I read a lot of rhetoric claiming that the USA is a Christian nation. The idea is clearly illustrated on our money: “In God We Trust,” and by the frequent refrains of “God bless America” and “So help me God.”
If ours was truly a Christian country the money should say “In Jesus We Trust.” And every oath sworn should end: “Jesus bless America” and “So help me Jesus.”
The God honored on our money is the one God, the same God revered by Jews and Muslims, Catholics and Protestants. The God invoked by the oxymoronic Old Testament Christians is a vengeful God. Christians should invoke only the name of Jesus, who told us clearly to love God, and love one another as we love ourselves.
No true Christian would hatefully criticize the sitting president, condemn others for their religious beliefs, deride the lifestyle choices of others which have no impact on themselves, or kill any person in vengeance and call it justice.
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David J. Busse