Obama Weighs the Separation of Church and State
The International Institute of Nonviolence
By: Rev. Jermano
One thing I have learned; is a nation who says they are followers of Christ and also support militaries and going to war.....are not followers of Christ. The whole message is about love of thine enemies. do good unto those who give evil...turn the other cheek....do unto others as you expect others to do unto you. The politicians think they are responsible for the safety of the population...yet who are they to assume such belated forecasting of heroism?
It is not man who has the right to bestow the blessing to man...but it is Christ who brings it due to his already past gift he gave us when he died on the cross. Always remember died does not mean it is the end to him....because in his own time he rose up from the dead and proved that death was an evil like all others....very powerless.
The very essence of power is to not want it. The weak is more powerful than the strong...and we must remember that power is not an issue of opposites...on the contrary we strive in life to be more Christ like because we feel his essence which is life.. There are many who do not know his feeling of life and they are the ones who we recognize as the bad evil people in the world...Yet when we are a nation who truly is one nation under God we need to recognize what that means. When we wage wars and attack we don't give those people the experience that he said we must do.。。 by going out into the world teaching and bringing his feeling to those who never have felt that life. It is never about taking life in order to give life. It is always about going into the world to give life.
America blew it after 911 happened...We became absorbed in the darkness of nationalistic pride and patriotism, instead of being one nation under God. Who is God? We don't know because America doesn't allow;him to be taught in school. Is this a nation under God?
Yet we go to great lengths to teach people how to own a gun....and how to kill....breeding more sons for Lucifer into American dreams of paranoia; another evil we cling to.
The US Government is no respecter of Religion, thereby granting freedom of religion, which is really a formula for disaster. How can we infringe upon religion when we don't know what it is.....because it is not allowed to be taught in schools?. Whose religion is right, and how can they all be right.....and is that an ideal that God would want for man.....to live in absolute confusion?
We can clearly see America supports the Jewish State of Israel which is essentially a Religious State..that has a gun tattoo on its heart...and how is that accomplished when we don't allow Religion to be taught in American schools; yet....we send billions of US taxpayers money to support the very ideal the Constitution forbids. Iraq and Iran are and have been fighting for their own Religious State...as most people have some sort of religious preference that has resulted in the up take of arms and violence; thinking it moves their purpose of right and their cause forward.
Yet no nation has been successful in this. Even the United States;can not seem to grasp the truth, because they all succumb to using violence either to intimidate, administer retribution, or by seeking justice. Where is the mercy if they are truly religious? Where is the auspex of support to Nonviolence as Mahatma Gandhi practiced?
Those who think he has gone are mistaken because his life is very much alive as Jesus, Martin Luther King, and many others who supported the same teaching example as the master himself. The passion is knowing you gave the love instead of the hate....hate always being the violence to another human.
I think when we dissolve the separation of Church and State....and let in the religion we become more Christ like, and more fluent in our good acts to society.. Notifying us to what Religion that maybe is irrelevant as long as Jesus is the center to that dichotomy. Whether Jesus is Religion himself; we can not refute the fact that he is the son of God who came to take away the sins of the world...so that we might have life in him....We are reborn/born again.. when we realize this as people in society and intelligently follow what the lord practiced without concern to said respect of the State... Foe whence the people who have become so blind by placing the State before Christ； fall to the folly that it really represents. It will forever be a dismal failure....as the military has proven time and time again throughout history.
What befuddles me....is humans never seem to be able to learn from their mistakes...Thank God for Christ who constantly is there trying to remind us... God Bless