Why A Father is Not A DadWritten by Brian Maloney
It can be said that any man who procreates is a father, whether present in that child’s life or not. While this is technically true, it really takes a man to be a dad!
There is nothing more insulting than a cavalier man thinking he has every right in world to see child he helped to create, but was never there for him or her. It is as if he or she is obligated to him like that of a debt.
As a child of a broken home and now as a father myself, I know purest definition of being a dad is time spent with your child that will always prevail in end.
Would you remember your father more if he was a millionaire but never there, or a near-penniless man who spent time with you and showed you love you needed?
To me, it’s a no brainer!
However, many dynamics can and do interfere with being a dad. Turmoil-ridden marriages, separations, relocations, resentment from child, and ever-abundant brainwashing of a child to hate.
So if you’re a father doing his best to be a dad, how do you overcome such obstacles?
Do everything in your power to maintain bond you have with your child! If that means following that child to Timbuktu and lose your career, getting on better terms with child’s mother, or simply putting more time into strengthening father-child relationship.
If there is anything I can take from my own father, is that of sporadic appearances and child support from over 2000 miles away never satisfied my need for a dad. Today, as a 32 yr. old man, it has never been so evident how important a dad is in a child’s life. My humble opinion is that I would have had a lot less security issues had a dad been present in my childhood.
Is America Christian?Written by Terry Dashner
“Hodgepodge of Thoughts about early America”……………………………….A short reading of facts
I was listening to a news program other night and I heard an alarming statement made by a “Reverend” who said that America was not founded as a Christian nation. I don’t know much about minister’s credentials other than what was flashed across screen. It seems he was a former employee of ACLU and was opposed to Christian emblems being placed on government property. He gave same old song and dance about “separation of church and state” (gag me) and need for America to sterilize her government agencies of Christian symbols. I was thinking about this absurdity this morning, and thought I would help set record straight. America was founded on Biblical principles and has been declared Christian by its institutions of law all way up to 1950s. Let me present some facts.
Fact: Terry Eastland, publisher of The Weekly Standard, has confirmed after his in-depth study of history of America. “Protestant Christianity has been our established religion in almost every sense of that phrase…The establishment of Protestant Christianity was one not only of law but also, and far more importantly, of culture. Protestant Christianity supplied nation with its ‘system of values.’” James Billington, Liberian of Congress, said in a news conference on opening of exhibit, “Religion and Founding of American Republic,” that “the dominant role religion played in earliest days of this country is largely ignored by media, academics, and others.”
Fact: In 1931 U.S. Supreme Court noted that United States is a Christian nation. In a mid-Atlantic summit with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in darkest hours of World War II, President Roosevelt—who had described United States as “the lasting concord between men and nations, founded on principles of Christianity”—asked crew of an American warship to join him in a rousing chorus of hymn “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” President Woodrow Wilson, in his famous address, “The Bible and Progress,” delivered in Denver, Colorado, on May 7, 1911, told his audience that, “America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to elements of righteousness which are derived from revelation of Holy Scripture.” I might add that President Wilson was a devout Presbyterian.