Imago Dei. " In The Image Of God". Always Problematic at Xmas Season.
Merry Christmas to all. First off I am not here to preach to anyone but to offer opinion and perhaps give pause for some reflection. It is a political hot potato these recent years as to God and his place in our society. The ACLU as always is fast at work to protect us from viewing the notorious creche scene you might observe in the town square. God er excuse me ACLU protect me from such a vile scene. I may even choose to be a believer. Can't have that can we. Next thing you know I might be "Tebowing" whatever that is. Lord knows it is in the news almost 24/7.
You can always bank on some lunacy occurring this time of year. The Tebowing is obviously getting the attention due to the high profile of its namesake. According to an LA Times report kids across the country are Tebowing which is basically kneeling in prayer. Of course administrators claim the suspensions and sundry punishments have nothing to do with the religious aspects. Sure. They claim hall blockage and students being late for class as the cause. Uh Huh. Two students can block a hall.
Last I checked the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion unless it is government mandated. I submit a couple teenagers is not the heavy hand of government at work forcing God down our throats.
But seriously let us look at a few observable facts. Sir Isaac Newton arguably one of the smartest brains to walk the earth held the universe and its entities in such awe, that he declared it could not have been anything but a brilliant creator whose hand was at work here. I will defer to his intelligence for now. Charles Darwin wrote his treatise on evolution and many who knew him stated that Mr. Darwin himself did not believe his writings. That is debatable at this point as it can be deemed as hearsay.
The latin phrase captioned "In The Image Of God" was meant as a teacher for us all and to advise us that each and everyone of us is created in his image. Many believe this and many do not. For my part it is none of my business. But for the sake of argument let us say we treat all children and adults as the image of God in which they are created. You think that might work if applied by all? Imagine.Continued on the next page