We are no longer a Christian nation, and it’s our own fault. It’s not the Muslims; it’s not the blacks; it’s not the Jews or Catholics; it’s not the Hindus (who are all over the place too, you know.) Nope. It’s us. We’ve become so mean, so closed minded, so high-and-mighty, that we’ve simply handed off any kind of moral high ground. We’ve completely lost the ability to take off our sandals and enter a stranger’s house for a meal. We have turned our National Anthem into a weapon of subjugation. We pride ourselves on how deeply misinformed we can be. We worship leaders whose only God is money. We don’t care about the earth; we despise the educated; we don’t care about anyone who doesn’t fit in our box.
Yes. We’ve done it to ourselves.
It’s no wonder that young people are flocking away from the church, that our generation of home study youth are floating lost and confused through society, that our families are falling apart. All that proselytizing has driven a wedge. How many of us have a family member who won’t speak to us any longer? How deep are we willing to go into this confusion of angry righteousness that we have sown?
The world is watching us with shock and awe. We’ve driven our government to dysfunction. We live in an atmosphere of daily chaos.
So as the holiday season comes upon us, and we prepare to go to war with Christmas cards and greetings. As we prepare to sling sharp barbs of criticism and all those “Say Amen and Share” posts over how people wish to greet us, maybe we should pause. Maybe we should listen a bit. Maybe we just try to be happy for the holidays.
We’ve lost a battle for our souls. This isn’t a Christian nation any longer. It’s our own fault and no one else’s. Where are we going to go from here?