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"Lucas", I think it's time for everyone to start thinking as individuals and ...

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Submitted by kman (United States), Dec 22, 2009 at 02:07

...get off the country by country and continent by continent name allegiances. There are at least a few people everywhere who get the real picture. The U.S. Canada, Europe, and Australia have all lost their bearings to a great extent. I don't think there is any one country anymore that I would care to ally myself with.

The Ignorance on our planet is so widespread and deep that every nation is feeling corruption, fashionable beliefs, and outright moral degredation to the extent that their very base structures are collapsing in all venues of human society.

The secular world has nothing to hold onto. The Muslims are rising fast as a power because they have a belief in a supreme being that they will die for. Unfortunately, that being is the wrong one. They believe in a corrupted version of the teachings of Jesus Christ and call it the "revelations" of Muhammad.

I'm sorry for the secular world because it is trying to maintain balance on a constantly changing base that resides on a slippery slope. The religions give their adherents at least some starting point and base from which to always return. Again, one has to critically judge the "religion". Most religions of any substance have borrowed from the one Jesus Christ taught from and was an incremental part of. Secularism is a continually changing landscape where one has to be constantly aware of what is currently fashionable in a belief system.

The religious "fanatics" will always come out on top eventually. The U.S. has the best military in the world but can't defeat any of the world's rag tag guerilla groups because they haven't got anything they are willing to die for. A good military has to have the backing of both its citizenry and political leaders. When the politicians start selling out the true goals of value, even a great military can't win.

We have to make up our minds about whether or not our goals are worth any scarifice or not. When the general population waffles all the time over whether or not its military is fighting a worthy cause, then the government will follow suit. We have compromised and backed down against all of our real enemies since the Korean War, then Viet Nam, Iraq, and now the first signs of collapse of any will to fight in Afghanistan are appearing. We have announced to the terrorists that we are quitting on a certain date. Game over.

So, what's it going to be folks? Do we fight or capitulate to every tin-pot nation and two bit power that crops up and says we have no right to exist? If we decide to fight, then once and for all we need to decide how we are going to fight and do it.

There would be no area for terrorist recruitment if the Christians of the world had done the job God sent them to do. Jesus will reign supreme, but Christianity will eventually succumb at its present rate of attending to humanity's problems. But that's nothing new. The Bible is a repetitive story of God's getting his people out of every errant path they've always ultimately taken. Mankind just can't stay on the program, but continually feeds Satan's grist mills with millions of souls. God skims off the cream that comes through the "narrow door".

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