1.16.2008

Questions For A Christian Nation


Growing up in a secular country I am finding the growing desire to turn the United States into a "Christian Nation" mystifying and troubling. I have many questions for those who pose this idea such as:

What is your final solution to this Christian Nation you want?

What would you propose my Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist and Agnostic friends do? Should we all pretend to accept Jesus to avoid offending your beliefs? Wouldn't such placating be even more offensive in it's insincerity as well as call into question the strength of you own beliefs if they are so fragile as to be threatened by other ideas?

Would you take the extreme measure of isolating all non-Christians to reservations as was done the the "heathen" natives of our land where we would be free to exercise our own beliefs free from persecution, but without the infrastructure, liberties and opportunities of this nation?

Diving into greater detail, would we banish all gift shops from the temples of God as Jesus had done? Would we turn the other cheek from foreign attacks by offering forgiveness, or would we commit the sin of imposing judgement ourselves?

"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Do Jesus' words mean nothing to those who profess to follow him? What passage in the Bible justifies their quest for political powers to have rule over the world? Maybe this one:

The devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

A tempting offer for the Christian Nationalists I guess.

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On a related note:
"Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions.”
-Adolf Hitler, in a speech at Reichstag, Berlin, January 30, 1934.

and

"We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations:
we have stamped it out."

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Berlin on 24 Oct. 1933

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  1. Hello

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