This Is Why America Is In Decline

I have to say, it is absolutely one of the best things I do each morning. Right after I make my coffee, I start reading your comments. All of them. Now, most of them I agree with, some of them are a little off the wall, and a few I don’t agree with at all. But I relish each and every one of them. And it’s with that said that I come across today’s topic. In case you haven’t taken a look around lately…

America is a nation in decline.

And I know where you can go to trace it to the origin. This may surprise you because it really doesn’t go to a political party, or a politician. It goes to faith.

Americans started losing faith in the 1960’s. Church attendance slowly started to decline. And with that came the real impetus to what we are seeing today…the breakup of the American family. Today, 57% of black homes are without a father. For Latino’s the number is 31% and for whites it’s 20%. I can trace all of this back to the decline of faith in our society.

Our society was founded in part, by freedom of religion. But in the 1960’s as the chart below shows, there has been a marked decline in America’s faith.

And it hasn’t gotten any better this century. In fact, there was a rather steep decline from 2001 to 2012 (the last date on the graph). The loss of faith has led to the breakdown of the family, and the rise of the importance of “me”. Think of it. When did all of the problems America is facing today really start in earnest? It was back in the 1960’s. And that’s where you start to see the decline of religion. It’s been a slippery slope ever since. Oh, there have been some increases, but they’ve been few and far between and haven’t lasted for long.

And that leads to people thinking that marriage is not a lifetime commitment. When you have single-parent households, you have someone that is working two or three jobs to keep everything running right, and little time for “family”. That’s what we see today. And if that person that is the head of household falls prey to something like alcohol or drugs, it’s quickly a situation where you are forcing maybe a teenager, maybe a “tween” to become the mother or father and raise the rest of the kids. That rarely turns out well.

And that is where you have the beginning of the rise of gangs, the rise of homeless, the rise of crime, and yes, the rise of what I call, “poo-poo caca thinking”. You know what that is, right? That’s where people get some crazy idea in their head, and they don’t have the educational base, nor the foundation at home to be able to decide what’s a good idea and what’s garbage. So, you get a ton of people wanting to teach transgender issues to 6 year olds, or changing their pronouns to be something weird, or even something as basic as thinking there are hundreds of genders. And then when they get to school, and they’re indoctrinated with more liberal-speak by teachers that shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near kids, it just compounds the situation.

You saw it on the floor of the House of Representative this past week. Democrat after Democrat rose to speak against Kevin McCarthy not allowing an anti-semite in Ilhan Omar to sit on the sensitive and important Foreign Affairs Committee because of her stance on Israel, and Jewish people worldwide. My Lord, there were Representatives actually CRYING because of it. Yet where were the tears when Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor-Greene were booted off of their committees? Where was the outcry when Jim Jordan and Jim Banks weren’t allowed to sit on the January 6th Committee because they’d ask tough questions that Nancy Pelosi didn’t want answered.

The rise of liberalism historically can be traced to the breakdown of society. It’s happened in every single case, and what’s astonishing is, it never has worked, anywhere in the world. And don’t point out Scandanavian countries. They aren’t socialist…they just have a few socialist ideas. I’m talking about socialist countries. None of them rise to the level of quality of life that America did. And hopefull will again one day!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Here’s How To “Fix” America

I think most people would agree to some degree that America is broken. We’re not the same country that we were 20, 50, or 100 years ago. We’re different. Back then, even going back to the turn of the century, America had values that were much different than what we see today. So, what’s wrong with America, and how do we fix it?

Let me give it a try.

I think there are two basic things wrong with America, and liberals are going to hate it when I say that government, neither local, state, or federal, can change it. The first problem is we have become at the very least an agnostic country. Religion was a cornerstone reason this country was founded in the first place. It’s a reason why the freedom OF (not from) religion is included in the very first Amendment to our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers knew that religion was important to the people that came here, and they should have the ability to worship as they chose. That’s still true today, but unfortunately, it’s not being followed.

America today does not value Christianity. It places Islam, Satanism, Buddhism, Shinto, just about every other belief on the planet ahead of Christianity. The reason is simple. Liberals, who are basically behind all of the anti-religious fervor, don’t agree with the tenets of religion. They don’t want to be told that there is a higher power than us, who sets the rules, be it the rules of mathematics or physics, or the rules of morality and ethics. That lack of morals and ethics leads us to believe that WE are the gods of the world. WE set the rules. WE decide that anything is fine as long as it doesn’t harm someone else (except when it does and then we define it differently).

