I Hear a Lot of Groans

United States
September 18, 2009 9:25am CST
I was not sure whether to post this under "Religion" or "Politics". IMO this Bible verse is probably causing a loud echo of groans. I think our politicians should pay heed to this verse...Obama are you listening!!!What do your think. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proverbs 29:2 With good men in authority, the people rejoice; but with the wicked in power, they groan
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@GardenGerty (128826)
• United States
18 Sep 09
You will probably get bashed for posting a Bible verse, but people have to realize, that even if they do not accept the Bible, it is full of wisdom and common sense. I hear groans, have for quite awhile. It is easy to give up hope for our nation and its leadership.
@miamilady (4916)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Although I'm not entirely convinced the the Bible is "the word of God", I do admit/agree that there are some good things to learn from the bible. But I must stress the word SOME good things...
• United States
18 Sep 09
I don't think he's listening because he's not a Christian.It seems to me(personal opinion)he doesn't much care what we,as a nation need-only what he thinks we need...a BOSS to tell us how to think,what to do,how to do it,etc. However,I think they all need to pay heed to the verse...because we have become the groaners.
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
19 Sep 09
As if previous presidents have done any better? Come on... I am not sticking up for Obama.. but in all fairness he hasn't been in office that long yet and had a lot on his plate from the disaster Bush left him. There has not been one president that cared completely what the population wanted. The only time is after mass demonstrations or rallies and even then voices are ignored.
• United States
19 Sep 09
I actually didn't say anything about any other president-didn't realize I was supposed to comment on politics-per se-just the verse.There has been a lot of groaning for a lot of years but I fear there's gonna be a whole lot more. And as for politics-I don't argue politics with anyone cause no one wins. I vote the way I feel is right as is my right....at least for now.But that's a different story.
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• United States
19 Sep 09
histexladi I agree with your response and comment 100%
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• China
19 Sep 09
Proverbs said very clearly,the people rejoice because of the one who are in authority is a good men.They will groan is for their chairman maybe a wicked man. We must pray for our chairman and may the lord have mercy on him that the leader will became the christian who can benefite for the children of God even make the word peaceful and developing in the nearly future.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
20 Sep 09
[b]100% correct, my friend. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@matsulori (269)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Politics, but that's neither here nor there. In politics, "good" and "wicked" are often relative. What one may think is good, another may think is wicked. For example, those who disagree with President Obama think he's wicked. Those that don't think he's good. It's all relative. THAT'S why this belongs in "politics."
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
18 Sep 09
THis goes along with a email I got now I cant find it as I would have loved to have sent it to you about what a Preacher had preached in his sermon and I do think this was one of the scriptures that was read then talked about!
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@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
18 Sep 09
we've been groaning for decades now, we haven't had a good men in authority for a very long time now. I hope future will bring something good though.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
18 Sep 09
[b]I'd probably put it under politics, as politics & religion affect one another, & right now, politics is attacking religion, thus the place to fix this problem is in the political arena. Well, wait a sec, one can also pray the attacks stop. The Christian Church isn't called called "the Church militant without reason; when we fight, we do it on our knees. Still, one can, should, & must do both, & since I'm afraid more folks in politics need to hear this than religious folks, I suppose I'd stick it under politics. I can also answer for Obama. "No." He cares not one tinker's dam what religious folks think or want. The Big O wants what The Big O wants. You can go eat dirt & die, commoner. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
18 Sep 09
I heard once that sometimes people are punished by getting what they want. Too many Americans wanted a free ride and wanted someone who was against God being in control. This started in the 60s with the hippie movement, and the rebellion against authority. Those hippies and rebels against authority and conservatism are now in charge of the media, they have changed the laws to make wrong right and right wrong. They got what they wanted in Obama and those Americans who are Conservative and home loving are groaning. I do not know what happened but I think complacency had a lot to do with it. They just gave up fighting for traditions and this is what happened. I hope it does not get worse.
• United States
19 Sep 09
You are both correct.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
20 Sep 09
[b]I agree, but sadly, it will get worse. We have reared at least 2 generations now who have no idea what responsibility or loyalty, patriotism or faith mean. It's going to take a colossal effort to turn that around, & it's going to take--my guess--at least twice as long to do that as it took to get into this mess. I winder, even seriously doubt--whether the USA can survive that long. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@miamilady (4916)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Oh please...it doesn't matter who's in power, there will always be people to complain.
• United States
22 Sep 09
Oh please can you not hear that iit s louder now than ever!
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people, with that said, you should of posted this under politics not religion. IMO we been groaning since Bush got in office and I don't think anyone can undo the damage of the past decade in a orderly or fast manor, as far as our current president I will attempt to hold my tongue until he isn't the ruler anymore....
• United States
23 Sep 09
People in high places and throughout the USA need to be made aware of that verse. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
@AmbiePam (57015)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I think most of the world are groaning right now.
@murderistic (2278)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Um, "duh" is all I have to say with that. The question is how you define wickedness though, many people were groaning when Bush was in power and started a bloody war based on lies... which turned into a civil war that cost us billions of dollars and thousands of US lives, not to mention thousands of innocent Iraqi lives. Lots of people were groaning when he was allowing capitalism to seep into the military through outsourced traditional military roles. A lot of people were groaning when he had absolutely NO IDEA what codes of conduct these outsourced companies adhered to after the inhumane tortures at Abu Graib. Obama hasn't done much to prove his wickedness yet.
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
hello white-heather, there's no way am going back and attempt to argue with every one because some can get too emotional when ever they hear something different.