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A Delicate Balance

Realizing that I held nothing but resent and hate towards government and control was especially difficult because of my Christian faith.  Christians are raised to believe that being such requires following the rules, as though God Himself instated them. I've come to realize that this is so opposite from true. I follow God's rules and nobody else's. If this mean breaking human laws, then so be it, because what is right is right and in God's eyes the laws of the land mean absolutely nothing. Furthermore, I've come to realize that the Christian message is, or should be, one primarily of love and peace - the government and all its military actions are acting directly against God, whether they will admit it or not. I am hopeful that some day all these "Christians" in political office will wake up and realize that everything they do is in direct defiance of their Lord.

Come to think of it, who was a bigger radical than Jesus himself?

possibly possibly 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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that's a touching and profound quote. he was a great man. i wish more people saw the truth behind his words - killing is wrong, no matter how you slice it.<br />
thanks for posting that.

let me re=write this..<br />
the world is the way it is,<br />
and everything has a destiny..<br />
who are you to change one..?<br />
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things are going to happen like they should,<br />
jesus was a radical.<br />
and if he was alive today this nation would be one of the first to silence him..<br />
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people dont realize that america was never gods country...<br />
america has one god.. that is greed..<br />
this country was based to run on greed and all the things that have to with it..<br />
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this is very much the anti-christ nation.<br />
in a sense that we participate in everything the christ stood against..<br />
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but yet another dont rely on person for a lifestyle instead rely on your own senses...

I'm not christian but I'm glad you're saying this. Especially the part about Jesus being a radical. I don't think people get that.<br />
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Do you know about the Catholic Workers? You should look them up. Dorothea Day was a founder and a great feminist anarcha - socialist leader.

i would absolutely NOT support a christian theocracy.<br />
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in my opinion, forcing anybody to anything only makes them resent it more - i feel each person should be responsible for finding his or her own balance.<br />
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i also believe that historically Jesus' message was not one of control or of roping in converts but of spreading love and peace, as trite as that may sound.<br />
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so yeah, i guess control itself is what i have an issue with.

So would you support a Christian theocracy? Or is the issue of control itself?