For many years, Alaska Airlines has placed a small prayer card of one of the Psalms on the meal trays on its flights. Six years ago, Alaska discontinued meal service in coach class but continued to serve meals in first class. One customer complained and the airline has had several comments over the past few years. You can read the short story on MSN’s site below:
I felt compelled to write a comment as I was an employee of Alaska Airlines for many years and saved many of the prayer cards when I flew on Alaska. Here is my comment on the article:
I have many of the prayer cards from my years of flying on Alaska Airlines when the cards were dispersed in coach class on meal trays. I appreciate the fact that some people are not Christian. America is predominantly a Christian nation and our founding fathers wisely separated government from religion. Those of you that are not Christian should tolerate those of us that believe just as we tolerate your right to your beliefs.
There have been many great leaders of other religions outside of Christianity. Please note the following:
Buddha (“the awakened”) was the title given to Siddhartha Gautama, the son of a Nepalese rajah. Buddha’s grave is occupied.
Confucius was a teacher, scholar and minor political official whose commentary on Chinese literary classics developed into a pragmatic philosophy for daily life. His grave is occupied.
Muhammad was the founder of the religion of Islam. Muhammad’s grave is occupied.
Jesus Christ is the center of the Christian religion. His tomb is empty because Jesus was the Son of God and our human minds are not able to comprehend the awesome power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created the world in six literal days. There is evidence of micro evolution but there is no way a monkey evolved into another animal like a horse which is the logic behind evolution.
Many people are familiar with the verse in John 3:16. Read John 3:17 to understand the big picture:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
I chose to believe in Jesus, that He died for me, would have come to die just for me or you, and His grace saves me from my sin. Praise You Lord Jesus!
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