Most American Christians are no true Christians


I have been engaged in numerous conversations with a number of Christians on a conservative/GOP social site concerning the religiosity of the United States. One discussion started about why the religious are fearful of science. Of course, the conversation has made some turns and sidetracked to bring the conversation to religion in politics and the religiosity of the United States. As regular readers, you know my position and arguments that the U.S. was not founded as a Christian nation. If you are new, read on.

If you bought and read my book, “A Christian Nation?” (hint-hint, see below), you would know the arguments from both sides of this issue.

But, that is not what this column is about.

Many Christians repeat a line that is just not correct. To quote one of my respondents:

Fundamentally, I am in accord with David, but to address some of the other points raised, there is no problem with someone calling the U.S. a Christian nation, or holding to the view that ours is a Judeo-Christian heritage and that the strength of those values are behind the liberties and success of America. Historically, I think that is all true. (Under score added.)

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One Response to Most American Christians are no true Christians

  1. Great point. Here is the Bahai perspective on this topic.

    O captive of the love of God! The letter which thou didst write at the time of thy departure hath been received. It brought me joy; and it is my hope that thine inner eye may be opened wide, so that unto thee the very core of the divine mysteries may be disclosed.
    Thou didst begin thy letter with a blessed phrase, saying: ‘I am a Christian.’ O would that all were truly Christian! It is easy to be a Christian on the tongue, but hard to be a true one. Today some five hundred million souls are Christian, but the real Christian is very rare: he is that soul from whose comely face there shineth the splendour of Christ, and who showeth forth the perfections of the Kingdom; this is a matter of great moment, for to be a Christian is to embody every excellence there is. I hope that thou, too, shalt become a true Christian. Praise thou God that at last, through the divine teachings, thou hast obtained both sight and insight to the highest degree, and hast become firmly rooted in certitude and faith. It is my hope that others as well will achieve illumined eyes and hearing ears, and attain to everlasting life: that these many rivers, each flowing along in diverse and separated beds, will find their way back to the circumambient sea, and merge together and rise up in a single wave of surging oneness; that the unity of truth, through the power of God, will make these illusory differences to vanish away. This is the one essential: for if unity be gained, all other problems will disappear of themselves.

    http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SAB/sab-16.html.utf8?query=true|christian&action=highlight#pg30

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