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Why Are So Many Horrible Things Happening To America All Of A Sudden?

Once upon a time the United States was a land of abundance and prosperity that was truly blessed from sea to shining sea.  Tens of millions of Americans enjoyed living the American Dream in a land filled with happy, healthy and prosperous people.  But these days it seems as though there are new stories of tragedy and despair almost daily.  Whether it is the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or the horrific flooding in Tennessee, or the tornadoes ripping through the Midwest, or the gut-wrenching economic despair in cities like Detroit, it just seems like a whole lot of horrible things are happening to America all at once.  So why is all of this hitting the U.S. right now?  Why does it seem like there is just about nowhere in the United States right now that is untouched by a major crisis?

Just consider a few of the items that have been making headline news recently…. 

The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

Oil continues to gush into into Gulf of Mexico at a staggering pace.  At this point, at least 4.2 million gallons of oil have poured into the Gulf of Mexico, and the Gulf Coast region is bracing for an environmental nightmare of unprecedented magnitude.

The truth is that even if this oil spill is completely stopped tomorrow, the oil that has already been spilled is going to cripple the seafood and tourism industries in the Gulf for years.  The great natural beauty of the region is going to be seriously marred, and hundreds of species are going to have their habitats absolutely devastated. 

It is hard to describe what this oil spill is going to mean for those living along the Gulf of Mexico, but the following couple of quotes do a pretty good job of summarizing where things stand at this point….

Richard Charter of the Defenders of Wildlife:

“It is so big and expanding so fast that it’s pretty much beyond human response that can be effective. … You’re looking at a long-term poisoning of the area. Ultimately, this will have a multidecade impact.”

Louis Miller of the Mississippi Sierra Club:

“This is going to destroy the Mississippi and the Gulf Coast as we know it.”

The Flooding In Tennessee

Massive storms recently dumped nearly 20 inches of rain on many areas of the southeast United States, killing at least 27 people and putting many areas of Nashville, Tennessee deep under water.

In fact, it is being projected that the damage to the city of Nashville alone is close to a billion dollars. 

The Tornadoes That Have Been Ripping Up The Midwest And The Southeast

At least five people were killed on Monday as a number of very dangerous tornadoes ripped across the state of Oklahoma.

But that is nothing compared to the unprecedented outbreak of tornadoes in the southeast recently.  Officials there said that 61 tornadoes erupted when a massive storm marched across an area stretching all the way from Mississippi to South Carolina.  Winds inside some of those tornadoes were clocked as high as 160 mph, and one of the tornadoes had a base one and a half miles wide.

Can you imagine a tornado that is a mile and a half wide heading your way?

Those tornadoes killed at least 12 people, and it is estimated that the damage that they caused could reach into the billions of dollars.

The Disappearance Of The Honeybees

Honeybees are dying off all over the United States, and without them we are going to be in a world of trouble.  For the fourth year in a row, over a third of all bee colonies in the United States failed to survive the winter.

If you are not highly alarmed when you read that last sentence you need to be.

According to the annual survey by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. government’s Agricultural Research Service, the number of managed honeybee colonies in the U.S. fell by 33.8% last winter.

So why are honeybees so important?

Well, because a third of all that we eat depends upon honeybee pollination.

Most flowering plants require insects for pollination.  The most effective insect for pollination is the honeybee.

So if the number of honeybees continues to dramatically decline, we are going to be faced with a wrenching food crisis.

Are you prepared for that?

Immigration Riots

The recent anti-illegal immigration law passed by the state of Arizona has ratcheted up tensions on both sides of the immigration debate.  There have already been some harrowing physical confrontations and authorities fear that full-blown riots could break out across the southwest United States.

But the folks down in Arizona felt compelled to do something.  Due to unchecked illegal immigration, drug-related crime and gang violence had gotten completely out of control.  In fact, the city of Phoenix, Arizona has become the car theft capital of the world as millions of illegal aliens who can’t get work have found that stealing cars can be very profitable indeed.

But those who are in the Hispanic community believe that this new law is racist and will be used to unfairly target law-abiding Hispanic Americans.  They believe that they have been disrespected and there has been a tremendous backlash against the new Arizona law.  In fact, protesters have vandalized sidewalks and buildings in Phoenix with messages such as “burn this racist city”.

To get an idea how tense things are getting in the southwest, just watch the two shocking videos posted below….

As you watch this next one, just ask yourself what the future is going to be like in the southwest U.S. if this is the kind of rhetoric being constantly spewed?….

The Increase In Violent Crime

But it just isn’t in the southwest that crime is on the rise.  Violent crime is rising dramatically across the United States.

Lawmakers in Illinois have become so alarmed by the violence in Chicago that they are considering asking the National Guard to be sent in.  The truth is that there are over 2.2 million people in prison in the United States, and yet violent crime continues to escalate.  In New York City, the number of homicides in the first quarter of 2010 had increased by approximately 22 percent compared with 2009.

The reality is that America is a nation that is ravaged by crime.  There are approximately 12 million crimes committed in the United States every single year.  That is by far the worst in the world.

The Death Of Detroit And Other Midwest Cities

Crime is especially bad in dying cities such as Detroit, Michigan.  It is incredibly sad, but after years of economic decline, Detroit literally looks like a war zone and violent crime is thriving.  So far this year in Detroit, car thefts are up 83%, robberies are up 50%, burglaries are up 20% and property destruction is up 42%.

But Detroit is not alone.  This pattern is repeating itself in dying cities across the Midwest where unemployment is rampant. 

This is what we get when we allow all of our manufacturing jobs to be shipped off to China and India.

The California Economic Nightmare

But it just isn’t the middle of the country that is suffering economically.  In fact, many claim that it is California that is actually the epicenter of America’s economic collapse. 

There are now 8 counties in the state of California that have unemployment rates of over 20 percent.  As the real estate industry has crashed throughout California, businesses have been closing in droves.  In the area around Sacramento, California there is one closed business for every six that are still open.

This horrific economic decline has played havoc with state coffers.  The state government of California is flat broke, and they will have to continue to beg for more loans for years to come.  Californians already have to pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, and yet it is not nearly enough to cover what the state government of California is spending. 

Food Stamps: The New Bread Lines

As the economic decline spreads across the United States, an increasing number of people are finding themselves forced to rely on the government in order to survive.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that 39.68 million people, or 1 in 8 Americans, were enrolled in the food stamp program during February, an increase of 260,000 from January.

Almost 40 million people on food stamps?

This was unimaginable years ago, but today America has become a socialized welfare state.

Once upon a time, the old timers would warn us that someday we would all be standing in “bread lines”.  But today, food stamps are the new bread lines.  Tens of millions of Americans are totally dependent on the U.S. government for their daily bread. 

That is not a health economy (or a healthy society for that matter) by any definition.

So why is this happening?

Well, certainly there are a lot of reasons, but it certainly does not help that we have allowed the government to push God totally out of public life.

This is how bizarre it has gotten – seniors have actually been ordered to stop praying before meals at Port Wentworth’s Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah, Georgia because officials say it would violate the separation between church and state.

As a society we have told God that we want nothing to do with Him.  We have pushed and pushed and pushed Him into the shadows, and yet we are so surprised to learn that record numbers of our young people are rejecting the Christian faith.

When are we going to learn?

When are we going to start turning back to the principles that once made America great?

We have tried to make the government the “all-powerful” one that takes care of us and provides everything that we need.  Sadly, America is beginning to see the results of such foolishness.

  • Gary

    The problem is the gross unequal distribution of wealth and income in our country. We need to severely tax the rich and redistribute the wealth to everyone. We have allowed the right to destroy our country, ship all the jobs overseas, and put us in a race to the bottom. Well they got their wish and now were there. Their trickle down supply side experiment was a failure. We need to be much more like Scandinavia- Norway and Sweden. They beat our country in almost every area-live longer, happier etc. Our blind belief that we are the greatest country even keeps us from seeing what other countries are doing and coping their good ideas. We are a great country but we need to see where others may have better ideas and results.

  • Gary
  • Greg

    Bad things are happening to America because our wicked destiny has nearly been fulfilled and this demise is part of that destiny. America was created specifically to bring in the new world order and to usher in the antichrist. America established a world currency, now our power is going to be eliminated so the cashless system can be implemented to replace the dollar.

  • jcaunter

    God? You think this has something to do with God?

    Sorry man, but my God doesn’t do crap like this. It’s Capitalism baby, pure and unadulterated.

    1. Oil Spill – Big Oil wanted more money, so they paid off the politicians and regulators and got rid of all just every safety regulation they could! And it paid off handsomely too I’ll add. Just take a look at BP’s safety record and compare that to the billions of dollars in profits they make every month.

    2. Flooding and Tornadoes in the midwest- Hey man, when you live next to a volcano, sometimes you get a little lava on your house, you know? The Good ol’ USA has some of the most active weather in the world. That’s life. Also, some people think global warm is making it worse, I theory I happen to subscribe too–of course dirty energy companies are too cheap to actually stop it from getting into the air though–if such a thing were even possible.

