I know what you mean, Houston is not the same town I grew up in either.
“My once all-American hometown... as it slowly continues its downward spiral. Very sad, but it pisses me off to no end.”
$$$$$ Hingham. Wow.
In my town in Massholeistan the PD sent out an automated call earlier this week about a string of car break-ins occurring in the chic part of town.
I’ve noticed a big increase in the number of foreclosed properties in Weymouth. Very sad. The American-Americans either die off or move and are replaced with _______ (those of you who know me can fill in the blank).
The “crawl” that I talked about a couple years back is continuing it’s steady march. It should piss off any person that has a modicum of pride in themselves, their property or their city/town.
She sounds like a “typical white person.”
With the amount of EBT fraud going on in Mass. it’s surprising that anyone still needs to resort to robbery.
This type of thing is getting to be the same all over our country; drugs have a lot to do with it, not negating the root spiritual condition of being dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1-2-3.
I grew up in north Texas, medium-sized town, in the 40s-60s, no one ever locked their doors. But I remember that one night when we had been out to a drive-in movie, someone came into our little house and stole all the silverware and some other items out of our kitchen, scared us kids to death, that was in the 50s. But it was not commonplace activity, no one was into drugs, and violence like we see today, every day, everywhere, was non-existent, so to speak.
I lived in Houston from 70s-early 80s and no way would I have left my doors unlocked even then, house or car. The crime in Houston is “10 times” worse now, and the population is 5 or 6 times greater now, with a huge black population coming from places like Somalia, Jamaica, Atlanta, New Orleans, etc., bringing their crime/drugs with them.
So now I live in College Station, a growing college town, that has increasingly seen drug related crimes, bank robberies, rapes, murders...no place is safe. You may think it is, but these crimes are occurring in the smallest towns in Texas and other states.
There is only one way out of this mess and that is to return to God. Jesus Christ is the only way (John 14:6).
Man, being in Adam, was born in sin and commits sin as a way of life. The Lord Jesus Christ died in our place and paid the penalty of death for all mankind’s sin; His death sets the one who believes in Him free from sin, death, and the devil. The new believer is, through faith in Him, justified by God and becomes a new creation in Christ—no longer in Adam, but in Christ!—and is set free to live for Christ, the old things having passed away. He is born again [spiritually].
The church (body of true believers) should be proclaiming this truth, but she has become infested with tares (unregenerate individuals) from the pulpit down in her physical churches, is in love with the things of the world, has not been in the Word of God in order to grown in the knowledge and grace of Christ. Therefore, a lack of love for God and for others has taken over and man is, all over the world, going deeper and deeper into sin and all sorts of sins.
End of sermon, I’ll be quiet now.
I weep for what we’ve become, are becoming, but I know that God is faithful to His Word, and He is a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness.
He has given us His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
If people would just repent and turn to Him...
Twenty years from now, what outrages you and me today will be accepted as just a part of living in America.