If America were to get back to it’s religious roots and allow Christianity to once again be practiced without bias and shame, you would start to see a much kinder, gentler, and problem-free America. Need proof? Just look at God’s chosen people. Look at the Old Testament. When the Jewish people came out of Egypt and made their 40 year trek through the desert to the Promised Land, they turned away from God several times. They found their way back just as often, but it caused a problem when they turned from God. It’s the same thing that is happening in America today. We need to have religion as a guiding principle in our lives. Without it, we start accepting that murder is okay. We feel that we can basically steal, cheat, and maim without consequence. We are seeing it constantly throughout our lives.

The second thing that needs to happen to fix America is to strengthen the family. Think back 100 years. Families stayed together primarily out of survival. They needed each other. They needed help on the farms. They needed everyone pitching in. Then in the 1960’s something changed. Divorce became prevalent. Sex became for pleasure only. People’s attitudes changed about the family. It was okay to go out on your own. Pretty soon, fatherless households with mothers holding down multiple jobs to pay the rent and put food on the table were common place. The ideals of family have been lost. Today, “family” is defined as any group of people living together. They don’t have to have the same blood line. They don’t have to be related. They can feel free to move if they don’t like their circumstance. There is nothing permanent. There is nothing that holds them together. And now you’ve got kids on the streets, homeless everywhere, all sorts of gang violence because the gangs have in a way replaced the family.

Now we are hearing that we don’t need men to have a baby. We don’t need women to have a baby. Men can get pregnant too. Women can be artificially inseminated and the child “can have two mommies or two daddies”. The freedom to live your life totally as you choose has replaced personal responsibility of raising and caring for a family.

If we turned back to God as the Creator, if we turned back to the family as the glue that holds our lives together, you would see that pretty much every other problem facing America today would be taken care of and would disappear. Simple solution? Maybe. But just try and get America to fully accept it! There’s the rub!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

I Have To Disagree On This One!

Kristi Noem, the Governor of South Dakota, is one of the up and coming conservative stars of the Republican party. In fact, she’s been touted as a possible presidential candidate, if not in 2024, certainly in 2028. And I don’t think there are many out there that would argue that she’s not a rock-ribbed conservative.

But I have to disagree with Noem on this one!

After the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in the Supreme Court, Noem is taking the states’ rights issue to the max. And while I would agree with her that probably 90% of the issues being talked about today are better suited to be decided state-by-state, one of her topics can’t be. Not because politically it would be a bombshell. It’s because it just wouldn’t work.

That is the institution of gay marriage.

Now, let me say, I’ve always been against the institution of gay marriage for a very simple reason. Man does not give rights, and man does not define marriage. That is defined in the Bible as between a man and a woman. Genesis 2:24 says, marriage is when “one man (Adam) and one woman (Eve) united together to become one flesh: Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” I have always believed that if you haven’t coined a word, you don’t have the right to redefine it. That’s what the Democrats and the snowflake left likes to do. If a word doesn’t fit the narrative, they want to redefine it so it does.

My belief does not stem from a hatred of gays. It simply stems from the definition of marriage and the inability of mankind to change what God has ordained. And that would mean that you have to define marriage as one man and one woman. You don’t have the right to change that. I’m not getting into the whole gay argument here. That’s not my purpose.

Now, Noem has said that gay marriage should be a states’ rights issue because, for the same reason as abortion, it isn’t given as a power for the federal government to decide, nor taken away from states to decide. She’s right on that count. But the fact you’d have potentially 50 differing laws on what marriage is would make it a nightmare. If say, California makes it legal for a man to marry a rabbit, but Nevada forbids cross-species to marry, you can see the problem if the guy takes his rabbit to Vegas for the weekend!

Marriage is one of those things that needs to be defined and held to nationally. It’s not right for a couple that’s gay to be legal in say New York, but then when they cross over to Connecticut, they are illegally married, or not considered married. I find that to be totally out of bounds. And I’m saying that as a person that does not believe in gay marriage for the reason already listed above.

