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And we're going to pay for this...how?

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I've seen this before, but not in a form I could post, until I saw it again in Joel Belz' column in World Magazine. Take a few moments to look it over carefully and ask yourself if the proponents of the healthcare reform bill are living in the real world if they think we have the resources to pay for it. Figures above the line show a budget surplus, figures below show a deficit.


Says Belz:

"Take a look at the simple but frightening chart on this page, whose sources are the Congressional Budget Office (in red) and the White House itself (in yellow). What they're reporting is the best possible scenario-the most optimistic projection anyone can come up with.Here's what the graph summarizes:  The Bush administration inherited a surplus from the Clinton years. But tax cuts, the response to 9/11, and foolish and profligate spending by the Republican Congress of the mid-90s drove the federal government into successive deficits of around a third of a trillion dollars annual…

Stunning Hypocrisy

The new health care bill is so good, Democrats have exempted themselves from its requirements.

The Hitchens Brothers

You've heard of atheist Christopher Hitchens. Now meet his brother, former atheist, Peter.

What would you ask the President...if you could?

Have you ever wondered what you would say if you had the opportunity to sit down and visit with President Obama? Ben Stein would like to ask a series of questions--good questions.

Separation of Church and State?

What do you think of the idea of separation of church and state?

It all depends on what you mean by it. If you mean, “Do I believe the government of the church should be kept separate from the government of the state”, then yes I’m all for it. The church should not be a department of the state nor the state a ministry of the church. Each has its own officers and its own sphere of responsibility.

But if you mean, “Do I believe in the separation of God from government”, which is what most who cry “separation of church and state” mean, then no, I don’t believe it for moment. The state, no less than the church, has a responsibility to acknowledge God and to be subject to him.

Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him (Ps. 2:10-12)

Those who hold office in ci…

What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and why is there no forgiveness for it?

This is a question of no little concern for many people, some of whom fear they may have committed it. The thought of being guilty of a sin that can never be forgiven is indeed a very frightening thought.

Let’s try to understand what this is all about. In the first place, let’s make sure we understand what the word “blasphemy” means. To blaspheme means to speak evil of; to revile; to slander or defame. We find the word used more than 50 times in the NT. For instance, when Jesus was hanging on the cross, it says that those who passed by “derided” him. The Greek word is the word for blasphemy. They blasphemed him. They spoke evil of him, slandered him, defamed him.

In the book of Acts, when Paul was preaching in Pisidian Antioch, and large crowds came to hear him, it says, “When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him” (Acts 13:45)…