if no one knows that I am christian…
then I am not living as I should. What is it about religion and politics that cause people to clam up? I don’t know but people should talk about both of these subjects more often. The other day I was listening to a report about the IRS tax code and how complicated it is. The report said that if you had 50 tax specialists prepare the same tax return, you would wind up with 50 different outcomes. Not a comforting thought is it? How did it get that way? The answer is we let it happen because most of us didn’t know it was happening because we don’t talk to each other about what is actually going on at the highest levels of government. That is just one example of how the politicos pull the wool over our eyes.
The groundwork has been and is being laid for a myriad of new rules and laws to limit the freedom of individual citizens based on which class, race, gender, expressed or implied ideology, religion, education and the list goes on from there. Generations have been educated in public schools to fear people of faith. Maybe that is one of the reasons people who hold to religious and moral principles have receded into the background, not wanting to appear different from the general population they/we have kept our opinions to ourselves while allowing Secularism (a religion also) to infect the public square. We don’t want to be targeted or persecuted so we trade the blessings and privileges of strong faith for perceived security in this world. We put God on the back burner and only run to Him in times of trouble and distress instead of spreading His unmatched love for humanity to all we meet. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, never harming anyone, healing the sick and teaching love and yet He was crucified. I never understand what is so scary over something called ‘good news’ especially when every individual can freely accept or reject it.
Yes religion and politics are like oil and water, any guesses as to which is which? Our land will not heal until people of faith come out of the shadows and live by the standards they profess to believe…..preaching to myself today!
God Bless and G’day!