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How Religious Is America?

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Posted by Hartley DiBianca on April 13, 2001 03:01:23 UTC

Would a country such as Iran be considered more religious than America? Most of the citizenry of Iran live a strict daily schedule outlined by the Koran and their are clear distinctions between men and women, right and wrong, and things to do and not to do.

The Christian religion has seen many changes from the start to present day. The reformation was a major event and further splits occured and continue to occur. Even the Catholic Church has gone through changes such as Vatacan II easing many rules imposed on Catholics. Were the rules wrong up until Vatacan II, are the rules wrong now, have the rules ever been truly devine?

Our nation is dominated by so called Christians whether they be Protestant or Catholic. We have a significant Jewish population and a growing Islamic community. But are we a religious nation? Does our nation behave as if it is being led by Christ? The United States continues executions, bombings, practice of an economic system based on greed (which I support but don't understand how any Christian could support), and the legal practice of abortion. This doesn't even include the populations thirt for sex, money, and drugs. It seems the seven deadly sins are the United States seven commandments and we encourage their following.

How can such a nation be considered Christian and religious? We are a country of make up, a country of cosmetic surgery, and country of political correctness. We love to cover the truth and hide behind pretty fences. Tell me, where are the slaughter houses, where are the prisons and death chambers, where are the waste dumps, where are the factory farms, where are all the needed mechanisms of our society? They are out of site and detached from our everyday lives. We do not want to see them but we must have them. We do not want to see executions but we must have them and we certainly do not want to see animals slaughtered in crude fashion by the millions.

I am no bleeding heart liberal, but it is the bleeding heart liberal side accused of being atheistic that seems to be on the Christian side of so many modern day issues presented before our populace.

I would ask all of you, what is so Christ like about our society and our way of life?

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