One Nation Under God?!?

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    One Nation Under God?!?

    I say "Bullshit!"

    For that statement to be true, at least 75% of us would have to agree on what or who 'God' is.... the major religions practiced here don't agree on a concept of 'God' between them and the various sects within them all think even their closest religious relatives are going to hell... I doubt that any single concept of 'God' can claim the hearts and minds of more than 20% of the population, including Christianity, if behavior is used as the litmus test rather than bumper stickers.

    One Nation Under God? Bullshit.​
     
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    OK :razz:

    I think it is clear that this nation is not under God anymore anyway. I amnot going to be too concerned because I know that I am "one man under God."

    That is enough for me, and hundreds of thousalds more. As God leads us, some will be added to that number.

    If you don't want to be under the Christian God, we are not here to change your mind or heart. But, I do believe that God is here for that, and He will deal with your needs as only He can.

    "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
     
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    I believe that we could have a nation under Dell Comics. All the fantasy beliefs could organize under the umbrella of the biggest publisher of make believe....or maybe disney ..if they would lighten up and stop pushing judaism and protestant exclusively.
     
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    I wish more religious people in this country had a relationship with their God more similar to yours. Religion really is a poor reason to form a government.
     
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    You ever see the sci-fi movie called 'Enemy Mine' with Lou Gossett Jr and Dennis Quaid?

    Early in the movie Quaids character makes an off the cuff religious reference to worshiping Micky Mouse and that is followed by a scene where they're fighting and Lou Gossetts character puts a passionate curse on his enemy's god "Micky Mouse" which stops the fight because Quaid is almost unable to hold back the laughter.

    'God' is such a personal concept...
     
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    I agree. :eusa_angel:
     
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    God is entirely personal, even the concept is personal.

    If it was not we would have clear proof of God's existence.
     
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    I see goodness in the individual ability and right to see "what is". It saddens me that what most do with this ability is defer that which which is thier most precious ability and what makes us different from monkeys onto monkeys.
     
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    The religious based promise of an afterlife cheapens the only life we are certain of.
     
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    No, we are still a nation under God. Simply because some of us choose not to recognize his Sovereignty doesn't mean He isnt there and we arent under His watchful eye.

    The day when we as a people turn away from the Lord will be the day we are swept from the land. I dont think we are at that point, but we are heading that way.
     

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