I wonder what all the other US Presidents who have celebrated the same feast have said. I would bet Bush said something similar, since he was going to receive 'beaucoup bucks' in speaking fees in the Middle East. And I don't think Slick Willie Clinton would say anything to upset anyone.
If you were in their place, what would you say? Muslims are a threat to this country. I am issuing an Executive Order, effective today, to order my State Department to end all immigrant visas of any sort to any Muslim to enter this country.
My second Executive Order will define the Muslim religion a threat to the US Constitution, and all places of it shall be monitored by the NSA for every word spoken there. Any words spoken against the US Constitution will result in the closure of that site and the expulsion of those who have pronounced them, on reason of treason. Thirdly, I will order my Department of Commerce to study all American companies involvement in Muslim countries, where Ramadan is practiced, to show the loss of productivity that this Medieval religious practice has. We know that water and food are essential to the human body--limiting it during daylight hours so that a feast is held every night damages the body and reduces productivity.
i look forward to the opening of the museum. maybe they could open one of their stores nearby. or not locate the museum in DC, but in Branson Missouri, where they will likely find many fellow-minded folk. or near the Answers in Genesis museum. Or in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they could have lots of interesting discussions with Mormons.
Too bad the article did not compare similar attendance rates in the US--I'm sure they have dropped in the past 45 years, especially in the mainstream churches like Methodists, Episcopalians, etc. In many circles, attendance at church related more to business--if you wanted to maintain a good reputation in your town, you wore your best business suit and tie, went to a big recognized church bldg, served on its committees to make better connections and show yourself as a 'responsible, outstanding member of our community.' You may have even given enough $$ to have a room or new bldg named after your family. All that is very old fashioned today and younger generations want programs to serve their kids, their needs, or they want to deal only w/people of their age they can make friends with.
I love it! This is great news! I really like the Green family, based on the (short)book I read about their business philosophy, though I have not had the privilege of going to one of their stores. And the location is even better--good old DC, full of museums, parks, statues, circles, wide avenues, heat and humidity in the summer and now cold and snow in the winter! Hail to the Redskins! Hail victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old DC! Sorry, had to throw that in, got excited about the land of my birth (taxation without representation).
Next up to lead the prayer will be Joel Osteen! Or how about the chaplain for the team that won the last Superbowl--ummm...Seattle, that's right! I think the real impact will not be from what he says but what China thinks of what he says, and how much importance anyone gives to his political message about Tibet. I think most people like his 'spiritual message' but don't want to be bothered with the uncomfortable facts of what China is doing to Tibet.
Let's see--would this be the CPAC hosted by the American Conservatives Union, on whose board of directors sits Suhail Khan, whose father was active in the Islamic Society of North America, considered by many to be a Muslim Brotherhood front? I guess not a single word against the totalitarian philosophy(sharia law) that makes up the core of Islam could be mentioned at CPAC, right? Forget about the homosexuals, who only make up 2 to 3 percent of the population. The real threat to this country is from immigrants who adhere to this philosophy, where "we love death more than you love life."
Strange headline that caught my eye, when I think of church gatherings, I see a lot of white-haired heads. Usually the concern is about 'what's happening with young people today? are they giving up on church?' Perhaps the root of the issue is the way 'church' works today--sit in rows facing in the same direction, then say 'hello, how are you' for a few minutes to a dozen or so people after the church, and then go home. Repeat Wed. night. I don't see any real fellowship or basis of friendship in that. People spend more time 'in fellowship' with coworkers, especially if they go to lunch together. A newer technique is the 'cell-group' concept, I think adopted from the RCC who may have adopted it from communist-guerilla teachings. Here, people gather in a smaller group outside of the usual Sunday/Wed. schedule, and are able to get to know each other. But what if you are an avid hunter and the rest in your group are afraid of guns? What if you like watching sports on TV and they would rather go to an opera? Again, not much basis for fellowship. It's staged, just like the 'fellowship time' held on Sundays and Wednesdays. Younger people have already figured it out and don't bother, they have their friends.