Monday, October 16, 2006

For Rick

Hello Rick –

Thanks for stopping by. I’m a little behind in my postings due to not having enough time in the day to sit down and starting writing again. I try to keep up with other blogs by quickly scanning my favorites and see what been on their minds and hearts.

Rick wrote and asked me - - - -

Hi WayneDawg, I came to your site via Quaker Agitator, and saw right off that we have a few things in common. We're both grandfathers, like cigars, and we're Christians. Like Dave I'm a Quaker, although I don't know Dave, and just stumbled upon his blog a few days ago.It's the "both Christians" thing I'd like to discuss. You come on pretty strong and some of the things you say are really "in your face." For example: "When I empty the last round from the barrel of my 44 Magnum." Didn't Jesus say "Love me [God] and love one another." How does the 44 Magnum thing fit in with Christianity?I also saw that you quoted from an Ann Coulter column in your July 28 post, and she has said a few things that disturb me. 1. On the July 12 edition of The Jon Caldara Show on Denver radio station KOA, Ann Coulter suggested that New York Times staff members should be "executed." 2. Her ideas for conducting the war on terrorism: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." 3. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media." 4. Coulter writes in her book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act “as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them.” She also wrote, “I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.” Not one of these statements seems Christian to me. She actually sounds very cruel and authoritarian to me. How do you square your own "in your face" comments and Coulter's with Christianity? I am sincerely curious. Thanks for any help you can be.

Thanks for the questions. I’ll start with the quote I made on my profile that you mentioned……..

As you may or may not know, the question, “You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?” was generated at random for me to answer on my profile. I like science fiction. I read it and watch it when I can. I like Sci-Fi that has aliens that are out to conquer the universe and ultimately destroy Earth in the process. I don’t care too much for the E.T. version of aliens who are passive and want to help mankind. So when that question on my profile came up, my minds eye saw that the alien leader was hiding his crossed fingers behind his back as he negotiated a peace treaty with the populace of Earth. When the evil alien leader accidentally revealed his plans to make Earth a new black hole in the universe, I drew my .44 magnum and emptied the cylinder into his fat head, dropping him where he stood. The rest of the delegation that was with the alien leader admired what I had done because they had lived under the empirical thumb of the leader for 4000 years and no one ever had the guts to just take him out. Peace was restored to the universe because of one man's actions.

How about that for a paragraph of fiction?

And that’s exactly what that is Rick; fiction. The question on my profile was fiction. My answer was fiction. It was all fiction. One has to be able to understand and discern what is real and what is not. How does it square with my Christianity? Well, I can discern between Sci-Fi and what God did for me on October 29th, 1994. He gave me eternal life and made me a joint heir with Christ. Where I was at enmity with God, I am now saved from my sins because I was born-again like Jesus said we must be to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and inherit eternal life (which, by the way, is the only way one can become a Christian - John 3:1-18).

Now about Ann Coulter…..

I have heard Ann state that she is a Christian. In fact, she has made this statement, “I'm a Christian first and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don't you ever forget it." She has also said, "... Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy—you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism." Rick, whether or not Ann is a born-again Christian is only known to God. I can’t judge her soul. But I can tell you that a lot of Ann’s writing and speaking style is meant for parody and humor while making a point. The quotes you mentioned by her are not quotes found here on my site. The list of Muslim attacks against the USA that I posted from Ann is an example of where she is spot on in her analysis of events that no one else would dare print (as you don’t want to tick off those peace loving Muslims).

So Rick, we will have to get together sometime and smoke some premium cigars while exchanging photo’s of grand-kids and discussing just how does one inherit eternal life and is sure about it. I hope I gave you what you were looking for, but if not, let me know where I can clarify.