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Thursday, December 03, 2015

We need another national Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer

If you want to know the right thing to do, look at what liberals are doing -- and do the direct opposite.

On Wednesday, the atheistic Left mocked God and demanded Americans surrender their God-given rights to self-defense. They  mocked prayer, and in doing so mocked God.

Now is the time to hold a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer -- just as President Lincoln led the nation to do on April 30, 1863, when the Civil War seemed hopelessly lost. Two months later, the Union took Vicksburg and defeated Lee at Gettysburg. I am pretty sure that was Divine Intervention as The Lord opposed slavery. I posted on this at Thanksgiving.

Lincoln led the nation to a second Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer -- that was its name -- in 1864. Similar days were held during the Revolutionary War. Presdent Truman revived it in 1952 but called it a Day of Prayer, as apparently Americans no longer believe in fasting or humiliation. Given our corpulence and arrogance, we will either be humbled by more terrorism or by our own belief in God.

This is perfectly constitutional and there is precedence. From Lincoln's 1863 proclamation:
And insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
A Judeo-Christian belief in God is not the establishment of an official religion. Atheists have so confused the desire to not select Baptist, Lutheran or even Methodist as the official religion that they have -- through tortured decisions by the Supreme Court -- established atheism as the national religion.

Screw that.

Let us as a nation get on our knees and beg the forgiveness of the Almighty. Let businesses -- including broadcasters and the Internet -- shut down for eight hours one weekday. The money lost in commerce is a small sacrifice to make to beg The Lord's forgiveness, As Lincoln said 152 years ago, we have forgotten God.

And no, God isn't fixing this -- at least not until we ask His forgiveness and beg for His guidance.

1 comment:

  1. As the saying goes, "God helps those who help themselves." Our PC culture is not conducive in helping us protect ourselves.
    Our young people can't handle things that they hear and see on a daily basis with which they disagree. We now have so called micro-aggressions and trigger warning actions/words requiring safe spaces for those snowflakes at colleges. Our county and culture can not be defended by people who only know how to run and hide requiring others to protect them..
    One thing we need is a national concealed carry reciprocity law. Although I strongly believe in states' rights under the 10th Amendment, the 2nd Amendment is now incorporated under a SCOTUS ruling per the 14th Amendment which makes it applicable to all states and locals. All states should now have "shall laws" for concealed carry permits, but they don't, and because of that the 75 people at the terrorist attack in San Bernardino probably could not legally protect themselves with a firearm.