Thinking Out Loud - Ms. Green

Commentaries from a female, conservative Christian worldview. Intermittent observations on human behavior and current events. Occasional bursts of personal tirades,confessions, and discoveries. Frequent discussions about my "Narrow-Minded Faith".

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Science and Christianity

I'm not posting much lately due to other obligations, so I thought I would resurrect a few posts from several years back, when I didn't have as many people reading as I do now.

Here's one from May of 2006, with minor editing:

As a former agnostic for over 40 years, I am familiar with the arguments used to attack Christianity and the Bible. However, having been metaphorically "hit in the head" and put in my place by God(Romans 1:22), I now understand that these arguments and attacks don't hold water in the face of the evidence of the truth of God's Word.
Humans sometimes err on the side of science (Spontaneous Generation, only 1,200 stars in the heavens, a flat earth, using leaches for medical cures, etc. — all once considered "science"), but to say that science and Christianity are incompatible is to sell science short. Where science and Christianity differ, science has or will come around. God is the ultimate scientist and mathematician, and medical and scientific men and women of great intellect and intelligence have attested to the accuracy of the Bible. These include Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon (primarily responsible for the establishment of the "scientific method"), William Hershel (the astronomer), Samuel Morse (inventor of the telegraph), Louis Pasteur, John Ambrose Fleming (considered by many as the father of modern electronics) and the list goes on.
Agnostics have sneered at their perceived "hundreds of historical mistakes" in the Bible — only to be silenced by the science of archeology. The Bible told us before science that the Earth was round (Isaiah 40:22), the Earth was suspended in space (Job 26:7), the stars are innumerable (Genesis 15:5), there are mountains and canyons in the sea (2 Samuel 22:16 and Jonah 2:6), there are ocean currents (Psalms 8:8), and it even declares the first and second laws of Thermodynamics (Genesis 2:1-3 and Psalms 102:25-26). The Bible is not a fairytale and it is totally and entirely accurate. It is a handbook for living and contains the ticket to eternal life (Romans 10:9).
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Reason and Logic Lacking in Anti-gunners' Remarks

There is a letter to the editor in our local paper today from a young woman who is protesting the University's refusal to recognize a Students for Concealed Carry group on campus. Her letter is excellent, and her points are valid. As usual, the mass hysteria from the liberals is reflected in the comments section online.

I followed the comments for a while, then posted my own comment. At present, my challenge has remained unheeded.

The newspaper does not keep their links alive for a long period of time, so I've copied her letter below and my thus-far two comments.

The lead statement in Robbie Evans' news story Tuesday, "Faculty and student organizations at the University of Louisiana at Monroe do not want concealed weapons on campus," mistakenly gives readers the impression that everybody on campus is against House Bill 27.

However, the comments section of the online version of the story paints a very different picture. Unfortunately, students on campus are not being allowed to hear alternate opinions on this issue from existing ULM students who disagree with these resolutions.

Why not? Because the university administration will not allow a student group to form that is in support of HB 27.

My name is Cassey Bennett and I am the president of the ULM Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, or SCCC.

Excuse me, I said "ULM" mistakenly. Our application to become a recognized student organization, having been approved by the assistant dean of student life and leadership, has yet to be approved by the vice president for Student Life and Leadership, despite meeting all of the requirements set out in the ULM Student Policy Manual (

That the administration disagrees with our group's mission seems to be the only reason for the denial of recognized status and there is no appeal from this decision. This is a violation of my and other students' First Amendment rights, regardless of what anybody believes about the Second Amendment.

As a result, our group is not allowed to post any fliers on campus, hold any meetings on campus or spread our group's message or even recruit new members from ULM.

What is our mission? We want to call people's attention to HB 27 and engage in scholarly debate with other members of the university community, educate our fellow students about their rights, and make our elected officials in Baton Rouge aware of our interests. Why the ULM administration would deny us this opportunity, while allowing all other 142 recognized student groups who meet the policy requirements to do whatever their missions are, is beyond me.

LSU and McNeese State University allowed a group to form on their campuses, along with lots of other colleges, many of which also do not allow concealed weapons on campus.

At least these schools recognize the First Amendment rights of their students.

Why won't ULM?

Clearly, they have their opinions and we have ours. It is currently illegal to carry a weapon on this campus, concealed or in plain view. We know this and nobody in our group has any plans to violate this law.

But to not even be allowed to become a recognized student organization and attempt to change the law solely because the administration disagrees with us? Are they implying that they agree with the mission of every other student organization?

