1781, Thomas Jefferson made this statement in Query XVIII of his Notes on the state of Virginia. Exerpts of these statements are engraved on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC:
   'God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated abut with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.'"

Here are a couple of quotes from John Quincy Adams, made on July 4, 1821:
   "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this' it connected in one dissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."

    "From the day of the Declaration...they (the American people) were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of The Gospel, which they newrly all, acknowledge as the rules of their conduct."

Here are a few questions that have entered my mind:

- Can people really affect the climate of the earth?

- Why are those who preach tolerance the least tolerant?

- Why do atheists feel so threatend by Christianity when they don't even believe it is true?

- Why is it seemingly impossible to find an authentic birth certificate for the President of the United States?

- Why can't American companies drill for oil, but Obama has promised Brazil that we will be their best customer when they drill for oil? 

- Should we be concerned about Obama's relationship with people like Saul Alinsky and George Soros?

- How many executive orders has the President signed that have taken away more and more of our freedoms?

- Do polls really tell us what people are thinking, or do they tell us what they want us to think?

- D


  1. Well, that was the weirdest thing! I was in the middle of typing and the next thing I knew, the blog was published. I don't really know how to go back and retrieve it. I did it once, but have no clue how to do it again. Ironcially, my last question was going to be: Do you think I'm a bit crazy?? HAHA. Maybe I am! This is so embarrassing!

  2. That first quote looks like Thomas Jefferson was not a Christian at the time he said it. I LOVE your question about why do athiests get so bothered by Christians when they don't even believe it, Hey, it's a free country, they are as free to not believe as we are to believe.

  3. A poll will say whatever someone wants it to say, like statistics. With all media and "news", I ask myself, who is saying this and what are they selling or what will they gain by me buying into their belief.

  4. I love the question about Christians too. Why are atheists so threatened by a "false" belief? Who knows why people do anything? We're a weird bunch. Thank God He loves us.

  5. So many questions! I love those quotes and as for why atheists feel so threatend by Christianity, it's all about politics, not about religion.

  6. Crazy - YOU?! No way my friend. Hee Hee. I love the way you really seem to think about things, and those things going through your head were great! You probably already know, but if you do publish by mistake, you can just go into Edit posts and then correct it, or add to it, and then press publish, and, voila, it is then as you wanted it to be! (I'm probably telling grandmother how to suck eggs here! Is that an expression you've heard of over there at all?).

  7. Too many questions to answer, but let me address one particular. It should not surprise anyone that "atheists" are "threatened" by Christianity. The Scripture makes it clear that those who are not believers, unbelievers as they are called, hate God, hate the light, hate righteousness and hate anything belonging to God. They aren't threatened, they hate God. You can't blame or question a blind man for running into a wall - he can't see it. You can't blame or question an unbeliever for hating righteousness. We can only share the gospel with them and pray for them.


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