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The Preferred Religion of America

Posted by revkharma on July 26, 2009

Over the last few years we have heard increasing debate as to the status of the United States of America as a ‘Christian Nation’. While touring the world and apologizing to sundry nations and aggrieved groups for the behavior of America throughout history. In his speech in Turkey in April President Obama stated flatly that

“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

He “carefully calibrated” his language, but clearly has internalized the recent academic  ideals that the First Amendment bars all religion rather than preventing the Federal Government from banning them. While this has been debated, other events have transpired around the nation. The steady and incremental creep of Muslim Sharia has made strong and decisive advances into all areas of American society.  Killings of young women have been deemed ‘ Honor Killings’, a terrifying combination of words which should defy understanding. Various universities across the country are using state and student funds to install ‘ritual footbaths’ to allow Muslim students to perform explicitly religious acts funded by the Universities. In a startling contrast, Minneapolis Community and Technical College has plans to install such foot washing stations, while at the same time it prohibited campus coffee carts from playing Christmas Music. The New York Times detailed the foot bath issue in 2007.

Recently there was a coordinated move in March of that same year in Target Stores. It seems that groups of devout Muslim workers in Target stores began to refuse to process orders with merchandise containing pork. Target switched those workers to other jobs so as not to force even a small conflict with their professed beliefs. Likewise, cab drivers in Minneapolis who were of Somali Muslim origin were refusing to allow passengers in their cabs who they believed to be carrying liquor.

In each of these cases we see a creeping accommodation to the beliefs of Muslims and thier expressed religious beliefs.

With all this as a backdrop comes news from New York that a devout Catholic nurse, with her objections previously on file in writing was coerced into participating in an abortion at  Mt. Sinai hospital. The New York Post has details  here. It clearly is not difficult to see the contrast. The act of permitting someone to purchase pork products is not the same as being forced to consume them.  Allowing someone to carry a bottle of whisky is not the same as drinking it. Abortion has become a fundamental issue to Roman Catholics, and participation in the procedure is a grave moral issue to believers.  Yet the Obama administration has moved to dilute and overturn previously established ‘conscience clauses’ which provided protection for health workers who for reasons of faith refuse to engage in certain practices.

No, Mr. Obama is correct. The USA is no longer an explicitly Christian nation. We no longer draw our moral guidance from the principals of the Founders. While not all were devout Christians, they never the less drew guidance from ‘  Nature’s God’ and the Creator. Certainly they were not motivated by the ‘ pillars of Islam’. However, increasingly throughout the country, due to an overdone sensitivity to offending, we are allowing those who practice Islam to establish themselves and their faith and it’s rules in a preferred place in our culture. No, we are not a Christian nation. But absent someone paying attention and making an effort, we will slide slowly and unerringly into becoming a Muslim Nation. The Communists often were quoted as saying that the capitalists would sell the rope used to hang them.  Well, we are becoming so solicitous of those who would destroy our culture that we are willingly dismantling it for them.

The Rev

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2 Responses to “The Preferred Religion of America”

  1. internet elias said

    Interesting post. Food for thought. One thing came to mind though. The generation of my grandparents was seemingly more devoted to Christian values than the generation of my parents. Likewise, the generation of my parents was more devoted to Christian values than my generation. I now see my children’s generation less devoted to Christian values than my generation. Also, I recall seeing a chart in the study area of my Bible which showed all the generations throughout Old Testament history. One generation would be Godly. The next generation would be ungodly. It rocked back and forth throughout the generations. Point being….nothing seems to remain the same. God has no grandchildren. And I truly believe in my heart that we are seeing quick degenerative patterns spoken of in scriptures…..as the ‘time of the end.’ Also, according to scripture, God will ‘put it in their hearts’ to accomplish those things needed to bring evil to its close. As the times worsen…we will learn more and more to ‘let not your heart be troubled..neither let it be afraid.’

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    • revkharma said

      I appreciate your views. Interesting, and well thought out. I agree, we as a people have wandered far from our heritage.
      Who can say where that journey shall end, or how.
      The Rev

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