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Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Independence Day

Watching the news yesterday, I was saddened to see the following stories:

1. a fatal monorail crash in Disney World

2. the murder of NFL quarterback Steve McNair allegedly shot by his girlfriend Saleh Kazemi, who then killed herself

3. Diprovan is found in Michael Jackson's home; speculation continues about drug abuse

4. Marion Barry, the former mayor of our capital Washington D.C., who was arrested in 1990 for smoking crack cocaine (on film), is arrested again for stalking

5. a serial killer on the loose in a little town in South Carolina

6. a fireworks accident in North Carolina celebrating the fourth of July that killed four pyrotechnics workers


These stories only affect a few people, not the bigger things like how Obama's negotiations with the Russians may set policy, or how Honduras or Iran battle over governance, and yet they strike me as quintessentially American: Disney World, a sports hero, a music star, a politician, Andy Griffith's Mayberry, the fourth of July...

Here's a video filmed two months ago of Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes asking the questions "Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?" and "If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?" on the floor of the US House. Interesting.


Anne L.B. said...

Methinks we've become a tad too independent from our Creator.

Anonymous said...

That is sad. I couldn't view the video (it was just a white box).

Such sad stuff going on, isn't there? But, rest in Christ, that's all we can do through it all, right?

Lauryn Abbott said...

It's an awesome video! So much going on in our great country - both for good and for bad. But I still think it's the best country in the world. I'm so grateful that God has placed me here, and that He is still our Lord and Savior. I hope you had a great Independence Day! Blessings!