    3. Increased Violent Crime–Guess what? Poor people commit a hell of a lot more crime than people who have a little money in the bank; and over the past thirty years Wall Street and its pet politicians and media sock puppets have been on a mission to destroy the middle class so they can increase their profits. Increased violent crime is just a symptom of that.

    4. Death of Midwest cities–simple, merely simple. Wall Street sent all the jobs to China and the cities died. If Wall Street figured out a way to ship half the jobs in your city to China, yours would die in no time too. No mystery there.

    5. California Economic Nightmare–Man, you haven’t seen anything yet. With the fancy new financial products Wall Street creates every day the world economy is about to crash and burn–If you think CA is bad, got news for you: the entire world is about to go down the tubes thanks to Wall Street’s mechanations. CA is just one of the first symptoms of that.

    6. Food Stamps: If you have squeezed workers so hard that they can no longer afford to buy food they turn to the government; in the 30′s they starved to death. Nothing mysterious about this. It’s just the latest expression of the new permanent underclass of serfs emerging in America.

    Well, frankly these problem were all created by man. I personally don’t care, but a lot of people might be pretty offended that you are trying to blame this crap on God, but hey, to each his own, right?

  • Jeb

    To Gary: Communism is not the answer. Just ask all the people in China & Russia thay were murdered by their own redistrubutionist governments.

  • John

    Somehow after reading the title I knew that God would come up at the end. Blaming problems on God is nothing new, people have been doing it for thousands of years… way before your God was invented actually…

    America is certainly not what it used to be… but blaming God just means that I can no longer respect your opinion… why do people still believe in this nonsense?

  • rfl

    These catastrophies are coming in increasing frequency and intensity. We reject basic Godly principles, we worship the god of money. Most businesses are run by morally bankrupt people who were taught in atheistic Universities. They think that the ends justify the means and they believe they will not be held accountable for their pride and arrogance. The church has forgotten Jesus Christ and his command to keep his commandments. The Church no longer teaches morality from the pulpit, nor expresses political stands against National sins. Our citizenry lives like ignorant babies that are only interested in selfish fulfillment, which has led to addictions of every kind. We don’t have to look beyond our lack of respect for what our forfathers and servicemen and women sacrificed to give us freedom. Look what we have done with it. We have given it away to obtain a nanny state from a ever growing ever aggressive government. God will allow us to fall from his protection when we spit in his face.

  • Greg

    jcaunter and john – learn to read! America was created by MEN with the purpose of bringing in the antichrist. It was destined from our beginning to become great, to establish a world currency and to be the world superpower and then to be destroyed by MEN’s plans. The vacuum that is being created by the demise of this once-great – but always wicked – nation will cause the world to readily accept the antichrist. However, those MEN were guided by a satanic vision and that plan is foretold in the Bible. The catastrophes America is now facing are part of MEN’s plans to bring this nation down. This demise is part of our destiny. Our ultimate judgment will happen soon when America fulfills Revelation 18. jcaunter – you say poor people commit more crimes but correctly point out that the ultimate and horrendous crimes are being perpetrated by the wealthy. The poor don’t hold a candle to them. John – you may feel smug and cute to mock God but having your head in the sand is not going to change reality. The accuracy of the Bible is far beyond scientific reason to conclude it is anything other than divinely inspired. However, your god of evolution – the only fairy tale that god-deniers can hold onto – is so statistically impossible that it is not even in the realm of consideration to people who use their brain. The evolution mythology is destroyed from many different angles but god-haters (and Bible deniers) refuse to reject it because they view it as superior to the mythology of the Greeks and Romans. We call mythology “science” and wonder why people are now scientifically stupid!

  • Gary

    jcaunter is correct-especially on item #6. Simply saying its gods plans for the end of the would is the easy way out to not deal with these issues. While I can respect your beliefs they do nothing to solve earthly problems.

    I can’t resist-anti-christ? 666? you are watching the sci fi channel too much. Take a step back and look at what you are really saying. (ok if this was your way of joking you got me:)

  • Alan R R

    Its not “…To America all of a sudden.” It’s “..to America suddenly”. My brother-in-law just returned from Norway. Seventy percent deem themselves atheists. They’ve a faction of our crime, pollution, joblessness, etc. I’m off!

  • Greg

    Whether you are atheist, Christian, agnostic or whatever, you must understand why these things are happening in order to properly address them. Our founding fathers believed that a new world order needed to be created and they purposed America to be the nation that would bring it about. Don’t allow yourself to reject this because of YOUR belief about God or religion because it is not your beliefs that are guiding this nation, it is the beliefs of those with the power to make things happen. These disasters and our current demise are all part of the destiny for this nation. I wish the best for those who are trying to restore our prior blessings but you must realize that it is akin to a person wanting a train to stop in Kansas when its destiny is to go from New York to California. The fact that you WANT it to stop at a point that it was not destined to be does not mean it will stay there. When you understand the destiny of this nation and the wickedness that was so inherent in our roots you will understand the current insanity. There is a reason that our leaders jettisoned our industry. There is a reason that our education system was taken from the top to the bottom in our world ranking. The deficits are for a purpose and they will effectively bring us to poverty and eliminate our sovereignty. The insanity in our environmental laws is for a purpose and they are effectively shutting down more of our industry. The bogus fight against terrorism is for a purpose – it has eliminated all of our freedoms and furthered the new world order agenda. The invasion of illegals is for a purpose and it too will further the development of the new world order by bringing about the North American Union.

  • Jim Stevens

    America is doomed. Mystery Babylon.

  • lily

    Do you ever think God is allowing this, not causing it to happen. He has taken his hand of protection off of us. Why not the country don not want Him anymore. Pray, Repent

  • Jon

    The sodomite abortionist culture, which has taken control of government, schools, and virtually all Protestant sects.

  • Nancy

    I am soooooooooo SICK of these illegals attacking the U.S.! Stay in your own country!!! As far as the rest of the the horrors, is anyone really surprised? I mean, come on, look at what our government has done. When you take God out of EVERYTHING, expect the worst. Who was it that said, “When America ceases to be good, it will cease to be great?” Well, I’ve got news for all, we’re there.

  • Gabby

    No it is not the right that has destroyed America! It is clearly the liberal, anything-goes left, mostly made up of atheists, supporters of killing babies, taking from those who work to give to lazy people, etc. Any country that murders its young and says to men to go marry men is doomed. You figure it out. This has everything to do with God; this country has turned its back on Him and there is going to be hell to pay, already being seen. This obama creep is the worst thing yet to happen here; the first president to deny and negate national day of prayer. WE have seen nothing yet; the worst is coming. You liberals are horrible, faithless, arrogant, racist, socialistic indidviduals and you have doomed us.

  • Gabby

    John, there is no way to leave God out of life; as the Creator, He is in the middle of everything. He is not to blame; we are for allowing liberal agendas to enter our world. We are in the process of paying dearly now for this crime against His creation. All this while obama prays with muslims but negates a national day of prayer.

  • http://www.mschaut.wordpress.com Margaret

    Yes, we have been blessed, far more than any other country. Yet the way we’ve used our blessings has created eternal damage to our planet and to entire races and global regions. If Justice is justice, we must understand that what we sow, we will certainly reap. This won’t ever show on the mainstream media, but if you have the courage to watch it, THEN and only then will we understand why this most ‘Christian’ of nations is suffering now and will suffer much, much more. The damage in the Gulf will last decades. The damage here in these videos, that WE have caused, can ONLY be undone by an Act of God. Otherwise, it is forever!!!!

    Beyond Treason Pt 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy7w9iC01wU&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 2 This is horror beyond belief! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H48fFz7SwP8&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD5j7vjNDKs&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T7ZQxsFdcs&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SqypxpYNXk&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D888jn_kovc&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ukm7Gl_Ro&feature=related

    Beyond Treason Pt 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLxtccEWOco&feature=related

  • Cheryl

    This is fear-mongering. The United States has had horrible things happen throughout its existence. Life is like that, you have good times and bad times. This is not news.
    As for the natural disasters, take a look at this web site. It shows the 10 worst U.S. Natural Disasters. Only #2 is a relatively new occurance. http://www.livescience.com/environment/top-10-natural-disasters-1.html
    As for increased violence, are you kidding me? We used to hang people in the streets in the United States. That is why our prisons are so packed with people now. Teachers and parents routinely hit children in the United States. It was never considered violence in the past.
    Our country has come a long way in many respects. Open your eyes.

