Southerngrl, For the record, I have a knowledge of and respect for the Bible. I am not a Christian, but saying I "dispute" God and religion is incorrect.
I am disputing *your* values. I have said before that they are Unamerican, but if you think about it your values are also Unchristian.
There is nothing more American or Patriotic than questioning your gov't when you see it is becoming corrupt. However, your opinion is yours, just as mine is mine.
The words of Christ "Do not resist the evil person" are pretty clear.
So should we embrace the Wahhabi sect of the Islam religion? And let them enhialate us from the Earth? In other words, after 9/11, we should have turned the other cheek?
Yet, Jesus did not call for rebellion. He did not rail against laws. He did call for people to "love each other" and to "give to the poor". His message seems quite a bit different than yours.
Matthew 14:31 - Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
Matthew 10:34 - Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth, I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
Matthew 14:22 - And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
The issues you seem to hate about America are exactly the issues that the biblical Jesus - were he alive - would be trying to bring about.
You are opposed to integration.
WHAT? Where did I say that??? I believe all people are children of God, however, many do not choose the way He planned for us. I don't hate those people, I pray for them.
You are opposed to providing welfare and medical help to the poor. Jesus told some of his followers "Sell your goods and give to the poor".
I, as a Christian, have that responsibility, which I practice personally. It is not up to our government to provide a substantial income for those who are too lazy or uneducated to live on at the expense of those who work everyday to provide for their families with less than what the welfare recipients get! If anything, it should be a temporary situation...not promoted and encouraged.
Jesus and the Apostle Paul both said that Christians would willingly give Taxes (Romans 13 for example).
Yes, give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and give to God what is Gods.
Your views are opposed to the teachings of Jesus in many respects -- immigration, crime etc. etc. etc.
I don't have a problem with "immigration", my ancestors were immigrants. I have a problem with "illegal immigration" and giving them special priviledges that we, as Americans, do not get. Why have immigration laws if you are going to let anyone just come in and vote as to how THEY want out country to be and not have to be a citizen.?
I am specifically opposed to *your* views. They are both Unamerican and Unchristian.
See above. There is nothing MORE Christian and American as to question the ideologies that will ruin either one of them.