What Kind of Country have we Become?

by Steve Ray on January 16, 2013

In a small town paper but should be on page one of the New York Times (which will never happen!)

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Scott Alt January 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself for the past four years. I’m only 43, and yet I can say with certainty that this is not the same country I grew up in. I wish it were otherwise. I don’t recognize what we’ve become. But ultimately, this is the kind of thing that ought to remind us that we were not made for this world. We were made for a different world. Here, we have no continuing city. We seek the city that is everlasting.

Tamara Horsburgh January 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The strange thing is, I ask what kind of country we have become but for very different reasons! I am happy to give money to the poor and don’t mind working to do so – I dont like the implication the writer has that taxes are going to lazy people. I also think its a good thing that people are free to burn flags, if they choose – I dont know why anyone would want to, but thank God for the first amendment that allows them to. I am no fan of how things have become “PC” either, but think there are plenty of “non PC” people who speak their mind all the time. I’m glad we have folks who want to stop the death penalty, and there are plenty of criminals who are mentally ill – not all, by any means, but many. I want a compassionate country. The above letter is not compassionate. Remember, as Christians, we are taught that of faith, hope and charity, charity is the greatest.

Bill912 January 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Be “compassionate” with your own money, not other peoples’.

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