A Moment of Silence and JFK

Last week, various ceremonies took place across the United States to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. These ceremonies culminated in a moment of silence to a god of the people's choosing. If a participant in these ceremonies didn't believe in God or in a god, that was okay too. For them, silence is only a gateway to oblivion and the politically correct ceremony would not offend their belief in nothingness. As a matter of fact, the moment of silence means that no one should be offended. Rather than acknowledge the existence of God, we just pretend he does not exist, or if he does exist, that he won't be bothered that we just choose to ignore him. However, it is a dangerous act to publicly ignore the living God. America has become a morally rudderless nation. A moment of silence is quite fitting for our moral indifference. Millions of unborn are slaughtered. The marriage bed is no longer the place for physical intimacy; our laws now say that anyone and anyplace is the right setting for what God exclusively decreed for marriage. When a "natural" disaster occurs we turn not to God but to our own spirit and arrogantly proclaim that we will prevail. Our universities teach that the Bible is an irrelevant bit of fiction and is the product of male chauvinists who hate women. We owe our progress not to God but to the random selection of the evolutionary process.

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