‘God blessed Texas’
First He lit the sunshine, then He made the water deep
Then He gave us moonlight for all the world to see
Well, everybody knows that the Lord works in mysterious ways
He took a rest, then on the very next day
God blessed Texas with His own hand
Songwriters: Porter Carleton Howell / Brady Seals
Now I can’t really brag too much on a personal level about Texas because
I’ve only visited the state twice.
But those two times were great trips.
And yep, Texas is as big as it is wide.
They say they do things bigger in Texas, and I suspect that might be so.
So thinking about Texas, I’ve started another book.
It was a recommendation offered by Dawn Marie over on https://hugsnblessings.com
And no, this book is not about Texas, but stay with me for a bit.
The book is by Peter Kreeft—
a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College.
He is a convert to Catholicism and a prolific writer.
This particular book is titled
How To Destroy Western Civilization And Other Ideas From The Cultural Abyss.
The book opens with the following sentences…
The single most necessary thing we can possibly do to save our civilization—
the single most necessary thing citizens can ever do to save their civilization,
at all times and all places and in all cultures, whether they are good or evil,
religious or irreligious, ancient or modern–is to have children.
If you don’t have children, your civilization will cease to exist.
Before you can be good or evil, religious or irreligious, you must exist.
And this is when what I’ve been reading collides into thoughts about Texas.
I have been a huge proponent of Georgia’s House bill 481,
aka the Georgia Heartbeat bill.
A bill that was put into place to protect the rights
of the unborn.
The gist of the bill is that when a heartbeat is detected, life is detected.
And if life is detected, then abortion would be considered murder.
Several states have put forth their own versions of a heartbeat bill.
Life begins with the heartbeat and therefore abortion is no longer an option.
And so with each bill introduced by various states,
protests and lawsuits have ensued.
Sadly but not surprisingly, Georgia’s bill has been deemed unconstitutional.
Many cases have been going from court to court, with many eventually
falling on the desks of the highest court in the Nation,
The Supreme Court.
This week Texas’s version of the heartbeat bill was allowed to pass
via the Supreme Court.
And the oh so Catholic President Joe Biden…as in Catholics are deeply
opposed to abortion because abortion equates to murder, is now loudly
protesting the Supreme Court’s ruling on this Texas Law.
But I say, God Bless Texas!!!!!
I will be so glad when this biden caricature exits the stage.
I think those 13 families who lost their loved ones a week back speak for all of us!!!!
Hopefully many more states will follow in Texas footsteps. I agree, God bless Texas.
Curious, isn’t it, that all us White Supremists/racists are rejoicing about all the black/brown babies being saved in Texas. I think it is quite possible those labels fit Planned Parenthood and supporters more than us. In fact that was a reason that organization began as I understand it.
I know right?!
And I find it so odd that the black community is not up in arms over panned parenthood’s
I think we have done our bit Julie with five children! Someone else recommended that book. Only problem is that the current reading pile is very high.
I can’t remember how many times I have been to Texas. Quite a few, despite hailing from the other side of the pond. First time was Beaumont in 1974. I’ve been to Houston several times. And to Galveston and to Dallas (where it snowed on me in March).
As far as I can see life begins at conception.
Yes it does!!!! And we thank you for doing your part 🤣
I have considered the scripture that says “life is in the blood” and pretty much come to the conclusion that is significant, and now easily proven by medical/scientific methods. So I think it is a good place to argue from. Blessings on those states who are doing so. At conception? I definitely think it is immoral and sinful to abort, but I think it would be hard to prove from a legal standpoint. Of course, there are greater minds than mine who might be able to do it. I wouldn’t want to argue my “error” before the Great Judge!
God bless Texas for sure. I’ve lived in Austin, Houston and Dallas. Great state that God has blessed. They got it right on abortion.
Arkansas also passed legislation to limit abortion and protect the lives of unborn humans–last I heard, a federal judge had put that legislation on hold. Maybe the work of the Supremes will enable that legislation again. Checking for the latest information on the status of the Arkansas law, I found a New York Times article that said that, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion will be against the law in twenty-two states. After more than a generation of fighting, progress appears to be happening. J.
I can only pray!!
My wife grew up in El Paso. Thanks.
Then she gets it!!!