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Do you want America to be a Christian nation?

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by ExodusMe, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Yes (I want America to be a Christian nation)

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  2. No (I don't want America to be a Christian nation)

    50.0%
  3. I don't care if America is a Christian nation

    11.5%
  1. ExodusMe

    ExodusMe Rough around the edges

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    I was reading Psalm 126 and it seems pertinent to America. The poll is kind of rhetorical as any Christian should want other people to become Christians. I guess the question's purpose is mostly to tackle the assumptions of Christians who prefer a pluralistic society over a theocracy. I understand theocracies have failed repeatedly throughout history, but if the intention of the Church is to be in communion with God, shouldn't our government be that way also? Even if we attempt to have a theocracy in America and fail, wouldn't that be better than a democratic society based on the popular opinion of heretics, apostates, & infidels?

    Here is a question to start the discussion

    Should Christians aspire for America to become a theocracy & how does this connect with whether you want America to become a 'Christian nation'? I will let you decide what is meant by 'Christian nation'.

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  2. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    Voted yes.
     
  3. Solomons Porch

    Solomons Porch Solomon's Porch

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  4. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Goat Whisperer Supporter

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    Voted yes -- I would like for this to be a Christian nation.
    But, it will never happen.
    Because, it's a wide road to hell and many, many are on their way there.
    M-Bob
     
  5. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    A theocracy? Certainly not.
     
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  6. ExodusMe

    ExodusMe Rough around the edges

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    Thought I posted this in the American politics forum, but I must have messed up. I see you are in Canada. I guess this is applicable to you also although I would say Canadians & Americans are much different.

    With that said, why would you not want to live in a theocracy as a Christian? (Lets just keep your discussion more general and not Canadian specific if possible).

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  7. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    In a nutshell, theocracies tend to huge human rights abuses.
     
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  8. ExodusMe

    ExodusMe Rough around the edges

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    Alright, I think that answer can be dismissed as the same can be said about any government. It is possible that any government could lead to massive human rights abuses. Would you please provide a response with substance? Maybe start with whether you believe Christianity is true and if it is true is it possible for a theocracy to exist that would not lead to human rights abuses?
     
  9. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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    Jesus did not want theocracy. Matthew 22:21 the "give unto Caesar what is Caesar's" verse
     
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  10. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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    Theocracies aren't even ruled by God. It is just a bunch of corrupt religious leaders who supposedly "speak" for God.
     
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  11. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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    We've been living in a theocracy ever since Jesus ascended to the right hand of God after his resurrection.
     
  12. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    Which Christianity?

    I would grant that it is possible in the short term but ....
     
  13. Yarddog

    Yarddog Senior Contributor Supporter

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    I want Americans to act like Christians are supposed to act. The rest would take care of itself.
     
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  14. EpiscipalMe

    EpiscipalMe Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I want Americans and the US government to act with Christian ideals.

    I am against established national religion and theocracy.
     
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  15. ExodusMe

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    Yeah, I guess the issue with a theocracy is that it kind of automatically removes authenticity from non-conforming persons. For instance, LGBT persons would probably hide their lifestyle in order to conform to 'normal' social patterns in order to do basic functions in society like get a job or join their local book club or something. I think this would discourage the advance of the gospel as persons would be more concerned with 'fitting in' than actually believing the truth of the Gospel.

    I can see why it would work God's Kingdom as we will all be made perfect. I guess I am not sure whether God would want this on earth. If we were a successful theocracy, would it help us be a light to other nations? I am not sure at the moment...
     
  16. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    Bolded above. This perfectly describes the situation in our society until just a couple of decades ago and we are not even speaking of a theocracy.
     
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  17. dogs4thewin

    dogs4thewin dog lover Supporter CF Ambassadors

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    thank you. Quite frankly anyone who does has not studied history to know what has happened when that one has been tried.
     
  18. dogs4thewin

    dogs4thewin dog lover Supporter CF Ambassadors

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    How so?
     
  19. SnowyMacie

    SnowyMacie Well-Known Member

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    Though, I think it's best to government based on Christian ethics, I would not want to live a theocracy and do not support an established national religion.
     
  20. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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    Its Jesus' millennial kingdom! :p
     
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