Take A Breath

To All,

I really don't give a flying flip what a bunch of heathens and atheists in Washington DC think. Nor do I care if they tell me I can't pray, preach, eat or anything else. Not till they show up with the hand cuffs and muzzles will they ever get close to silencing me and I know many of you. But here's what they can do.

Organizations like this silly American Humanist Association that's been on the attack in Lenoir City of late, know they only have one punch to throw. It's the threat of costing local governments tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend a position that in all likelihood would be lost in our secular courts. So elected officials have to ask themselves a very important question. Just how much of the tax payer's money do we spend to defend our position? That's just the stark reality of the world we live in.

In the case of the Lenoir City school system and now the Lenoir City government and police department, oh yes, the council can't pray before their meetings anymore and the police department has to remove their uniform patches that say "Religion" on them, I know every member of both these entities would disagree with such a demand but to what cost?

I feel a far better approach for government officials to deal with these Godless groups is to simply ignore them. Just let them make their little threats and demands and just move on and conduct business as we see fit. You have to understand, these little people are looking for recognition. They want to matter, they just don't. They're just looking for their fifteen minutes of fame.

If we have to miss saying a prayer at one meeting, we'll say two at the next one. Maybe the LC police officers could just put a little piece of black tape over the word "Religion" for a time. I promise for every one idea the heathens can come up with, we can come up with ten to beat them at their own game. 

All elected officials will have to decide how they will handle these kind of situations. But just remember, God gave us everything, God owns everything and only God can take away anything.

On the other hand, we as Christians and citizens are under no such restraints as elected officials. We are duty bound to stand for our beliefs and convictions and at some point we will have to draw the line in the sand.   

In the mean time, everybody just take a breath. These people have no power or authority over one iota of our lives. We may now live in their world and we might have to live by their laws but they can't touch our sprits.  Just remember the story of the Jesus Fish. This is not the first time in history that Christians have been under persecution.

In the years following the ascension of the resurrected Jesus to heaven, the Christian church grew rapidly. Christians soon found themselves to be the subjects of persecution by both the Romans and the Jews.

In many locales, it became dangerous to be known as a Christian. Thus, when two strangers met and thought maybe they were fellow believers, one of them would draw, on the ground, the upper half of the fish symbol.

Recognizing the symbol, the stranger would add a second curved line and complete the drawing of a fish.

It is a very simple shape to draw - just two curved strokes. It could be drawn quickly, and erased just as quickly if there was no sign of recognition on the part of the stranger.