Marina Sirtis Wonders About Our Direct Line to God

In this Aug. 6, 2016, file photo, actress Marina Sirtis speaks during the "Star Trek: The Next Generation Stars — Part 3" panel at the 15th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

By Jennifer Hartline Published on November 7, 2017

Actress Marina Sirtis made this snide remark on Twitter Sunday:

God doesn’t seem to be listening? Is that it, Marina? Or is it the failure of those doing the asking? Are you asking?

What Would You Have God Do?

What is it you’d like God to do? What do you expect from Him?

First, how about a little national assessment. Presently in America:

We kill babies in the name of “choice.” After more than forty years of “choice,” nearly 59 million children have been extinguished. Abortion has become a billion-dollar industry.

Sex must be made sterile through contraception, be entirely unrestricted and without obligation. Soon, some perverted adults will discover the “rights” of children to express themselves sexually, and age of consent laws will all but disappear. (Just watch. It’s coming.)

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Going on five decades of no-fault divorce, the family has been decimated, children left fatherless and abandoned, and the door was flung wide open to obliterate the meaning of marriage entirely.

Two people of any sex can marry one another. Soon it will be three or more people. Soon after that it will be people and robots, or people and animals. How can it not be? If “love is love…” Next up is the normalization of pedophilia.

Girls in school are no longer allowed to be uncomfortable with boys in their restrooms or locker rooms with them. Girls and women in general are no longer allowed to want or require privacy from males while showering, dressing or using the bathroom. They are branded intolerant bigots for wanting such outdated norms of propriety, decency and safety.

From Kindergarten on up, our children are being taught that they can decide whether they are a boy or girl or neither any time they like, and it doesn’t matter at all what their physical body tells them. They are forcibly indoctrinated into Trans-ideology, even over the objection of their parents, and resistance is considered hateful. Opting-out is not allowed.

Storytime at the public library subjects children to a drag queen in full makeup and an obscene dress. The innocence and latency of children is assaulted with perverse and inhuman sexual ideology, and the adults applaud.

We are scared and desperate, for sure. Our nation has lost its way.

The medical community is eager to chemically and surgically butcher the healthy bodies of young kids who mistakenly believe they were born “in the wrong body.” I assume that soon doctors will cease trying to medically treat anorexic patients and simply affirm them in their delusional and deadly belief that they are obese.

Hollywood has the temerity to rake in 7-figure fortunes promoting ever-more graphic and violent sex on screen and then act shocked and appalled when the powerful among them turn out to be abusive predators.

Pornography is destroying men and women and children at a rate worse than any epidemic of disease in human history.

Children are committing suicide. Children are taking their own lives in despair, often having been bullied and tormented by peers who seem totally incapable of any empathy or kindness.

And yes, hatred and violence are spilling over into the streets, into places of business and gathering, into churches, and into our schools. Murder comes in a blaze of bullets, and no one is safe.

We are scared and desperate, for sure. Our nation has lost its way.

God Longs to Save, but the Choice is Ours

Our turmoil as a nation isn’t God’s fault. It isn’t because He has ignored or abandoned us.

It is because we have ignored and rejected Him, and given Him the middle finger in so many ways. We can hardly defy God at every turn and still expect His blessings on our land.

It may be a newsflash to many, but God isn’t here to serve us. He isn’t the waiter who brings what we order. He isn’t the doorman standing ready to greet us as we come and go. He is not the repairman we call only when things break down.

Sin brings consequences, and God will not spare us those consequences. The good news is, holiness brings blessing and healing.

He doesn’t owe us a bloomin’ thing, yet He has withheld nothing from us, including His own flesh and blood.

He is Almighty, Sovereign God. There is none beside Him. He is worthy of all our praise and worship and obedience. It is not for Him to serve us, it is for us to serve Him.

Sin brings consequences, and God will not spare us those consequences. The good news is, holiness brings blessing and healing. Obedience brings peace. And if our nation is looking for a good “direct line to God,” why don’t we start here:

“If my people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (emphasis mine)

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  • John A.

    Amen.

  • Bob C

    I was trying to think of something to add but, wow, you said it all. Good post!

  • KC

    Halleluiah!

  • Patmos

    How would she know? Has she interviewed the survivors and their families and friends?

    Her tweet epitomizes the dysfunctional brain of the secular reprobate.

    I mean, let’s break it down. First, she completely disregards the seriousness of the situation and how folks in that town might be feeling, instead opting for cold heartlessness. Second, she can’t even get her own thoughts right to express her cold heartlessness correctly! And then third, as stated above, there’s no way for her to really know what worked and what didn’t.

    She is nothing short of a genuine, wretched piece of crap.

    • Micha_Elyi

      Still, Patmos, being Christians who are aware of our own wretchedness, we must pray for her and other atheists.

      I pray for atheists from time to time and that includes Ms. Sirtis I suppose. And whaddya know, nobody shot up any Trekkie conventions this year, including ones at which Ms. Sirtis appeared as a guest. Can Ms. Sirtis deny that God answered my prayer? If her beliefs are as simplistic as her rude tweet suggests, then she can’t.

      There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8)

  • Becky

    Amen

  • James

    Do you seriously believe “thoughts and prayers” will change anything, or is this simply a cynical false piety to excuse not taking action?

    “Thoughts and prayers” looks a lot like the “prayers of the hypocrites” in the Bible.

    • Jennifer Hartline

      James, I believe prayer is the key to changing everything, because it begins with changing the human heart. Thoughts have little influence unless the thinkers turn their thoughts to action. So I’m not spouting “thoughts and prayers” as some sort of magic cure.

      What specific action must be taken? What specific action can assure us such violent shootings will not happen again? Tell me.

      It isn’t cynical false piety to recognize that our society is reaping the destruction of the sin we’ve sown and celebrated for many, many decades.

      • James

        Well, this problem seems to happen in the United States more than in any other country in the world. What is different here than in other places? Other places that are committing the exact same sins that you mention.

        Considering how other countries have solved the problem seems to me like a good place to start looking for specific actions to take.

        • Jennifer Hartline

          James, I don’t mean to suggest that mass shootings are the only sort of destruction our society is reaping, Not hardly. We are reaping destruction in countless ways, and this is simply one of them. I can’t say for sure why mass shootings happen less often in other places. What sorts of liberties do their citizens enjoy compared to the U.S.? What’s the family unit like in all other countries? The divorce rate? The rate of births out of wedlock? The crime rate in general? The rate of mental illness?
          It’s certainly about much more than just guns.
          That doesn’t mean we couldn’t take some specific actions related to weapons and clips and ammunition, etc., that would have a positive effect. And we should. But it seems to me the elected egos are not interested in working with each other to any degree, lest the other guy should get some credit for doing something productive. The other guy is always to blame for the mess, even when the other guy’s party is not in power.

          • It should also be asked, “How free is the Press in other places to report what is really going on down in the trenches, rather than the Alice-in-Wonderland myth their rulers WANT them to portray?”

  • James

    Second, why do mass shootings happen so much more often in the United States than in other countries that have all those other sins you describe?

  • Ever since seeing her on panels at Star Trek conventions, it has been clear to me that Marina Sirtis, quite contrary to the character she played on Star Trek:The Next Generation, is absolutely UNempathetic, quite obnoxious, and DEFINITELY NOT someone I would want to know. I wouldn’t give a milli-rip about anything she says.

  • Trilemma

    If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” – Psalm 91:9-16 NIV

    The reason atheists make snide comments is because they know that in the Bible, God promises to physically protect His people yet there is little evidence He does so.

  • Why anyone would take advice from a film actor/actress is beyond logic.

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