Posts Tagged right and wrong
As a child, I remember sitting around the TV with my family waiting to watch one of my favorite shows, The Cosby Show. Not only was it funny, but it was probably one of the last shows on television to represent how an individual – and family – acted when it practiced good values, morals and principles. Fast-forward a decade or so later and I was finally introduced to Bill Cosby’s stand-up act for the first time by a friend of mine. I laughed so hard at his dentist bit that I literally had to leave the room and go outside just to get some air. It was one of the funniest things I had ever heard and I eventually had the privilege of seeing him perform his act live where he ended his routine with that same bit, capping off a great evening of comedy.
I have always had the utmost respect for Bill Cosby and still do for his stance on morals and personal responsibility. He is unfortunately criticized for standing up for these values even within his own black community. I applaud him for taking such stands on tough issues – well they’re tough issues according to society, but common sense for many of us. However, there seems to be one issue that we don’t seem to completely agree on: guns.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Trayvon Martin story has been a big part of the news in recent weeks and Cosby was asked to comment on it. On a side note, why is this just Trayvon Martin’s story? Why not also Zimmerman? I have thoughts on that but it’s beside the point. At any rate, in a CNN interview, Cosby gets half of the equation right when he acknowledges that race has nothing to do with what happened, but loses me when he says, “I believe that when you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun.” For an individual whom I admire and respect, I’m disappointed that he couldn’t nail this one down and put it away like he does in capping off his stand-up routine.
Friends, Cosby is right that race is not an issue, but how many times are we going to blame an inanimate object for the killing of a human being? Cosby even admits to once owning a gun to protect his family and understood that there is a level of responsibility that comes with owning a firearm, but he doesn’t seem to understand – like many other anti-gun activists – that the gun, is no more responsible for the killing of a human being than the car that was driven by a drunk driver is responsible in the death of a family of four. Should we outlaw cars because they were involved in this and many other drunken murderous acts like it?
The focus of the Trayvon Martin shooting should be on the events and individuals of that night and processed through the justice system where the facts can be presented and the accused tried by a panel of his peers. We are not a vigilante justice society, nor should we ever be one and those who believe in such should be condemned for their statements. I will stand up for my right to carry a firearm; I will defend myself if necessary; I will stand up against racism; I will fight for proper justice; and I will draw the line for what is right and what is wrong.
Are you with me or not?
I have not been able to study or research much the last couple of days, but I do want to share a few things. Perhaps you have seen some, or all of these stories. If so, please look at them again, or tell other people to come here and read this. Not for my own “glory”, but to make people aware! We are on the back-end of the a time where we need to be awake. I say “back-end” because I fear the time is almost over. If Obama is re-elected, it is over. Period. If one of the GOP can beat him, then that may buy us some time. Nonetheless, the following stories make me want to shout, “WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD!!” Then, I snap back to reality and I know exactly what’s going on. I’d imagine you might, too. So, the question then becomes, “Does it matter?”
Here’s a guy in Canada that has been busted for bestiality. He thinks he should be legal in doing it because his relationships with his pets are “equivalent to a marriage-type relationship.”
Next is a very depraved entry in the Journal of Medical Ethics. I don’t know about you, but murder is not ethical. It can never be justified as ethical (and by murder, I mean voluntarily murdering someone in cold blood – not self-defense. That’s a whole other, perfectly justifiable, scenario.) This journal of “medical ethics” however, is advocating after birth abortion. Or, in layman’s terms, they’re talking about killing the baby right after it’s ACTUALLY born. How upside down is the world when our own doctors and the idiot “academics” can actually believe that this is “humane” and a better option than adoption since “adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people.” Absolutely amazing! The Blaze covered this and the journal wrote a response on a blog. You can read that here.
I’m no financial expert, but given the way things are, who’s in the so-called “leadership” positions, and the fact that they have done absolutely NOTHING to remedy America’s financial woes, I, personally put zero confidence in the alleged rally as of late. Sure, it looks like the markets are coming around and reaching a new high since 2008, but, again . . . all the clowns in D.C. have done is add more to the debt and keep spending. NOTHING has been done to change the current course we’re on. So, I’m here to tell you what I’ve said to friends and family for the past couple of years. Prepare for the worst. Get ready. This is not going to last long and things will suck hard before too long. I hope I’m wrong, but that’s what my thinking and gut tell me. If my gut and thinking don’t satisfy your need for information, here’s a nifty article from the Daily Mail they printed a couple of days ago. Economists are preparing for, and warning about, an “economic 9/11.” When an economist is telling us to get prepared and to buy a gun for protection from looters, I’m listening! Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst!
Lastly, for tonight, here’s a recent video from “Anonymous”, ya know the no name group that has wreaked havoc by hacking and urging people to revolt. The following video “openly declares war on the U.S. government” and states that this is a “call to arms.” I’m just as unhappy with the pathetic excuse of government we have, but a declaration of war? I haven’t heard too many people talking about it . . . .at all. Shouldn’t this be taken seriously and looked into? But, if this is just something else to get chaos in the streets, I guess our pathetic “leadership” is all for it. Here’s the video:
These are all different, but they all show an element of our downward spiral. Near the top, I asked if any of this matters? That’s for you to examine in your own life. If these stories are true and if the ones that project anything come true, does it matter? If it does, are you ready to be in such an upside down, chaotic world? My two cents is this: this world is clearly going to hell. Seemingly faster every day. Right and wrong still exist however. Something is sorely wrong when a person believes that bestiality is equal to marriage. I can’t even imagine how absolutely lost and depraved it must feel to actually have the so-called academic fortitude to publish crap that states that babies are not real people and that it is ethical to kill them . . . after birth!! Dear God, forgive us and let all these misguided people see the Truth. I’ve already told you what I think about the markets and economy. Don’t trust it and get ready. As for Anonymous, I don’t know, but I would suggest we take it seriously and, again, prepare. This world has lost is morality – it’s soul. Why? Because so many people have kicked God out of everything. It is high time we turn back to Him because He is the ONLY one that can fix the mess we’re in. There is a right way to live and a completely wrong way. I, for one, want to be on the right side and I will stand for what’s right. Who’s with me?
Proverbs 14:12 states very clearly, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” – Matthew 7:13-14
**UPDATE on 3-1-12: The Blaze had a follow up story on the after birth abortion story. It was done after the authors that originally made the claim backed their absurd claim on a radio talk show. Check out their complete lack of respect for life here.