Discussion Article: Palin’s Christian Nation

A discussion article from The Washington Post’s “Under God” section talking about certain remarks made by Sarah Palin and McCain, and what is meant by “a Christian nation.”

“‘…nearly all current elected officials pay homage to Christianity no matter their level of faith, and that the vast majority of Americans who are religious adhere to a Christian faith.'”

I’m sure there are elected officials who aren’t Christians, but they want to get elected, so they have to pander to the Christian sector most of the time or they risk the right-wingers getting riled up and kicking them out of office next election year. Yet they seem to be missing the point. America is not a theocracy, but a democracy. It doesn’t matter if most “religious” Americans are Christians or believers in the Great Pumpkin. It doesn’t even matter if most Americans are religious in the first place. Religion is divorced from government as set up by the Constitution. Maybe some of our “leaders” should reread it–or read it for the first time.

“‘God truly has shed his grace on thee — on this country. He’s blessed us, and we better not blow it. And that’s why I talk about politics,’ Palin told the 16,000-member choir at a Women of Joy conference in Louisville, Ky., last Friday.”

It would truly be a blessing if Sarah Palin were sent back to political obscurity.


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One response to “Discussion Article: Palin’s Christian Nation

  1. I have always wondered why many Christians wish for their religion and the Government to be aligned – history has repeatedly shown that this NEVER works out well for the religion involved.

    I also always wonder why it seems that our history and the true nature of our fore-fathers lays forgot. Our forefathers were not Christians – primarily they were deists, but many were very eclectic and almost all participated in the secret societies of their day which included many pagan ideas and traditions.

    Our Nation’s history alone shows that there is no single unifying religion, no unifying God – rather there is a great diverse mass which is at the heart of our country.

    Usually when people make the comment that our nation is a Christian nation, I look at them, shake my head, laugh and walk away – because quite frankly, I have NO idea AT ALL where they get that idea – we are anything but a Christian nation.

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