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How to Raise Your Kids to be Great Citizens: CHANGE the way you praise

Oxymoron

Visual oxymoron…

Yesterday, JTR shared  a video in which a liberal Democrat borrowed religious language to ask God to bless and further the abortion agenda. Surely this was the ultimate oxymoron!  Now, I have no way of knowing whether she was being ironic. She appeared to be perfectly sincere, and quite unaware of how bizarre and contradictory she sounded to a Christian who is pro-life.

As I thought about this, I began to wonder whether conservative God-fearers sometimes borrow the rhetoric and values of the secular world, perhaps without even knowing it.

  • We may nod our heads when we hear the phrase, “In the world but not of it;”
  • we may tap our toe in time to “This world is not my home, I’m only passing through;”
  • we may hang up a plaque that reads, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord;”
  • we may think we are raising our children to be God-fearing, devout and humble.

But. Are we really? Continue reading