okay...so it's been a while. Sorry. I have had several blog-like thoughts running through my head the last week and, frankly, I've just been too lazy to write them out. A couple of hot topics for this week.
I was listening to this show on the radio last night on my way home from a meeting at church. They were talking about Oprah's "A New Earth" video conference class thing. OMG!!! They played a clip of Oprah talking about how "all paths lead to the same god" and whatever works for you is "your path to whoever you call god." She went on to say that there was no way for there to be only one way into heaven; that it was just impossible to have only one way. That got me thinking about how I would share my faith with someone like this. Someone as powerful and intellegent as Oprah would surely have done more research on the topic of Christianity. How do you convince someone that there truly is only one way? If they believe with all their heart that they are right and you are closed minded, what do you say? You can't just say "here in the Bible it says..." because they probably think that the Bible is just "our" religious book and it's just one of the ways to believe. It comes down to really having to prove that the Bible is true and not "just a religious book." How would you do that?
Another hot topic right now that I really can't get out of my head is the raid on the polygamist camp in TX. They sent some of the women back to the compound with out their kids and now the women are going to court to try and get their kids back. This is such a touchy and delicate matter. On one hand, how do you dare take these kids away from their mothers in such large numbers and put them in a strange place where they have never been? On the other hand, you can't send them back to a possibly abusive home where the mothers know what is going on. My heart goes out to the mothers and the children. But even more so, my heart aches to know that these men, women, and children don't know anything about the world outside their little town in TX. They don't know what it's like to meet kids from different backgrounds or play with kids of a different race or religion. They don't have the freedom to question their religion or even choose who they marry or how many kids to have. The mothers are mostly victims, too. They were married very young and started having children as teenagers. They don't know what it's like to have a husband who is focused only on her and their children together.
more hot topics coming soon.