I don’t know how you would police that in the first place. What if a state like Alaska not only recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman, but then makes it a crime for it to be defined any other way. If a gay couple from Washington State (where presumably it would be legal) vacations in Alaska, could they then be arrested just for going to the state? I think that’s stepping over the line.

So, while Kristi Noem and I do agree on the whole gay marriage thing, we disagree that it should be a state’s rights issue due to the inability to actually police and monitor it uniformly. You don’t have that problem with abortion. You may not even have that problem in other areas. But in marriage? You certainly could run into trouble and big time!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Step To The Right…

I have always believed that politics is nothing more than a pendulum swinging in this country. First it swings to the right, then it swings to the left, then back to the right, and so on. That’s because Americans in this country are basically moderate. Oh, it’s a slightly right of center country, but not by much. So, when Republicans are in charge of government, they usually go “too far” for the moderates, who want the freebies that Democrats offer. When the Democrats take over, the moderates realize that there is a steep price for all of those freebies. And it’s back to the right again.

We had our swing to the left in 2020 when Biden and company got elected. Dems’ basically held Congress (though not by more than the skin of their unbrushed teeth). And you’re seeing the results of that swing here in 2022.

We’ve taken some rather severe steps to the right in the past few weeks. Take the overturning of New York’s 100 year old gun law that basically said, sure…you can get a concealed carry permit. You just have to prove that you NEED to have one. Nope. That flies in the face of the Second Amendment.

Next we had the overturning of Roe v. Wade. That shouldn’t have been a major surprise really to anybody, but it was indeed a big blow to the left. They cried that they had this “right” for 50 years. Let’s get one thing straight. They do not have a right. The Constitution does spell out that you have the right to bear arms. It doesn’t say a word about pregnancy or abortion. And it doesn’t give Congress and the federal government the right to legislate that as the 10th Amendment would so aptly put it. So, it’s a states’ issue. And that’s what this court did. They returned the question of abortion to the states. But it was a step to the right.

And while I’m on the subject of abortion and “women’s rights to choose”, let me just say that abortion has never been a Constitutional right. It’s not in there. I’ve looked. Just because Democrats and liberals want to make everything a “right”, doesn’t mean they have the ability to do so. Rights are not granted by man. They are granted by God. Now, that flies in the face of the left’s view that they are indeed gods. But they don’t have the ability to do so. So, when they call for a “patients’ bill of rights”, or “air travelers’ bill of rights”, they are just fooling themselves.

We’ve also had a step to the right when it comes to religion. Long being banished from public places, I sense that religion could be making a long-needed come back. Joesph Kennedy, the Bremerton, Washington football coach who was fired for praying with his players at midfield following their games won his victory in the highest court of the land this session. It was a huge win because of the fact it begins to establish “freedom OF religion”, not freedom FROM religion. The First Amendment doesn’t say that government can’t be religious. It says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

It was obvious to anybody with a second grade education that prohibiting the free exercise thereof was exactly what Bremerton school officials did to Kennedy and his team. No one was forced to join them. No one was ridiculed if they didn’t join them. They were free to do so if they wanted. Likewise, government can certainly celebrate God. They just can’t make laws that ban or deter the establishment of a religion, or stop people from practicing their own beliefs. If that means you want to worship onions…go for it. No one can stop you. Don’t forget (and the libs don’t want to be reminded of this), religious freedom was the overriding reason this country was founded in the first place.

We are going to continue to see steps to the right as we get closer to November. And if the red wave happens as everyone is predicting, you’re going to see an even greater step to the right, as Joe Biden’s dream of transforming government shatters into a sea of dog doo doo. But don’t worry liberal friends…as always happens, the pendulum likes to be at 6 o’clock. and will strive to return there soon enough!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

K-Baby’s Mindless Word Salad Strikes Again!

You have to hand it to Vice President, K-baby Harris…when it comes to speaking, she is giving Dan Quayle a run for his money when it comes to making no sense. Quayle, if you’re old enough to remember, was George HW Bush’s veep, and was roundly criticized for his, well, let’s just call it a lack of intelligence. Actually, Quayle was a pretty smart guy, he just couldn’t communicate all that well.

