- When we take Christ out, then at Christmas all people want is mas; more. They want the best products. They want the most expensive products (at the cheapest price, nevertheless), and they want more products. All in the name of love; love that is bought or earned. Throughout the year they could have had these products but choose to wait to fulfill the hole left in their hearts during this time of year. And that brings us to the second point.
- When we take Christ out, then all people can do is want more. When they finally realize that the gifts that they bought are opened and shunned losing their hype just a few days later they have to start building up their own hype again only to feel the same way one year later. They are left empty in life and wonder why the Christmas season was not as cheery as it should have been.
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Some Christians think it should be legalized for the following reasons (none of which are valid nor rational): it takes the money power out of the equation, we can't force our morality on others since we have free will, or there is nothing wrong with it. Pathetic answers. It won't take the money out of it since now they can get away with bringing a lot more into the country and will have a bigger market. Plus they will just move on to harder drugs to sell and then what do we do with those drugs? There is something wrong with it. Anytime we put things into our body that alter who we are is wrong. Medical reasons? Fine, then put it in a pill and get a real prescription for it. Some will argue that alcohol kills more brain cells that marijuana, but that is like saying could you please only cut two of my fingers off instead of three. It still kills. Some will say it is not that addictive. The government says it is but some psychologist are on the fence: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-teenage-mind/201012/is-marijuana-addictive. Think about it. If it is a drug that people feel the need to fight for then guess what? If they took coffee off the market, people would fight for it. If they took soft drinks of the market...hmmm, New York.
But here is the main problem with legalization. If no one is held accountable then people can use it recreationally at their leisure. Doctors, pilots, teachers, bus drivers, presidents (wait, never mind) will be coming to work more high. Without any boundaries the children of today are bot going to know the difference between helping your body or abusing your body. And then we will wonder why so many kids want to commit suicide and feel they have no purpose in life. Not all marijuana users will use cocaine and heroin. But all heroin and cocaine users started with marijuana. Fact. We are now getting to a point where it is becoming more and more accepted as part of our culture. Nothing seems to bother us anymore. As a teacher there are signs everyday of the culture inside the schools that show lack of motivation for anything in life. And marijuana is usually a part of those kinds of students' lives. Nice future we have built for them.
Until the culture changes, until we can turn people's thoughts around, until we can get people to understand that there are consequences for all of our actions, until we get society to believe in hope again, marijuana should remain illegal, or at least come with many restrictions. And Christians, do what is right.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
- 50% said Yes. But faith is also needed with science. This is the correct answer. Faith and science can go hand in hand. They were never meant to be opposite of each other. But the problem is in today's world as Ken Ham stated in the debate the world has drawn a wedge between them and makes it look like they can not coexist (paraphrased). Science was created by God, i.e., He set laws in motion. Gravity, speed of light, elements, and life forms were all from Him. Our faith tells us more though. Science we use to prove things. Faith we use beyond what we can prove.
- 12% said Faith is all you need to prove God. This being a Christian site and many of the followers are Christian makes it simple to understand many would pick this option. But this is a biased opinion and in not viable to "prove" God. Faith is all you need to see God but not to prove the physical existence of Him, especially since He is spirit.
- 6% said Yes. He left scientific evidence for us. If this was the case then all would believe. Yes, there is a lot of evidence that points to a Creator (more later for that point) but some things it takes the spirit of God to understand.
- 0% said No. Science refutes God. Absolutely not. The only ones who would say this are those who have been blinded by their own humanism thinking they have enough intelligence for the whole world, while not admitting it. Those who would have chosen this option try to make believing in God a matter of rationality. As in if you believe in God then you are not a reasonable person.
- 0% said Doesn't matter. Then why the debate? Why is faith and science always clashing. Why do people get so offended and uptight when discussing these two topics at the same time? If anyone picked this one it's because they do not care about anything. If you do not care about where you came from then you would not care about what you are doing or where you are going.
- 12% said Not sure. Understood. This topic for those who are neither strong in their faith nor rely upon scientific fact will look at both sides and struggle with it.
- 18% said Other. These people are crazy. What would be a 3rd option? They won't be back to read this anyway.
Science should be embraced. The scientific method can and should be used when all possible. But when there are no answers that science has to offer and an ancient book has aldready been written years before any scientific discovery had been made explains it all then that is where faith comes in.