Surely on a college campus, people who disagree should feel free to express their opinions through reasoned debate. In fact, we would love the opportunity to debate the administration, faculty, and other students about H.B. 27 and our reasons why we believe it would be a good law. After all, it is impossible to get a good education when students are only being presented one half of the story.

Cassey Bennett, a senior toxicology major, leads the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus at ULM.

Ms Green's first comment, at around 8:00 am this morning:

I invite someone to give instances where unlicensed criminals have used a weapon to harm or kill innocents on school campuses, in churches, and in the general public. You won't be able to list them all here in the 2000 characters maximum posting.

I now invite someone to give instances where law-abiding citizens with a legal permit to carry a concealed weapon have used that weapon to harm or kill innocents on school campuses, in churches, and in the general public. I'll wait...

Still waiting...

Ms. Green's follow up comment, a little before 1:00 pm today:

Almost 5 hours later...

Still waiting...

I have a feeling it's going to be a long wait.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fear is not an Option

My husband has a shirt that says “I support P.E.T.A”

The shirt is bright yellow, and draws a lot of attention. But most people miss the smaller print underneath the larger letters.

“People Eating Tasty Animals”

Even my brother and sister-in-law, who are vegetarians, chuckle at this one.

The other day he was getting his truck washed, and as he came up to the cashier to pay, she did a double-take at his shirt, smiled, and then leaned over and whispered, “I like your shirt!”.

She continued whispering. “Ever notice how a lot of the same people who are so radical about protecting animals support the killing of humans through abortion?”

“Yeah, doesn’t make sense, does it?” He whispered back.

They then had a conversation about the state of our country at the moment, with frequent pauses so that other customers could pay her for their vehicles. They discussed the administration, the liberal direction it is taking us, and how far we are being shoved from the values on which our country was founded.

Their conversation ended with a common Christian goodbye. “God bless you.”

When he later told me about their conversation, I started thinking about why the woman would feel the need to whisper. I know my husband whispered to be polite, because she was whispering. I’m fairly certain that she whispered because she was afraid someone else in her place of business – one of her customers – might be offended at something she or my husband said.

Isn’t that just what we’re finding ourselves doing more and more? Whispering? Why?

Fear. We are being forced into fearfulness. Fear of “offending” others. Fear of ridicule for our beliefs. Fear of retaliation. Fear of our government.

Fear of being destitute is causing people to horde their money due to the economic crisis we are in.
Fear of being called a racist is keeping people from speaking out against Obama.
Fear of the government ignoring the second amendment – or even abolishing it – is causing people to horde guns and ammunition.
Fear of being called bigoted or holier-than-thou is keeping Christians from sharing their faith with others.
Fear of others not like ourselves (racial, ethnic, religious differences) is keeping people from being friendly to strangers.
Fear of being called names like “homophobe”, “anti-social”, “racist”, “intolerant”, “close-minded”, or “extremist” makes us wary of voicing our opinions in public.
Fear of crime is keeping people holed up in their homes behind bars and security systems.
Fear of rejection is resulting in more and more people being less and less connected with others, and choosing to socialize in the “safer” environment of the Internet community.

Homosexuals know how to use fear as a weapon. If anyone dares to speak out against their perversion, they’re called names and they’re verbally intimidated.

Abortionists know how to use fear as a weapon. They tell women that we are trying to tell them what to do with their “own bodies”. They call pro-lifers radical extremists.

People like Rosie O’Donnell know how to use fear as a weapon by labeling Christians as terrorists.

Groups like the Brady bunch (as in Gun-Control activists) know how to use fear as a weapon by labeling law-abiding citizens as “nut cases” because they support the 2nd amendment and own and know how to use weapons.

The Obama administration knows how to use fear as a weapon. It is using the “economic crisis” to push through its socialist style agenda , knowing that fear of an economic collapse will keep most from objecting.

The administration’s plan to put together a “Civilian Security Force” will cause people to stay distanced from each other through fear.

Taxing the AIG bonuses (unconstitutionally, I might add) at 90% puts fear in those who are achievers.

Don’t make waves. Don’t criticize government. Don’t overachieve and bring attention to yourself. Blend in. Get along. Compromise. Be agreeable. Don’t be different.

There is an old German saying that says “"Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is."

I refuse to be afraid.

I won’t be afraid to speak out against wrong when I see it. The wrongdoers should be afraid of me.
I won’t be afraid of my government. My government should be afraid of me.
I won’t be afraid of sharing my faith. It is the lost who should be afraid. I should want to help them see the danger they really ARE in and show them the way out.
I won’t be afraid of criminals. I purpose in my heart to protect myself against them. They should be afraid of me.
I won’t be afraid of strangers. They could turn out to be my friends and confidantes.

