American Feel Goodism – Faith without Works is Dead
American Feel Goodism – Going to Weekly Church ‘Service’ – Faith without Works is Dead
I have nothing against an awareness walk, a fundraising marathon, a communal sporting event or even a reality television show (with some personal qualifiers).
I only see a large expenditure of energy that is wasted or at least not put to a definitive use or real gain. That energy cold be spent in a way that is just as entertaining, just as inspiring and would also accomplish a gain that is a positive net gain and permanent or at least long in lasting effect.
Let us take a Marathon that is run for funding research or a cure of some such malady.
There is an initial investment and down payment to schedule the event in a city and this covers the costs to begin the initial planning, ads, notices, permits etc.
Every runner has an entrance fee and often run hundreds of miles in training to prepare for the event, with days of training and energy.
On the day of there is the tremendous cost as the city is shut down, police, traffic, business loss, the mess and cleanup, etc.
Let us instead make our marathon a Repairathon for the Same Malady and the same funding for the same research or cure.
Instead of running individuals would clean, repair, mend and beautify the community.
Competition Repairathoners would signup and have an entrance fee. Volunteers cold participate for free and serve as assistants doing the lifting and prep work for the competition Repairathoners specific tasks.
They would start at a given point and have direction and boundaries in which to work. They would work night and day, until the last person/group was standing.
The Entrance fee and initial donations would go to setup as well as supplies and expendables for the event.
With additional Sponsorships, Contributions and Donations from Engineers, Artists, Designers, Architects, Contractors, Public Works and Land, Businesses and Individuals, the results for the community trust and public domain at the end of the event would astounding; cheering on the last few workers after 78 straight hours of hammering up shingles, painting and repairing; cheering the 3 square miles of new beautiful neighborhood and community trust.
As such I also have nothing against organized sports or religions; and individuals going to the weekly church service, in which, those in real need are not necessarily served. I have nothing against taking a day of the week to calmly reflect, relax and refocus spiritual faith and principled direction.
What if that congregation were also to work together for an hour or two or three a week, repairing the Widow Jones’ house or cleaning out that vacant lot? That hour of a hundred hands with good work and deed affirming faith.
To Know Good indeed.
What if the 80,000 attendees and the millions of Monday Night Football viewers Did something when they watched. All they would have to do is Watch Outside or Listen on the Radio, Together with $20.00 of free hotdogs and any neighbors that want to stop by and enjoy the game.
What if those millions Created a Real Community Trust with our Great American past times? What if we used the bread and circus to come together, to find our Front Porch and to unite over the game, the event and not divide over the winners and losers or choose the biggest, widest screen and softest chairs?
The Justice, Honor, Equity, Service and Integrity of Our Republic of the United Stated of America, lies not in the Faith of Freedom, the Belief in Liberty or the Show of Power.
It lies instead in the Works of the Individuals of the Public, Under Affirmation and Duty, to be Diligent in overseeing, in Checking and in Balancing, to be faithful in Securing the Justice, Honor, Equity, Service and Integrity of Our Re Public.
We alone can ensure that the Sacred Private Individual Is Protected Above All, to Pursue Personal Happiness and Sovereign Prosperity.
I require action.
I judge not what is said but by what is done.
I am my vote, I am sovereign, I am Free