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O Tempora! O Mores!

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Politics 
O, Times! O, Manners! It is my opinion
That you are changing sadly your dominion —
I mean the reign of manners hath long ceased,
For men have none at all, or bad at least;
And as for times, altho' 'tis said by many
The "good old times" were far the worst of any,
Of which sound doctrine l believe each tittle,
Yet still I think these worse than them a little.

“O, Tempora! O, Mores!”, Edgar Allan Poe (c. 1825)

Today is certainly an historic one in our country. In two separate but similar rulings, ...
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Election Blues 2012

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : Politics 
Hey Christian, do you have Election Blues?

I know many do for Facebook testifies of it. I could hardly get to sleep last night because my wife's phone was blowing up with notifications of various posts! It was sad to see. I don't like to see people frustrated and upset any more than the next person. Then I thought, maybe we as Christians are holding this a little too close to the vest.

Take a spiritual walk with me; let’s re-group. Perhaps, I can encourage you in your Faith, if not your count...
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Progressive Politics, Conservative Christianity, and Me

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : Politics 
There was a time in this country when political affiliation had no correlation with Church attendance. (See “Welcome To Pergamos”) Those in the pew were diverse in their politics, and the church one attended was statistically insignificant as a measure of voting habits. But such is not the case today, as church attendance has become a major factor in predicting whether one will vote republican or conservative; so in this political climate I am indeed an enigma to some. I have loved ones w...
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Welcome To Pergamos!

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Saturday, January 1, 2011, In : Politics 

     "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: ...I have a few things against you'
.”
Revelation 2:12-14

Thomas Jefferson understood the value of a government which was limited from reaching into the religious realm, which is why he, in his own words, “refrained from prescribing even those occasional performances of devotion”, such as days of fasting or thanksgiving, though his presidential predecessors did this regularly....


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Christian Insanity

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Saturday, September 11, 2010, In : Politics 
Today we remember one of the greatest tragedies in our country's history, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Our country has changed since that day. Our lives are different because of that day. From inconvenient security parameters to a constant state of high alert and even wars on two fronts. Many American families have mourned the loss of loved ones, whether from the initial horror of 9/11, or from the drawn out wars we have waged since. It seems we all know someone in the militar...
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Dare to Pray in Private in America!

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Thursday, May 6, 2010, In : Politics 

And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly
.”
Matthew 6:5-6

First there was the commotion about President Obama canceling the Na...


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Who's Right?

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Politics 

In an interview on Monday with Sean Hannity on his daily Fox News Channel show, Sarah Palin was asked about her reaction to the recently passed House bill on health insurance reform. Their ten-minute exchange was a resounding right-wing rant decrying the supposed travesty of “Obama-care”; but I would like to key-in on a comment Palin made about a Pro-life Democrat, Rep. Bart Stupak, and the President’s compromise with him to gain his support for the bill.

Rep. Stupak and other Pro-l...


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Thank You, Mrs Bush!

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, In : Politics 
Today my sons began their new school year to the resounding and encouraging voice of the President of the United Sates of America! Wow, how cool to have the President speak right to you as a kid! However, such was not the enthusiasm of many of the far, and lately ridiculous, Right. Some have said that President Obama means to indoctrinate our children; while others have feared that the President was using our kids to gain political advantage over his foes. People were protesting the President...
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Peter's Politics

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Monday, September 7, 2009, In : Politics 

The Apostle Peter lived to see a time when it became increasingly dangerous to profess one’s self a Christian. In his latter years, public opinion in the Roman empire shifted against Christians on a wide scale. Christians were held in contempt by the populace because of their convictions against the pervading pagan religion of Roman society. This caused many in that day to view Christians with suspicion and animosity; a sentiment that Emperor Nero used to his advantage in AD 64, when eleven...


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Beware of Political Leaven!

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, In : Politics 

In Mark 8:15, Jesus warned His disciples, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod!” The leaven of the Pharisees is directly described as religious hypocrisy, but what is the leaven of Herod? In the Gospels we read of a sect called the Herodians who joined forces with the Pharisees to destroy Jesus (Mark 3:6). They seem to have been a political party, named for its support of Herod’s dynasty which reined over Judea as Roman vassals. In speaking of leaven, no doubt ...


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What Did He Say?

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Politics 

Can you believe the audacity of our President to say that our country was founded not only upon Judeo-Christian principles, but also on the words of the Muslim Koran?! In his nationally televised speech, the President declared that “[American] character is... sustained in our national life by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Koran, and the varied faiths of our people.” As if unilaterally revising our country's history wasn't enough, he went on to identify the...


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