I was reading on several other blogs, and reading about Sarah Palin’s recent tantrum, over what they think is the death of the Christian nation (i.e. the United States). Usually because the courts find in favor of things that Christians feel strongly about (even if they are flat-out wrong). While I want to slam my head on my desk from all the stupid vitrol and retardedness being tossed around by Christian extremists, I realize that I have a valid opinion on this entire subject.*
First of all, I think a majority of Christians fall into the trap of taking the Bible too literally. They think that when Jesus said something and six men translated it into text, it applied literally to everything. That’s a dangerous way of thinking in the modern world. As other religious extremists prove, following that route of thinking leads to backwards and often violent action. Only a moron reads the Bible and thinks that stoning people over sinning is a valid option, for example.
Secondly, I fail to see why people think that being a nation requires owning a nation. I pretty much consider the nation of Islam to be made of every Muslim practicing everywhere. Not just in the Middle East or Asia. So why can’t Christians consider themselves to be a nation of people? Why do they have to control an entire nation? Is that truly what Jesus meant? Or did he mean to come together as a united people and work together to preach the Word? I think once the Christians realize that they are already a nation without having to control the United States government that they’ll be so much less stressed out. I mean, there are better ways to spend your time other than arguing whether or not children attending public schools can pray in school (say … helping the poor and downtrodden, since there are millions of them in the world). Also, running government is hard and corrupting. Why in the world would you want to mix your religion into that?
Thirdly, this is the Digital Age. You can create a nation of people over the entire globe without having to leave the room. Sociology is going to have to address the validity of politics and power held by united groups on the Internet. Religious groups – especially the Christians – have a very good handle on that.
Lastly, people need to realize that while Sarah Palin appears to be intelligent on the outside, she far from wise. She’s really very immature and very narrow-minded. Two things you don’t want your national leaders to be. Her mouth flapping and her fervor at little things said about her and her family are unprofessional. She’s not fair, and she’s not honest. She’s not even serious half the time. Which means in reality, she’s really more a hypocrite and less a Christian.