July 28, 2008

Just say NO to "State Worshiping"

The question is, why do Christians keep the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance in their churches, masses and Sunday schools? If I ever decide to send my children to a government school you can bet that I'll ask them to refrain from pledging any allegiance to anything but God (until they're old enough to make their own educated choice, of course). This great article in the Christians Science Monitor sums it up:
Our "patriotism" is really nationalism: unquestioning and enthusiastic support of political power. Christians eager to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's have the rest of the week to do so. But the things rendered should not include our allegiance. That belongs to God. Why taint our worship by pledging it to the state's flag instead?

I agree wholeheartedly with this article and I guarantee that Jesus Christ would NOT have been pledging allegiance nor recognizing the "trivial" power that governments wield. Jesus said his kingdom was not of this world, that means the Bush Crime Family and it's followers have no ounce of credibility in trying to portray themselves as being "Christians". (Read more on Jesus' rejection of state power and violence here).

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