Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Christian Nation?

A bit of a rant today.

Can people stop proclaiming we live in a christian nation already?  Our money does not say, "In Christ we trust".  Many people I know that claim to believe in Christ don't even follow many of his teachings.  Sure many people in this country call themselves "Christians", but at the same time claim that other people saying the same thing aren't.  We aren't a country founded on Christian principles.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Does magic exist?

I recently read an article (can't find it now!) where a lady stated that magic does not exist.  Her basis for this judgement was that if magic does/did exist we'd all have everything we could ever want, and therefore we'd all be happy and there would be world peace.

I really wish I could smack this lady and ask her what she's smoking.  What kind of naivete is this?  We'd all be happy?  Does this woman not realize that even with the best of intentions people can and do have diametrically opposing wants.  One small example, boy wants girl, girl doesn't want boy...boy says, "I wish she'd love me" (simple version of magic, for this argument)...well boy is happy, but its not what girl wants, so is she happy?  You could claim she wouldn't know better, but that's really a stretch.  How about, "I wish for all the money in the world!"?  Well I'm happy, but what about all you poor saps?  Maybe you don't need money, since you can just wish up what you want...but what if you want some of the money?  Taking it to the inevitable end is the, "I want you dead".  Wether its a person, or people.  Hitler, Stalin, or anyone else or any other extremist.  I want that race of people dead.  I want that group of people that don't like me dead.  I want that group of people that don't believe in my God dead.  Well again I'm happy....but what about the happiness of the people I've destroyed?