  • ART

    Since the killing of JFK with the exception of the blacks getting justice the USA has gone BAD! Witness the Tonkin Gulf lie which precipitated the Vietnam War. Take the time to evaluate the evidence about 911 by reading http://www.patriotsquestion911.com http://www.911truth.org Google Aaron Russo and Nick Rockefeller. From the cradle we are taught to love God, our neighbor, and our country. But we must try not to adopt the motto of “MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG I SUPPORT MY COUNTRY!”
    God bless America – we certainly need it

  • Sanny

    This article did not blame God! We are the problem we are a greedy selfish, lustful, sex driven, drugs and booze loven people. We cheat on our marriage vows , we foam at the mouth as we watch porn on the tv or internet, even our little child are not safe and protected from the vile bebachery of our sex crazed America. Ever seen clips from girls gone wild and all the guys just lap it up. Where have all the the heros and decent human being ? I just saw a bummper sticker that read ” tattoos get you laid”!! Wow ,talk about what a trashy people we have become!!! We have fallen so far from the height of goodness.And you must have missed afew history classes if you think that socialism or communism is the answer. You are nothing but a number or a worker to that political experiment and if you defy them you are DEAD!! You must have been out back of school smoking pot. Wake up!! get a job, start a business, turn off the porn, snuff out the pot, get on your hands and knees and ask God to forgive you your sins and then we will see God help us in America cause with out HIM we are going down. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways ,I will hear from heaven and heal their land” 2ndChroincles The FOOL in his heart says there is NO God!! America ,and I mean YOU repent while there still is time!!

  • Blake

    Ron Paul 2012. end this corporate america and bring it back to the views of Thomas jefferson.Abolish the income tax the federal reserve and bring back the gold standard. End our current foreign policy and engage in a non interventionist foreign policy.

  • THERESA

    GOD, PLEASE BLESS AMERICA ONCE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tony R

    The author is not “blaming God”. It’s the rejection of God by the U.S. It’s the fault of the people who have rejected or became indifferent to God’s place in this country. Giving honor to God and he will protect His people. We have so many other gods in this country that the True God is doing what He did to the Egyptians. Allowing their false gods to fail by taking away His Grace of protection. Egypt had the Nile god that bled and the sun god that was darkened but their hearts are hardened and they would not see the True God’s hands in the warnings that preceded Passover. Just like some of the comments that are dismissing God here.
    The distribution of wealth. Not the problem. Its greed for sure but hand outs are not the answer. The bible tells us that if you don’t work you don’t eat and to help the poor. Sloth is not to be rewarded and neither is greed. These are symptoms to a much larger issue in this country that is about to destroy itself because of the corruption in every area imaginable.
    Greed. In @ 1972 the ratio of pay between a top executive and a on the line worker was about 10 to 1. Now it’s about 250 to 1. Redistribute the wealth? They make the rules! Its not gonna happen. People who have their lives based on Jesus would redistribute their excess on their own. Now people put off having kids thru abortion on contraception for their careers. Then they might have one or two kids or none at all. You wonder why people that make it in their careers don’t share their wealth? They focused on themselves and success and have no one to share it with because they feel they did this on their own. Look at the arrogance! Because God is not first their security is placed in their 401K. Now the True God is about to allow this false god to fail and watch where people turn.
    People expect hand outs as well. The blame game for their status in life. They can do something about it if they just decide to work at it in most cases. If they had Jesus as their base they would understand that they can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens them.
    Are there exceptions to this? Yup and this is where the govt. should have a role. In the very small percentage of what would be left if people based their lives in Christ.

  • TimH

    The fundamental premise of this article is flawed. There has always been tornadoes, floods, man made disasters, civil unrest and boom-bust cycles in the history of mankind let alone the USA. Those who want to use these to make fundamental changes to this country are the ones that should be called out.
    Socialism on a societal level is a failure. It is fundamentally flawed in that it must rely on the production of a decreasing few to support itself thus it is unsustainable and will ultimately collapse causing greater hardship and despair.
    The socialist elitists that are currently in charge are the greatest threats to freedom, liberty and economic recovery that this country has ever faced. They take actions to destroy in the name of helping, they embolden our enemies in the name of friendship, they are weak, uninspiring people who hate what this country stands for.

  • Victoria

    When we remove God out of our life, then we have removed Peace, Joy and Love, and what exists then is anger, hate and lack of compassion of the human will.

    The motto brought into the Constitution, “In God We Trust,” was for a reason, our fore-fathers understood in their hearts that some day we of this nation would want to only destroy who placed us here, God.

    I am proud to recite the Pledge of Alliance, and I am proud that my ancestors played an significant part creating this Constitution of America. We should all put trust in God, and not allow anger to drive our human will, we won’t get any where in these terms.

  • Asshur S. Lazar

    Every opinion added to this comment section makes the picture of what is happening to our nation and our world more complete. What makes it more accurate, however, is the element and degree of “TRUTH” that these opinions contain. Most, if not all opinions, are tainted by personal bias, and the past experiences of those giving their opinions. In the end the “TRUTH” apart from our personal bias and past experience is what will determine the outcome. The problems facing America now, are global in scope, and they will not be solved by self-righteous, resentful people who think they can put the blame on others. We are all to blame, to one degree or another. As the saying goes, “If we don’t start hanging together, then we will all hang separately.” There are good decent rich and poor alike. Every group has its good and its bad. There was only one man, who lived on this planet, that was perfect and without sin, and that man was, Jesus Christ. He taught us by example how we should live. Whether you believe that he was the only begotten Son of God, the Supreme Being and Creator of the material universe or you don’t believe, there is one truth that no one can deny: NONE OF US ARE GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE. Then comes the judgment. I hope all of the naysayers are ready for that, because none of us can escape that. Jesus taught us that we should love one another, that is the essence of what it means to be a Christian. Now, just because some Christians today cause scandal, others condemn all Christians. So, then, maybe the next time a policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, electrician or carpenter causes scandal, we should condemn everyone in their respective group. Yes, just because you become a Christian or call yourself a Christian, doesn’t mean you are suddenly perfect. There are no living Saints for a very good reason namely, because until we die there is always the possibility that we can fall from grace, just like Judas did. You see, even though Judas was with the Lord all that time, he still had to make his own free will choice. Free will is an awesome power that God has given us and one not to be taken lightly. He is the only one who could teach us that, the way He did, because He humbled Himself by taking upon Himself our human nature in order to save us from ourselves. He is LOVE itself. No mere human being can say that they are, LOVE, itself. By His life, sufferings, passion and death on the Cross, Jesus Christ, died for each and every human being that has ever lived. The choice is up to each and every human being that lived after His advent, to believe or not to believe. Those that came before Him or did not know of Him will be judged by the law written in their hearts. Wasn’t it Socrates who said, “Know thyself?” And yet we, proud and contentious creatures that we are, are always trying to make ourselves out to be superior to others as though we are without fault. It’s always the others who are wrong or to blame. Believe me, there is plenty of blame to go around. There is only one answer to the problems we face now, LOVE. The LOVE that Jesus Christ, the only Son of God brought into this world, is what will save us. Love one another as He first loved you, even while you were yet a sinner.

  • Alessandro

    I agree with all the posters who have said that God is allowing these physical evils to occur in our country because our culture has become corrupted by sin. (“The wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23) We have given ourselves over to every sin imaginable: lust – the filth that is portrayed on TV and in movies promoting premarital sex; murder – 50 million innocent babies killed through abortion, mostly for the convenience of the mother; greed – the culture of materialism; the deep rooted sense of entitlement and narcissism; the widespread rejection of Judeo-Christian morals established by the Creator for our good – the list can go on and on. If you study the scriptures, you will see a pattern in the Old Testament (it is especially prominent in the Book of Judges) that whenever God’s people abandoned Him and surrendered to idols (as we have done in the US), God allowed them to experience within their own history the grave consequences of their choices. In Judges, they became enslaved by a more powerful enemy. Then they would eventually recognize their sin, cry out for forgiveness and God raised up a “judge” to deliver them, e.g. Samson. The answer to America’s woes is to turn once again to God with all our hearts, to repent of our sins and to ask for His mercy, which He will be only too happy to give. But first we have to recognize that sin and the abandonment of God is the root cause of these calamities that are coming upon our beloved nation. Until we do, we will continue to experience the consequences of our rejection and forgetfulness of God our Creator. By these means, He grabs our attention and calls us back to Himself, the Fountain of Life, goodness, truth, beauty and love.

  • Karen Matthews

    Yes, we’ve kicked God to the curb in America – legalizing abortion, legalizing gay marriage, and sqealching religion from the public debate, we’ve become God’s enemy instead of His obedient subjects.

    Has anyone heard of the 10 commandments? Better to have God give us a good spanking by allowing disasters in our lives now so that we’ll wake up and start following Him rather than spend an enternity in the netherworld.

    Wake up America!

  • muffy

    This is all a result of what our liberal society wanted. Take our creator God out of everything because we can do it on our own. DUH
    We need to come back to our basics of loving God and prayer.Afterall God did create us and our world and he loves us so even when we dont believe in Him. We have no control of anthing in this world and our lives God allows it because as a loving God He gives us a free will I suggest we surrender that free will and give it up to that loving God who only wants what is best for us God Bless us all in this world

  • ann

    ” If My people, who are called by My name, will humblr themselves and seek My Face, I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.”

