Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Not my Sin-drome

Just a play on words.  That's what I see going on today, way to much.  The argument against gay marriage seems mostly to hinge on whether its a sin and that mom and dad couples make better parents.  As far as either of those arguments go, if one truly believes that way, then why are we not battling as hard to outlaw divorce?  If you think homosexuality destroys the nuclear family, then what about fighting just as hard against something that annihilates it.  I have heard the argument that the Bible condones divorce, but thats not really true, it is only in very select situations.  Sounds a lot like the Sty in the eye issue.  I am not arguing for or against here I am just reflecting on what I see as the major problem many so called Christians have in their arguments.  We have a tendency to attack what we see as a major sin over other lesser sins and we seem to see it this way for one simple reason...."Its not our sin".    I heard the argument that if we allow sins to be legal then we become accepting of them.  That may be true, but then lets outlaw tattoos, divorces, other religions, piercings, cursing, fornication, financial gain, and on and on....Not because these are necessarily sins but the Bible doesn't just say avoid evil, it also says we have to avoid the appearance of evil...So even if its not evil but someone may see it that way we should still avoid it.   So , some members of the Jewish faith still see eating pork products, shaving, eating meat thats not fully cooked, eating meat thats not properly blessed, etc., etc, as an abomination....Thats right it was and by some still is considered no different than homosexuality as far as sin goes, So we should avoid these things right.  As I said this is just me thinking out loud.  As Christians we have become so programmed to parrot everything we are taught in church we forget to examine what we are told and ask ourselves, "Is that really what the Bible says"  ....In some cases the answer is Yes, but more often than not the answer is No not completely.    I also think we need to be careful in that even though our laws are supposed to reflect God's laws we are also told His thoughts are not our thoughts and his ways are not our ways.  Another thing we need to be careful of is The state is NOT the Church.  Allowing marriage by the state is not the same as allowing marriage by the church. 

One other thought on this is do not be fooled by the argument being played out in public.  This is not so much about God, sin, and/or the defense of marriage.  This is a pawn being used by a certain faction to hold a political party together.  Without the Christian vote there is extremely strong evidence another political party would have a free ride for many years to come until it splintered off  as will ultimately happen due to evolving opinions.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cay and the Bee

Cay represented his school in the county spelling bee last night.  He made it through 4 rounds and went down in the 5th.  They started with 53 students in 4th-6th grades, Cay being the former.  By the 5th round there were 13 left but 7 went down in that round.  He had fun and reacted well when he was wrong.  He also corrected a judge when he was right....Leave it to Cay.  We are so proud of him.  pamphlet, paleontology, two more words I forget he got right and then sachet brought him down.  He spelled it sashe.  It was a word he was not familiar with.  We told him not to worry just have fun

Monday, March 18, 2013

Been a while

I have written and deleted several blogposts so it hasn't been a long time since I have written only since I have posted.  I am not out to debate I just get frustrated when its obvious people arent looking at the whole picture on things.  Now, whats been up?

First Kris and I ran/walked our first 5K the other day.  More walk than run.  It was called Run or Dye.  They throw powdered dye on you at different stations during the run.  Right out of the gate I got nailed right in the eye and was blinded for a few feet but it was a blast.  And if I had a bucket list 5K would have been on it so I would be scratching that off.  Next up is the Yuba City Mud Run.  That one is only two miles.

On Wednesday we are going to the Sutter County spelling Bee where Cay is representing his school.  Should be fun. 

We have signed Big E up for some workouts with a local fitness club.  This is group training so hopefully he can get some muscle built up.

Jay will be going to camp next week and is so looking forward to it. 

Next commission is going toward the dance classes.  K,L and Jay will all be doing those.  I think Cay would have more fun in something like Big E will be doing but we will figure out something. 

I was reading on my sis' blog about her wanting a Jeep,  I never knew that.  I have always wanted an older Jeep to work on too.  I have a brother in law who works on the old military ones. 

Kris still seems to be moving right along with her classes.  I am proud of her but cant tell her that it will go right to her head...LOL