"It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people."
from the speech, "Love of God, Love of Man, Love of Country"
via: Political Gates by Nomad
Faith in Politics: Difficult but Necessary Questions for the Presidential Candidates
excerpt of the ten questions:
1. In your opinion, is the Bible an infallible article of faith in your life? Do you believe, for example, that every word written in the Bible is true in the literal sense? Do you believe in the prophecies of the Book of Revelations from the New Testament, specifically Armageddon?
3. Do you personally hear the word of God when making political decisions? When was the last time you heard the word of God speak to you? What advice did He give you?
4. Do you think Christianity has a special place above all other religions? Are Christians “chosen people” or special in the eyes of God?
5. Do you believe in the concept of evolution or in what some people called creationism? Generally speaking, does science have more or less value than religion in our lives in your opinion?
6. Is the United States a Christian nation? Why? How do you interpret the phrase “a Christian nation”?
7. Do you think homosexuality is immoral? Does God punish or reward immoral behavior, in your opinion? As president of the United States, do you believe that you would be an instrument of God’s will?
8. Compared to other nations of the world, why should Israel be treated any different than say, Portugal or Canada? Would your Christian beliefs affect your foreign policy towards Israel?
9. Do you think that other religions- that were up until recently considered cults- should receive a tax-exempt status? Why or why not?
10. Do you feel that it is acceptable for a person of the Muslim faith to become president? a person of the Jewish faith? An atheist? Why or why not?
11. Do you feel that God has specifically chosen you to lead the country? Why?
12. Among the ten commandments, there is an prohibition against killing. Do you think your Christian faith would therefore prevent you as president from supporting war or the elimination of the nation’s threats, such as Bin Laden or any other dangerous terrorist? Would you be able to ignore this commandment as the nation’s leader? read the whole article here
I have real issues with religiosity being crammed down my neck...It just doesn't seem "Jesus-like" at all.
The American Gospel is the Constitution of the United States
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photo creditWhat's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'In the USA, the big CIA fightin'The Bloods and The Crips and the KKKBut if you only have love for your own raceThen you only leave space to discriminateAnd to discriminate only generates hateAnd when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeahMadness is what you demonstrateAnd that's exactly how anger works and operatesMan, you gotta have love just to set it straightTake control of your mind and meditateLet your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'allPeople killin', people dyin'Children hurt and you hear them cryin'Can you practice what you preachAnd would you turn the other cheekFather, Father, Father help usSend some guidance from above'Cause people got me, got me questionin'Where is the love (Love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the loveThe love, the loveIt just ain't the same, always unchangedNew days are strange, is the world insaneIf love and peace is so strongWhy are there pieces of love that don't belongNations droppin' bombsChemical gasses fillin' lungs of little onesWith ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die youngSo ask yourself is the lovin' really goneSo I could ask myself really what is goin' wrongIn this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'inMakin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividendsNot respectin' each other, deny thy brotherA war is goin' on but the reason's undercoverThe truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rugIf you never know truth then you never know loveWhere's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)Where's the love, y'allPeople killin', people dyin'Children hurt and you hear them cryin'Can you practice what you preachAnd would you turn the other cheekFather, Father, Father help usSend some guidance from above'Cause people got me, got me questionin'Where is the love (Love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the love, the love, the love?I feel the weight of the world on my shoulderAs I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colderMost of us only care about money makin'Selfishness got us followin' our wrong directionWrong information always shown by the mediaNegative images is the main criteriaInfecting the young minds faster than bacteriaKids wanna act like what they see in the cinemaYo', whatever happened to the values of humanityWhatever happened to the fairness in equalityInstead of spreading love we're spreading animosityLack of understanding, leading lives away from unityThat's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' underThat's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' downThere's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' underGotta keep my faith alive till love is foundNow ask yourselfWhere is the love?Where is the love?Where is the love?Where is the love?Father, Father, Father help usSend some guidance from above'Cause people got me, got me questionin'Where is the love?Sing wit me y'all:One world, one world (We only got)One world, one world (That's all we got)One world, one worldAnd something's wrong wit it (Yeah)Something's wrong wit it (Yeah)Something's wrong wit the wo-wo-world, yeahWe only got(One world, one world)That's all we got(One world, one world)