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Monday, January 14, 2008

The Weekly Muse

Muse: v. to reflect deeply on a subject

I have decided to replace my 'Mike Huckabee Monday' segment with a segment called 'The Weekly Muse.' The truth is, there is so much political overkill on the radios, televisions, newspapers, and internet that nobody probably wants to read about it at a Christian website. I know I get tired of it.

To replace it, I am going to create a segment that relies heavily on reader input. It is always my goal to educate, enlighten and challenge the readers of The Baptist Muse. It is now your turn to return the favor. I am going to post a very serious question. It is up to you to educate me by answering in the most heart-felt way that you can. I thank you in advance for helping me out.

I am currently reading a book entitled, 'What's So Great About America." So far, it is an excellent book. Perhaps, I will give away a copy on the site in a couple of weeks. Anyways, it inspires me to ask this question.

Why do you consider America to be so great?

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  • I consider it to be a great country because of the freedoms that we get to enjoy that other countries don't have. I am only going to name the most important one to me...there are many more that I would like to would be WAY to long of a comment!!

    -The freedom of religion.
    We have the freedom to assemble publicly and worship the God of our salvation. We have the freedom to own a King James Bible...which is a crime in some countries.

    I am so thankful that God allowed me to be born in the USA!!

    By Blogger Kristina, At 7:36 PM  

  • Having lived over seas for many years, I fond it difficult to put this into words! Our nation is so blessed, in spite of our present spiritual condition. We are so FREE that we actually abuse it.

    We are free to worship, free to work, free to be stupid! I often find our country to be child like in nature. We live vigorously and for the present!

    In spite of our faults, we are a great nation, blessed by God beyond compare.

    By Blogger Jungle Mom, At 8:19 PM  

  • One man said it this way: America is great because she is good. If she ever ceases from being good, she will cease from being great.

    America is great because of the fire in the pulpit and the prayers in the closets. Because of the cry of Godly men from pulpits challenging men to higher morals and better living for our Lord. God is pleased with a righteous nation.

    By Blogger Randy Scott, At 10:38 AM  

  • I believe that America is so great because of its excellent balance of liberty and law.

    By nature, law is a restriction of our freedom. Yet we all know that in order to live in any society, there must be rules and regulations to allow us to interact properly with those around us. Every law, then becomes a rule allowing us one less freedom. In a communist country, there are laws governing every aspect of life. In this environment there is no freedom.

    In America, however, we accept the laws when we step out of our house because we are able to enjoy the freedom when we step back into our house.

    America, more than any other nation, has a unique balance of liberty and law that inspires patriotism and loyalty unlike anywhere else in the world.

    We are a free nation and even though we would like to complain about some of the things that the government says or does, we all know the truth. Our nation has a better blend of law and liberty than anywhere else in the world.

    It is, I believe, this free society that drives men to live and fight for their nation. It is this ideal of liberty made safe through proper law that drives our national pride.

    This I believe, by the grace of God, is what makes America so great!

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 10:45 AM  

  • You are right, Bro. Randy. It was Alexis De Tocqueville who spoke those words. He came to America from France in the 19th century. He wanted to understand how this fledgling nation (at the time we were only about 50-75 years old) was growing so rapidly into a powerhouse.

    In the article that you quoted, he mentions that he went into the factories (we were developing into a massive industrial nation) and he said that our greatness was not found there. He said that he went into the school houses and he said that it was not found there. He said that it was not until he went into the churches of America, and heard her pulpits 'aflame with righteousness' did he understand the secret and genius of our power.

    You are right, Brother. We are only a great nation as a result of righteousness and God's grace!

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 10:49 AM  

  • I consider America to be great because of the liberty we have. I am so blessed to live in a nation that allows such freedoms. Of course, this came price, from the brave folks who decided to part with England and start their own government to the brave men and women who have fought and given their lives to keep this precious liberty available for us all.

    By Blogger Nicole, At 10:57 PM  

  • You make a good point. Our liberties and freedoms did come at a price. It came at the price of blood and sacrifice. We certainly owe a great debt of gratitude. Thanks for the comments.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 6:49 AM  

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