Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Currently in Savannah,GA
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Here in the United States, our nation was established on a strong faith in God. That faith was the moral compass that guided this great nation through decades. Sadly, in todayís society, that moral compass has been badly eroded. Case in point...yesterday, the supreme court struck down a ruling to make companies place restrictions on pornography web sites. The desired restrictions were an effort to keep young children from being able to access them. The justices said that it infringed on a companies right of ďFreedom of Speech.Ē On tonightís news, there was another school teacher charged with having sex with minor.Young kids can now get a note from their parents to go see R-rated movies, and the list goes on and on. What does this have to do with sailing? Well these same kids that are getting access to this trash are liable to be hanging around marinas where sailing families with small children might be one day. Drug use, crime, alcoholism, and many other types of moral decay plague this nation. Muslims in other countries are beheading people in the name of their religion, but here in the states if someone mentions God in a conversation, they are labeled a fanatic. Trust me, Iím no saint, but Iím no fool either. I remember what it was like here when I was a kid, and itís very clear to see how itís changed for the worst now. The falling away of the church has had a devastating effect on this country. People of the Christian faith have tried to sound the alarm, but itís fallen on deaf ears. You can worship Buddha, Allah, or Micky Mouse, for all I care. Thatís your business. What I care about is this country, the United States. Most people on this board have been very tolerant of religious comments, and I for one am very thankful for that. I know this is a sailing board, and in the future if I come here, Iíll try to refrain from getting into such conversations. But if I feel I need to mention God as he influences my sailing career, I certainly wonít refrain from doing so because you tell me to. God Bless America!