Boy, you just never know what will set some people off.
I just received an email concerning this weekend's WND Fuddy Duddy column as follows:
You wrote a column about the insolent teenagers blocking you. In the ENTIRE column I did not see you mention “God” or “Christian” or something to do with our religious heritage that is now lacking and why America is turning into what you see today. You had an importune moment to define this, but you did not.
And THAT is the problem! God is left out of the picture and you have proven it with what you wrote today and you did not even recognize it. I did not know you were so into or being FOOLED by secularism that you even missed what is so obvious about what is going on.
I thought you were pretty religious and into the Bible, but I really see you are not. Otherwise you will have seen what is pretty obvious about the two boys, America, it’s Christian heritage and its true identity in the world.
I enjoyed reading your columns because I thought it was fueled by Bible wisdom. I did not see this in your column today. I may pare my reading down of any future columns. Inadvertently, to me, and the world wise enough to recognize this, you explained why America is going down hill.
While I do not disagree that the secularization of this nation is one of the main contributors to its downfall, it seems to me this guy is seeing bogeymen around every corner. So I’m being “fooled” by secularism? And I’m not “into” the Bible or I’m not religious because ONE of my columns didn’t mention religion?
As a reminder, I have a 1000 word limit. This column was originally around 1500 words and I had to trim and trim and trim. That's the first point to consider.
The second point is, the focus of my column at WND is socio-political commentary, not religion – although about 75% of my columns DO mention religion. However if you want religion every single week, please read Greg Laurie's excellent pieces. The focus of Mr. Laurie's columns IS religion.
The third point that comes to mind is Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ In other words, a lot of yapping doesn't necessarily translate into a genuine Christian spirit.
Obviously it is impossible to please all of the people all of the time. Case in point.