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Fractured Nation Under God (standard:Editorials, 633 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Jan 29 2008Views/Reads: 1597/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I got an email which sparked a fire in me. Let me know what you think. Do you agree with me? Or do you disagree? I eagerly await your comments :o)!
 



Fractured Nation Under God 

I'm going to fly by the seat of my pants on this one because the
thoughts are just running in my head. I received an email which has 
gotten me to thinking about something. I'm going to be talking about 
religion, so if you would rather not read this I would click out of it 
now. 

First off.  I am a Christian. I believe in God and His divine powers. I
was raised Baptist and later became Apostolic, it's a form of 
Pentecost. I believe in One God and I call Him Jesus. I believe Mary 
was a virgin. And I believe Jesus died on the cross for me and everyone 
who come before Him with a humble spirit and in reverence for what is 
right. 

Now having said that, doesn't make me any better than the next person. I
have sin in my life because I was born human. I'm far from perfect, 
will be the first to admit I have flaws. I don't always do what is 
“right” or what can be considered “good.” I've lived my life my way, 
which okay is wrong but that's something else all together, and I don't 
regret anything I've done in the past. Would I like to change 
something? Well Duh! I said I was human. 

I'm not as spiritual as I used to be. Heck I'm not as spiritual as I was
last year at this time, much less of when I was on fire for Christ. 
I've done wrong, and will do so again if given the chance. I stand up 
for what I believe in even though I'm a Christian. I think gays and 
lesbians should have the same rights as I do. I think abortion is up to 
the woman who is pregnant, UNLESS she uses it as a form of birth 
control. I support gun laws, but I'm also a gun owner. I live in a 
Bible Belt state and disagree with our legislators. I support tougher 
child abuse laws, because I'm a victim of it. I'm for laws against 
domestic abuse because I was once one. I don't think we need to be a 
religious nation to be religious. And I think the journey we make with 
Christ is personal and private. 

What I don't agree with are the things which make me an outcast in my
own family. I don't believe there should be a law where God is on our 
money or in our schools. I don't agree there should be religious 
artifacts on our nation's capital buildings. I don't think there should 
be discrimination against religions. I don't think there should be 
discrimination about anything because we don't know all the answers. 

I agree to an extent with some things though.  I agree we need some form
of religion to make ourselves feel better about the world. Whether that 
is the God, I know and love, or if it's another isn't my choice to be 
made. Once you start generalizing religion, is where we begin to have 
trouble with it. 

Baptist are going to believe their way is best. Buddhists think theirs
is best. Judaism has been around since before time. So have Roman 
Catholics. You have Pentecostal, and the off shoots of them. You have 
Lutherans, Mormons, and all the rest of the religions. So who gets to 
decide what is best for you? 

We can't agree if there is one God or if there's three. So, how in the
world, are we going to decide which one to put on our money and in our 
pledge? Just because it's right for some doesn't mean it's right for 
me. 

How many agree? How many disagree? This I have to hear so leave your
comments. 

© January 28, 2008 by Lori 


   


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