  • http://insightbb.com Larry

    God is not judging America now …But he did say I will bless those who bless Isreal and I will cruse those who cruse Isreal….and since Obama is totally against Isreal and trying to make them give up the promised land God gave them forever…Yes it could very well be a cruse God is very true to his word…and it says he stands over it ..to see that it is done….want to blame someone blame Obama not God we were warned

  • http://insightbb.com Larry

    God made peace with man ..when he sent Jesus to die on the cross.. and you will only be judged if you turn your back on his salvation plan…but God has to be true to his word concerning Isreal…

  • LB

    Sin! That’s the reason!!!

  • http://None spirit

    There are many key players in what is happening in the world today. It goes back many years and was a calculated plan to conquer the world from within, which they have managed to do. The aim is a NWO and some of the players are: David Rockefeller, Roosevelt, Kissinger, Clinton, Bush, the list goes on and on. Sites to research this are: “The New World Order in Bible Prophesy”, go to “The Canadian Free Press” and search for Maurice Strong, the man in the shadows, and George Soros. Search for the Bilderbergs and read their bio and especially their members. Search for the Illuminati and Freemasonry. Maurice Strong is hiding in China and you will learn WHY our auto industry collapsed so rapidly. The Green Movement is a sham! Read where Cass Sunstein wants to sterilize persons (this buy is way out there). Learn that the Saudi Prince owns shares of Fox News that Murdock sold him. He said it was “the best move he ever made”. These are not conspiracy theories – this is the last piece of the puzzle!!! Research and determine for yourself! Obama is their puppet. The Trilateral Commission is also involved AND, Maurice Strong is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Energy Commission (the only one in the US).

    They are hell bent on having social justice preached in our churches. Will their tax-exempt status be taken away if they refuse to preach this garbage? The NWO is here and has been coming for a very long time. Thought Gorbechev was retired? Think again, he is alive and kicking and one of “them”. Look it up, put the pieces together and see that what is happening has been fortold in the Book of Revelations long ago. Enlighten yourself and your friends! Obama is screwing up our nation so that the powers “behind the curtain” can do their work. You must pay attention!

  • Martlet

    I don’t understand this Utopian idea of “the American dream.” Yes, it has worked for some – mostly Caucasian whose ancestors arrived in time for the great land-grab that deprived the indigenous population of their livelihood – but it has always miserably failed others. For goodness sake, this country was built on slavery, a concept of such ungodly inequality that no-one in their right mind could view that as a glorious era. Those who made it in the USA largely made it at the expense of a huge underclass, living in unspeakable poverty. Other aspects of American wealth have been linked to American belligerence and exploitation outside its own borders.

    So yes, much of what is happening is because Americans do not – and never have really looked to God, with his “Handbook For Living” that we call the Bible, but the results are natural, not brought about by the Hand of God. They are the natural reaping of what we have sown. Disregard nature, and nature will turn on you. Keep people in poverty, and they will turn on you. Treat others overseas with violence and disrespect and eventually they will turn on you, using whatever weapons they can cobble together.

    I would suggest that America REALLY needs to turn to God, not as a cultural icon, not because it sounds good to say we go to church, not as an idol made after our own image, but to the real and awesome Creator of the Universe. If we had ever lived for God and not for greed, not only would the USA, but the entire world would be a much more peaceful and prosperous place.

  • Martlet

    Larry – God only blessed Israel for as long as Israel obeyed God. The Bible is resplendent with examples of how they strayed and how they subsequently suffered. I suggest you go to Israel, not as part of a Christian tour but as an individual. You will see that the nation has largely turned its back on God. It is filled with secular Jews and violent Pharisees, with a handful of gentle, God-fearing souls who try to live as the Torah teaches. I do know. I’ve been there many times, without the propaganda of a tour-guide trained to tell Americans what they want to hear so that Americans will continue to fork out money for its defense.

  • William Evans

    We kill babies, elect Communists as our government leaders, buy more than we can afford (then expect “redistribution of wealth”…which is actually STEALING on the part of the lazy types and their supporters), generally ignore God’s Commands…and we wonder why things are not going well….DUH!

  • vin

    I don’t believe God is so directly involved in the everyday happenings on this earth. His message is to focus primarily on souls. The feedom He gave us is to do the right things as encompassed in the 10 Commandments. We are also free not to follow them since a forced choice has no positive value. Yes, America caertinly has strayed from His teachings and it remains to be seen what the future holds. Certainly those who choose not to adhere to His teachings will ultimately be brought to His judgement, be assured of that. In the meantime, those of us who are fortunate enough to have been given His grace to see clearly must do all in our power to show those in darkness the way out. Pray, pray, pray for the unfotunate ones and use words when necessary.

  • http://insightbb.com Larry

    Sin….we do reap what we sow…but sin will be judged..God is not judging sin now…you need to understand what the angel said when Christ was born ‘Peace and Goodwill to man a savior is born’…God is not mad at man and he settled the sin debt to all who accept his Jesus as their savior….it rains on the just and the unjust the bible says…people been under the wrong teachings …and must understand God is not mad at man….he will judge man on judgement day…but its not here yet…..Gods not waiting for man to screw up so he can wipe him off the face of the earth…but he is long suffering that none should perish but come to repentance…..one must understand what sin does….and let God and his word do the judging…

  • vin

    I don’t believe God is so directly involved in the everyday happenings on this earth. His message is to focus primarily on souls. The feedom He gave us is to do the right things as encompassed in the 10 Commandments. We are also free not to follow them since a forced choice has no positive value. Yes, America certainly has strayed from His teachings and it remains to be seen what the future holds. Certainly those who choose not to adhere to His teachings will ultimately be brought to His judgement, be assured of that. In the meantime, those of us who are fortunate enough to have been given His grace to see clearly must do all in our power to show those in darkness the way out. Pray, pray, pray for the unfortunate ones and use words when necessary.
    I must also add that the appearance of His Blessed Mother in so many places on earth with such dire warnings of the evil we are doing to ourselves really should be listened to.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrFBX03Bnno Ken Daigle

    What a great article—–watch this video, that shows in alarming images, the results of shoving God out of our society—–It is not too late to turn things around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrFBX03Bnno

  • margaret

    Please view this powerful video on youtube, which depicts a panoramic view of the wounds of sinful humanity. It is a compelling meditation on just how far we have fallen. God mercy continues to beckon us back. As Vin said, we desperately need to unite in prayer. Only 9 minutes of stark and chilling reality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrFBX03Bnno

  • jbw

    Greg has the goods (wisdom). ALL empires suffer decline – it is an inevitable historical cycle. But the AMERICAN empire was an EMPIRE of empires, designed to usher in a New World Order (look at the back of your dollar bill). Notice I am using past tense here. Our “empire” has already passed the tipping point – there is no going back to the “good old days”. Am I being ‘negative’, have I lost ‘hope’? Not at all. Recognizing historical truths can be very liberating indeed. I am constantly amused (and annoyed) by the MILLIONS of clueless drones who still play the “Dems vs. the GOP” game. NOW HEAR THIS: Continuing to “engage” in party politics is EXACTLY WHAT THE ILLUMINATI WANT YOU TO DO. It means that these clueless drones are mere ankle biters to the PTB, and that they are NOT looking at the Man Behind the Curtain i.e. the REAL powers behind the whores and pimps in office in DC. Sarah Palin is NOT going to ‘save’ this country; Obama is NOT going to ‘change’ things for the better. THAT IS NOT HOW OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED!!! And blaming and hating illegal aliens (as troublesome as they are) is ALSO what the Illuminati want you to do! ‘They’ have NO intention of allowing Congress to really secure our borders. Know why? Because the Illuminati want “Order Out of Chaos”. Think: USA = Roman Empire. Illegals = Goths, Visigoths, Vandals (literally!), etc. Get the picture? What happened to the Roman Empire when the “illegals” swarmed into it? It C O L L A P S E D! Helloo???! Remember, the Endgame for the Illuminati is “Order Out of Chaos” – as in NEW WORLD ORDER. Accept this (as unpleasant as it is), confront the Truth, LEARN about the goals, methods and strategies of the Illuminati and THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE! Am I afraid then? NO! Do I fear these satanic minions and bewail how ‘powerful’ they are? NO! Do I lose sleep at night worrying about we are going to “take our country back”?? NO! Folks, it was NEVER OURS in the 1st place! The Illuminati go back TWO HUNDRED YEARS!! They have played us like Nero’s violin for TWO HUNDRED PLUS YEARS!! Is there a ‘solution’ to this admittedly depressing reality? YES! Put your faith in NO MAN, but The One Who Is To Come Again, The One who HUNG ON A CROSS for US, and Who KNEW all that was to transpire these Days from Time Immemorial. Eschew violence! Avoid ‘hate’! Eschew party politics! Don’t blame poverty-stricken illegals for the decline of this Nation. Blame the very TOP: Soros, Strong, Kissinger, Rockefeller, Bushes, etc. THEY WILL GET THEIRS ON JUDGEMENT DAY. Pray, Watch, Exercise, Educate yourselves, Be Kind to strangers when you do’t want to be, Eat right (while we still can) and SIMPLIFY your lives NOW: Unplug your TVs F O R E V E R. CUT your credit cards in HALF. Avoid prcessed foods. Take vitamins every day (while we still have them). Enjoy your family and friends as you never have before, REJOICE in those who love you! But MOST of all, AVOID FEAR, as if it was Satan Himself, because it IS. The GREATEST weapon of the Illuminati is F E A R. IF you REFUSE to fear, you will have completely short-circuited their M.O. Strap in, times will get worse and our Nation WILL BE further knocked down several shocking notches, I guarantee you…but, remember, knowledge is POWER, and that POWER inside of YOU is unconquerable!!

