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posted ago by Intuit ago by Intuit +19 / -0

I feel its time i make this post as a way to bring the community together. there's only one way for me to do this an its to be brutally honest.

I was raised christian, my grandfather a reverend. so i know as well as anyone the ins and outs of church. from a young age, maybe 7 or 8 i started to have a skeptical streak. i noticed the way people would change away from church, i realized certain things in scripture that just made no sense. i was told to just accept them on faith, and for a while, till i was 17 and chose to be baptized for the first time with my best friend who i had brought into the faith. when i came out of that water and looked at the faces of the church congregation,the pastor, and my best friend in my whole life and realized that it was a lie.

now i don't need the bible to know that lying is bad, my parents taught me this. and life taught me this even harder. but what had become the lie? was the lie that i believed because i wanted to be saved? or because i wanted to please my family, my friends and community? when i became an adult my parents no longer pressured me to attend church. and im very fortunate that they have been so accepting of me still and we will discuss faith and argue over the subject. it doesn't stop my love for them. i understand their concern, after all they want to see all of their children go to heaven, what loving parent wouldn't.

i understand most of this community is christian faith based, and you want to believe that our nation is a christian one, but the founding fathers knew specifically that religion was always a contention amongst those who seek freedoms and rights from our constitution, "The First Amendment provides that Congress make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. " our country is not a christian one, but made up of all religions and non belief. all men made equally by "their" creator. means you have the right to believe what you want. the bible sure does espouse moral truth, but its not the only one. and its not perfect. non of them are. divinely inspired or not. i trust that most of you wouldn't just murder me for being atheist because god prevents you. you know that its bad because that's what it is.

for the final part, we all know the deep state is bad, we can all see it, Q has made it clear this is a world wide movement, its not about religion, its not about skin color, its about TRUTH. i just hope you walk away from reading this with the outlook that amongst you are people who may feel jaded, outcasts, not welcome, or straight up discriminated against. but still have faith in the plan, still want truth and still want to stop the lies and the bad things that happen. i know you all are looking forward to Christs return, looking forward to the afterlife, i would love to see my brother again, but i have to accept that it may never be a possibility, even if i am perfect in every way. i'm going to do my best to make this world what my brother talked about, and Jesus talked about. not because i believe he was gods son, or that his sacrifice was for me. but because he was good. good wins.

thank you.

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50_stars_for_freedom 3 points ago +3 / -0

“but the founding fathers knew specifically that religion was always a contention amongst those who seek freedoms and rights from our constitution, "The First Amendment provides that Congress make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. " our country is not a christian one, but made up of all religions and non belief. all men made equally by "their" creator. means you have the right to believe what you want. the bible sure does espouse moral truth, but its not the only one. and its not perfect. non of them are.”

The reason for not making the church and state one and the same was to prevent the government from telling Christians how to worship. In England the king was also the head of the church. People coming to America wanted the freedom to worship on their own terms. The early settlers of America were Christian. It was not building a pantheistic paradise of Buddhists and Hindus and Christians in America. The Founders were actually very clear about their dislike of Islam and it’s incompatibility with American ideas. They never would have allowed them to immigrate. The ideas of America come from Christianity.

Islam is a political religion that requires you to submit or be executed. Today this is what Islam produced today: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/04/tunisia-mother-explodes-herself-and-her-baby-in-jihad-suicide-attack

Around the world Christians are often kidnapped, raped, and slaughtered by Islamists. It happens frequently in Africa. Whole villages.

All religions are Not the same. They do not believe the same things or produce the same cultures or morality.

The Bible is the one that provides the Way, the Truth, and the Life. This nation was blessed when it followed that collectively and individually.

“now i don't need the bible to know that lying is bad, my parents taught me this”

Your parents are Christians and taught you that and they learned it from the Bible.

The Bible is not a book for moral living, it’s a record of history that invites one into a relationship with the Creator God. While the human condition is broken, God wasn’t just interested in helping us right that, but wished to commune with His creation again that rejected Him. The morality of God is reflection of the character of God. If you like His attributes than that should lend to a respect and even worship of the Source, God Himself.

Being a Christian reflects the character of God to respect personal dignity and free will, that is why as long as non-Christians aren’t harming us we generally respect their choices of beliefs even if we disagree with them. That is why atheists and even other religions can exist around us. However that is breaking down in America now, because non-Christians (secularists, Islamists, etc) do not value traditional American culture or politics that stems from Godly ideas. When Christian ideas become the minority, you have situations like girls being kidnapped in Sweden or Africa.