Friday, March 31, 2006

Global Warming - Will God Help Us Solve The Problem

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Global Warming – Will God Help Us Solve The Problem?

Orange Groves on the East coast, Palm trees in New Jersey, where is God’s hand in all of this? Are we going to end up like a bunch of fried Bananas?

According to the latest scientific evidence revealed by ABC News and featured in Time Magazine recently, the world we live in may be warming at a dangerously rapid rate due to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide, and other man made pollutants. Glaciers are melting and our shorelines are in danger of being overrun by water. What else would they be overrun with? At the same time, the sun it is hypothesized, is dying. Well, which is it, are we going to burn up or freeze to death?

Climate change is out of the closet and no longer the stepchild of a minority of do-good environmentalists. Today almost everybody is worried about global warming. What is so bad about things heating up? Are people worried that we are creating an environment more friendly to the devil than to God? I for one am not worried about it. I have faith that God will come to our rescue and save us from ourselves. We may be the cause of carbon emissions, but God is the source of all carbon elements. Thank God for God. Where would we carbon-based elements be without God’s inspiration?

What would be so bad about having fresh orange groves or banana plants growing in New York? Perhaps they could supply the fresh juice some Eastern liberal establishments need to develop a more centered philosophy on the environment as it relates to the economics of an expanding gross national product due to the fruits of our labor. Although over the last fifty years the East has been cooler and the West warmer. There is no evidence to suggest that this anomaly is part of an Eastern liberal conspiracy against the conservative leanings of our heartland or that the trend won’t reverse itself, but then there is no evidence to the contrary. On the other hand if we burn up or freeze to death what will it matter? Who is going to be around to enjoy a man made prosperity whatever the political origins of the underlying economic boom are?

I think it’s all a matter of allowing evolution to take place under God’s good grace. Let’s not underestimate God’s grand design or His capacity to reinvigorate and keep our environment safe for all of humanity. As even the most brilliant of scientists will admit, there are some things we just don’t understand. I believe that there are some things we just have to take on faith.

I was wondering the other day what would be so terrible if the average temperature in the world increased by fifteen degrees over a ten-year period of time. This would mean that in some places we could fry eggs on the sidewalk without the benefit of using cooking gas or electric ovens. Stop and think about how much fuel consumption this warming trend would save.. How much could we then reduce heating fuel emissions into the atmosphere by burning less fossil fuel? Maybe global warming is a self-correcting problem. What would be so bad about having palm trees and coconuts grow in New Jersey. I love coconuts. And as far as our shore lines eroding, I thought we could all use more water to help make the planet flourish. Maybe this is God’s way of improving our natural habitat so that it will offer us a more human friendly environment to say nothing of the aquatic wonders it might do for the diminishing swarms of fish we use to feed ourselves with.

Now lets turn to this big deal people are making about a hole forming in the stratosphere or the ionosphere -- I always get my spheres of influence mixed up -- and the potential danger that ozone depletion in the atmosphere poses to human life due to ultra violet ray poisoning etcetera. Maybe it is time some of us grow a thicker skin and stop worrying about the effect of climate changes in the atmosphere that only God can control. Let’s not forget the potential of the Sun dying. Although none of us reading this article will be around to see it happen, I sure have a ray of hope and do believe that God has taken that possibility into account. Again I am not worried. I firmly believe that God has the capacity to effect change. I hope and pray that my great, great, great, great grandchildren are around to experience the kindness and mercy of His actions.

I think we would all be better served to worry about the catastrophic consequences that nuclear annihilation poses to our society. If we don’t stop nuclear proliferation we may all end up living on oranges, coconuts, and bananas again. That would surely eliminate the freezone emissions from refrigerators and automobile air conditioners, but would definitely put a crimp in any travel arrangements we had in mind in our gas guzzling SUVs as well as eliminate the need for food storage except possibly in caves. Is the return of the primitive within us just around the corner?

At the risk of sounding glib, what’s to worry? We are all in God’s hands. Whatever happens it is His will. I do think that there is a chance that God will give us the inspiration to see the error of our ways before it becomes necessary for Him to make all the adjustments necessary for our survival Himself. Have you thought about asking God how hot it is going to get around here before we come to our senses and start protecting our environment not only from global warming, but also from the threat of nuclear devastation?

