Wednesday, April 07, 2010

One Nation Under God

I've been thinking about a letter that was in the weekly town newspaper a few months ago. It was filled with anti-Obama/anti-Democratic Party/ant-liberal, let's call everyone who supports health care a socialist, pro-Christian rhetoric. It even said that the fact that our money includes the phrase "In God We Trust" proves we are a Christian country.

I disagree, not with the fact that our money has the phrase In God We Trust written on it, it does, I disagree with the assumption that this means we are a Christian country. If that was true our money would read, In One Religion We Trust and the last time I checked, just a minute ago, it doesn't.

After reading the letter I played with the idea of writing my own letter to the Editor which took this Christian Nation idea to its logical conclusion. If we take the next step in truly becoming a Christian Nation then Christianity must become the nation's religion, the State Religion to be exact, but what type of Christians are we going to be, Lutherans, Baptists, Mormons, Jehovah Witness, or some other sect?

Lets see, there are three branches of Lutherans (The Wisconsin Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod); 100 branches of Baptists (separated into Free and General Baptists, Strict and Particular Baptists, and Seventh Day Baptists); two major branches of Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are also a lot of little branches of Mormonism including one that still practices polygamy (United Order Effort) but there is only branch in the Jehovah Witness tree.

If we base our decision on which sect's message has been, lets say, "diluted" the least, well, we all are going to have to convert to Jehovah Witness-ism. I know, I know, it's not fair. Why should we all have to become a member of a Christian group who in 2001 only made up only 6% of all the Christians in the United States. We should do this democratically and make our choice based strictly on which denomination has the greatest number of adherents in this country.

Congratulations everyone, we are now officially Catholics. I'll see you all at Mass this Sunday.

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