There are groups that like to declare certain people and organizations as Scrooges. This year, if we don’t consider Obamacare and Obama as the Scrooges of the years since they are making millions poorer and generally worse off, the A&E Network and its firing of Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” will be declared the Scrooge of the year. To A&E, it was uncomfortable allowing Phil to lead his family in prayer at the end of the program each week. But since he opposes homosexuality, that was the last straw. A&E didn’t dare feature people in a reality program that honored God. Political correctness forced A&E to risk losing their most popular program to another cable network, and the advertising revenue that would leave their network.
I blame Liberal “idiotology” for the reason why “Duck Dynasty” and Christianity are attacked. Christians like Phil Robertson and his family are often considered idiots. Political correctness must be adhered to. You must remember that to be politically correct in Nazi-controlled Europe, you needed to hate Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and other people considered inferior. The most politically correct were the ones who gassed these people in the death camps. But since the New York Times didn’t believe the holocaust existed, Liberal “idiotlogs” scoffed at the notion that such a horror was being carried out in concentration camps. Who in their right mind would commit mass murder? Those who exterminated millions were not in their right mind. They were in their “Reich” mind.
I have viewed movies and programs on A&E that can’t be seen on other cable networks. Since A&E is part of the syndicate that has the history-related channels, “Duck Dynasty” might be moved to one of them. I love watching programs like “Ice Road Truckers,” Axmen,” and “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel. If the mini-series about the Hatfield and McCoy feud was willing to show Devil Anns turning to God and being baptized before he died, I don’t think the History Channel will mind Phil Robertson praying at the end of each “Duck Dynasty” episode.
Bill O’Reilly talks about Liberals waging war against Christmas, and Liberal idiotlogs say he is imagining things. Since we don’t know exactly when Jesus was born, and Christmas was the Christianization of the winter solstice festival, Christmas is more a pagan holiday than a Christian one. The pagan traditions like decorating a tree, cutting down a Yule log, and enjoying the traditional refreshments like eggnog and gingerbread have nothing to do with the birth of Jesus. Many don’t want to call Jesus “Christ” because that would be acknowledging that he was the Messiah, and Jews would disagree. But every time Liberals can prevent a manger scene from being erected for public view, prevent people from praying in schools, and keep traditional Christmas carols from being sung in “holiday” celebrations, they have forced people to bend to their will.
Jesus asked the question, “Is it better to honor God or Caesar?” He paid his taxes and that of Peter by pulling a coin from the mouth of a fish. He also said, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s.” The Legislature is prohibited from establishing a religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion. To be technical, the cross that could be removed from a veterans cemetery, due to separation of church and state, can remain since the cemetery sends no Representative to Washington to represent the dead. Then again, since Democrats too often count the votes of dead people, they might dig up a Representative to make the cemetery a Congressional district.
I have pointed out in a previous essay that I doubt Jesus could be elected President because he would have too much opposition. Liberal idiotology refuses to accept God and Godly morality because they are too restrictive. You have to be a Believer in Christ in order to go to Heaven. Even the Pope questions whether you need to be a Christian in order to go to Heaven. That belief may cost him eternal life in Heaven unless he repents. People must abstain from sex until they are married, and marriage must be between a man and a woman. The Ten Commandments are not the Ten Suggestions and should be followed closely. All Christians are commanded to spread the gospel to all the world and attempt to win people to Christ. Thanks to the Internet, I do that on a regular basis. I guess I’ll never be on a reality program on A&E. I also try to treat people as I want them to treat me and will attempt to treat my enemies decently. I guess I’ll never be on a reality program on Al Jazzera.
As a believer in the Bible as well as a devoted Christian, I believe that someday in the future, after the seven-year Great Tribulation and the Battle of Armageddon, Christ will establish his world kingdom for 1,000 years on King David’s throne in Jerusalem. He will destroy his enemies, and those who have opposed Christianity will be punished. Phil Robertson and his family might be able to continue their program, Lord willing, during those 1,000 years unless God abolishes duck hunting. Then they might have to be satisfied with luring ducks to them and treating the birds like pets if mankind and animals are forbidden to kill one another. If A&E exists in the future when the world is at peace, it will have to apologize to the Robertson family and all other Christians. If it doesn’t exist, maybe the History Channel will feature it on a program titled “Punished By God.”
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