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Immigration - Can We Use God's Inspiration To Solve The Problem

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Immigration -- Can We Use God’s Inspiration To Solve The Problem

Is our current policy providing a fertile hunting grounds for terrorists or is the spirit of “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” still alive and well in God’s country?

Talk about “huddled masses”, what do you call twelve million illegal immigrants? Is this what the poet Emma Lazarus had in mind when she used the term?

I have an idea, why don’t we just impose a huge illegal immigrant tax. We could probably eliminate our national debt in no time at all. The only problem with this self defeating strategy is that then no one would want to come to this country. Perhaps we should make it a both ways border tax. That way we could charge these illegal immigrants coming and going. There is nothing illegal about that is there?

We could also double the minimum wage, in which case the farmers might automate and eliminate the need for cheap labor. Our food prices would rise, inflation would set in, unemployment would grow, and our own citizens might become more willing to take low paying jobs again, thus eliminating the need for immigrants altogether except from a do the right thing point of view. What about granting them all amnesty? Amnesty from what? I thought everyone has a right to pursue the American dream. So many choices, it is hard to know which to choose

Perhaps if we stopped offering illegal immigrants free health care and schooling for their children we could reduce the flow substantially, but I am afraid we might run the risk of growing our own illegal immigrant terrorists from this formerly hard working lot who would become upset at the lack of equal social services being supplied to them. Besides, we probably don’t have enough buses in this country to send twelve million people home and we surely can’t expect them to walk although that is how many of them got here. Do you think this whole problem is part of a French conspiracy? After all they sent us the Statue of Liberty on which Emma Lazarus’s poem is inscribed. I doubt it. It seems unlikely given that they have their own immigration problems.

What does the temporary or guest worker program proposed by the President and by some in congress really mean? Does it mean that illegal immigrants will have to work in this country until they are granted citizenship and then can stop working and go on welfare or refuse to take the low paying jobs that some corporations originally hired them for. What’s to stop these twelve million illegal immigrants from forming their own unified union and going on strike for higher wages and pension plans. Can illegal immigrants have 401K plans? Can they take tax deductions on their tax returns for foreign travel as a business expense? So many questions and no one seems to have all the answers. What would happen to our trade deficit if these people stopped buying American goods that are made in China? This thing has ramifications that none of us may have thought of. Is this what Emma Lazarus was alluding to when she said, “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Are we the golden scapegoat for the world? Why not try to reverse the trend by helping Mexico employ their own citizens at a good living wage. We could even institute a buy Mexican policy. It might be cheaper than buying goods from China considering that we wouldn’t have to pay long distance freight charges.

What should we do to protect ourselves from foreign terrorists who might sneak across the border with all the peaceful and hard working immigrants? Perhaps we should install an honor system instead of a wall. We could ask all the illegal immigrants to report any terrorists crossing over with them – anonymously of course. Another approach that might work is to require all illegal immigrants to travel lightly. We should limit them to one small carry across the border type bag and allow nothing big enough to conceal a bomb. Probably something the size of a passport wallet would be safe.

Another approach would be to make Spanish our primary language instead of English. That way so many of us wouldn’t be able to understand our utility bills that we might have to migrate to England to find a commonly spoken language, then let’s see who revolts against whom. The only problem with this scenario is that the Muslim minority in England might object to being overpowered by a new bunch of migrating American Christians. I almost forgot to mention the negative affect this transmigration might have on our national sovereignty, but then we are not talking about a flock of birds, are we? We are talking about a mass of humanity. When Emma Lazarus spoke of “the wretched refuse of your teaming shore”, do you think she had us, or the illegal immigrants in mind?

