I wrote this in 2008, but sadly it STILL applies:
so yeah, i went to church today and well..i have a thought:
so the pastor went on about how america is a christian country and so on, and i have a problem with that:
1) america was founded on the belief that people should practice what they believed, ie no state touted religion
what the pastor said: that the country was founded on prayed and fasting, two bedrocks of christianity.(really?)
2) the folks who created the constitution were not die hard christians, they were deists.
what the pastor said: they were die hard christians
See, the reason why this burns me up is because when you start talking like this, you set yourself up to say “hey, since this is a christian nation, let’s get this nation as close to the bible as possible” and take other folks rights forgranted.Why? because this is our nation, you think to yourself…so the other non christians either have to line up according to the word or leave.
Yes, I said that. I don’t care who I piss off now. When you start trying to either bring armageddon or second jerusalem down to earth I have a problem with that. Why? Because we live in a democracy, and part of a democracy is that while we can have any faith we want, we cannot say “we will take over this whole country for ______” that is when you sound like either a nutjob or a terrorist wanting a theocracy. And the idea of a theocracy just won’t work. Why? Because of the factions in the christian groups. Baptists hate Catholics who hate episcopalians who just want to have their while and sneer at the methodists. Then there is human nature, someone is going to want to be on top, and i tell you, by the time the christians finish killing each other off to prove their points…the rapture would have come and gone. And Jesus would look around and smack all the living ones left upside the head. And the church would have it’s end of the world, because we brought it own ourselves.
What I am trying to say is, faith is fine, but a frenzy trying to take over the united states for the mere possibility for it to be a christian nation “again” is not only wrong, but ungodly.
Jesus (by way of the apostles) told us to live in peace with our higher authorities, not pray that they are removed.
He told us to spread the gospel, not build a kingdom here on earth.
Something horribly smells in the town of Denmark,
and it wears a “relevant” clothing and waves around a New Living Translation of the bible.