I had the kind of grandfather you don’t want to have. He was a WWII Navy Seabee and spent his career after the war as a true wildcat oil man working rigs in the Middle East even while that region was warring. He was a large, grizzled and very intimidating man that would give John Wayne a run for his money in the machismo department...... I said all that because I spent my formative years growing up in his home. He was a no-nonsense man that had absolutely zero space in his life for organized religion...... I flew home ten years ago when he was near the end and sat bedside with him. He knew I had a relationship with God and on his deathbed he asked for a minister. A few calls and a man of the cloth arrived and spent maybe forty-five minutes alone with my dying granddad. When the minister left I was astonished to find a peaceful look on his old weathered face for the first time since I knew him, though he didn’t share with me the conversation that took place between them. I tell that story because though I do not know, I would most imagine that his story is not unique. I can also recall the movement our nation made to the church after 9/11. Though I do not have statistics, I believe that I can say that in times of national tragedy, a great segment of our nation looks heavenward for peace and understanding. Having said that I also believe I am correct in saying that our founding fathers instituted the documents that created our nation based on sound biblical principles. If I am wrong in that statement, I apologize. I readily admit that this is an entirely personal observation. If I am wrong, the remainder of my observation has no merit. Fact is, we don’t know what if anything lies heavenward. But if there may have been a guiding hand in the creation of our nation. And if that guiding hand played a part in our victory over a vastly superior British army. And further if that guiding hand had any part in the success that now provides for most of us a comfortable and cushy lifestyle...... Would it be much of a stretch to think that guiding hand, creator, God, Allah or whatever you choose to call him may be displeased with how easily we shun his presence in our nation in the 21st century?