Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Author:

Many Christians are upset that Obama recently told the world that, as Americans, “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Most of the headlines cut it off mid-sentence, but in all fairness, he continued and said that neither do we consider ourselves “a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

Is he right? Do we, as a nation, uphold the teachings of Christ? Read the rest here.

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  1. Jim Wetzel says:

    The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that this nation, and perhaps every “nation,” is a meaningless abstraction. A nation does not have a heart, nor a mind, nor a soul. I don’t see that a nation can be said to either accept the authority of Jesus, or to reject His authority. A more-answerable question might be, “do the people in America obey the Lord, or not?” But even then, the answer would be pretty unsatisfactory: well, some do (most of the time), some do (part of the time), some do (a little bit of the time). Maybe there are some who never do. I’m pretty sure there is none who ALWAYS does.

    No, it seems to me that only a person can be Christian — or not.

    The trouble with me is, someone might ask, “Does Jim Wetzel uphold the teachings of Christ?” Then, if I’m being honest, I’ll have to give one of those miserably complicated, contingent sort of answers. Well, yes, sometimes, except for when his flesh takes over his mouth and keyboard and so on. Well, yes, maybe not always, maybe not yet, but when he’s complete, sure. You see what I mean, I’ll bet.