You might well ask where God comes into this whole mess. I believe it goes back to my belief that this is God’s homeland every bit as much as it is ours. I can almost see Him using the poet Emma Lazarus’s famous words, “send these the homeless, tempest-tost to me” as His own. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if God put those words in Emma Lazarus’s mind. Maybe we should find a way to honor the words of the poet and the thoughts of God at the same time. How about making all these illegal immigrants legitimate citizens of God’s world. They are anyway, aren’t they? There has got to be a better way to protect the rights of American citizens and at the same time give comfort to these struggling masses of immigrants. Can we look to God for the inspiration to find the answers?

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Become Motivated To Find God

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When was the last time you found yourself really motivated to find God? When did you have finding God on your top ten list of things to do? When was making a search for the God of your dreams a top priority? When was the last time you felt inspired to search for God?

You need to get motivated to find God. You need to understand how important a part God plays in your life. You need to get inspired to find your faith.

You remember what being truly motivated feels like, don’t you. The feeling you get when you are absolutely convinced that you can do no wrong, the feeling that takes over your mind and your soul when you become convinced you have to have some possession, or relationship, or new job. You remember that a key part to your becoming motivated was your firm belief that you could do it, that you had the ability, and of course that you had the motivation to accomplish your goal.

Sometimes we have to use our imagination to motivate us to find the God of our dreams. Sometimes we have to imagine how wonderful it will make us feel to become people of faith. Sometimes we have to invent a symbol of our faith in God to motivate ourselves to find the inner peace that believing in God can bring us. Sometimes we have to create something special to help inspire us feel wonderful.

In my case I was inspired to create a faith-based Magic Pill to help motivate me to find my faith. Couldn’t we all use a little magic in our lives right now? As a gesture of my faith in my fellow man I have infused this Magic Pill with my faith for all to share if you can believe that. When you infuse it with your faith it will become a unique collectible that may help motivate you in your search for God. It even comes with faith building instructions and a Certificate of Sharing so that you can express your faith in God to a family member or loved one. You can get your own Magic Pill free on my Web site by just clicking on the link on the sidebar titled Find Faith and begin to get motivated to find God.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

How Does God Rate In The Polls? Part 5

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Before we leave the subject of polls about God to their eternal resting place, I think it worth noting that this same poll indicates that young people are much more likely to believe in hell by a ratio of eighty-six percent to sixty-eight percent for those over seventy years old. The same applies to the devil by a ratio of seventy-nine percent to sixty-nine percent. Does this mean that for older Americans their hell raising days are over, or does it mean that the younger generations are hell bent on raising the devil with our established religious traditions? I don’t know. I don’t even know if the younger or older Americans understand their respective positions on hell and the devil any better than those of us caught in the hellish position of being middle aged, which by the way the poll doesn’t cover as an individual age group at all. I leave these weighty interpretations in God’s hands, who, without the benefit of polling statistics, I am sure, will find the grace to interpolate and understand.

The one part of the poll I am really happy about I saved for last. This one makes the whole polling thing worthwhile for me. It shows that fully sixty-nine percent of the population believe that religion plays too small a part in our lives. That’s what I’ve been saying all along.

Before I leave this exercise in my God given right to have opinions on polls about God, I should make note of the fact that Fox News says that their poll was conducted over two days by telephone to over 900 people. What about the rest of the almost three hundred million people in the United States? Don’t we get a say? Has anyone tried polling God for his input lately? I wonder what He would have to say about His poll numbers? I bet He will have the final say.

Monday, March 27, 2006

How Does God Rate In The Polls? Part 4

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There is an obvious Gender Gap in relationship to these God like polls with women more likely than men to believe in most categories including Miracles by twelve percent and Heaven by eight percent. The one notable exception is that thirty-nine percent of men believe in UFOs verses thirty percent of women. I don’t know what UFOs have to do with God, but my wife tells me that if I don’t get off the subject she is going to send me into outer space. I wonder if she is mad or just wants to give me an opportunity to meet my maker? Please don’t rush me honey, I think I am on a fast track as it is.

