Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Turning from the Heavens

Turning from the Heavens

The American Space Shuttle program has ended; the ability of the United States to put a human into orbit above the Earth is nothing more than a relic in a museum.  Now we must rely on Cosmonauts (Russia) to put Americans in space.  Is there not something wrong with this picture?

Once, America competed with the Soviets to dominate space and in that race we put a man on the moon.  Now we have ceded that realm.  As a nation, we have stepped back from the Heavens and been brought back down to Earth.  Perhaps this event is symbolic of something larger--a great humbling, perhaps.

Think about the nation to which the Space Shuttle returns.  A nation drowning in debt.  A nation being purposely divided by every characteristic you can attribute to a human.  A nation awash in the acceptance and practice of sexual perversions...general carnality.  A nation whose military, the hammer of the world, will experience budget cuts in excess of $1 trillion over the next decade.  A nation that prevents itself from exploiting its own natural resources, and instead remains fettered to peoples who seek our destruction.  A nation who has made the immoral legal, and as a result murders millions of innocent children every year.  A nation who continues to seek leaders who reject the idea that we have unalienable rights, given to us by our Creator, and instead seek to create a utopia made by human hands.

Indeed, our inability to launch humans into space is symbolic of the larger problem that we face as a nation.  When once we sought the Heavens, we now seek the pleasures of the Earth.  If we do not reflect upon our actions and change our ways, we will experience worse events than this.

Disclaimer: These opinions are solely my own, and do not reflect the opinions or official positions of any United States Government agency, organization or department.

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