  • Scott

    Gary is a prime example of a glittering jewel of collosal ignorance.

  • http://www.genesisandbeyond.wordpress.com Peggy King

    A recent post to http://www.iibloom.com by Mattthew Kelly, entitled “What Can Nature Teach Us About Ourselves” allowed me to reflect on the rhythm of life and its power. It got me thinking of another aritcle by Fr. Longenecker entitled “Evaluating Disasters”, which allowed me to reflect on nature and the many disasters we have experienced of late.

    If our holiness can lead to beauty, peace and harmony and the earths reaction to that, then could the oppposite occur by our sin? What if our sins had a direct effect on the earth? Could our actions affect the rhythm of the created order? So, while we tend to either blame God, or question why he would let such diasters strike, maybe we should turn to ourselves. Do our sins have a ripple affect to the point of disturbing the life cycle of the earth? God created the world to communicate his glory. But, if we are not doing that, then what might happen? Instead of being collaborators with God’s will in completing his work of creation, could we be helping to bring it to destruction?
    Author of Genesis and Beyond: The Divine Plan for Human Love (www.genesisandbeyond.com and blog at http://www.genesisandbeyond.wordpress.com)

  • http://www.genesisandbeyond.wordpress.com Peggy King

    jbw – your will want to read The Hope of the Wicked: The Master Plan to Rule the World by Ted Flynn.

  • Maureen

    It’s simple; remove God, Who is the Light, darkness is the only other choice. For where there is God’s light, there can be no darkness at all.We are in total darkness since we have removed the Light. We have become our own demise.

  • Jeremiah

    I am utterly stunned at how many people commenting are such enthusiasts for socialism/communism. re-distribution of wealth. Do evidence and reason mean nothing to them? Every socialist society has been an economic failure. They promise equality and the only equlaity they produce is the equality of grinding misery. And moswt have ended in a river of blood that all the religious wars combined cannot begin to make a dent in.

    Ignorance stalks our universities. Most young people (aqnd many of their professors) believe that Christianity brought on the dark ages. They are completely unaware that it was the result of ambitious kings and warlords belief that an ignorant people was a compliant people – and that as the darkness descended, it was the Church which kept the flame of reason flickering. It was during these dark times that the forerunners of the modern university and the modern library were created by the Church – to preserve learning in hopes that the light would one day come again. Ironic that it was only the seat of faith that valued reason enough to preserve it against the encroachment of ambitious secular power then.

    Mark Twain was right when he said it is not what we don’t know that hurts us – but all we know that isn’t so. Lord help us, “intellectuals’ under the age of 50 don’t know much of anything that is actually true. Won’t they be surprised when they learn what history could have taught them: that when you summmon the darkness, once it gains ascendance it consumes many of its earliest true believers. When we advocate for God and freedom, we advocate for the very freedom many of our antagonists enjoy – and don’t know they are squandering at their own peril.

  • Kathryn Schutz

    This is God’s punishment for the slaughter of more than 60,000,000 of our babies, for the methodical destruction of morality at every level. But some of this isn’t new: tornado level fluctuates. We cannot just call on God as if we hadn’t as a people grossly offended Him on every level and say, “Why?”. Israel sinned, God let disaster occur. This goes through history. We need to repent, do penance, and stop this madness.

  • Nikki

    As a naturalized US Citizen having spent eighty percent of my entire life in the US and looking back, America has never been in the pitiful shape it is in now, it is going down hill picking up speed fast!

    America has turned her back on God, has killed 50 million babies in abortion clinics, pornography, unscrupolous sex is rampid everywhere, women dressing like 2 bit whores, the whole “tattoo” industry, the list goes on and on and on ….. That is why we are seeing what we have seen in way of natural disasters, etc. God is no pushover nor is He sleeping ! Things will get a whole lot worse before it gets better, America has not hit rock bottom yet, but she is on her way with some nobody who refuses to identify himself as an ELIGBLE american in the driver seat shifting the gears towards hell !

    Blogger “Blake” has it right when he said:
    “Ron Paul 2012. end this corporate america and bring it back to the views of Thomas jefferson.Abolish the income tax the federal reserve and bring back the gold standard. End our current foreign policy and engage in a non interventionist foreign policy”

    All well and good Blake, and I agree to a point, but actually stand strong on the 33-yr old King to appear anytime now/soon from above to rule the world in a monarchy ! Amen.

  • Veriseeker

    According to two documentaries, the Rothschild family now has around 70% of all the gold in the world. Forget about a gold standard.

    With about 35% of the nation being agnostic, atheist, New Age, witches, wackos, or no religion, it is unrealistic to think things will change. Half the Christians are clueless as well. Top Freemasons and other secret society scum are in most of the key positions of power. Read Holy Blood & Holy Grail written by two top Masons as they admit it is from their organization. A wicked cabal which had, and has in it many Satanists.

    If the Bible is right, America will fall and there will be an evil world government. We already have the 666 barcode system (6 as start of scan, 6 as midscan, and 6 and endscan).

  • jbw

    Peggy King, thanks! I certainly will.

  • Margie Reilly

    Our Blessed Virgin Mary has promised Lucia, one of the Fatima seers, that she would make the rosary more powerful in our day. Prayer is the answer to every problem. Pray, fast, do penance, monthly confession and the rosary. Let us respect God’s commandments, close our shops on Sundays, truly make Sunday the Lord’s day. America will lose its blessing and another nation will assume the mantle because we have been like the Prodigal Son and squandered our inheritance. Let us return to the Father.

  • jane

    Income is not “distributed”, it is earned.

  • Sam

    Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, et.al., all believed that our Nation could not endure without a well informed, educated and moral populace and moral and virtuous leaders. They believed everyone owed allegiance to the Constitution and our Nation, to understand our form of government, our national purpose and its promise…Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
    They all knew and warned against the danger of separating religion from morals in private life and in the public square. “Our system is not made for an immoral people”…John Adams.
    If this country is to ever return to its place as the light on the hill, we have to return to our roots and our God.

  • http://thedemiseofthedollar Rita B.

    WHO WILL CRY FOR YOU, AMERICA ?
    I, will cry you a river
    And much much more
    My dear dear America,
    Once so beautiful !
    You sold your soul
    To a bunch of mercenaries
    Which entered your sheep-fold
    As wolves and goats
    You sold your skin
    To the highest bidder
    You resemble a harlot
    The new Babylon
    Eating and drinking
    With the rich of this world
    Prostituting yourself
    For money and power
    And became a den
    Of thieves and murderers
    You forgot all about
    The One Who blessed
    You so abundantly
    Biting the Hand of the Blesser
    Embarrassed to mention His Name !
    Did He not teach you
    To be wise as a serpent
    And harmless as a dove
    Why then do you behave
    As a silly goose ??
    He invited you to His dinner Table
    He so diligently prepared
    But, you made light of it
    And went your worldly, haughty ways
    One to his farm,
    Another to his business.
    But as the Father of Fathers
    He waits for your return
    The return of His prodigal daughter
    WAKE UP, AMERICA !!!
    Humble your pride
    And follow the Way, the Life and the Truth !!!
    Or, I SHALL cry you a river
    A river of bloody tears
    And much much more !!!
    Rita B 02/17/03 Copyrighted

  • http://spiritdaily carlos de la mora

    all the bad news are related to our disregard of God moral laws and
    comandments and several of todays catholic visionaries have receivewarnings of our demise and fall if we not change our sinfull and inmoral ways

  • http://insightbb.com Larry

    Margie…why are you going to the virgin Mary for power?? she did not die for your sins…Jesus did and he also died for her sins also…also why are you doing penance ..dont you know Jesus paid the total price?? you can NEVER pay for you sins with penance…forget it read your bible and understand what Jesus did ….Mary had nothing to do with it ..she was just a channel God used to get his son here…when are you catholics ever gonna read and understand your bible and what Jesus precious blood meant to us all….Mary had sins herself and needed a savior…..