Of perhaps more value to this discussion on polls about God is the fact that Fox News says republicans are more likely by eight percent to ‘say’ they believe in God and by fifteen percent in Heaven and by seventeen percent in the devil, while democrats believe in reincarnation by fourteen percent more than republicans. What do they mean when they use the term “say”? Does that mean the republicans don’t really mean it? Why the disparity when if comes to believing in the devil? Are the republicans out to get his vote too? How should we interpret the figures on reincarnation? Does this mean the democrats are hoping they can come back as republicans or just hoping for a comeback? This is all too confusing.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

How Does God Rate In The Polls? - Part 3

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I don’t think it is necessary in discussing polls about the popularity of God to mention that these polls are probably correct plus or minus 3% because I doubt that God is running against anybody. Which makes me stop and wonder why if there is no chance of anyone else but God winning, why would anyone take a poll to begin with? Do you think that the devil has anything to do with this insane desire on the part of certain news organizations to take polls about who does and doesn’t believe in God? Why can’t we leave the poll taking to the atheists? They know who they are, and since they represent such a small and unconvinced percentage (8%) of the population, they should be responsible for paying for these polls in my opinion, or do they have the privilege of invoking minority rights. And whom would they invoke them to anyway? They certainly can’t turn to God, can they?

Friday, March 24, 2006

How Does God Rate In The Polls? - Part 2

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Of course you can skew the poll results in many different ways depending on how you ask a question and interpret the results. Perhaps this is why the same Fox News poll shows that eighty-five percent of the population believes in Heaven. It is hard to determine if this means that seven percent of those that believe in God don’t think they stand a chance of getting to Heaven (92%-85%=7%) or if they just don’t buy into the whole concept of there being a Heaven, but do believe in God just in case. This same poll shows that eighty-two percent of people believe in miracles. Does this mean that they are part of the vast majority of people who believe it will take a miracle for them to get into Heaven? To make matters worse, while the percentage of people believing in God has stayed relatively constant over the last few years, the percentage believing in the existence of the devil has increased from sixty-three percent to seventy-one percent over roughly the same period of time. I can’t figure out what the hell this part of the poll means. I suppose it is open to interpretation.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

How Does God Rate In The Polls Verses THe Devil? - Part 1

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According to a Fox News poll, ninety-two percent of the population believes in God. This is interesting because the PEW Research Institute has statistics that show that roughly forty-nine percent of the population attends houses of worship on a regular basis and forty-nine percent attend rarely if at all. Evidently God is more popular than organized religion or going to Church. The Gallop Poll and the Harris Poll and an ABC News poll also confirm this, but God’s popularity percentage verses the popularity of going to church varies with each poll. Sometimes I suppose it depends on how the spirit moves you or what and who you think that God is. Unfortunately seventy-one percent of the population believes that the devil exists, but this doesn’t mean he is popular – thank God.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Iraq - Is it God's war? - Part 3

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How can we justify or rationalize creating insecurity in another country to foster a greater sense of security in our own country? Is this God’s will? I think that instead of forcing our opinions and western style democratic beliefs on people of other religious backgrounds in Muslim countries, we would be better served to learn how to live in peace with people who do not have a democratic tradition and do not share our philosophies or beliefs on separation of church and state in government. Is it God’s will to remake Muslim beliefs into an American style Christian-Judaic political ethic?

Perhaps it is time to turn inward and look into our own souls to find the mercy and kindness that I believe to be God’s will. Perhaps it is time for America to stop trying to remake the world in our own image. Perhaps it is time to give peace a chance. Perhaps it is time to try asking God for his guidance in this matter instead of predetermining and interpreting His will in accordance with our own personal desires and philosophies. Maybe what we have to do is to have a little more compassion and understanding for other people’s point of view.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Iraq - Is it God's war? - part 2

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I always thought that both Christian and Muslim religions preach love and kindness for other people. Perhaps it is the more radical elements within each religion that preach the concept of my way or the highway. Is it the will of the people to allow our religious beliefs to be radicalized or have we allowed small fanatical elements in both religions to seize control of our emotions and force us into a war we really don’t want and don’t believe in, using the name of the Almighty whether it is God or Allah.

Recent polls indicate that more than seventy percent of the American public doesn’t believe in the war with Iraq. The cost of the war includes twenty-three hundred Americans killed, seventeen thousand wounded, and more than thirty thousand Iraqis killed. Is this terrible price in terms of lost humanity God’s will? The cost of the war in money to America is more than six billion a month, presumably at the expense of domestic social projects. The cost in suffering and stress to all people of good faith seems to me to be incalculable and too high. Is it God’s will that America bring freedom and liberty to the whole world whether or not they want to be liberated?