I won’t be afraid to voice my opinion in public, and I won’t be afraid to contact my Senators and Representatives and let them know how I expect them to vote on issues.

And what if, by chance, I do become frightened? There is only One I can turn too.

What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee. Psalms 56:3.

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More Deception and Lies from the Media

I recently warned about the media's deception about the effectiveness of gun control laws.

Well, once again, the media is lying to us. This did NOT happen.

The media is saying that a convicted felon, with a history of violent assault with a deadly weapon, killed two police officers and wounded a third –with an “assault weapon”.

This story did not happen. It can't happen. It won't happen.

Don't believe the media! California, like Illinois, has some of the strictest gun laws in the US:

An application for sale or transfer must be made with a licensed California gun dealer before any firearm may be sold or transferred.

The purchaser must present the dealer with a valid California Driver's License or a California I.D. Card and supply their thumbprint.

The CA DOJ will conduct a background check on each buyer at a fee.

There is a 10-day waiting period before delivery of any firearm.

It is unlawful for anyone convicted of a felony, or who is a drug addict, present or former mental patient, ever committed for mental observation, or acquitted by reason of insanity to own or possess any firearm.

People with certain misdemeanor convictions involving force or violence may not possess or own any firearm within 10 years of the conviction.

It is unlawful to carry a loaded rifle, shotgun, or handgun in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated area or an area where firing a firearm is prohibited.


This story did not happen. These police officers are still alive and no one was injured, because CALIFORNIA has TOUGH GUN LAWS, just as ILLIONOIS has TOUGH GUN LAWS.

Are we seeing a pattern here?

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

More from the Religion of Peace

The "religion of peace" brings us this from Egypt.

Warning - graphic picture of the horrible attack against a young Christian man whose crime was a rumoured romance with a Muslim girl.

Love is a crime in Egypt punished by death - that is, if a Christian is involved.

Not only the young man died, but his father was attacked and killed as well. His brother was also severely injured.

This is an example of one distinct difference between Christianity and Islam.

God is love.
Allah is hate.

Islam...the religion of peace.

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Another Conservative Blogger to watch

I'm adding someone to my blogroll, and invite my visitors to check out Ron's blog, "What's the Word?". Here is one of his recent posts:

28th Amendment: Housing is a Right!


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Saturday, March 14, 2009

In Whom are You Trusting?

I heard about a woman recently who said the trouble with Obama supporters and liberals in general is in whom they were placing their trust. There was a time in this country when the overwhelming majority placed their trust first and foremost in God. When times got tough, they trusted God to get them through. When troubles arose, they trusted God. When finances were tight, they trusted God. They relied on and applied Biblical principles to their lives, and God got them through their tribulations.

That trust in God has deteriorated and been replaced by trust in government.

There are many different versions and translations of the Bible. I suggest the LIBERAL’S BIBLE:

O GOVERNMENT my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: Liberals’ Psalms 7:1

Preserve me, O GOVERNMENT: for in thee do I put my trust. Liberals’ Psalm 16:1

The GOVERNMENT is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Liberals’ Psalms 18:2

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou, the GOVERNMENT hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Liberals’ Psalms 31:19

Commit thy way unto the GOVERNMENT; trust also in Obama; and he shall bring it to pass. Liberals’ Psalms 37:5

What time I am afraid, I will trust in Obama. Liberals’ Psalms 56:3

For thou art my hope, O Lord GOVERNMENT: thou art my trust from my youth. Liberals’ Psalms 71:5

I will say of the GOVERNMENT, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Liberals’ Psalms 91:2

And the liberals’ favorite would surely be:

Trust in the GOVERNMENT, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Liberals’ Psalms 37:3

Trust in the GOVERNMENT will always fail you. Trust in the GOVERNMENT will more likely harm you. There is only ONE in Whom we should trust. And it’s not the “one” in the White House.

There is an old saying that some incorrectly believe came from the Bible, but it is nonetheless a wise saying... God helps those who help themselves.

One cannot say that the government helps those who help themselves. No, the government discourages those who help themselves. The government takes from those who help themselves and gives to those who trust in government.

Consider from the True Word of God, not government:

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: Psalms 49:6-7

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Psalms 146:3-5

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

The News Media is Lying about Pastor Fred Winters

The media is lying to us. Fox news, My AT&T, and the rest of them - they're all lying.

They are all saying that a Pastor Fred Winters, of First Baptist Church of Maryville Illinois, was shot in front of his congregation during the first morning service and he later died of those gunshot wounds.

This story did not happen. It can't happen. It won't happen.

Don't believe the media! Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the US:

In Illinois, it is against the law to carry a concealed weapon.

