Tuesday, April 03, 2007

We Need to Repent

At least we still have one basketball coach on the payroll.
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I guess the Altman family got culture shock moving from the quiet, dignified Catholic University of Creighton to the intensely secular U of A. Maybe he was used to having a God, not pretending he was one. We have deified atheletics in this state. It consumes far more of our time, energy, attention, and effort than other things that I believe God thinks are more important. And yet, the people who run the University and the people who run the state are interconnected.

Our whole ruling class continues to lead us to ruin, and yet they could not be our ruling class without our permission. We as a people, and they as rulers, have been playing games with God. Hypocrite leaders are quick to use His name to assure hypocrite voters that they are "OK", but try seriously seeking out and doing His will and they look at you like you are some kind of embarassment. Well, they are the embarassment. A guy from a serious Catholic University comes down here and he knows it. Even pagans know it. Remember that Toyota plant we lost a couple of months back? Shinto Japanese businessmen liked what they saw in Tupelo MS (home of the American Family Association where they do try to live out their faith in every area of life including government) better than Arkansas and at the last minute put the billion-dollar plant there. And to think Arkansans elected this secular-liberal ticket in part because they were concerned that "the bible-thumpers" would scare off business. It turns out foreign businessmen LIKE the values and results in communities where people take their faith seriously, instead of just playing games with God.

Why, not ten days ago why had a column in a regional paper where they tried to use the parable of the Good Samaritan to justify homosexual adoption and foster parenting. Is there anyone out there who really believes that Jesus Christ told the parable of the Good Samaratin to encourage people to support homosexuals using the power of the state to obtain access to young children? He said "do not hinder the little children from coming to Me".

The examples are too numerous to document. We are playing games with God, using His name and His Word to justify our own will rather than seek out His. We have a ruling class that tries to give us bread and circuses and sometimes acknowledges Him with their lips, but if they followed Him with their hearts there is no way we would have the policies that we do. We will continue to get jolts from reality like Altman and Toyota, until many of the people of this state repent of their hypocrisy. Just be who you say you are and support leaders who do the same.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I'll add to it that the football team has never been the same since Broyles ran off Coach Ken Hatfield for being too Christian. The big-money booster-boozers did not enjoy his company. Brolyes would not offer Hatfield a contract as football coach, just a contract where they could make him janitor. FB said he did when questioned about it later, but my sister was a friend of Hatfield's, and I believe Ken's version of it.

Stan Heath was a quiet, dignified, good man. It is a prideful sense of entitlement that led some to believe we "deserved" more. I am glad Stan Heath landed on his feet.

5:57 AM, April 04, 2007  

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