Patriotism on a Bicycle

Riding across the United States on a bicycle for two months we talked to a lot of people. It may just be that it was coincidental, or that we wern’t in any big cities, but 99% of the people we talked to were very positive people who loved their country, were very patriotic, were hard-working, loved their families, had a strong sense of right and wrong, weren’t politically correct, weren’t “woke”, weren’t genderqueer, weren’t gender-neutral, or gender dysphoric, were pro-life, went to church, and owned guns. If you have a steady diet of mainline news you get the impression that those kinds of people have all gone the way of the dinosaur. It was very refreshing to talk to all those Americans that were still like my Dad, and to realize that things aren’t as crazy and upside down as the media makes it out to be, though the first topic of conversation was almost always the price of gasoline, and how bicycles might just be the answer!

An accurate study of history, whether it be Ancient history, American history, European history, Middle Ages, Dark Ages, Roman, Greek, Persian, Renaissance, or Reformation, reveals that there really isn’t much new under the sun, what is being done has been done before, and what has been done, will be done again.

History is like a big river flowing to the sea and as you study it whether it is current worldwide events or the book of Genesis five things are always true from the beginning to the end; (1) God is always in control, (2) there are only two kinds of people, those who know God and follow him and those who don’t and don’t, (3) the two kinds of people, currents in the river as it were, are always in conflict, (4) it always appears as if the God-follwers are going to lose and be swallowed up, but they never are, and (5) there is a small minority of people in the midst of the God-followers who make all the difference in the world.

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