Thursday, July 12, 2012

Is the United States a Christian Nation?

Is the United States a Christian Nation?
The answer: A resounding “No.”

Violence, immorality,
theft at the highest levels,
greed, materialism,
drugs, pornography,
lust, vulgarity,
dishonesty, drunkenness,
unending egregious wrongs.

America’s moral decadence.
Christian values disdained.

I can’t dispute that all these un-Christian behaviors exist in our society.  They exist in every society, everywhere, throughout the eons.

But, America, like every other society, everywhere, throughout the eons, also has love, kindness, nurturing, hope, faithfulness, helpfulness, self-sacrifice, honor, altruism, forgiveness, honesty, compassion, ethics, and goodness of every kind. These values can be found among all moral people whether they are Christian or not.

The words in this poem are taken from the rant of an Orlando Sentinel reader who was a guest columnist. The poem accurately reflects the world-view he presented in his column. How sad it is that he can only see the ugly.
© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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