And, yes, you are about to get a healthy dose of my personal opinion. But, hey! This is MY online journal, so stop reading if you're scared. Here it is, my response to Obama's healthcare plan: Put up or shut up. I'm going to quote a friend now and I'm not going to tell you who she is or she'll stop saying wise things around me because she doesn't to have attention drawn to her. She's silly like that. Here it is: "i have been thinking that this could be God's answer to the church's lack of charity to widows, orphans and the poor and to the lavish and wasteful lifestyles that americans live. if the church were doing its job, there would be no need for the entitlement programs like welfare, medicare, medicade, healthcare reform, etc. though socalism through the government is a really bad idea, the concept is somewhat biblical, if you think about the fact that we should be giving generously to the church. "
So, yes, although I think this plan is foolish and it's going to cost my family a lot, and I'm scared at the way it looks like our nation is headed toward socialism... I certainly think that if every believer were even tithing faithfully (the WHOLE 10% that is required!) that this "plan" of Obama's to fix everything wouldn't be necessary. And something is necessary. We are required, as believers of God, as partakers in the inheritance of grace, as those promised eternal life - to take care of those who can not take care of themselves. The church is the institution that should be carrying out any "programs" that might be necessary to facilitate this. And if the church doesn't have the funds it needs, it can't help those in need.
So, put up or shut up. If you are not even puttin' your monthly check in the plate when it is passed, then hush. When you have started doing what is required of you that could be a viable solution to the problem, then we can start talking about how foolish Obama and his cronies are. Until then, get smart, get wise, and start obeying.