SAN FRANCISCO, Christmas 2010. The offense within Christmas and separation of church and state is found where? Is it in the church? Or is it in the state? Good question. If you have the answer, please go to the discussion and make an active, live, response. Believe me, I watch that daily and you can reach me. Which means my opinion doesn’t always count.
(How does the offense of church state separation or Christmas offend you?) Enter your opinion here
My idea of offense is that there is some danger, or threat, or objectionable part of a concept that lends to making a parting, or a distance, or a separation to where there is an agreeable disagreement. I know this because of my marriage. But this is minor compared to the greater worldwide global offense of American church, synagogue, or mosque. The world can relate, and so can we.
Because countries are sovereign, they have to be self respectful within the polarity of such sovereignty. Sovereignty means not only the uniqueness of one people in contrast with another, but also the form of government is to be respected as unique nationally as well as internationally.
Now, within America, and American sovereignty among all sovereign nations, the offense that exists between church and state, to keep the separation according to its constitutional amendment, is minimal, and not as threatening to life or liberty, as it is in other sovereign nations.
And that being said, I can most assuredly claim that my right is protected as well as your right is — that is to center our beliefs and opinions which determine your gut-level reactions, responses, etc. — around one or the other. All because we were created individually, we must respect ourselves and each other.
(Is this correct? Do you agree with unique individuality?) Click on this to discuss please
One of the most inspiring phrases that reminds me of Christmas, is the unspeakably misunderstood verse of scripture prophetically making claim that the child of Jesus – Yeshua, would grow up to be a king, and that “he will be called wonderful counselor, the mighty God, the prince of peace … and the government shall rest upon his shoulder.”
I believe this is pure separation of church and state right here. Oh all right, you may not agree here, but hear me out, please. The government referred to here, is not our Christian government. We don’t have a Christian government, for precisely this very reason: The First Amendment.
A free country that acknowledges God as its creator, and granter of inalienable rights, must allow free thought, and free choice, and therefore, free press, regress, and expression. The law is no longer how a free country is regulated — it is by the grace of the rights already given to each and every citizen to live as a human being in as much of his own lifestyle as he or she may think is right. This is called liberty.
Choices to do and be are basic and so very necessary. To do church or not to do church, that is a very common question. But to do politics or not to do politics is not necessarily as common or basic, because, and get this, it doesn’t have as an extreme influence with life.
(Can you see how church knowledge is more valued than political knowledge?)
Some are just getting into the spirit, some are already tired and are willing to take down the tree, because it has been up before Thanksgiving. The government spoken of, in the prophecy of Isaiah 9:6, is the kingdom of God. If you haven’t noticed, America is not that kingdom. Some, like myself wish it were, however, and this is the kicker, in that kingdom, there is no room for questions, choices, or doubts — all that is over. A Messiah-led eternal government will settle our heart’s questions with one resounding gift: the love of a newborn child.
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