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Thanksgiving, Something To Be Thankful For

You know, America is truly something to be thankful for. I know that many people in recent years have been sort of anti-America, and anti-capitalism. Both I admit have their weak points because we've allowed things to get out of hand, but I can tell you from my personal travels that they are both the best that there is. Am I anti-other countries, of course not, in fact I want to become an expat myself, always loved other countries. But I am saying that no other country in the world comes even close to America's freedom, and that is based off of our founding father's faith in God, and if you try to change that, you attack the very freedom that lies at Americas heart.

I would like to suggest anyone who'd like to change America, or it's founding faith in God to visit other countries with other major founding faiths and other government systems, countries that have been established for far longer than America... visit the people living in houses made of trash and cardboard in Mexico or the slums in India filled with the untouchable class, I have been to both these places.

My first travels to other countries was Mexico. Not that far away I know, but let me tell you... when you cross that border line, you really have crossed into a whole other country. Every year, thousands of immigrants flock to America (now why would that be?), and among them Mexico is one of the highest... and I know why. The people and culture (at least that of the poorer people) is very lively and family oriented.

Of course, living in the poverty that they did, kids running around in trash filled dirt roads, houses made of trash, etc. it's kind of natural that things like family, food, faith and art would grow among the few good things you could enjoy and/or make money with. I am thankful that most Americans on our national poverty line can still live inside of a normal house, and usually have enough food to eat, and a bed to sleep in, and a way to keep warm. I am both thankful and sad that the things we find ourselves complaining about is that we don't have a TV with cable, or the newest phone, or iPad.

My furthest travels so far brought me literally on the other side of the world: India. There, the founding religion is Hinduism, one religion many young ones in America have tried to get into because they are searching for answers. Well search no further, because I'm about to tell you exactly what the fruits of Hinduism has brought to the country that embraces it fully. It is in the lives of the individual as well as the government system.

One of Hinduism's most unique believe is that reincarnation... you come back to this world after you die as an animal or person, and it's all based on how good you were in your previous life. I'll get back to that in a second. My travels there were mission based, and God was totally the one that got me there, but that's another story. The man we came too takes care of children belonging socially to something called the untouchable class (I'll get to that in a second as well).

Many of these children have literally been thrown away into dumpsters, down toilets, parents gave them away or sold them into prostitution, many of them are orphans, and hundreds more just like them live every day fending for themselves in whatever ways they can, and live wherever they can, even if its the sewer system, they are literally shunned by upper class society and are deemed: unredeemable, meaning they can't even get an education or a job if it weren't for people like the man we visited.

He's a radically changed Christian who actually sees all of the children's needs supernaturally met on a daily bases, so much so that's he's been able to provide housing for over a thousand children and has his own schools posted around the city he lives. Lol, his students even beat the upper class children in schooling, and he uses the Bible as their learning text for English. His goal is that every girl in the facility will be able to pay their own dowry for marriage one day.

Besides their needs always supernaturally provided for, God uses these children for ministry to their Hindu neighbors. I remember the story of a 15 year old girl who had a prayer ministry on television where people actually got healed while they listened to her. As a matter of fact, when the man first started the ministry only with a handful of orphans, they would go out everyday and pray for their neighbors to be blessed. One of the neighbors threw boiling hot water on one of the girls, but she was unharmed. In fact it was one of these neighbors that noticed his business noticeably increased after the children came to pray, and started coming to them every morning before going to work.

This man, an architect, was one of the many ways the Lord supernaturally provided for this man and his family who literally had nothing. I could tell you more of what happened to him and his family and so many many more amazing stories that you wouldn't believe, but it is not concerning this article, and I've gone on a long enough rabbit trail with it. Point is, the untouchable class is a heart broken people, the government won't help them, the upper class won't help them or even acknowledge them because of Hinduism. The untouchable class is only one, though the largest, stain that one can see if they've ever traveled to India.

Pollution is horrible, and because they can't kill and eat cows, they litter the road, keep the people hungry, and practically make everywhere a barnyard. I love the people, I love the culture, but the government and the religion sucks. I'm thankful that in America, cows have their place, homeless people usually have options available to them and aren't shunned (at least not by everybody), that we don't have an untouchable class, that we can eat cows, and that we don't have near the pollution problems. Here, if you drink from a well without boiling it you probably won't die or get sick.

American embraces all cultures, peoples, and is tolerant of almost any other religion, but hear me, if your religion tries to change America, there's some things need straightening out. America is based off of freedom, and that freedom is based off of faith in God most high. He's been the source of every freedom movement in America, every invention on our shores that have made the world a better place, and everything else that has pushed this country to be the best that there is in it's short expanse as a nation, the reason why millions of people flock here year after year. And I am thankful.

If America falls, it is only because it's people have let go of it's founder, Father God, and thus lost faith that it is the best nation in the world, a fact that I am very thankful for this Thanksgiving. PS, don't get me wrong, bad things have happened in America, but those were man's choices, not God's. And despite current problems, America is still a wonderful place to be, so... if you are in America, be thankful, and to all those, in every part of the world, God has given you the very air you breath and lungs you breath it with, He is the giver of all good things, be thankful and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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