America We are NOT and NEVER should be a Christian Nation
Written by Peter Boykin on October 2, 2022
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist
America: We are NOT and NEVER should be a “Christian Nation”
Unpopular Opinion: The Right Wing Far Right Christian Nationalism (aka Those that want a Church of State) is ruining the modern Republican Party.
Returning to the past and allowing the evangelical Christians (fyi I’m not attacking their religion at all) to take over again is NOT doing our country any better.
We have had a varied past of Presidents and their religious beliefs influencing their running of the country.
The history is here https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/godinamerica-white-house/
Yet, there is a difference between your duty to represent all and your faith as a guide. There is a Constitutional Right of Freedom of Religion (or lack of) but as demonstrated before
we must understand the importance of the Separation of Church from (the influence on the) State.
Our 1st and 14th Amendments ensure this separation MUST happen if we are to have True Religious Freedom.
After all we do not want our country to drastically change from what it’s mean to be (a melting pot of new ideas and unique people) into a totalitarian theological one religion country do we? It has NEVER worked out for the better in ANY country in this world and I beg for a real example that isn’t sour for someone trying to live there.
So should we be a Christian Nation as many iny fellow Republican party call for? That answer is NO.
Why, you might ask?
I can give you one paradoxical answer!
If we are to be declared a “Christian Nation” which is highly unconstitutional then which “Christianity” should we be?
All denominations in Christianity believe that Jesus is the Son of God and became the sacrificial Lamb of God.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Christianity is divided into many different groups called denominations. The first Church was not an organization, but Jesus’ apostles and friends. He said in Matthew 18:19-20: “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven, for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
The first Christian organization was the Catholic Church, which eventually broke into different denominations especially in the 1500s as a result of Martin Luther and John Calvin. Christianity is divided between Eastern and Western theology. In these two divisions there are six branches: Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Assyrians. Restorationism is sometimes considered the seventh branch.
The major Protestant denominational families are:
I am sure there are more to list!
But again if we are to be a “Christian Nation” thus claiming one religion is better than the many others that people in America have a Constitutional Right to. Which is the “better” denomination of Christianity? Instead this would lead to internal conflict in this country that will only further our country down a dark path.
So yes unpopular opinion (even I as a Catholic may not like to say) our country should Never be a declared “Christian Nation” for the sake of the intention of how our country was intended in it’s foundation.
Hate me for saying it, but you know deep inside I am right.
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