Skip to comments.Mr. Rogers might have been even nicer than you thought
Posted on 05/31/2007 8:50:38 PM PDT by van_erwin
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Very well said. Everyone has known someone who has not lived up to the ideal way of life. Yet, if we still love them despite their faults why wouldn't God?
I just turned on some of his music. You’re right Johnny Costa is great. And it makes me smile. I can’t help it.
get outta here!
Keeshan went to the left and Rogers to the right, dodging bullets. Using nothing but their bayonets and bare fists they were able to kill an entire squadron of Japanese soldiers and totally destroy the machine gun nests.
Later they were asked how they had avoided the shower of machine gun bullets. They just grinned and took a big swig of water from their canteens. Onlookers were amazed to see the fountains of water spewing out of the multiple holes all over their bodies.
Later on Mount Suribachi they helped raise the flag and you can see their likeness immortalized in the famous statue in Washington DC.
People will be amazed to know that Rogers was at Roswell in 1948 and shot down the UFO with his revolver.
Kinda odd that God loves everybody but never knew some people
Mat 7:21-23 MKJV
(21) Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.
(22) Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works?
(23) And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!
Achieving them is even better, and Fred Rodgers certainly did.
I believe he was an ordained Presbyterian minister
That was his brother Roy.
Mr Rogers also wrestled as George The Animal Steele in the WWWF. You don’t recognize him because he doesn’t speak. His voice would give him away.
in war sometimes it’s hard to tell what is what...my “actions” then and since then have resulted in the death of people or severe injury. I can only hope and pray that my life is judged by a forgiving God and that is why I can only pray that there really is a merciful and forgiving God.
He was angry with the Pharisees and angry at their actions. But isn't he the one that states we are all God's children and that you hate the actions not the man.
I hate what my kids do sometimes, but I don't hate them... I'll scream and yell, but I still love them and would probably give my life for them.
He was crucified next to a thief, he looked for the sinners, cause we are the ones that need Jesus the most.
Laugh all you like, but Fred Rogers was a cherished part of my childhood. I WISH I had a neighbor like him.
"Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood" was quite funny, but the real deal was evidently an important part of Eddie's childhood.
Of course, Mr. Rogers also produced one of the dirtiest character names on a children's show: "Mr. McFeely."
Not really. Some are the adopted children of God.
Eph 1:5 MSG (5) Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!)
I think there is enough Biblical proof that God loves His creation but doesn't love everyone with a blanket kind of love. I think it would be myopic to tell an unbeliever "God loves you and will send you to Hell". Those are two opposing ideas. Jam 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever desires to be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Had they all been so we wouldn’t have to worry about lions becoming extinct.
the homosexuals will have to live with their decisions and answer to God. Just like you or I will have to stand before him with no BS and answer for all the large and little acts of abominations we have committed..... if you think about the commandments and what we've done in our lives, we are all blasphemers and have very little room to go around pointing fingers at others for their "sins".
Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged:
and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again
I'm not sure about you, but I'm pretty much screwed...
Probably sounds that way, but considering that actually was his grandfather's name. Oh well!
Loving somebody and sending them to hell..... I thought that our actions sent us to hell and that he was leading us away from hell. I thought that we send ourselves to hell and that he gives us the opportunity to turn around and beg for his grace that he gave us for free.
I'm not very well versed in the Bible, all I can say is that if you're comfortable telling everybody here who is and isn't going to hell..or who God loves or doesn't love, then go for it.
I'm too worried about my sorry excuse for a Christian, me.
Another urban legend. Rogers never served in the military, and was only 17 years old when WW2 ended.
It may not be "intolerant," but it may be highly counterproductive if you go about it the wrong way. The reason why "fundamentalist Christian" has such a bad connotation for the general public is because all too often, self-professed "fundamentalist Christians" are so very unpleasant, and so very self-righteous.
One doesn't get much mileage out of "pointing out sin" when the first response of their audience is a visceral dislike.
Mr. Rogers knew that. His approach was simple in concept (and difficult in practice): accept everybody where they are, provide an example, and let God work on their hearts about the things they know are wrong.
