In God We Trust?

7 Jan

A three-year long exercise in futility mercifully came to an end yesterday, as Chuck Grassley’s investigation into misuse of funds by televangelist scam artists concluded the thieves did nothing illegal. Not even Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Paula White, or Eddie Long – the four that decided cooperation with the same government that gives them tax-exempt status was not an option.

The entire Christian machine backed the criminals, for fear they too might have to one day face judgement for their actions. It’s all about Freedom of Religion. The lack of a “wall of separation” between church and state. In other words, as long as you throw the name of God into the mix, you can get away with whatever the hell you want. The Almighty trumps the I.R.S. every time. (Well, except the time Jimmy Carter instructed the I.R. S. to deny tax-exempt status to any private school that refused to end discriminatory policies. Thus forcing the birth of the Moral Majority, and we all know how that turned out.)

After all, this is a Christian Nation. And the very same people who will fight to the death to turn America into a theocracy are the very same people who would declare war against the government if our chosen faith were that of Islam…

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5 Responses to “In God We Trust?”

  1. buttermilk80 January 7, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    It’s your blog. And by that you have a right to say anything. I can tell you, however, that you generalize without knowledge. There are some who will distort what is true regardless the name they say they bear. But there is a truth greater than what you see.

    You speak as one who sees corruption and yells “unfair”. Granted, what you see is corruption. But there is a people who are Christian. They only call themselves that because it has been confirmed by God Himself. And this same God refers to all man as dead, if they will not receive His Son’s sacrifice on their behalf. This is the engine of repentance. But there is a faith which gives life. I testify to it as do many of my brothers and sisters.

    I don’t take offence at your words of generalization. You speak with what truth you own. But I urge you to look into what is true.

    by His Grace.

  2. new sense January 7, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I understand your point of view. However, saying you’re a Christian shouldn’t give you license to break the law. I have no problem that you believe what you believe.

  3. buttermilk80 January 7, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    You are correct. In fact, claiming the name of Christ as our identity, we should desire to fulfill every possible expectation of holiness and righteousness we can muster to do. I am sorry that so many have distorted The Way. Yet, it was God’s will to leave the tares among the wheat till the day of harvest. Lest in the removal the roots of the wheat be damaged. We will see things progress toward worse as the days tick by. And it will not go well for those who make filthy the Holy name of Jesus.

    By His Grace.

    • The_Conservative_Lie January 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

      The only problem I see is when the religious right attempts to erase the boundry between church and state.

      • new sense January 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

        Exactly. And that’s a HUGE problem.

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