Approximately eighty percent of Iraqis want American forces out of their country. They view us as occupiers not liberators. If democracy in some form is to come to Iraq, I don’t believe Americans can force it down their throats. The country seems poised at the brink of a civil war. We had our own civil war. I don’t think it is our business to participate in another countries internal conflicts. One has to question whether our participation in what may well turn out to be a fiasco in the name of democratization is really God’s will.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Iraq - Is it God's war?

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Is bringing democracy to Iraq in accordance with God’s wishes? I’ve heard a lot about God’s Kingdom, but I never heard anyone call it God’s parliament or congress. When did the concept of spreading democracy and freedom in the Middle East become the basis for faith in the righteousness of going to war? What has made this a valid replacement for stopping weapons of mass destruction? When did God sanction the concept of a preemptive war to protect American interests? When did this war become God’s will?

I think that people that go to war usually believe that they have God on their side no matter which side they are on. But does God actually take sides in conflicts that involve different philosophies or religious beliefs? Aren’t we all God’s children? Why would He want us to fight with and kill each other?

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Search For God

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I entered the search term "search for God" in google this morning and came up with 312.000.000 results. Boy is it comforting to know that we are not alone in our search.

Friday, March 17, 2006

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Has God Answered Your E-mail? – Part 4

You know the one I am talking about, the one where you striped away your inhibitions and used your imagination to send an imaginary e-mail to God.

When you discover that you are a good and worthwhile person, you will start to realize that you have a right to believe in God any way that you want. You will begin to get the resolve that will help make you a Person of Faith. Do not deny yourself.

Listen closely for the words of God. If you have enough faith you will be able to hear his message of love. Listen closely for his words of wisdom.

It doesn’t matter how you listen or receive the words of the Lord. It doesn’t matter whether they are in the form of an imaginary e-mail. All that really matters is that you receive him into your heart. All that really matters is that you find your faith in God. The important thing is to believe and have faith.

The important thing is to find your faith in God – keep searching.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

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Has God Answered Your E-mail? – Part 3

You know the one I am talking about, the one where you striped away your inhibitions and used your imagination to send an imaginary e-mail to God.

Stop trying to patch yourself together with temporary patches and pills when the only patch you really need is a patch of faith. Create your own faith patch from your imagination. It can become your symbol of faith.

Don’t relegate your true feelings of faith to your junk folder or spam control. Allow your feelings of faith to burst forth. Learn how to express your feelings of faith. You are entitled to declare yourself a Person of Faith. You are entitled to have faith.

We are all genetically predisposed to have faith. It is an inborn gene that our creator endowed us with from the beginning of mankind. It is your inalienable right to have faith in God. It is your right to believe in God any way that you chose. God gave us all the right to make choices. That’s what makes us human.

Do not deny yourself your faith in God. You are entitled.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Has God Answered Your E-mail? – Part 2

You know the one I am talking about, the one where you striped away your inhibitions and used your imagination to send an imaginary e-mail to God.

You are a good and worthwhile person and you are entitled to have your prayers answered. You can communicate with God. When you do you will begin to believe in that which you cannot see or understand. That’s why you need to use your imagination.

You need to allow yourself to dig deep down within your imagination and find your faith. Your imagination holds the key to finding your faith. It is the act of unlocking your imagination that will enable you to reveal your deepest feelings of faith to yourself.

Opt in to having faith in God. Opt in to a life of merit, virtue, and bliss.

When you do, you will shortly discover a wonderful state of peace of mind. You will begin to feel secure. You will stop worrying about acts of terrorism and natural disasters. You will begin to feel wonderful. You will begin to rely on your faith.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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Has God Answered Your E-mail? – Part 1

You know the one I am talking about, the one where you stripped away your inhibitions and used your imagination to compose a prayer in the form of an imaginary e-mail to God. Has he answered you yet? Are you listening for his words of wisdom?