In Illinois,a buyer is required to show his mandatory Firearms Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) when purchasing any firearms or ammunition.

In Illinois,it is unlawful for any person to possess any firearm with intent to use it unlawfully against another.

In Illinois, it is against the law to possess a firearm if within the past five years you have been a patient in a mental hospital.

In Illinois, It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or about the person, except on one's land or one's fixed place of business.

In Illinois, It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm on any public street or other public lands within the corporate limits of a city, village, or incorporated town


This story did not happen. This man is still alive and no one was injured, because ILLINOIS has TOUGH GUN LAWS.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Baring Arms and Media Irresponsibility - an Invitation to Readerss

In my previous post on the 2nd amendment, Mark from Casting Pearls Before Swine threw a little humor into the equation. (very little...but humor just the same).

For those not following the comments on my last post, I thought I put my thoughts here in a separate post.

Mark said: "Obama understands the 2nd amendment guarantees our rights to bare arms." Mark was referring to the media's infatuation with Michelle Obama's muscular arms.

I don't know whether to lol or groan, Mark. :)

So while we're on the subject...what's up with the media's obsession with Michelle's biceps and triceps? I was working out in the gym 3-4 times a week when Michelle was in diapers. Women all over America regulary hit the gym and stay fit. This love affair with MO's arms is really strange in my opinion. But then, if you really analyze the woman, she's not really classy, elegant, beautiful or even that pretty. She's actually very average looking. So maybe the media's obsession with her arms is to divert attention away from the fact that she's basically just a plain jane otherwise.

Isn't that what the media always does? Divert attention away from the real news? How much time has the media spent focusing on "fluff" instead of the important issues because they are protecting their sacred cows?

I invite readers to list examples of this type of media irresponsibility...

Here's a "for instance":

The media always focuses on "gun crimes" but never focuses on the fact that concealed carry laws to allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves actually lower the crime rate.

Give us your examples.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

2nd Amendment Thoughts

Some who know me have been suprised to hear my views on gun ownership. I am a female, a Christian, a conservative, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother- pretty much in that order too. If one were to cross paths with me out in public it is unlikely that one would suspect that I am an NRA supporter who loves to hunt and shoot. I do love to hunt and shooting is a lot of fun as well.

These are not the main reasons that I support personal gun ownership. I believe in personal responsibility, and being responsible for oneself means being able to defend oneself. One need only read the headlines on a few of the major Internet news sites or the cover of a major newspaper to see that criminals abound in our society and they don't follow the rules (thus the "criminal" label). Police are not hired to protect the citizenry. They are hired to apprehend and arrest criminals and turn them over to be prosecuted. Their presence sometimes deters criminals, but they can't be everywhere at once. So we should be willing, able, and skilled enough to protect ourselves. You can't often fight a criminal who has a gun by hitting or kicking him. It's also hard to hide from a criminal who is pointing a gun at you. Criminals are going to have weapons. No law will change that.

Guns are equalizers. Especially for women. Given that most women are not physically able to ward off an attack even if they have an opportunity to do so, having a weapon gives them a fighting chance to stop an attack.

Though Hollywood loves to film scenes of women screaming uncontrollably and running away from their assailants in high heels and hands waving, I prefer a different scenario. How about this. A criminal approaches a woman, intent on physically subduing her and sexually assaulting her, and the woman suddenly pulls out her concealed sub-compact 9mm semi-automatic and tells the guy "not this time, punk" and empties her 10 or 16 round magazine until he is no longer a threat.

I'd much rather be a survivor than a victim.

I believe law abiding citizens should be able to own whatever weapons they choose - as many as they choose, and the Second Amendment backs me up on this. Just as one has to pass a test to get a driver's license, I also believe one should pass a gun safety and training course to own a weapon. Some disagree with me on this, but guns and vehicles are both capable of killing people - so there should be some accountability.

I said earlier: Criminals are going to have weapons.
No law will change that.

Guns laws are idiocy.
Gun laws do not stop crime.
Gun laws are designed to control honest, law-abiding citizens, not criminals.

This brings me to the number one reason I support private gun ownership.

A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be

Necessary to the security of a free State...

Without the Second Amendment, there is nothing the people can do to protect their other Constitutional Rights from a tyrannical government. Without the Second Amendment, the "free State" can quickly disintegrate.

So before you start critizing those of us who support and encourage private gun ownership, ask yourself this question. If the government comes after something that is yours or wants to force you to do something unconstitutional, or tell you how to raise your children, or where you can or cannot worship, or take your money and possessions and give them to someone else, what are you going to do without weapons? Will you be a survivor or a victim?

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