and noted that these verses are read at the departure of everyone we lose in the Armed Services. From the book of Isaiah: “Whom will I send, and who will go for us?” And of course, our soldiers answer, “Here am I. Send me.”
Yes, this is what our Armed Forces in this great nation of America, this “one nation under God,” have always willingly said. We have said it in defense of everything sacred, dear, meaningful and appropriate since the birthing of this nation. I found it amazing that this general would so openly refer to God in the Scriptures and couldn’t help but wonder how long it will be before someone voices their opposition to it, just as they have to any reference to God in our schools and public places.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I sent this response to an email about the Ft. Hood massacre
I got a rather different argument against these words being used this way.
Whom will I send is said in the Scriptures by GOD, and to recite this
puts the nation in the place of God.
Meanwhile, ungodly behavior unchastity leading the bill and other
stuff besides, seems to have proliferated in all wars, and the
reputation of soldiers and seamen on leave is the pits.
Even notions of manhood that practically require such behavior
whether drunken violence or unchastity, are if not overtly taught
not overtly challenged and usually treated as okay.
Lets stop the emotional sentimentality and tears, and take a
For one thing, provocation of the potentially unstable should not
For another, political correctness should not keep an unstable
person from being tagged and dealt with as such.
Frankly, I am not surprised by this. It should have been
EXPECTED and PREPARED FOR. Things of this nature have
taken place in other countries, why not here?
Instead of emotional wallows, whether tears of pride, tears
of pain or whatever, sentiment that has little bearing on
performance or godliness or decency in practice, a little
more objectivity is in order.
THE ONLY THING THAT SURPRISED ME WAS THAT HE WAS
A PSYCHIATRIST, and when his Moslem connection was
brought up, his job category became irrelevant.
The Twin Towers should have always been viewed as potential
targets, especially after that abortive effort to take them down
from the basement.
Everyone is so busy partying, working, getting choked up
and pursuing greed and complacence, that what is obvious
Mary Christine Erikson
In a message dated 11/15/2009 1:02:12 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: