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Politics & Religion Miscellany

Christianity & taxes.–Soooooo, according to President Obama the answer to WWJD is “Jesus would have taxed the rich.” Hmmm…–“A person who has received much FROM GOD has much that is required BY GOD.  Not the federal government!   The president here is putting the federal government squarely in the place of God!”

Californians not allowed to vote against gay marriage.–“We have been told both by conservatives and liberals that the question of gay marriage should just be left up to the states.  That way, different values across this great country can find expression.  But here the people of a state are not allowed to have a say in the matter”

Is the U.S. Constitution obsolete?.–Since our Constitution doesn’t conform to the constitutions of other countries, ours must be wrong…

You Think You’re Free? | Pastor Matt.–“It is true that we need government agencies to regulate certain activities that the market does not self-police with efficiency such as toxins in the environment or the safety of public bridges and roadways but unless bureaucracies are severely limited in their scope, you will get the wasteful idiocy of the FDA’s war on Amish milk men!”

A Conflict of Visions: Or, Why Can’t We All Get Along? – Justin Taylor.–Here’s a nice little look at why you consistently see the same people lining up on opposite sides of nearly every political issue.

Entitlement | Challies Dot Com.–Here’s the take away: The current generation generally thinks they are entitled to everything they desire-at someone else’s expense. If we are Christians, it is helpful to keep in mind that everyone is entitled to one thing & one thing only–Hell. “That’s all I deserve, because of my sin. Anything else is grace, an unmerited bonus from the God of all grace. I don’t deserve a breath of life, a crumb of food, a drop of water, a stitch of clothing, a cent in my wallet, or an hour of education. I’m not entitled to one friend, one vacation, one verse of Scripture, or even one sermon. I’m certainly not entitled to salvation and heaven. I’m entitled to damnation and Hell.”

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