“Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers,” Obama said this during a June 2007 speech. Like many other Christians, I was a little miffed and could not believe a president would say such a thing, after all our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values. Not only that, our Founding Fathers put this country in the hands of God and said so in many of their writings.
However, that was then, this is now, and I find myself having doubts about being a Christian nation. A nation is judged by the way society presents itself and I have to admit, our society is falling away from being a Christian nation. In a recent survey, 76% of Americans consider themselves Christian; it wasn’t that long ago that number was at 85%
Well what can you expect when God seems to be a four letter word in our schools and in many public arenas. We have atheists trying to take God out of Christmas by putting up billboards on Broadway in New York City. Atheists travel around the country trying to tear down crosses that honor our dead soldiers, while also trying to ban Nativity scenes at Christmas, this was unheard of twenty years ago. Christmas is being ridiculed and mocked by putting up Festivus poles and signs saying that Jesus is a myth next to Nativity Scenes, also unheard of twenty years ago, even ten years ago.
God cannot be spoken of, but our society celebrates things like abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage, multi-partner marriage, out of wedlock births, single motherhood, we elevate and legitimize prostitution to the term of sex workers, women that leave their children to pursue a career are glorified, while stay at home moms are condemned. Let’s face it, these things have been going on for generations, the difference is now they are glorified and even given reality shows on TV.
It seems to me that our society is moving away from being a Christian Nation, little by little everything that makes us a Christian Nation is being chipped away and I don’t see much hope in turning back. There is no doubt that we are not the country we once were, America seems to be falling as a nation, maybe it is just our time, like all the great empires before us that have also fallen, it just might be our time.
The Air Force removed the word God from its logo, also will no longer be allowed to say “so help me God” as part of their oath. How about An Air Force video saluting first sergeants, was ordered removed by the Pentagon because it mentions the word “God” which top brass fears, may insult atheists or Muslims. It seems that there is an ongoing effort to remove “so help me God” from all military oaths. Is there any hope, America needs a strong leader once again, unfortunately we have no leader in the White House, we need a leader Like Ronald Reagan who stood tall when talking about our country and its values. Instead, we have a president who apologies and puts down America and all its greatness, a man in the White House who thinks we are not an exceptional nation and continues to make speeches saying so.
I think we are living in a society that is upside down, wrong is right and right is wrong. Maybe that will be the new America, if it is, I am glad I grew-up in a time when we were a Christian nation and we were the greatest country in the world and when other countries looked to us because we were a great nation.
Are we a Christian nation, maybe, but not as much as we used to be.
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