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There’s a popular song by country singer Lee Greenwood called “God Bless the U.S.A.” The song had a resurgence right after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The refrain of the song is, “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.” It’s a very patriotic and heart-warming song, but there’s just one problem: the Bible clearly teaches that pride is a sin.

C.S. Lewis, possibly the greatest Christian writer of the 20th century, discussed the sin of pride in his classic book, Mere Christianity. Lewis wrote: “…the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed and drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” (Continued...)

On September 23rd the “American Masters” series on PBS will air an interesting documentary calledThe Boomer List.” The show will explore how the Baby Boomers — 77 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — have impacted the culture. This is a milestone year, as the youngest Boomers are turning 50. The program will highlight 19 Baby Boomers, including singer Billy Joel, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, playwright Eve Ensler, actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedienne/activist Rosie O’Donnell, journalist and former Schwartznegger spouse Maria Shriver, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and engineering sales manager and free-lance writer Bill Dunn. (Nah, I’m kidding, I was not selected to be featured on the show. The producers told me I just missed the cut by a smidge — smidge being defined as 5,000 light years.)  (Continued...)

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