Attacks on the Bible; thoughts on softball
Introduction: Today’s column will touch on three topics. Each of these three topics could well demand a whole column each. A few words of each will have to suffice with limited space available.
The three topics will be discussed generally under 1) Attacks on the Bible, 2) The expression “Eating Crow,” and 3) Softball – the last word. Museum of the Bible: Most Americans are constantly exposed to attacks on the Bible and vital issues of the Book that God gave humans to direct them in life on Earth and eventually to eternal life in heaven. The previous sentence affirms this writer’s belief that God exists.
The average American, whatever their religious affiliation, manifests a great lack of knowledge of how we came to have the Bible. Following that, there is a dearth of what the Bible actually says or reveals to mankind.
In front of me are two prominent compositions concerning the Bible. First, there is an article telling about the Museum of the Bible. This article from Newsmax discusses aspects of the grand opening of the museum right off the National Mall in Washington, D. C. The narrative follows the declaration of the title which states, “Nation’s capital rediscovers its roots.” The subtitle then affirms, “America’s spiritual underpinnings experience a resurgence– on display at D. C.’s Bible Museum.”
It is hoped I get to visit that museum. I would encourage all American’s to visit the museum and make a visit there available to your children. I say that at a time the Bible and the Christian religion have been under attack by atheists, infidels, modernists, skeptics and liberals reaching far back in history.
The second article mentioned above is one from the Newsweek magazine. The headline reads, “Bible, Creation of the World and Story of First Man Not True, Claims Israeli Newspaper.” The purpose of that article is complete opposite to the one about the Museum in Washington.
The article gave much weight to the absence of physical evidence High, Gordon Central High and Sonoraville High has been a major topic of discussion in Gordon County since the beginning of this school year. In the last few weeks of region and state playoffs, the discussion has been intense.
In Wednesday’s paper, Alex Farrer discusses both Calhoun High’s and Sonoraville High’s trip last week to Columbus for the State Tournament. Most people know Calhoun won the State AAA Championship. Coach Chad Hayes and his Lady Phoenix are not to be discounted in any phase of their trip or competition in the big show. Coach Hayes has brought the Sonoraville program to a height possibly not imagined just a few years ago. The Lady Phoenix played close games with some of the strongest teams in the state. As stated in my sports column of Wednesday, the girls from the East Side of the County have a lot to be proud of.
Yes, there will be probably more to be said about softball by reason of reactions ( good and bad) and awards yet to be named. I do say at this point that this was a season not supposed to be. Gone from three state championship teams and one runner-up were six graduates who had been “big guns” on all four of those teams.
This season wasn’t supposed to be, by reason of the obstacles Coach Diane Smith and the Lady Jackets had to overcome all along the journey to the big prize. Coach Lisa Drake was injured about the time practice began and later her dad died. Still, the trooper hung in there and in her first year as an assistant coach made great contributions to the attitude and the play of the team. The starters quitting after four games, while imagined large, finally turned out to be a small bump in the road. Finally, there was the absence for the Columbus games a most valuable player in Blair Hall. Blair Hall was a true instrument of greatness in both halves of any inning; in simple terms that means as both a pitcher and as a batter. Let’s eat crow: Sorry: Eating crow will have to be a part of next Wednesday’s Sports Column, plus Every Girl a Winner.