“If you convert and join my state religion
you will be accepted,
otherwise you are the enemy.
You can choose to live in bondage
or perish a free man.
You’re either with me
or you’re against all christian nationalists.”
By: ElRoyPoet, 2021
“In order for a government to become a fascist regime, the state must swallow the church. In order for the government to remain democratic, the state must be swallowed by the church.” By: A. Freeman
Commentary: The GOP are acting like christian nationalists by trying to intimidate the patriots to convert to their ideology. What ever happened to the Judaeo-Christian faith that they professed to espouse. That’s exactly why our founding fathers wrote separation of church and state into our constitution. They knew that when you mix government and religion, you corrupt democracy and back-slide into the dark ages of the crusades.
Unity requires effort. We are united by our common primary identity as children of God and our commitment to the truths of the restored gospel. In turn, our love of God and our discipleship of Jesus Christ generate genuine concern for others. We value the kaleidoscope of others’ characteristics, perspectives, and talents.
If we are unable to place our discipleship to Jesus Christ above personal interests and viewpoints, we should re-examine our priorities and change.
We might be inclined to say, “Of course we can have unity—if only you would agree with me!” A better approach is to ask, “What can I do to foster unity? How can I respond to help this person draw closer to Christ? What can I do to lessen contention and to build a compassionate and caring Church community?”
When love of Christ envelops our lives, we approach disagreements with meekness, patience, and kindness. We worry less about our own sensitivities and more about our neighbor’s. We seek to moderate and unify. We do not engage in “doubtful disputations,” judge those with whom we disagree, or try to cause them to stumble. Instead, we assume that those with whom we disagree are doing the best they can with the life experiences they have. By: Dale G. Renlund
“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” By: Charles de Gaulle
“Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.” Bible, Romans 12:2