So, this past weekend, K-baby Harris, who’s been known to come up with some of the worst word-salad cases in recorded history, did it again. She was discussing religion (never a good idea when talking to reporters), and comparing religious beliefs to the abortion issue, which will rear it’s ugly head this week in the Supreme Court’s final week of decisions. Here’s what she sad:

“For those of us of faith, I think that we agree, many of us, that there’s nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith, or change their faith, it’s simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body — let her make that decision with her pastor or her rabbi, or whoever she consults.” 

Now, I would agree with her actually on the point that it’s not the government’s job to tell people what they can and cannot do with their own body. But she misses the point entirely, and she is contradicting herself in the process.

First and foremost, no, government should not tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies. But that is not the issue here. The issue is the other person involved that doesn’t vote (yet). She is forgetting that there is actually an ending of a life. That to me does indeed fly in the face of religion if you are to believe the Ten Commandments or at the very least, the Sixth Commandment, “Thou Shall Not Kill”. I don’t know how you can get around that one!

Secondly, IF you are going to utter the phrase that “government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body”, then how is it that you were in favor of government mandates for vaccines during COVID? Isn’t that exactly the government telling you what you have to do with your own body? You cannot have it both ways. Either you state that the government needs to stay out of the whole abortion issue, and therefore will never tell you what you can and cannot do with your own body (which I guess also means if you take heroin or LSD in the privacy of your own home, it’s OK?) how do you rectify that with telling Americans they MUST take a vaccine? It’s totally inconsistent.

K-baby Harris needs to stay in the Naval Observatory and redecorate. I’m sure she’ll add an incredible touch to the place. We don’t need her telling us anything. Just like we didn’t need Dan Quayle telling us how to spell P-O-T-A-T-O-E.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

If Nancy Pelosi Went Up Against God…Who Do You Think Would Win?

Well, it actually has kinda, sorta happened. Pelosi’s Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop of San Francisco, has sent Pelosi a letter…the second letter in a little over a month, in which he basically has said that she is no longer welcome in Communion. And it’s all due to her stance on abortion.

That would seemingly put Pelosi between a rock and a hard place.

I mean, who wants to go up against an Archbishop in the Catholic Church? Pelosi has long called herself “a devout Catholic”, but yet has steadfastly supported a woman’s right to choose abortion to end a pregnancy. In a letter to Pelosi dated April 7th, Archbishop Cordileone said to either repudiate advocacy for abortion rights or to refrain from referring to her Catholic faith in public or else he would have no choice but to bar her from being admitted communion.

This past Thursday, Cordileone sent a second letter that kind of dropped an atomic bomb on the Speaker of the House. “As you have not publically repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come. Therefore, in light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco to be ‘concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care’ (Code of Canon Law, can. 383, §1), by means of this communication I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance.”

So, Pelosi is no longer allowed to receive Communion unless and until she changes her position on abortion. She has long stood by her position stating, “I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.” 

Pelosi’s office was asked to comment on the Archbishop’s letter and they have refused to do so. It’s really the same problem Joe Biden is facing as well. He swears that he is personally against abortion, but the out for Catholics is that they don’t want to intercede in a difficult decision between a woman and her doctor. That has long been the pro-choice Catholic’s reasoning. And, it’s been pretty much what Pelosi has stood by in her tenure.

I frankly don’t think for a minute that this will bother Pelosi. I’m going to do something I don’t really like to do, but Democrats typically put politics ahead of religion. Not ALL Democrats mind you. I’ve known some that have been faithful to the church first, and to their party second. But it seems that there are a lot of liberal Catholics who fall under the same umbrella as Biden and Pelosi.

In the end, who am I to judge? I think there is someone much greater than I that already has that job coming up in the future. Oh, to be a fly on the wall during that meeting!

Carry on world, you’re dismissed!

Supremes To Decide Football Coach’s Case

You’ve probably heard about this one. Joseph Kennedy, a football coach at a Bremerton, Washington high school would go out to the 50 yard line after a game with anyone from his team that wanted to go, and would pray. He originally led the prayers as he knelt at midfield. Then the school board found out about it and asked him to stop. So, he didn’t lead the prayer, they had “silent prayer time” after the game. No athlete was ever required to go. It was for those that wanted to be there.