Please, what ever you do, don’t delete his message of kindness and caring.

When you learn to use your imagination to help you build your faith in God, you will be able to receive the words of the Lord. You will be able to call yourself a Person of Faith.

You are a good and worthwhile person and you are entitled to have your prayers answered. You can communicate with God. When you do you will begin to believe in that which you cannot see or understand. That’s why you need to use your imagination.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Can A Patch Of Faith Make Miracles Happen?

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Have you ever wondered how miracles happen? To my way of thinking they are an act of God.

Maybe if we had enough faith in God, we could help the miracle of his grace and kindness redound to our benefit. Maybe through faith, in our own small way, we could help make God’s miracles happen.

Sometimes it’s hard to have faith in what we cannot see or understand. That’s why I have used my imagination to create a patch of faith. I use it to symbolize my faith in God.

In order to create a symbol of faith, you have to strip away your inhibitions and use your imagination. Your own personal patch of faith can be anything from an imaginary friend to an object such as an actual patch.

Stop using temporary measures to deal with your weaknesses. Stop using chemical patches to pull yourself together. Find the faith to imagine the only patch you will ever need – a patch of faith.

You can find your own personal patch of faith by clicking on the “Find More Faith In God” link on the sidebar.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

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Expressions Of Faith

If you want to be considered to be a person of faith maybe it’s time to start telling people that you are. How about making an expression of your faith in God to your family and friends so that they will know where you stand.

One way to do this is to click on the Link on the sidebar titled Find Faith and go to the Web site and post an expression of your faith for all to see. You might even become a famous published author.

Hurry, God may be waiting to hear from you.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Searching For God

Are you tired of people declaring they are the only people of faith? Do you feel left out and left behind by people convinced that only they have a right to declare themselves people of faith? Have you ever wondered how some people can be so convinced that they are the only people of faith? Now you can do something about it to let people know that you too are a person of faith.

Don’t let other people push your feelings of faith in God in the background. You have a right to declare yourself a person of faith no matter how you believe in God. You are entitled to express yourself and let people know your true feelings. You have the God given right to believe in the Almighty any way that you wish.

Don’t deny yourself of the opportunity to show the world that you are a person of faith who believes in God and is searching for His guidance. Express yourself.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Religious Significance of Faith-based Politics

The middle class is caught in a faith- based tax conundrum.

The middle class hasn’t benefited from recent tax cuts. Their net disposable income has decreased about two percent over the last two years during a time of sustained economic growth. Are only the rich entitled to be the beneficiaries of faith-based economic policies?

The American people are being told not to worry, that God will help us solve our economic problems, but I believe that God helps those who at least try and help themselves. If we are going to leave the success of our economic policies to God shouldn’t we give Him a vote?

It isn’t God who gave us an eight trillion dollar accumulated deficit. It isn’t God who is forcing our children to inherit a per capita debt of more than twenty-five thousand dollars each. It is the philosophy of using the excuse that “God will help us overcome” that has led us to a crisis of confidence on the part of the public. Maybe they understand something that our leaders have apparently forgotten -- God helps those that help themselves. Who put God in charge of our national debt? I thought that was supposed to be our problem?

Since when did feeding the poor and the homeless become the total responsibility of the Churches in this country? Did they volunteer for this assignment? Is this an abdication of the government’s responsibility? Who appointed charitable organizations as the surrogate government bureaucracy to oversee and be responsible for the economic problems of our society? I thought that was our responsibility under a government that inculcated the principal of separation of church and state.

When did the lines get blurred? Who decided that cutting student loans and health care research was a middle class friendly policy designed to cut our national debt? I find it hard to believe that God would decide to make these kind of anti-social cuts so that tax policies that benefit the rich could become entrenched because the administrators of these policies are people of faith. The middle class is caught in the bind of feeling they have to be in favor of these ‘give to the rich tax policies’ or be considered to be lacking in faith. Isn’t this taking the name and intentions of God in vain to justify unsound economic policies? Why assume that God has a social covenant with the current administration regarding economic policy just because they are people of faith.

