I was approached a few months ago by a dear friend of mine, in an attempt to open my eyes to the wrongful ongoings that take place in the times of
today. The first issue my friend brought to my attention was the prospect of the "Warrantless Wiretapping". My response was simple. "Who cares,
what do I have to hide."
I don't have anything to hide, as well as the majority of citizens that this program would endevour. But I had my blinders on. I was happy because
I could come home from work, drink a beer, and play games on the internet. After a bit of discussion (where I was arguing the point it was ok to
wiretap) I was introduced to something else that I had forgotten about... my constitutional rights.
Our 4th Amendment right would be raped if the wiretap bill was ok'd.
"Oh, no you don't!"
I went on and on in a frantic panic about that particular issue and many more. I began to do less game playing and more research on our
constitutional rights, and to my dismay... "Holy Crap!"... there's a lot of freedoms and liberties at stake being taken away, unwillingly, under
the guise of national security or the threat of a "boogeyman" that has been created by none other than our very own leadership.
Anyway... I was now in a panic. I actually began to get under the skin of my wonderful wife. What could I do? I'm but only one person. Which way
do I turn? Are they listening to me? Dear Lord, what's going to happen? What about my kids? What about my family? What about..... wait a
Then it hit me.
I had also made the mistake of forgetting the most important thing in my life... God. I was instantly saddened. I was ashamed.
I pondered for quite some time about how the current world events involved Him. I had not had all that great of a religious education, so I sent off
on my new assignment. Learn about Him. I learned very quickly by researching the Bible, and even more importantly reading the Bible, of what was to
come and how He was invovled in current worldy events.
I have my own belief, and I believe it's not a political battle taking place around the globe. It is a religious battle. The teams are being picked
today. "The cards are being shuffled." Soon, He will take away all the innocent, and the believers. After that time, the big battle will take
place in very short order.
For what time He has left set aside for me, I will spend as much of it enjoying my loved ones company, and making sure I spread the word to at least
one person per day.
I cannot force my belief upon anyone else. I understand that we all share different opinions and beliefs. All I can do is share the truth. The
truth that He loves us unconditionally and He will take care of us, far beyond the ends of time.
Thanks for letting me share my two cents.
[edit on 11/20/2006 by Infoholic]