And of course, the school said that violated the student’s rights to freedom of religion. So, it went to court, and kept going until it reached the high court. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case.

Now, let’s understand a couple of things. I know what the liberal elites in this country would like you to believe and I know what the Constitution says. And just so we’re on the same page, here is exactly what the Constitution says about the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I don’t care how you read it, it does say that Congress shall make no law “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion. This is known as “freedom OF religion”. Unlike the liberals of the 1960’s who wanted to change it to “Freedom FROM religion”. It doesn’t mean you can’t have religious practices going on in school, or a football field, or in Congress (where they still open each day with prayer). It’s guaranteeing that regardless what your religion is, you are free to practice it. That means that if this football coach wants to go and meet at midfield with his players that want to be there, after a game and pray, he can do that. He is exercising the free exercise of his religion. he cannot, nor should he be able to actually require athletes to be there. That would violate their religious beliefs possibly, and you can’t do that.

This is such a no-brainer, I’m surprised that liberals have a problem with it, unless they have a problem with there being an all-powerful being that created us. And it appears that they do. Why else would they care about who is praying? I don’t know many students who are sitting in a classroom before a final exam that would call themselves atheists at that moment. Depending on how well they prepared for the final, I’m sure a lot of them are praying to their God…as they should.

What the Founding Fathers were trying to do was make it impossible that people were told they couldn’t worship as they wanted. That is, after all, one of the primary reasons our country was founded in the first place. They weren’t saying that the federal government or state government couldn’t put religious symbols up. They were saying they couldn’t make any one religion the “official religion” of the United States. If you want to put up a menorah, and celebrate a Jewish holiday, have at it. If you’re Muslim, and you want to fast for Ramadan, it’s your right. And the government cannot stop you. If you want to believe that when you die, your soul goes to a garage in Buffalo, you have that right as well.

I don’t have to wait until June to tell you how this case is going to come out. It’s going to be a 6-3 decision that the football coach has every right to pray with students that also want to pray, after a game so long as he doesn’t require the whole team to show up and pray.

That is the way the First Amendment should be interpreted. That is what the Founding Fathers meant when they wrote it. And it’s as true today as it was back in the 1700’s.

Carry on world…you’re dismised!

It’s Not About The Candy…

All across the Christian world today, literally millions of children will awaken, go downstairs, and take part in a tradition dating back to the 1500’s. That’s when Martin Luther organized egg hunts for his parishioners on Easter. And it’s still alive and well today. Except that today, the eggs aren’t usually hard boiled. They’re candy. And kids scarf down the second most amount of candy they get in a single day all year…the most being Halloween of course.

But that’s not what makes today special.

Today is special. In fact, if you’re a Christian, today is the day that we celebrate WHY we’re Christian. This was the day that Jesus Christ, our Lord & Savior, rose from the dead. It is the most important day on the Christian calendar, even more important than Christmas. Because without today, the whole reason for being a Christian disappears.

This was the day that Jesus proved to believers and non-believers alike that he was indeed the Son of God. He died on the cross for our sins on Good Friday, but on Sunday, he rose from the dead, and joined his Father in Heaven. Without that event happening, there is little that would separate Jesus Christ from the myriad of other prophets out there. To the believers in Christianity, this was the defining moment in their belief system, or it should be. The rest is important because it tells us who Jesus was as a man. Today tells us who Jesus really was as the Son of God Almighty.

I have to stop and remind myself of that every year. In this day and age, we are all thrust into so much angst over government, over the trivial stuff that really doesn’t matter that we sometimes forget the important stuff that is critical. Like today, which was proof that everything Jesus said was true. Even if you had been around back two millennia ago, and witnessed what the Apostles witnessed, you would have realized at that moment that yes, there is a Heaven, and yes, Jesus went to “prepare a room for you”. And yes, He does sit at the right hand of the Father, and He will be back to judge you on Judgement Day. It all came to us as proof on this day so very long ago.

So, today, before the kids start talking about the Easter Bunny, and before you do your egg hunt, and dive into that chocolate rabbit or Easter ham, stop and remember why we celebrate today in the first place. Without it, there would be no Christianity. Without it, it’s no different than any other cult.

Carry on world…and Happy Easter…you’re dismissed!

