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Had It With Government Bureaucrats?

I'm OK with rendering unto Caesar (well, sort of).  After all, Jesus commanded us to do so.  But at times Caesar can be so dim-witted, ham-fisted, and just plain difficult to work with.  How many enjoyable experiences have you had at the DMV, the Social Security administration, or at the tax-assessor's little shop of horrors?  Here's the ultimate way to render unto Caesar, and yet protest his overbearing ways at the same time--pay with coins!  Frank Alford is my new hero!  I can't wait for my next trip to the DMV!  But I've got some coin rolling to do first. . .   Click here: Man Pays $21K Property Taxes In Coins - Money News Story - WFTV Orlando

Here's the story of yet another public-school parent protesting the use of religious music during the "winter holiday" program at the local elementary school.  The problem--the parent is protesting the songs which mention Rudolph and Santa because they are overtly "religious."  What????  Click here: School board reinstates Rudolph, Santa | | Star-News | Wilmington, NC

Some Anglicans are quite upset about the church's efforts to evangelize Muslims.  That's probably a good indication that those Anglicans who worry about such things are in need of evangelization themselves.  Click here: Church of England to debate whether Christians should try to convert Muslims - Telegraph

Times are tough.  So, church attendance is up.  Click here: Bad Times Draw Bigger Crowds to Churches -

Reader Comments (6)

Successfully secularizing religious belief has its benefits: Christians can dress up on October 31 or shop the twelve days of Christmas with nary a care. But this misguided parent is only behaving like misguided believers who haven’t themselves figured out that the classroom Halloween party and subsequent trick ‘r treating really isn’t a celebration of Satan. In the same way, Rudolph isn’t forcing anything on anyone.

Sheesh, everybody lighten up and enjoy a party for once.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Some interesting posts here. It certainly is dangerous business evangelizing in some Islamic countries. Bill Maher, one of the more arrogant and bold aggressive new atheists (who actually makes some sensible remarks against some of the more ridiculous theological beliefs bandied about in the culture but who also has rejected any aspect of the supernatural in his belief structure without any good reasons for doing so) often commets about the absurdity of Christians evangelizing Muslims. I guess the Anglicans are more influenced by cultural debates then the Words of God.

I second the motion and claim the guy who sent in the coins to pay his property taxes as my new hero. The government often abuses its authority and many government workers picked up the mentality of those who work around them. They are like cops who act differently because of the gun they carry around. Most certainly do not have a proper public service mentality. What are we to expect in this life right? Surprisingly, sometimes our bitches and complaints can actually so some good if you approach it with reference to competency and corruption.

Another humorous post by Zrim. That made me laugh.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
I meant do some good rather than so some good- I did not catch the error before I posted.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
Regarding the DMV: Almost four years ago, when we moved to the Phoenix area from the Los Angeles area, I was shocked at how different the DMV is here compared to Los Angeles.

Even though Phoenix is the fifth largest city, you can actually walk into the DMV and get your Arizona drivers license and your new license plates the same day!

Now, if we can just get rid of those speed cameras.

One more thing on Phoenix. Sheriff Joe is actually going to start charging the prisoners for room and board to stay in the tents. Also, he is going to start charging them for food and medical care! He likes to brag that he only cost's the tax payers $1.06 cents a day to feed 'em. They wear pink underwear. They are not allowed to smoke, nor are they allowed to work out with weights or watch T.V. The tents do not have A.C. or heat in them!
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
"Times are tough. So, church attendance is up."


"Poll Finds No Boost in Church Attendance during Economic Crisis"

A contradiction? Even God cannot solve contradictions can He?
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas
Frank Alford is getting his message across I love it.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertiminator

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