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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.



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Monday, December 8, 2008
Here is the first email Robert sent, just so you can see the text of it:

Chris, I have been listening to your show the past couple of days. I think you must be a solid and caring father and husband and give kudos to you for talking about your faith-something very hard to talk about.

However, from what I have gathered from your show you seem to focus on pushing religion and steamrolling those who might not share your views such as Oprah and now "humanists."

Truthfully, I dont know what I "am". I am a baptized Catholic, but dont really have a relationship with God..I guess I am in the ambiguous searching stage. I' wouldnt call myself a "humanist" so I think my thoughts are objective.

You seem so upset that some people want to take religion out of Christmas and just want others to be "good for goodness sake". Isnt that the point of Christmas? Worshiping or honering your particualr God is not the part of Christmas that helps others and makes others feel loved and welcomed. It IS the "being good" that spreads welfare and brings others those feelings I mentioned. It is in "being good" that people feed the poor, give gifts, and act with kindness.

Jesus did stand for these attributes of kindness and giving, but so do other people-regardless of religion. Does that mean humanists or athiests for that matter are perfect? Of course not, we all have faults. However, dont you think that being good just "because" is better than being good because of a reward one would get from God?

I guess my point is that religion can spark other people to do good-if religion is interpreted in a responsible way, which often it is not. Doing good just "because" is more noteworthy because then you are acting upon your conscience and not because of a book. Religion teaches us to do good, but the bible also has bad things which many so called Christians have performed. It is not humanists or athiests that have started wars and fights, but the overly zealous religious.

Remember, religions have some noble, brave, and kind individuals as members. Athiests abd humanists also have members with these attributes. Both groups have members that hurt others and have morals that don’t fit in with the common good of our society.

Finally, your guest compared Hitler to humanists or athiests. Hitler was insane and did not have normal values. Values that athiests are pushing this Christmas season like just being good for Humanaties' healthy for our society.

Religion is not the answer to making the world a better place, kindness is. We ALL need to work on it.
Best of luck in your career and endeavors, take care!


Anonymous said...

(Thank God that we have a day where the word Christ(mas) draws questions!! Praise His Name!!)

I want to agree with you about 'we can not be good enough.'I came to know Jesus at 42 ~ after 9/11 while wondering how a "good" God could allow such a bad was coming to read the Bible and understanding that over the history of man - we were/are/will be EVER good enough - and that anything good is only from God ~ especially that He would send himself wrapped in the flesh of man to die on a cross for the sin of the world.

You said it right - that we really need to look at why we do 'good' things - and that it can often be from a place of wanting to make ourselves feel good.

Today's 'Utmost for His Highest' reminded me that "We trample the blood of the Son of God under foot if we think we are fogiven because we are sorry for our sins. The ONLY explanation of the forgiveness of God and of the UNFATHOMABLE depth of His forgetting (our sins) is the death of Jesus Christ." He only sees Jesus goodness - not ours. Wow...only He is good enough to be able to do that. And Christmas is the time to remember HOW He did sending His only begotten Son for the forgiveness of our sin ... May Robert receive the gift that came to him some 2000 years is a package worth opening. Bless you.

Mary (really, that is my name)

spotts said...

Kindness is a very great thing we all should try to do better at, however kindness will not get you into heaven, believing that Jesus is the son of God and that He died for our sins will. That is the reason the Lord Almighty came to earth as a baby to bring salvation to anyone who accepts His gift. We as Christians are to tell others about Christ and the way to have eternal life with Him, I would say that is the Best kindness of all.