It IS About The Presents

I have been turned off about Christmas for a long time. In my world, Christmas got too commercialized. Oh, I know why. Jewelry stores make 80% of their annual sales in the last six weeks of the year. Retailers know that if they have a crappy Christmas, they have a crappy year. Our economy moves because of the gifts we give in December. And that’s what has always bothered me. The advertisements start earlier and earlier, some starting as early as September! I hated the commercialization of Christmas because it lost it’s true meaning. It lost why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.

And then I realized I’ve been wrong all of these years.

I always wanted my kids to know that Christmas was about the giving. It was that Jesus Christ gave himself to us. It was not about getting the hottest new toy. It wasn’t about the presents. So, we used to go to church every Christmas Eve for their service, and then I would make sure that the kids realized that it’s better to give than to receive. We would all dress up, me as Santa, my wife as Mrs. Claus, and the kids as elves, and we would take some deserving but down on their luck family Christmas. They wouldn’t know who we were, we just did it. Then, and only then, could we go home and open our Christmas presents.

But again, it’s hit me in my advancing age that I was wrong. It IS about the presents.

It’s about the presents we got way back when. We received the gift of ever-lasting life. We received total forgiveness of our sins. We received the greatest gift of all. The love and acceptance of Jesus Christ and God. THAT is what Christmas is about. And THAT is why we celebrate Christmas by giving presents (and getting them). Don’t get me wrong, I still think it’s better to give than to receive. And I’m never sorry that my family went out and helped those in need. But to get presents should be a reminder of the presents we were all given a long time ago, before any of us were a gleam in our parents’ eyes.

Yes, we are to celebrate the birth of our Savior. And yes, I am fully aware that Jesus was not born on December 25th. I’m aware it fit nicely into our calendar in December because that’s when other religious and pagan holidays were as well. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that we celebrate the birth of our Lord. And we celebrate what it means to get the greatest gifts of all.

So, today, take time to remember the greatest gift you ever received. Give thanks for it, and cherish it. And don’t ever take it for granted. Because God never did.

Merry Christmas!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Harvard’s “Unique” Approach To Their Chaplains

Harvard University has long been a well-respected institution of higher learning in this country. Harvard was founded 385 years ago. Since that time it’s educated some of the best and brightest in our country’s history. In fact, there were eight presidents who hold degrees from Harvard. It’s the richest university in the country with an endowment fund of well over $42 billion.

But it’s lost a lot of respect recently.

Harvard isn’t immune to the recent rash of universities that have hired uber-leftist snowflake liberals to act as professors. Some of their professors are some of the most socialist people this country has seen. And when it comes to making sense of it all in our country, Harvard has stepped way outside of the mainstream. And they did it again when they announced 44 year old Greg Epstein as their President of Chaplains. The reason?

The new President of Harvard University’s Chaplains is an athiest.

Yeah…I know. How in the world can you even become a chaplain and be an athiest? It would seem to be one of the worst job categories you could go for. That’d be like having Greta Thunberg heading up a logging company in the Amazon rain forest. Somehow it just doesn’t jibe. Yet, the chaplains who unanimously elected him as president of their group say that because he’s an athiest, it makes him best suited to deal with Christians, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and other religious sects that the group of 40 some chaplains cover.

And I have to shake my head in wondering where in the world these chaplains were educated. I certainly hope it wasn’t at Harvard’s Divinity School, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was.

Somehow, in this topsy-turvey, everything seems upside down and backwards world that we live in, right is wrong, black is white, good is bad, rich is poor, and kindness is evil. Actually, the Bible did in fact warn us of this, and I don’t mean to get into a theological discussion here, but Second Timothy, 3:1-17 says, “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”

And to my addled mind, it seems that is pretty much what’s happening now. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not predicting anything. I’m not one of those guys that swears the end of the world will be happening by a certain date. I have no idea. I’m just saying, when you read that passage, and compare it today, it’s a little similar, don’t you think.

And not knowing this Epstein character from a rabbit outside my house, I couldn’t tell you anything about him. I just thought it was weird that any institution of higher learning that would hope to invoke the blessings of the Creator, would want to have someone that doesn’t believe in religion as the head of the people that are in charge of that organization’s religion. Talk about whacked out!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!