Isn’t it time to start searching for God’s answer to this dilemma? Hurry, God may be waiting to hear that you are socially responsible.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Opt-in To Faith

Are you ready to say yes to receiving the words of God?

Would you like to receive his message of kindness and caring?

You can when you strip away your inhibitions and use your imagination to interpret the words of our common Lord.

How often have you said to yourself, “I wish I were a Person of Faith?” You can be when you decide to opt-in to faith in God. You can when you opt-in to a search for the meaning of God’s words.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

How to Send an E-mail to God

A lot of us want to have more faith and get closer to God. The question is how do we do this? Maybe we should, strip away our inhibitions, unlock our imaginations, and send an imaginary e-mail to God.

Maybe you could send God an imaginary e-mail in the form of a prayer. After all, God is always interested in hearing our prayers, isn’t he? It is not the type of thing that you have to worry about him opting into. God is always listening.

How would we start? Perhaps the subject line could read, “Dear God hear my prayer.” No I am afraid that would be too long. How about, “Prayer to God” That might do the trick nicely and we would have no fear of spamming the recipient.

I think it is best to leave any request for help to the body of the text. What would you like to ask for? Good health is often a way to go, but I think you need to get more personal and specific then that.

How about telling God that you are tired of patching yourself together with temporary quick fixes to control your weaknesses like smoking, eating, or drinking too much? That should get Gods attention, don’t you think?

I wonder what God would say in an answer to us? Maybe he would tell us to stop trying to patch ourselves together and find more faith so that we could be strong enough to overcome our weaknesses with his help. Maybe we could use our imaginations to develop our own personal faith patch to replace all those other temporary patches and help us deal with our problems. Maybe we could use our faith.

You don’t have to worry about the address or click on the send button in this imaginary e-mail. I believe that God is always interested in hearing our prayers no matter what form they take.

Are you ready to send a message of faith to God?

You don’t have to worry about sending this e-mail to the wrong address because God is always with us and has a universal address. You don’t even have to type out this e-mail on your word processor. You can just think it.

Whatever you do, try and rely on your faith in God to help you overcome your weaknesses. Stop trying to patch yourself together. Try and find more faith so that you can learn to cope with your personal problems and the troubles of our time like terrorism and natural disasters.

Don’t forget to leave your personal signature in your e-mail to God. It’s not that he doesn’t know who you are; it is just that he may be waiting to hear that you are becoming a Person of Faith. It might help for you to mention this in your signiture block.
An example could read something like this:

Your name
Statement that you are becoming a Person of Faith
Statement that you believe in God
Your e-mail address (unnecessary)
Your telephone number (unnecessary)

God knows where to find you.

Are you ready to stop patching yourself together?

Are you ready to become a Person of Faith?

Are you searching for God? Hurry, He may be waiting to hear from you. Send Him an e-mail.

Monday, March 06, 2006

A Better Way

There has got to be a better way for everyone to find faith in God.

I’m getting really upset and confused with so many people arguing with each other over whose way to believe in God is the right way. Do you think this is what God wants? He loves all of us, doesn’t he? He must have known what he was doing when he gave us the freedom to choose how to believe in him.

I think our different views are just manifestations of the same reality that there is only one Supreme Being; one God for all of us to believe in. Isn’t that wonderful? Doesn’t it make you feel good to know you are entitled to make choices? Aren’t you happy to discover that you are a good and worthwhile person who has the right to choose how to believe in God?

Yes I know sometimes it seems we have more questions than answers, but God will give us the answers if we keep an open mind and listen to the words of the Almighty. In order to do that, we have to employ our imaginations.

Sometimes it takes a little imagination to believe in what we cannot see or understand. I like to imagine that I have conversations with God. In a recent discussion with God I dreamed he told me the following:

“ Let’s stop worrying about which path to my grace is the right way, and start having some faith in My ability to find a place by My side for all of you.”

I think that’s wonderful. I think that is something we can all believe in. There has got to be a better way to prove our faith in God than by arguing over which way is the right way to have faith. There has got to be a better way.

Have you been searching for your faith in God lately? Hurry, He may be waiting to hear from you no matter what your religious beliefs are. .