Fred Rogers reminds one of the Christian friends of whom C. S. Lewis spoke: they led their own lives in such a manner that he saw his own misbehavior as shameful by comparison.
Good examples, and oh so true. It is always helpful to look to Christ when trying to know how to handle matters of religion. He never lectured or condemned individuals, and in fact reserved His harshest language for the religious leaders of His time. He referred to them as vipers and compared them to graves that were white on the outside but full of filth inside.
God loves HIS children. The question is whether we are all His children. Our actions do not send us to Hell. Lord, we would all go there. The Bible says we are either in the Lamb’s Book of Life or we are not.
I have no idea who is going to Hell. But we know that some people are going there.
I would say that we become children of God when we enter into relationship with Him. The issue being that the unbeliever needs to know that he is separated from God and that only God can restore that relationship.
Fred Rogers lived a Sanctified life and could be assured of his Salvation.
Those are interesting little facts...who served and when.
James “Scotty” Doohan of Star Trek fame:
He was part of the Normandy Invasion, and was wounded. (from Wikipedia: “His first combat assignment was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers along the way, Doohan led his unit to higher ground through a field of anti-tank mines and took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan took six rounds from a Bren gun fired by a nervous sentry: four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his right middle finger. The bullet to his chest was halted by the silver cigarette case he carried, and his wounded finger was amputated which he would conceal during his career as an actor.”
“He left school to join the U.S. 4th Marine Division, serving as a sniper. Marvin was wounded in action during the WWII battle of Saipan, eight months prior to the battle of Iwo Jima. Most of his platoon were killed during the battle. This had a significant effect on Marvin for the rest of his life. He was sent home with a medical discharge and a rank of PFC.”
He was a British Commando, and came ashore in Normandy several days ahead of the invasion.
Don Adams (Get Smart):
Was on Guadalcanal as a US Marine, was wounded, contracted malaria and nearly died from blackwater fever. He was pretty debilitated for a long time...
Eddie Albert (From Green Acres):
This one really surprised me. From Wikipedia: “Albert served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II. A genuine war hero, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, when, as a landing ship pilot, he rescued 70 wounded Marines while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire.”
Jack Palance...Jimmy Stewart...the list goes on.
Check out this link, it is very interesting reading!
I used to be a genuine tough guy. Now I’m a hands-on Grandpa. Rogers is my role model, and I’m not kidding.
Paradise 1.0 turned out to be incompatible with human nature. I doubt that any paradise that did not have to be earned in some measure could be any better. In the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus explains that salvation will be available to those who can truly repent of their sins and ask forgiveness, but that's not necessarily as easy as it sounds.
Rofl! That would of been great.
Great clips - thanks!
I don’t know who couldn’t shed a tear as Mr. Rogers sings to, then with, the disabled child in the wheelchair.
Man, when I first saw the title of this thread, it scared the beejeavers out of me. I thought it was going to have something yucky in it! Whew.
I love that guy. Wish I could have met him.
Not even to mention the whole 'love thine enemies' teachings of Jesus:
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (KJV)
This also seems relevant:
John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (KJV)
You are absolutely right, potlatch.
Thanks for the ping.
I enjoyed the article.
God loves you just the way you are.
Yes, this is true. God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. That’s why Jesus loves people enough to have the guts to say to them, “Go and sin no more.”
Thank you D.C., it is so nice to have a friend agree with you - and tell you so!!
I know just exactly what you mean.
Thank you for being my friend.
DITTO, for sure!!
Oh, I don’t know that telling homosexuals that God “loves them just the way they are” is necessarily unorthodox. It depends on the spirit in which it is offered. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” God does love those that have fallen into the sin of homosexuality. He wants to save them and unburden them of it.
The author has made an assumption that, at this time, we do not know if he can prove. Just because you can "easily imagine" it doesn't mean that the author has no burden of proof. I, too, would like to see where fundamentalists denounced Mr. Rogers. If they did it should be easy to find on the internet.
Just go a few posts up the thread.
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