That’s Right Nate

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Keeping Christ in Independence Day

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Friend of the blog Jack Kimble got in some trouble yesterday when he posted this seemingly innocuous post on twitter:

There’s a war going on between traditional America and those who would like to take Christ out of The 4th of July 3:36 PM Jul 3rd via web

Wow, was he attacked unmercifully by the secular humanist mob that tends to congregate at these social networking sites.  Long time enemy of this site Roger Ebert immediately retweeted the post.  Soon after, Shannyn Moore who is better known for her constant attacks on Sarah Palin and the good folks at BP also was retweeting Kimble’s comment.  What I want to know though, is Representative Kimble really off base?  I mean when he suggested that shrimp, oysters, and crawfish would be unharmed in the BP spill because they had shells he was simply wrong, but in this case I don’t think he is.

Think about you traditional 4th of July.   Maybe, you’ll be lucky and there will be a good patriotic movie about American soldiers blowing something up.  Then there are parades, barbecues, and fire works.  It seems like all the Christian imagery has been removed from the day.  As long as you are shooting the fireworks up in the air, would it be too much to ask to have fireworks shot off in the shape of Christ’s face.   According to Congressman Kimble, fireworks were first used to create loud noises and bright lights to get God’s attention.

According to Kimble, “When Marco Polo brought fireworks back from China to Italy, they were immediately turned over to the Papacy.  Gunpowder was very rare and fireworks were only used in religious services such as Christmas and Easter.   In fact, that is why to this day Papal guards do not carry guns.   It is also why firecrackers are sometimes called Roman Candles.”

So, if you consider myself or Congressman Kimble to be square so be it.  The point remains that the religious imagery has almost been completely stripped from July 4th.  Let’s bring it back to it’s original meaning before it’s too late.


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Written by thatsrightnate

July 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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  1. It seems like the devil is working hard to keep Christ out of everything….not just July 4th, but Christmas, Easter, etc…things that are based on Christ. What happens when you pull the foundation out from under a building? I fear that is indeed what is happening today. Christianity was one of the building blocks that this country began with…and the nation is trying to wipe that out. As Ronald Reagan put it, “If we are not ONE nation under GOD, we are one nation GONE UNDER.” Keep America in our prayers, for God just may turn His back on our country if she turns her back on Him.

    nexttenminutes

    July 4, 2010 at 10:41 pm

  2. Amen, our founding fathers like Ronald Reagan were guided by their faith and desire to cut taxes.

    thatsrightnate

    July 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm

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