  • http://yahoo Mathew

    The difference between boom and doom in only one letter- D. We are travelling fast from boom to doom. Once upon a time America was feeding the entire third world. CARE and PL480 averted millions of deaths in famine ravaged countries. NOW America need help from those countries. America has sent God to back stage. Often despised HIM. It is not late. Turn to JESUS. He is the only redeemer.

  • Greg

    What do you expect when you turn your back on God? Man thinks (not all of us) we can answer our own questions about anything. Well you made your bed now rest, if you can. I pray for the secrets of Garabandal, Spain to come true so we can see our own souls, just a God see them this might change our taste. And some will not.
    Mary’s tell you to come back to her son. DO IT!

  • http://insightbb.com Larry

    Martet…you really need to read your bible God will not turn his back on his chosen people…why do you think they are still there….I dont care how many tours you take..God never changes …and he will defend Isreal in the end times….read your bible and understand it…you wont need any tours to make up your mind….just believe God…not man…….wake up

  • Marcia

    I agree with you 100% Margie Reilly! Check out http://www.mej.com if you haven’t already. He speaks about the very same thing.

    LET’S PRAY FOR AMERICA!!!

  • http://--- tina

    This all happens because America elected Barack Obama. And it will countinue because America appointed such a President who does not walk in the foot steps of Jesus and definately The Most High God is angry. Nobody ever saw God and the God who claimed earlier are not God but playing the game of Satan in the name of God.

  • Perelandra

    “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable. Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things.

    Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

    And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.” Romans 1: 18-32

    I have never heard a more apt description of modern-day America.

  • Molly P.

    Pray the rosary for America. This is the only weapon we can depend on to restore it. Thank you for this eye-opening article!

  • Joshua

    I hate to contradict you, madam. But most of the founding fathers were not Christian. Most men in those days were deists, the whole Christian Cult Worldwide Domination is a relatively new phenomenon. Even Thomas Jefferson, in his own autobiography states that it is the priest that is the enemy to liberty by creating a populace that thinks much like you do. This country was never the light on the hill, this country was never the shining beacon you all make it out to be. This country was a poor country of hard working farmers and industrialists (and don’t forget slaves) until practically the 1900′s. Sure, there has always been money, but it has ALWAYS fell in the hands of the few, not the many. This place was never a “shining beacon of morality” as you say. Nostalgia has clouded your judgment on that one. The politicians weren’t moral at the founding and they definitely aren’t moral now. The bankers (another thing Thomas Jefferson desperately tried to warn us about) have always been corrupt. It is you who hasn’t realized. The whole “Shining Beacon” thing was 50′s era propaganda (anyone alive back then can tell you it was absolutely pervasive, there was no good ol fifties, things were just as bad then as they are now). There will always be religious zealots screaming about perdition in the streets, just like there will always be right wing paranoia about someone somewhere coming after YOU. But the fact of the matter is, nothing has changed since about the late 1960′s. Sure, some people have gotten more rights, or laws have been changed, the jargon is sure different, but as far as the economy (which was absolutely terrible in the eighties and even worse in the seventies) has not changed. The people that run it (career politicians sucking like leechs on the lifeblood of society) haven’t even changed. The people lying to us now are still the same people that lied to us then. What I’m trying to say is, life is pretty short, too short to worry about a King or a Country (things which you can’t control), and way too short to waste worrying all the time about things which many of you have obviously no informed opinions about. Things aren’t about “republicans” or “democrats”. Its about too many people struggling to survive with limited resources on a tiny speck of dust floating through a void. You can get emotional, you can debate, but those are the facts of the matter. Your god has yet to make an appearance (in recorded history) and I definitely don’t see him now…But then again primitive apes are always willing to believe there is a larger Alpha Male out there…

  • Chris

    Freemasonry is winning the day. They are in control of our public schools, many members of congress and state legislatures, federal judges are Freemasons. Why is Mexico in such dire straights that their citizens have to leave to seek daily sustenance? Freemasonry was the cause of the Mexican Revolution and they have been in power for a century.
    The goal of Freemasonry is to marginalize and or eradicate the catholic church, elevate their version of a false god and usher in the reign of the anti-Christ. Divide and conquer is their battle plan and it seems to be working.

  • Thomas Mayka

    Your article is erroneous. Arizona did NOT pass any sort of anti-immigrant law.

    The law they passed was directed at ILLEGAL ALIENS, the legal meaning of which is a foreign national, in the United States without permission or authorization.

    Immigrants are people who moved here LEGALLY. Illegal aliens have NOT earned the right to be called immigrants.

    Get your facts straight.

  • allison smith

    Larry- If Jesus died for our sins and we don’t need to do anything to go to heaven, because Jesus did it all for us, then why do we have to avoid sin? As long as we believe that Jesus died for them and that’s all we need, then what’s the point in trying so hard to do the right thing? We are all sinners and Jesus already paid the price for them. If I sin, I’m going to heaven anyways, as long as I believe, right?

  • http://alanmast@comcast.net A Mast

    Let US* Lament
    *United States

    Let us lament! A nation, of humble beginning, founded by out cast pilgrims, born of a lion, to soar the highest heights on eagle’s wings. This nation upon its noble foundation “We The People”, and its cornerstone “In God We Trust” grew and prospered becoming the most powerful and benevolent nation the world has ever seen. God’s generosity overflowed its being with health, wealth, and prosperity, to the envy of the many.

    As a nation “In God We Trust” slowly drifted to “In Self I Trust”.
    Morals declined…violence increased, families disintegrated. Drugs, divorce, rape, abortion, murder, deception, fraud, and corruption plagued its society. Gifts of God given life were carelessly returned to sender. Its future sacrificed for the convenience of today’s society. By human reasoning it was deemed wise by some to end the misery of the sick and aged in the guise of dignity. As the national morals decayed, individual freedoms were taken away, as protection against these plagues. The envy of the world declined in stature. Mocked and harassed by some who desired its fall!

    The nation became arrogant toward God. Rumors prevailed that God was dead!
    God withdrew, no longer showered His love on the arrogant nation. Its people wondered why they suffered such decline, no longer knowing well being was from God. The rumor was true! To the nation, God was dead! For in its heart and soul… God had died!

    The nation was deceived into believing its founding fathers separated God from Government, when in fact the founding fathers firmly established God as its guiding light. The nation’s uniqueness, strength, and unity was born of the founding fathers faith, trust, and reliance on the Bible as the anchor to hold firm this new floundering government. They used the Bible as their foundation, creating profound documents unique to the world’s countries! The first public schools were founded to teach Christian morality using the Bible as text. The first Supreme Court session begin with a several hour prayer service. The capital rotunda was used for church services. To this day oaths of office are sworn on the Bible.

    Are “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God” just cliché or evidence to the importance of God as the guiding source of wisdom to this nation? Did man alone build this nation? No!.
    Is man alone destroying it?Yes!

    To ignore and deny God is to ignore and deny that which made this nation the most powerful and benevolent to ever exist! Returning the cornerstone (“In God We Trust”) of this nation to public domain will repair its eroded foundation (“We The People”).

    If… “We The People”, the heart and soul of this nation, truly place our trust in God, In Self I Trust will return to “In God We Trust”.

    If… “We The People” make this national foundation personal, as the founding fathers had, then In God I Trust will restore… “Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” as the preamble to the Constitution of the United States intended, when authored by our Christian founders.
    © A. R. MAST 12/28/20

  • Jonny Doe

    –Larry- If Jesus died for our sins and we don’t need to do anything to go to heaven, because Jesus did it all for us, then why do we have to avoid sin? As long as we believe that Jesus died for them and that’s all we need, then what’s the point in trying so hard to do the right thing? We are all sinners and Jesus already paid the price for them. If I sin, I’m going to heaven anyways, as long as I believe, right?–

    Allison, dear Allison, please hear what I’m about to say because it is all straight from Scripture.

    You’re right when you say we must believe, but the belief must result in repentance. The demons also believe but they are not saved. Nowhere in the Bible does it say belief is the sole requirement for salvation. I’ve read the whole thing and it’s not in there.

    –You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.– James 2:19

    Repentance is the core of the Gospel, which can only follow belief. There will be many who simply believe but have not repented, and they will not make it to Heaven (Matthew 7:21-23). These people even call Him ‘Lord’. Others who may believe in Jesus will not make it to Heaven because they refuse to forgive others (Matthew 6:14-15).

    Numerous Old Testament prophets called Israel to repent. John the Baptist called people to repentance (Matthew 3:2). Jesus said to repent (Luke 13:3). Peter, on the day of Pentecost, as well (Acts 2:38).

    People cannot live a lifestyle of sin and go to Heaven. When sin is the exception and not the rule, and our hearts have truly repented, we know that we are saved.

