Completely agree. It is definitely a right protected by the constitution, but I don't see the need of freaking out about it, storing up a huge amount of high-powers and ARs, and carrying a gun on me at all times. I have never felt that in danger where I need any of that. To each his own I guess.
It's tricky, since both "sides" come at things with different convictions, and we all feel that our convictions are the right ones.
But the government isn't a competition, in theory, it's a cooperation. Even if I wanted to make a dramatic push and say that our government was fully intended as a Christian one, I would have to reconcile how Congregationalist New England was going to coexist with Catholic Maryland without persecution, not to mention PA Quakers and everyone else running around.
At some point, it has to be "us" in this thing for it to work.
Let's run for office. I'm sure we'd a stump speech for the ages.
That's exactly the New Testament idea. Christians are supposed to pray for our leaders, respect them, submit to them (there would be exceptions based on belief and all, but submit), and pray for a peaceful government so we can go about living out our faith.
Someway, somehow, Christians and everybody else actually have to live together. That's the trick that people aren't seeing, for the most part.
I can't think of a single instance where a government-run church was good for the church. We just get exploited. Give us the government, and we really don't know how to live with a different worldview, even though it should be easy for us, theologically.
I know, I feel bad falling off like I did. Mix in not being able to access site at work, not having internet at home after i moved, and the actually act of buying a house, moving and everything that goes along with it - I've been drained on time and creativity.
I'll put something together real soon now that things are quieting down. If you have any ideas that need tackled let me know.
Understood. I guess it helps when you understand what angle the writers are going for. So is this your angle at doing the Tucker Max? Go to law school and end up a famous writer? Haha, just clownin man, have a good one.