A Christian Nation?

There’s a misconception going around saying the United States was founded as a Christian nation. This is not true. This country’s founding fathers left Europe because they were escaping from religious persecution in the old world, so they created a secular government to protect all people to worship at whichever altar they chose. They created a clause in the constitution so that one religion couldn’t rule and persecution couldn’t continue. The reason this misconception has happened and persists is because it was mostly Christians at positions of power throughout this nation’s history, and governments always reflect the nature of people in the government, their ethics, philosophies, and moral beliefs. However, if this were 100% truly a Christian government it’s possible some things that happen today would not happen! This country is not ruled by only one religion, or one belief system, because throughout history people have been persecuted for believing differently than the ruling states. And do you really want the marriage of church and state? What can happen because of the marriage of church and state? What can happen if a country is a theocracy? Anybody that is disagreed with can get chopped into pieces, burned at the stake, persecuted, and murdered!

Religions Are Being Replaced

It has been reported Christianity and other religions are losing precedence in the world, it’s sure to have made some people say it’s a sign the end is near. There are so many examples I can think of about why this loss is happening. I’ll list a few of them now. I remember reading the Book of Genesis and in it, God gives a man more power over a woman, tells Adam he rules over Eve, because it was the woman that ate forbidden fruit first from the garden. But now, I would say women are being more empowered, and possibly will hold more power than most men in the future. Often too, I’ve seen some angry people say the Bible doesn’t condone homosexuality, and right now, homosexuality is becoming more accepted, homosexuals are being empowered too. Another thing I remember from reading those early parts of the Bible is that it states God gives humans dominion over animals and permission to eat them, but in my opinion, nobody will be considered better than and be able to eat an animal in the future. Also, if you’ve noticed, other angry people I have seen, that are against abortion, often will say as an argument, that all life is valuable. And of course if one has a belief in evolution it is the opposite from a belief in creationism. Evolution is about survival of the fittest, so it doesn’t fit in with this kind of thinking, since with this belief not all life and everything of everything else is considered valuable, unless it is strong. And I believe the future is indeed frighteningly moving in an evolutionary based way with upcoming things which some people are afraid of, like suspecting that eugenics will be paired with genetic modification, and recent events, which I expect to carry on into the future, like choosing only to continue with what is “essential” for the environment’s sake. So the ultimate reason why religion is failing is because it contradicts with the kind of world some people want to see, and it’s not relevant to how things are changing in the world today, and where it is going. And ultimately, all religions and philosophies depend on their ability to adapt to changing circumstances throughout time.

Strange Stuff #132-This is not the end of the world, according to Christians who study the end of the world

Many people think the recent coronavirus outbreak means the world is ending, but some do not. I think it could be a sign the end is soon approaching, but ultimately I believe the end will come like a thief in the night.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/this-is-not-the-end-of-the-world-according-to-christians-who-study-the-end-of-the-world/ar-BB11jYQm

Polygamists may not face jail time under Utah bill

Support for not facing jail time for polygamy in Utah is increasing. This article talks about how the practice was a part of the legacy of the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I do believe there are some people part of that group that want to bring back old traditions such as this for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints out in the open, maybe some are already practicing it in secret, so maybe they’ll get what they want in the future.

https://www.fox5ny.com/news/polygamists-may-not-face-jail-time-under-utah-bill