Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Religious storm

There is a storm brewing in the United states of America.
Many Christians are gripped by a fear of the loss of their nations ideals, some think there are those that are seeking to deliberately and maliciously destroy their country.
From an outside perspective it looks very, very, different; while there are events occurring that are in a sense "un American" it is far too easy to just blame the liberals.
There are reasons why this has happened, and why it was allowed to happen.
When the United States primary Christian export to this part of the world was "the prosperity doctrine" at a time when rampant greed and borrowing was peaking back home, you have to wonder how God may see the whole deal.
If Obama is indeed a "Marxist" as many claim, perhaps that is simply a correction of the rampant greed and excess of the past 2 decades, Is God happy with capitalist greed? if not how would he respond?
The response of American Christians to these issues, and their need for honesty and humility is more critical than ever before in their nations history.


  1. Have a look at this jpeg :

    Most American Christians, and their NZ counterparts, are the most bloodthirsty, throw-the- poor- under- a- bus crowd you are ever likely to see. If their blogs are anything to go by, anyway.

  2. I'm somewhat relaxed about Christianity. Christianity survives things. It will survive this. Heresies, on the other hand, don't survive.

    And the prosperity doctrine is antithetical to the promises of Jesus that his followers would be persecuted and have troubles. Like all heresies, it will fail.

  3. Speaking of heresies, have you seen what Shunda barunda has to say about those who believe that God means what He says and says what He means?

  4. No Anon, I believe that legalists that believe that young earth crap are some of the most anti Christ people you could ever encounter.
    They most certainly do not appear to respect or fear the God they claim to follow.


  6. To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.

    —They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer

  7. Scary video Rimu. I am ashamed that such people think they are doing Gods will. They offer nothing but hatred and division and are about as far from the teachings of Christ as one can get.