From the Barnyard by Mike Graves
I saw on YouTube the other day where Ron Reagan, 58 year old son of President Ronald Reagan, made a commercial for The Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The commercial begins with Reagan introducing himself as “Ron Reagan, longtime atheist who is not afraid to burn in hell.” and is a plea for “the support of freedom from religion, as our forefathers intended.” My first thought was one of thanksgiving for living in a nation which allows one to worship, or not – and to express publicly those beliefs without fear of retribution. I believe the freedom NOT to worship is as important as freedom TO worship. You can’t make me believe in your god. (In today’s world there are so many gods to worship, what’s a Facebooker to do?)
While I respect Reagan’s honesty, and courage to state his unbelief, I also pity him, and as a believer in hell, I fear for the man. I don’t care or believe in what these modern, cute preachers say, hell still exists. (I wish to hell it (hell) would go away, but it won’t, just as all truths won’t go away, whether we like them or not.)
So, while the bold, freedom fighting, proud American in me says; “Stand up and be counted as a supporter of freedom from religion,” as our forefathers intended.”!!
The Christian God fearing side of me is reminded that “Every knee will bow, and every tongue confess; Jesus Christ is Lord.”Phil 2;10
And, since Mr Reagan won’t pray, he can’t do anything for me- I CAN pray for him, and therefore do something for him.- plead for his conversion.
That’s it for now, thank you for your time.
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“I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut-up.” Tom Lehrer
“And if they stare, don’t let them see you cry, you can make it. And if they shout don’t let them get you down, you can take it.”Hold your Head Up” – Argent (rock band of 1975)
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”Leonardo da Vinci