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Searching For God

Are you searching for God today? Is He in your thoughts? Could you use His guidance to help you cope with the threat of terrorism or the catastrophe of a natural disaster befalling you?

Don’t feel guilty about needing God’s support to get you through these troubled times. Don’t worry that you are searching for God to help you deal with your personal problems. It’s all right to need God’s help. It’s all right to seek the comfort of His grace.

I believe that in times like these it is only natural to want to communicate with God. I search for God because I want to find the peace of mind His grace can bring me.

What about you? Don’t you think this would be a good time to try and communicate with God? Hurry, He may be waiting to hear from you.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Sometimes God Makes Me Nervous.

I think he can see right through me.

Sometimes I wish I could hide from God. I don’t want Him to see how weak I am or the sins that I have committed.

I was sitting alone at my computer trying to come up with some brilliant material for an article on how to communicate with God when the thought occurred to me that God made me nervous. Far from searching for him, I think I have been spending most of my time running away from what I perceive to be His judgmental gaze. How weak can I be – how lacking of faith of me?

I know in my heart that God will forgive me for my sins, but to my mind they are so monumental that I still worry. I worry that God will recognize my sins. That he will see how selfish and self absorbed I really am, I worry that my faith in God won’t be strong enough to overcome my fears. I doubt. It seems to me that my doubt is the only constant theme to my search for God. Am I alone in my doubts and fears? Do you have doubts and fears too? Are you worried that God will see right through you?

In spite of my nervousness and fears, I have come to the conclusion that it’s all right to question one’s faith in God. I have decided that for myself it is an occupational hazard in my search for God. What about you, do you question your faith? Does God make you nervous? Are you afraid He will see right through you?

It’s all right. God knows our fears. He feels our pain. He understands our nervousness. I believe He is willing to forgive us for our weaknesses. In the meantime I will continue my search for God I think that my search for God is the only thing that will bring me peace of mind.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

God Controls Our Ports

I have been giving a lot of thought lately to who should have control of our ports and what this means to my security. I have to admit that when the whole controversy started about an Arab country controlling our ports I was really angry. I’m not angry any more; I am just sad and scared.

If God didn’t want us to have control of our own ports, I don’t think He would have given us control of our Country. I don’t think it was His intention to transfer control of our national resources to any foreign country whether they are of Muslim, Jewish, or Christian origin.

To get right down to it, I don’t think that the freedom our forefathers fought for under God’s good grace should be put at risk by putting our national security in jeopardy. I don’t think God meant for us to put any of our national resources under anyone else’s control but His and us as His designated inhabitants of this great country.

In my search for God I have often asked myself why He allows good people to make bad decisions like transferring control of our ports to a foreign country. That’s what makes me sad and scared. I haven’t found a good answer.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Find More Faith In God

I want to show you how to unlock your imagination, strip away years of inhibitions, and find more faith in God no matter what your religious background.

Find More Faith

Discover 99 Magical Keys to Finding More Faith

If you are like me, there are times in you life when things aren't going your way. You may find yourself struggling to cope with your problems. That's when you need to discover the magic of faith.

Hi, I'm Arthur Levine, the author of The Magic of Faith.

It wasn't too long ago that I found myself with too much time on my hands and little faith that I could do anything worthwhile with it.

That's when I figured out how to strip away my inhibitions, unlock my imagination, and use it to help me build my faith so that I could cope with my problems.

In my case I used my imagination to invent a Magic Genie Faith Builder named Glorious. He has been a big help to me by revealing 99 Magical Keys that have helped me find my faith

Glorius has revealed to me that:

1. Sometimes it takes a little imagination to believe in what we cannot see or understand.
2. Only God can be in control all the time
3. We all have a right to discover our own path to becoming a Person of Faith in our own way
4. We are all good & worthwhile people who are entitled to have faith.

Do you feel the need to find more faith to help you cope with the threat of terrorism or the potential of natural disasters striking you or your family?

You don’t have to be afraid anymore. You are not alone. You can use your faith to protect you. You can use the 99 Magical Keys to help you find more faith. You can begin to feel good about yourself.