A place below the towers in New York after 9/11 was hollowed out and left standing – with four iron girders shaped in crosses – standing upright with seats and benches around them.
All western civilization is based on Christian and Judaism laws and beliefs. That we accept and even allow other religious groups or atheists to practice their beliefs is a tribute to our societies. There are few other countries in the world that have this tolerance towards other than their own beliefs. Now since a plan to incorporate one of these crosses is happening, the atheists are actually grouping and protesting – saying it is against our laws. If this is true – perhaps we should revisit our laws – because this was never the case in the past as we built our countries into what they are today.
These crosses are a blatant sign from God. Deny at your peril.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. – Jacob M. Braude
Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it. – Merle Miller
Who started Christmas?
This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.
She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don’t forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed, she couldn’t take it anymore and stated, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot!“From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, “Don’t worry we already crucified him.” For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
Don’t forget this year to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be. – Author Unknown
Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.
Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.