Sunday, May 25, 2014

"My Name Is 'Legion'"

Get it?  It's from the Gospel of Mark, Chapter V (verse IX). 
Read the whole Chapter though.

These days, a legion of anti Christian groups are taking aim at the great state of Oklahoma, and it's decision to erect a simple monument of The Ten Commandments on our capitol grounds.

Parts of the demon Legion include the ACLU, the First United Atheists, the Walt Disney Corp., and a group of Satanists who want also to erect a statue to ol' Lucifer, Beelzebub himself,
in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma's reply?  "Uhh, NO."  
I live in such a great state!! And You should too, I think.

Writer Robert Babcock has written an excellent article 
at American Thinker, entitled
"Unholy Trinity Bedevils Oklahoma", and it cites our Okie boldness and willingness to declare openly that we recognize One God, Jehovah, as our Creator and Master.  In the face of the blustering winds of change and the screaming banshees elsewhere, who cry foul.

Babcock's is a long article, so please go read it here.
Instead, I will highlight here the best lines:

  • "Diversity!  At the mention of ‘diversity’, we know that legions of academics, politicians, and Human Resources personnel genuflect and pay obeisance.  So, when it comes to monuments planted in the public square (“public square” as I use the phrase here, refers to our government buildings and grounds) certainly the Great State of Oklahoma and everyone else ought to do a knee-jerk genuflection to “diversity,” too.  Right?

  • Wrong.  Monuments in the public square never have been about expressing diversity.  If that were the case, the public square would be clogged with memorials to the Dalai Lama, Dianetics, Shiva, and Oprah.  But far from expressing diversity, monuments in the public square, aside from those that are purely aesthetic, commemorate historical significance and/or champion those principles and values historically recognized as worthy of recognition by the citizenry as a whole.  They remind us of things we ought not to forget.

  • Which brings us back to the Prince of Darkness.  Through his acolytes he now demands an equal place in the public square with those storied bronze soldiers and the iconic Ten Commandments.

  • The average citizen may reasonably ask, “Hey, Satan, what have you done for me lately?  For us?”  Nothing good, that’s for sure.

It's a worthy bit of reading, I recommend.

And lastly, what was Jesus' reply to the man, whom the demons Legion had possessed?
He said to the man, freed from his possession by Christ's power, in verse 19, Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.

We're trying to, Lord here in Oklahoma.


McGehee said...

Monuments for diversity are why we have a Cornwallis Monument towering over D.C., and why Stone Mountain included Generals Sherman and Grant along with Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

McGehee said...

Besides, the Ten Commandments say "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not covet they neighbor's goods," clearly an affront to the Proggslamic Jihad.

The Local Malcontent said...

Well said.

How the progressives writhe whenever The Highest Power is invoked, over them.

The wife and I MUST include Georgia in upcoming travel/vacation plans, such a great place, with aggressive, noble thinkers.
Tell me, are there Braves there?

McGehee said...

There's a couple of bands, a minor one in Gwinnett County and a more substantial one in Atlanta that's about to be relocated to Cobb County.

Both have historical ties to Red Ted, though the Atlanta band will be putting that behind them when they relocate.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

And the good people of Oklahoma will rightfully receive the praises of Jesus Christ as He says: "Well done my good and faithful servants."