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Posted on 08/09/2012 11:51:19 AM PDT by daletoons
NASA has come a long way since 1968, when they were sued by Madalyn Murray O'Hair for the Apollo 8 crew's reading of the first 10 verses of Genesis, as they viewed the Earth from Lunar orbit. Today the great technological achievements of the agency are overshadowed by an increasingly anti-God mindset that pervades the scientific community as a whole. A recent example is the purge of Intelligent Design proponent, David Coppedge from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Talk about being lost in space, it's as if Dr. Smith has been put in charge of the mission. Warning, warning, Will Robinson!
I wasn't alive when it happened, but when I hear Borman, Lovell, and Anders recite Genesis on Christmas as they rounded the moon and came back home, tears well up in my eyes and a choke to my throat as I think of the bravery of those men, in the coldness and darkness of space, hurtling back toward Earth, not knowing if what they were doing would amount to a hill of beans, but doing it because they believed in something.
It's been a long time since anyone in this country believed in anything other than themselves. Men don't climb into jets, jump to certain death from troop transports on a beach, or fly to the moon in the name of man anymore. They don't care about their freedom or the greatness of liberty. They don't want to work hard for something great, they just want to get by.
May God have mercy on us in these days. I pray that strong men again walk among us, someday.
I look for something like this to show up in textbooks soon. Maybe when funds are up for grabs.
That is a slap in the face of every service member on duty today and I will call you on it.
More proof! Thanks.
I said believed in anything... not did anything. I lost 5 very close friends to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to me, every last one of them was a hero who was serving our country with honor. You ask any one of them who they were fighting for, they’d tell you they fought for their families and for their country.
Obama, on the other hand, and Bush to a degree, were putting their personal interests on the line by throwing our boys and girls to the wolves, and every last one of those servicemen would agree with me on that. That doesn’t mean that they defect over it. They fight, because it’s not for one man but for a nation.
If, however, Bush and Obama put their nation in front of their personal dispositions, not a single one of my friends would be dead today.
I didn’t mean it as a slap in the face to any service member, but our fight is not against an enemy to the American way of life, it’s a fight against a faceless enemy named terrorism that’s going to occur regardless of where we take the fight. Bring back our troops and defend the homeland first. The third-world hell holes over there are going to degrade back to where they were when we are all out, and then what have we gained except death?
So you friends did not 'believe' in anything bigger than themselves?
You want to make a political statement about the WOT, be my guest, but when you make all encompassing statements such as 'no one believes in something bigger than themselves in this country' I will call BS.
You can say many, most, or yourself, but don't lump me and millions of others who do believe in things bigger than ourselves in you post.
Methinks you missed the point of my initial post and latched on like a piglet to a teat on one part of my statement.
We don’t have men who say, “I’m going to hop on a rocket to go a place where we’ve never been under the possibility that I might not be back.”
Our wars are purely political anymore. Vietnam was a fight against communism, as was Korea. WWII was a fight against fascism and a dictator who wanted to take over the world.
What was the first Gulf war fought over? Oil? Helping “the little guy?”
This latest spate of wars is being fought against an idea, a political ploy to make people think they’re safer when the true enemies are sitting in cushy offices in DC.
I come from a long line of heroes, sir: my great-grandfathers fought in their respective European militaries, my grandfathers fought in the Navy and Air Force, I have 2 uncles who survived Nam and one who didn’t. I have three cousins who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and twelve friends who fought in the sanbox, 7 of whom returned home to their families. You’ll find no bigger supporter of the military around, and I feel you misinterpreted my intent in the initial post.
I do apologize for that, but I know what I meant and it’s not how you read it.
It’s been a long time since anyone in this country believed in anything other than themselves
Spirited: I believe it was GK Chesterton who observed that when man stops believing in God he becomes open to belief in any and everything. This being the case daletoons has captured Chesterton’s observation very nicely.
The Pinnochio ‘liars’ nose is a particularly apt portait of NASA’s madhatter Transhumanists.
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