Day by Day

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I call them evangelical atheists, but it's the same thing.  Oh, and all those people who like to howl about the Catholic Church and it's scandals?  Your kid is safer in a Catholic church than he is in a public school.  Take that to the bank.

By the way, all you evangelical atheists who are puffing out your chest because you pushed for governmental aid to Haiti?  "Oh, look at us!  Aren't we so nice?  Aren't we so helpful?  We're so COMPASSIONATE!"  There were at least three local churches who had people in Haiti when the quake struck,  building schools and trying to help the people there.  They didn't wait for some natural disaster to advocate for spending other people's money in aid, they spent their own money, and used their own time and labor to help people out.

By the way, there's a book out there titled "How the Irish Saved Civilization" that correlates the spread of Christianity by the Irish to the spread of civilization in Europe.  It's well worth the money if you're into history like I am.  You don't have to be Christian to understand the effect it had on the world.

1 comment:

Scottiebill said...

Although I am a failed Lutheran and leaning strongly toward agnosticism, I do in fact admire the Salvation Army over just about any of the other so-called "relief agencies". Yesterday, while listening to a favorite conservative local talk show (Victoria Taft at KPAM in Portland, Oregon), she said the the Salvation Army is very active in Haiti doing all they can to help out. She also said the Red Cross is on their way. Aren't they supposed to be the ones at the front of the line to help in cases such as this? Maybe they haven't gotten enough donations yet to fund the trip.

Case in point: When I was in the Navy in the mid-50s, one of our crew members had gotten hurt pretty badly in a car accident. The Red Cross would not give one single pint of blood until the rest of the crew signed on to donate a pint of blood each. They do NOT get a nickel from me during their fund drives.