“He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.”
Until that day…
2 thoughts on “Memorial Day”
I have decided that I will no longer attend any church on Memorial Day unless I know for sure ahead of time that the church: 1. Will not pledge to the flag. 2. Will not sing patriotic songs. 3. Will not ask God to bless America. 4. Will not have veterans wear their military uniforms. 5. Will not have all veterans stand and be applauded. 6. Will not say that U.S. soldiers defend our freedoms. 7. Will not say that as Christ died for our sins, so U.S. soldiers died for our freedoms. 8. Will not recognise police and fireman as public servants worthy of our praise.
I suspect that I will be staying home next year or taking the kids on a picnic. It is a disgrace that some or all of these things take place in American churches on Memorial Day Sunday.
I noticed that you’ve copied and pasted this in a few places… I also noticed some of the dialogue and rebuttals it created on those other blogs.
I think I hear what you’re trying to say. It’s probably rooted in a genuine desire to glorify God. But… there are a handful of people who might read this that would be hurt and offended by your spiel: veterans, family members of veterans, family member of soldiers who lost their lives so you’d have the freedom to sit on your computer and say whatever you want to say (I’m sure you know that some people can’t).
I think I get what you’re saying. I’m sorry but, it just comes across a bit gongy.