  • Linda

    Thomas, thank you. The keyword is “ILLEGAL”. My grandparents came to Ellis Island and went through proper channels, became citizens, paid taxes, and raised law abiding children.

    Legal aliens are fine. We are almost all descended from somebody from somewhere else. No big deal!

    Pray, pray , pray

  • http://none Nattany

    Hello to all the commentators out there. It is ashamed of how foreign people tend to criticize and disrespect the flag of this country. I am foreigner myself and have lived in USA for many years. The difference between my actions and yours out there was and is that as soon as I put my feet in this country I never waged my country flag on a USA soil, I never insulted America, nor abused in any way. To the contrary, I blessed America; I pray for her, still do and always will.

    If anyone wants to live in USA soil, please love this country, respect and never, never insult it, wag your country flag and dishonor USA. She has given you food, shelter and work, cheap medical attention and more – appreciate and honor that a lot! No other country in the world will do that for any one, as soon as your visit permit is over in any country they send you back to your country, reason why there are no illegal aliens anywhere else in world, only in America because she was and still is the greatest country with a heart to help and welcome anyone. What do you do for her in return? Insult, protest against her and misuse her flag!!!

    Remember John F. Kennedy’s words? “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” Great thought! Instead of maligning, insulting and protesting about this USA that has already given you what your country could not given you, please do something good for your new home, even if you are not a citizen, I am not either but America is like my second mother to me and I love her. If you see that there are abortions, protest and help young people to get closer to God and don’t say that America is in sin. If you only criticize and do nothing, the sin is yours. If you see graffiti, clean it, if this country of plenty is going down in morals, neglecting God and His word – please do something to bring the spirit of your creator to your home, to schools, to work place and do something starting with your own children by teaching them respect, by teaching them to help and make it better in every possible way and by praying for their new home. That is how you honor and love a country that, by the way, has given you so much already. If you do that instead of wasting valuable time protesting and insulting, your good actions will do more good that your bad ones and God will bless us all, but if you’ll continue with your bad actions and do nothing good then you and I will go down because you’ll be given evil more opportunities to take over.
    Think about it, about your actions, your heart and your future.

    God bless!

  • Stephen J.

    A God of love, mercy and hope is the only answer for America and all of mankind. God loved man so much that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ to be crucified for our sins at calvary. On the third day after the crucifixion Jesus rose from dead conquering death forever. The day or the hour of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming not even Christ or the angels in heaven know when. Only God the Father knows the hour and day that Christ will return. Look up for your redemption draws near. God Bless America.

  • http://www.genesisandbeyond.wordpress.com Peggy King

    Unfortunately, faith and reason have been split asunder. That is why the Catholic Church holds the Truth – she understands the relationship between the two. It is the Church that has fought for generations to keep reason and faith together.

  • Dora

    Larry, have you ever prayed for anyone? If you have, that makes you an intercessor, a MEDIATOR. So if we lowly humans can be mediators, how much more can the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede and mediate for us before the throne of God. And she does. She is the pure, SINLESS vessel that God chose to be the living tabernacle, so she had to be undefiled to hold God. She was the most obedient of all Jesus’ disciples, there to the bitter end. Jesus is the ultimate mediator before the Father, and she is the best mediator before her Son, Jesus. In regard to suffering and penance, AND to speak to your admonition to read the Holy Scriptures, what does the following passage from the Holy Bible mean to you? “I rejoice now in the sufferings I bear for your (the Colossians) sake; and what is lacking of the suffering of Christ I fill up in my flesh for His body, which is the Church.” Colossians 1:24. I would be interested to know how you can explain this Scripture if you believe no one has to suffer and mortify the flesh (which is mentioned many times in my Bible.)
    Jesus is the Savior and no one else can do what He did! His Precious Blood saves, and you are right, we cannot and don’t buy our salvation. We can’t earn it, we can’t barter with God for it. It is given out of pure love and nothing we will ever do will merit that great gift. But He did give us His Mother from the Cross. We honor her because she is the Mother of our Savior. Any power given to you as a Christian (if you are one) comes from God and any power that the Blessed Virgin has, also comes from God. We are all saved by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, but as Catholics we know that as weak and sinful human beings we must live out our salvation one day at a time. Once saved, always saved is a completely flawed teaching and totally contrary to the commandments and to 90% of the Scriptures. God bless you and enlighten you, that you may no longer diminish the Mother of God. No one has ever said, at least not in the Catholic faith that she is a savior or that we don’t need Jesus. She guides us to her Son, she always points to Jesus!

  • joe

    where in the Bible does it say Mary was just a channel? I thought I read in the Bible that all generations shall call her blessed and that she is “full of grace”. I don’t think a channel is full of grace or is called blessed for all generations. Hm, maybe some people should read their own Bibles.

  • John

    Larry,

    You love your Bible? Then thank the Catholic Church. We do penance as Catholics because as Romans teaches us “our lives are to patterned on Christ”. He did penance, he chose suffering, and we imitate him. Too many so called Christians want the prize of heaven but cheapen God’s grace by making salvation the result of saying one prayer. God wants our hearts and that takes dying to self. You may think you should not or do not want any suffering, but go ahead and reread the stories of the apostles. They suffered, encouraged self-sacrifice. Plus, Jesus loved his mother, gave her to the Church, and hears her prayers for us. How could you have a problem with that? Even the angel said she was full of grace. How could she be full of grace before the death and resurrection of Christ unless she was chosen by God and filled with grace through His generous gift to her and all Christians?

  • Dan

    You…..are a moron.

  • kevin

    To Larry-

    You are right on Margie. OUr Lady of FAtima has encouraged these things. I always hate to be the one to put down the protestants but they always cut down Catholicism and the Mother of Jesus, and I need to defend them. Protestants must know their roots are in the Catholic church, for 1500 years before Luther. Luther took it upon himself to change the sacred tradition out of disobedience to his Church thus creating the biggest heresy of all time. Pray, fasting and penance is needed for salvation. Once saved always saved is wrong and doesn’t correspond with our freewill. Larry needs to get his head out of the Bible for a little while, until he reads up on the history of the Church and the heresies the protestant faith is founded upon.

  • catholicjoe

    Wow, the family of God is divided…not good. We need to pray and work with our evangelical brothersnd sistes. Ora et Labora (pray and work). Let’s not freak out…let’trust our “Abba” or Daddy. Let’s pray and work and quit whimpering like little whooped puppy dogs. God can do all things.

  • joe p

    The Catholic church is a den of pedophiles and homosexuals who worship Mary as a Goddess-they are deceived by Satan and the heresies their church peddles.

    All the rosaries in the world will not save you-your false church will not save you-you murdered those like William Tyndale who published the Bible in English-we Protestants have the Bible in spite of you-not because of you. And stop worshiping that wafer-Jesus is not in it !

  • NWO

    If you come to America then you better bring an American flag.

  • Metatron

    While you were sleeping
    you saw evil all around and did not recognize it
    you heard deception yet did not seek truth
    you smelled the stench of death and did not mourn
    you proclaimed “I am proud to be an american”
    you were told we must fight evil
    you were told we must defeat those who would harm us
    you were told these things and more
    from the mouths of liars who speak those words of themselves
    you were told we are the greatest nation on earth
    the most righteous, the chosen, the Light of the World
    God bless america you proclaimed
    but your ignorance has blinded you
    your apathy has hidden from you
    that which america has become
    and now is
    And many will realize but too late
    that america is changed forever
    changed from what the founders envisioned
    the great opportunity to create a nation
    principled in the knowledge of the truth
    that each individual
    has supremely endowed rights
    that cannot be subjugated
    by men or groups of men
    changed to the naked truth that is now revealed
    that america is but another worldly empire
    intent on destruction
    principled on greed
    principled on hatred
    principled on lust
    principled on deceit
    clothed in the deceptive cloak of righteousness
    while rotting from within
    holding hostage the willing and unwilling
    extorting, deceiving those from whom it is made
    punishing, ostracizing those among the many who remain vigilant
    america the whore, america, the ruthless beast of darkness
    as the sheep are led to slaughter
    so you will be among their numbers
    a hundred, thousand, million, and more
    one of the flock of those who like you
    were lulled to sleep by the empty promise of gratification
    and by the false promise of riches and comfort
    incited by visions of far-away conquerors
    ignoring the cries of the vanquished
    fearful of suffering and without dignity
    fostering indifference and intolerance
    told lies many in number
    by those whom you believe are righteous
    you who are content to sleep in comfort
    and dream of possibilities of profit and entertainment
    you accept lies as truth
    injustice as justice
    wealth as prosperity
    slavery as freedom
    you slumber in your righteousness
    not remembering nor caring what is freedom
    not knowing justice
    not knowing truth
    death is your mantra
    your eyes have been blinded
    your ears have been deafened
    your heart has been hardened
    you cannot see your own tomorrow
    even for the sake of the ones that will come after you
    The fruit has fallen away
    and spoiled with decay
    and now the tree bears no fruit
    for as the caretakers sleep
    the tree withers and becomes lifeless
    and with the passing of time
    your children will awaken
    and when their suffering becomes too great to bear
    then they will cry out
    I see the evil
    I hear the deception
    I smell the stench of death
    I seek the truth
    I seek justice
    I seek freedom
    and for them the struggle to escape from the bondage
    you have willfully left as their inheritance
    will be their struggle
    faint memories and haunting ghosts of Freedom
    will be of no consequence
    for it is to be their struggle
    to regain that which was lost
    by the complacency of their forefathers
    and perhaps they will know in their hearts
    that they are worthy of the Freedom
    that many before them had denied and forgotten
    that they are more than what they have been born into
    and so it came to pass
    while you were sleeping

  • Tim Buchanan

    There is some good discussion here, but this nation was and has always been guided by Judeo-Christian (Protestant) principles, not Roman Catholic, except for examples like the Virginia Colony which began under Anglican doctrine (ie: a state church). The protestants made the bible available to the masses, against the will of those that wanted to keep the masses illiterate throughout the world.

