JFK'S WORK GOD'S OWN
re: Reader says human contrived Socialism is an illusion without God
Thank you for pointing out which article you were referring to where I described JFK as a "true socialist", ie JFK'S CASTLE WAS CAMELOT. My sentiments expressed there (to the reader who wasn't born when JFK was alive and wanted to know what he was really like) are the same then (3 years ago) as now. And, as I mentioned to that reader (who was writing in November 2004) it is always this time of year when we particularly remember JFK. It's also a time to wonder what life would be like if only the assassination hadn't happened, and the world still had JFK. To me it's always a sad time and I cry just thinking about it and what we lost when we lost him.
Your referring to my use of the word "socialist" as a "misnomer" shows you've not been persuaded to mellow your hard stance against its use in JFK's case.
You then go on to say that "socialism" is something that will never happen here on earth unless the credit for it is given to biblical religion.
JFK believed in separation of church and state - and is on the record as saying he doesn't ask the Pope (the head of his particular religion) for advice on how to rule the country.
But in his speeches - including the INAUGURAL ADDRESS - JFK made many references to the all-empowering God who created the world for people of ALL faiths or unfaiths, and vowed that he would follow His rule in leading the country and influencing the world:
"Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
ask of us here the same high standards
of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you.
With a good conscience our only sure reward,
with history the final judge of our deeds,
let us go forth to lead the land we love,
asking His blessing and His help,
but knowing that here on earth
God's work must truly be our own."
~ President Kennedy
All the best,
Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. Senator John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1960
"...I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President -- should he be Catholic -- how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him. I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accept instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials, and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all...."~JFK
Listen to JFK's speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association
Question and Answer Period (following speech of Senator John Kennedy to the Ministerial Association of Houston, Texas). September 12th, 1960
8.Classes of People and 11.Ministry of Plenty
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