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Christian America August 1, 2005

Posted by fajita in Uncategorized.
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My good friend and colleague, Greg Brooks, pointed out this article excerpt in Harpers. Give it a read and then feel free to comment on Christian America.

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1. Steve Duer - August 1, 2005

It is almost as if Christian has become a ethnic group. I heard someone say the other day that it won’t be long before people start identifying themselves as “non practicing Christians”.

2. James - August 2, 2005

Thanks for the link.

The comments about the Franklin quote are so true. I can’t stand it when I hear it quoted by Christians because it does go against the grain of Christ’s teachings and example (almost as if the adulterous woman in John 8 should have defended herself against the stones first so that Jesus might speak up to help).

I’ve never really figured out when America was Christian. Was it in the beginning when the Native Americans were driven from their homeland? Was it when slavery was the rule, not the exception? Was it during the Draft Riots? Was it during Prohibition when folks were sneaking into speakeasies? Was it in the 1930s when the same view of Eugenics Hitler held was gaining popularity throughout America, even being taught at State Fairs? Was it in the 50s when materialism became the rule of the day? How about the 60s when those who stood up for equal rights were shot?

For the life of me, I’ve not figured out when Christian America actually existed.

(thanks for the opp. to vent) 🙂

3. Fajita - August 2, 2005

Christian America seems to roll off the tongue, but Christian Germany doesn’t sound right, nor does Christian Ethiopia or Christian Grrece.

Our nationalism has co-opted Christianity as a tool for self-promotion with a divine mandate.

Does God love America? Sure! He loves Iraq just as much, not to mention Sudan and Haiti.–>


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