Friday, October 7, 2011
Oh my God! you know you're in the USA now
Dear American Christians,
I see that Christianity in one form or another is by far your biggest religion. You’ve got Catholics, Protestants, Baptists, Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, Pentecostals and goodness knows what other ones.
Out of a population of over 300-million, 75% of the people profess to be Christians so you would think you would take the 10 Commandments pretty seriously.
And the Lord said to Moses, Come up to Me in the mountain and be there, and I will give you tablets of stone, with the law and the commandments which I have written that you may teach them. Exodus 24. 12
Does that ring a bell anywhere? Have you guys ever heard of that?
And then there’s this, He gave to Moses, when He had ceased communing with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God. Exodus 31. 18
You can’t get more sacred than that. But does it mean anything to your so called essentially Christian nation?
Those were God’s rules that he personally wrote and he didn’t compile them just for fun. He expected his followers to abide by them. But how many of you do?
Doesn’t it say in the Bible that Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
That’s the third most important Commandment. And under this one it goes on to say, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
You would think that this is the easiest of God’s 10 main requirements to uphold.
Well it looks as though you Christian Yanks have been giving the Lord thy God the two fingers regarding this for years. So it’s not difficult to imagine what you have been doing to the other nine.
On news bulletins, in television programmes and in films you hear it all the time. You are not a bit ashamed of taking the Lord’s name in vain on a grand scale.
Oh my God! has become a national saying.
It’s used on every kind of occasion to express delight, surprise or even horror.
It must be far more well known in the US of A now than the actual Commandment itself.
Has that got anything to do with the fact that your country has got into such dire financial straights?
Oh my God!, that can’t possibly be the reason – can it?