Friday, May 28, 2010
What's the meaning of a Contrast Community? For years, centuries actually, this nation has been a contrast community. We were always different. No other nation could compare to us. Although, many countries wished to be like us. France, for example, told our founding fathers that they wanted to be like America, but we told them that with the way they acted and lived their lives, it would never work out. And so, we always stood out, people from all over the world wanted to come to this nation, and most of them were willing to do anything to do so. To learn English, and to study American history, and to know what we truly are all about. They were willing to take any classes that would provide them with that knowledge. We as America, were looked up to and respected, we were the moral leaders of the world. But then the progressive movement came about headed by Theodore Roosevelt in the late 1800's. He wanted this nation to progress, which doesn't sound so bad at first, but you have to look at what we were wanting to progress towards. Our founding fathers knew that we were a flawed people, knowing that we would never be able to perfect ourselves to the fullest. The progressives think we can. So, in actuality, the progressives wanted to take us back to the beginning. Before our founding fathers left Europe. They're talking about how we need to be more like France, when not too long ago France was wanting to be like us! And so we are losing our identity. And what happens when we lose our identity? We are no longer separate, we don't stand out. We are no longer a contrast community. This is what our founding fathers warned us about. We, as not only Americans, but as Christians, must re-gain our identity. Not just for the sake of this generation, but also for the sake of the next generations.