Jim, I think it is the expectation‚ÄĒit‚Äôs like going to a Christian college: you expect more spirituality... (And you generally get SO much less.) Because 1/3 of what Hallmark promotes is semi-Christian, they expect them to be all over it. The problem is, it‚Äôs NOT Christian; it‚Äôs a marketing theme.
It started with the media: Step 1.) Homosexuality is gross and depraved. Step 2.) Homosexuality is funny for a straight person to portray. Step 3.) Homosexuals themselves are funny. Step 4.) (Once you accept the 3rd step, they can now ply other emotional images, including sad images of a homosexual losing a ‚Äúspouse.‚ÄĚ The idea is for us to have the thought, ‚ÄúWell, I would feel sad if I lost someone I love.‚ÄĚ NOW they become just like us in our mind. We have to remember that goal of the devil isn‚Äôt to shock us with the depravity of sin. It is to inch us along until we accept what we see as part of the landscape
Honestly, I agree to a point. It comes down to the argument over ‚ÄúThe lesser of two evils...‚ÄĚ There will always be someone worse, and in this rapidly declining fallen world, before Christ returns there will be no one better.
You know, I happen to disagree with much of what Jim seems to believe: I do not see how a Christian can legitimately support a Democrat as a candidate, specifically due to abortion and LGBT issues... And if you parse back through my entire history, I may have retorted to him over some lunacy he endorsed, so I‚Äôm not saying YOU bad ME good.... But, I can‚Äôt help but wonder if many of the responses I see here are not only ineffective but also lacking in the grace that the Lord has asked us to project. Disagree with him, certainly. Pray for him, assuredly. But posts like ‚ÄúGet saved now!‚ÄĚ ? Do you really think that is going to make him go, ‚ÄúWow, I might have it wrong... Lord, is it I?‚ÄĚ I think not. Just saying.
Well, Doc... I would suggest that they aren‚Äôt all lost. Many are just misguided and ignorant of the Scriptures‚ÄĒthey have learned at the feet of those that are ignorant and misguided, and spew the same nonsense.
Well, just remember‚ÄĒeven a believer can act stupid at times. Paul said ‚ÄúFor that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.‚ÄĚ ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠Romans‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠7:15-17‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠KJV‚Ä¨‚Ä¨
I‚Äôve even read ludicrous statements from some of the ‚Äúbelievers‚ÄĚ on this site‚ÄĒnot trying to be mean or rude, (that comes naturally I do not have to try...) but some of them out of Nebraska. I have no idea if he is truly a Christian, but I‚Äôm not going to shoot arrows at someone who obviously hasn‚Äôt been saved long enough to know better. I‚Äôll save it for those of you who should. Just saying.