Faith in America is not the same as your faith in God. The two things do not mix or even come close to one another’s ability to be more righteous. America is an ongoing experiment and your faith in God is what it is. For some people it is a shield to wear proudly and be comfortable in. For others it is a slap to mans logical ability to find scientific reason behind the facts that we simply exist.
I’m not a bible thumping moron that swears that if you do not believe in my church then you are damned to hell forever and then ten days more. That is not what a loving God would ever do but it is what men will do to one another. There is a very large difference between the two points of ideology.
I can understand the points of people that become atheist and I bare no ill will towards them. Their journey through life is no different from yours or mine and it is a trail they must travel. Free will is what it is and if they choose not to accept the possibility of a higher being then they still have free will. I honestly don’t think that God would look on them worse for their mistakes in life any more than he or she would look at your life or mine.
I have a strong faith in God and I don’t see God as a man or a woman. I see God as total love and acceptance for all of our faults. Some people tell us to fear God and I do not. Some people tell us of the wrath of God but I do not fear that either. Some people look to Jesus as the savior of the Christian faith and he is that to them. Jesus message is no different than that of Mohamed, Buddha or any prophet that walked the earth. In the Christian faith he is the son of God but then again we all are and Jesus did not discriminate.
Jesus showed his love to people not accepted without any reservations because he knew the heart of them. Our lot in life does not matter but how we act today will be our lot in life today to face tomorrow. We can live in fear of our Arab, Suni, Iraqi, Iranian, Lebanese, or Syrian brothers or we can continue to fight for another thousand years over who’s God is greater?
Anger and hate have no place in religion. You can not go to church or the Mosque on Sunday with a clean heart and on Monday declare war on one another.
Forgiveness in America is lost. We have lost our way. We need to get back to being the shining light of the world. That is where America should be. We need to find our way. With God’s grace we can but it will take time.