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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Yes, there is a God

  • Whether or not the “silent majority” wants to admit it, the United States is slowly but surely becoming a Godless nation. Oh yes, the polls show that more than 80 percent of Americans still believe there is a “Supreme Being” but less than 40 percent attend any type of religious service on any given Sunday morning. Even fewer base their vote at the polls on a candidate's religious belief or faith.
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  • Whether or not the “silent majority” wants to admit it, the United States is slowly but surely becoming a Godless nation. Oh yes, the polls show that more than 80 percent of Americans still believe there is a “Supreme Being” but less than 40 percent attend any type of religious service on any given Sunday morning. Even fewer base their vote at the polls on a candidate’s religious belief or faith.
    At this point in time, the economy seems to be the major issue that drives what few people that still vote to the polls every other November.
    Apathy and lack of faith in God are the two most serious problems that are facing our society today.
    Once upon a time, Americans were not afraid to stand up and confess their faith in the Creator of the Universe. Common sense seemed to be enough to establish the fact that our world is the result of “Intelligent Design.” Even Hollywood expressed this nation’s belief in God in some brilliantly written television scripts. One recently reached out and grabbed my attention.
    Let’s rewind all the way back to 1961 and a TV medical drama called “Dr. Kildare.” One of the stars of the series was a brilliant veteran actor named Raymond Massey, who portrayed the chief of staff of the fictitious Los Angeles hospital called Blair General. In this particular episode, Dr. Gillespie took a liking to a drunken bum who had been brought to the hospital to sober up for the holidays.
    The man was angry at the world. It turned out that he had lost a child in an accident and his wife later left him because as a couple they could not cope with the tragedy. The man was a former Catholic priest who had tossed aside his faith in God. It turned out that he had a serious blood clot and had to undergo major surgery. He expressed his fear of death.
    What followed was an impressive dialogue that is no longer heard on the TV screen.
    Gillespie: “What is there to fear about death if there is no God?”
    Man: “Do you believe in God; a man of science?”
    Gillespie: “Yes.”
    Man: “Why?”
    Gillespie: “Why doesn’t the sun consume the earth? Why do the celestial bodies revolve around us and not collide? Why do the tides rise and fall? How does a seed grow?
    There is a pattern, an intelligence that we cannot deny. Even the miracle of birth makes it difficult for a doctor to be an atheist.
    Page 2 of 2 - People speak of faith as being blind. Their lack of faith is far more blind.
    I’m only a medical adviser; theological matters are far more personal. They require a great deal of self-diagnosis.”
    There will come a time when the people of our great nation realize that there is a real need to rely on “The Creator.”  We, as a people, are in severe need of some “self-diagnosis.”
    Part of that “self-diagnosis” is facing reality. People who don’t believe in God don’t want to because if they do it means The Bible is the absolute truth and that turns their world of political correctness completely upside down.
    For far too long the believers have sat back and let the non-believers have their way with our government. The only way to take this country back is to take it back at the polls. As voters we need to push the facade of the false promises of jobs and more money and base our vote on morality and Christian principles.
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