    This nation was founded as a Christian nation, as evidenced by every primary governmental, state and founding document. They were not necessarily “evangelicals”, but they were even more dedicated to Christian principals than we in the 21st century. Their devotion to “God” or “the creator” can be found in every public building constructed and in their own writings and testimony. Check it out – the Supreme Court, the Capital, Washington Monument, the constitution, every state capital and constitution, etc all claim the existance and supremacy of God over government and affairs of men. Government was given by God and under subjection of God, who gave all men freedon of Life, Liberty and the persuit of happiness. It is not given by government and should not be taken by government! They did not want a state church, so the so-called separation of church and state was only mean’t to protect the citizens from the meddling of the government into the affairs of the church or the joining of both. There is no (none, zero) mentions about citizens being restricted from practicing their “God given rights” in public places. Government is restricted not to obstruct the free practice of religion.

    Many of the founders were leaders and presidents of bible societies, preachers, lay speakers and one of the first acts of congress was to authorize the first bibles in America, with public monies. One of the biggest misnomers was that many were deists and oblivious to religion. Wrong, only a few were listed as deists, and those that were porported a faith in God and testified to the Christian founding of America. This nation did have an “exceptional” founding!! We have a Christian beginning, because the vast and overwhelming majority were in agreement with the concept as evidenced in the constitution, etc. In fact the outright & purposeful practice of protestant Christianity in America.

    We have come a long way in 200+ years. Our memories are foggy and we are letting a great nation slip by the wayside of history. We have corrupt leaders when we THE PEOPLE place them in office. They are an extension of our own wants and illusions. They flatter us with promises, to give us money from the public coffers, and we accept their promises and religious shadowy images, but they lack Godly convictions to guide us. We murder by abortion and we will be called to account, as so many other societies have. Many are just shadows of what they were, many are nolonger. Shall or shall we not seek God and turn from our wicked ways?? There have been some good comments and I appreciate the freedom we have to express our opinions.

  • The III

    The III (3rd)
    My name is The III given to me at birth
    Documented to prove this fact
    My message I bring comes in warnings of 3s
    for I am a witness to that
    The 1st warning I bring is for all to heed
    That God is not to be mocked at
    The path that you choose is all up to you
    but to mock God you bring on his wrath
    The 2nd warning I bring are for nations and Kings
    Your greed for power and all of it’s worth
    Your actions are insane and let me be plain
    God is not going to let you destroy his earth
    The 3rd warning I bring is for all to heed
    given from the beginning of time
    If you stay on this path you will call down his wrath
    and no one will be able to flee
    My name is the III given to me at birth
    Documented to prove I am
    My message I bring comes in warnings of 3s
    Believe them if you can
    -The III

  • http://www.betterdietislam.com/ Adam Testad

    1/ Replace all Interest with sharing profit and loss
    2/ Forbid Gambling in stock markets with futures options etc.
    3/ Go back to Gold and Silver currency with real Gold and Silver coins.
    4/ Limit tax to 2.5% of savings
    5/ Forbid poisonous medicines and promote natural medicine
    6/ Allow only politicians who believe in accountability for all deeds, also hidden deeds, in the hereafter

    Just a beginning / Adam Testad / betterdietislam.com

  • Jack

    The Illuminati

  • Jesus to all of us

    Let’s all pray together:
    Our Father, Who art in heaven,
    Hallowed be Thy Name.
    Thy Kingdom come.
    Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

    For the Kingdom, the Glory and Honor are Yours now and forever
    Amen.

  • http://doomers.us Euro

    Americans never look at the policies of other countries with better outcomes, better quality of life, less crime and see what they are doing. Instead Americans regress to religious nuttery and more right wing policies that exacerbate the problem.
    The more religious the country, the worse off it is as they don’t face up to problems, just jam their head in the sand and pray for a better outcome instead of self examination.

    The quality of life in atheist Norway far exceeds that of the United States.

  • DaveR

    Joshua – you are wrong. While many of the founders were not Christian, there were definitely Christians among them. And while there were some deists, most were not desits. You clearly have been studying progressive history. Go study history as written prior to the mid-1800s and you will see what really happened. History has been changed dramatically. I am a baby boomer who was a history major and even when I was in school many of the revisionist history lessons were being taught. You have to dig deep to find the truth.

  • http://www.2besaved.com/2BSHome02.html Dan

    I am a Christian and will be baptized Lutheran at the age of 27 because my wife is Lutheran and Yahweh is Yahweh and Yahushua is Yahushua. If you are a christian and wondering what these names are maybe you should look at your bible and see if it does indeed say pray on the name of god. Jesus was not our saviors name and baal means lord. Our gods name is Yahweh and our saviors name is Yahushua you must admire the simplicity of keeping the true names of god out of our prayers. Look into it at http://www.2besaved.com/2BSHome02.html

  • unohoo

    No prayer or God in school, an invasion of illegal Catholics (they have no God either)from our southern border, a Muslim (used to be baptist) president who worships as a Muslim openly.

    personally I do not believe he is a Muslim, among other things he is a fake . . . I think he is a recruiter from hell responsible for dismantling this country through his inability to act or react appropriately, intelligently or responsibly to any given situation politically or personally, at home or on any world front.

    Above all else . . . no God in you and you will believe anything they tell you! The truth will make you free.

    Did I miss anything?

  • unohoo

    YO DAN,

    YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT SOME OTHER IDIOT TOLD YOU ABOUT SALVATION, AND THEY MISSED A COUPLE THINGS . . . HERE THEY ARE FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE;

    JOHN 2:9
    But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

    JOHN 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

    APPARENTLY YOU DO NOT HAVE THE LOVE OF GOD IN YOU, NEITHER DO YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, ALAS . . . NOT ALL IS LOST, GOD HAS A PLACE FOR YOU ANYWAY; AND IT ISN’T HEAVEN. SO ENJOY YOUR TRIP.

  • K

    Prayer, it’s a lot like doing nothing to solve your problems and passing the buck onto a deity for being angry. Maybe you should do something else with your time, like actually work on a way to solve some of these problems and create alternate economies.

  • mns

    The USA and Europe are at a turning point. Most factory jobs have gone to third world countries and not the USA and Europe need to figure out what to do with all the displaced workers. What is needed is a new vision and new economy. We have the technology to eliminate war, poverty and exploitative capitalism world wide. We have the ability to correct ecological problems with a restructuring of society. We have the ability to create a new education system and lay the foundation for a world civilization…the first in history. We cannot look back to the past for a model. We must reinvent the world afresh.

  • Brandi Cabic

    when a disabled, beaten mother cannot find a way to be a mother that is a serious sign that just because you don’t have alot of money you cannot be a mom? when people can legally take and kidnapp children, and take them across the country through agencies throughout the country that is the sign of the times. when money becomes more to people than the love that belongs between a mother and child. how dare all the people out there involved. you oughta be ashamed of yourself. you don’t even deserve to eat in my opinion. go to bed hungry all you sinners.

  • Jake

    This is seriously not all about religion. If you do or do not believe in god it doesn’t matter. This is our own doing. This is America focusing on other issues instead of the right and big issues. People don’t want to take the time or do what makes them more money. I watched the kony video on YouTube. Ya that does suck. But it seems Americans are too busy with everyone else’s problem but their own. Help ourselves before we need help ourselves. People just don’t get it. If we spend too much time with someone else’s problems we lose sight of our own. Pretty soon we will be the country lookin for help and guess who’s going to help. NO ONE. Cause they can’t solve their own problems we do it for them we are becoming as weak as they are. Our founding fathers are who we turned our backs on. Not god. God is a whole different issue. If you want to believe in god and blame this mess this broken country on turning our backs on him? Go ahead. But to me your just worrying about another small issue