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We are not a Christian Nation.

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Submitted by HikerMan (United States), Apr 21, 2009 at 17:57

America was founded upon moral principles. Yes there are many, "christians" in America. But, is the christianity practiced by this majority actually christianity? I believe that i can argue that the christianity that has become such a large part of america is more of a hybrid of patriotism, nationalism, and christianity.

You see the purpose of each christian is to strive to become more christ like and live the way he lived. But what most americans fail to realize is that Jesus was not American. He did not live like an American, and most definately did not live according to the standards of the world.

The American Dream is far fom christ mind because he had a desire to redeem the world at any cost. This cost was the cost of his live. His discipled lived lives of poverty and homelessness, because Jesus could not gurarentee them a place to stay. Look at this simple way of living modeled by christ and then ask yourself again is America a Christian Nation? No we live in excess and do not care for anyone but ourselves.

Jesus made it very clear that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves? He made it clear that we are to love the orphans, widows, and the poor! He did this every day. He lived with people who the rest of the world had cast out. And we are a christian nation! We are anything but. We do not care for the poor, we do not care for the widows, and we do not care for the orphans. We care about our families and our activities. Some tithe, but most dont. Christ modeled out a very intentional style of community. Also in Acts 2 We are given a specific model for community where people are giving up all that they have to take care of other people within the church. They are abandoning everything they own for the sake of the gospel and the body of christ. And we still calim to be a christian nation. In america we do just the oppostie. We buy more and more and keep it four ourselves. we see the needs of the world and turn a blind eye while millions continue to suffer. We look at the poor as if it is their fault they are poor, and base our actions upon that assumption. Jesus did not do this, he loved all equally, unbiased, and fairly. The poor and the wealthy.

We are a "christian nation"? Not really. We are americans with the bible sprinkled on top to justify our actions that are a slap in the face to christ. We do not model christ nor do we make an attempt to become more liek him!

We are a "christian nation"? Think Again!!

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