(quote) Andy-896770 said: if the government is stealing our money, especially for funding immoral causes such as abortion, don't we have a right to stand up to it?
Yes, we have a right and obligation to stand up to it. This is what the Fortnight for Freedom rallies were about last year (and this year).
This is what our Catholic Church has been leading her flock to do: Stand Up for Religious Liberties.
This is what faithful Catholics were called to do last fall in the voting booth.....stand up for our religious freedoms by voting against the HHS Mandate (which is causing ALL kinds of problems, and it's just beginning).
How'd we do ("standing up to it") so far, especially last fall in the voting booth?
Terribly. That's how. Many Catholics either didn't show up and vote, or voted for a non-contender (and thus the vote didn't matter in that the election was really about two major candidates) or they voted FOR
a very anti-scriptural candidate who wrote a health plan that is attacking our Church.
We're reaping what what was sown (last fall) by our vote, or our non-vote. Or, for those of us who stood with our Church with our vote, but kept our heads in the sand and didn't actively campaign to get other Catholics to follow our Church's leadings, well, here we sit. Reaping what was sown by our complacency.
But, on the other hand, God often keeps us in the fire to help burn out the impurities. So, God allowed this man to stay in office so more of us could feel the heat. So more of us would pay attention to what is happening in our country. God is allowing us to see the direction a country will head if it's not on His path. God is the author of life. We either live our lives by His way, or reap the consequences.
I feel God is using our choices to bring more of us back to Him. It's never been about who would be the best (short-term) candidate, it was always about eternal consequences. God felt the current POTUS would serve His purpose best....by giving us more of what we voted for....which would lead more of us to feel the sting of our choices, which was voting (either directly or indirectly) into leadership a man who is very much against God's word.
It's sort of like God saying, "Can you hear Me now?" (My response is no, not enough of us have been woken up, so expect things in America is get much, much worse. God is jealous to win back ALL of us, so He'll let it get really bad for us all, to get back that one lost sheep).