Books by A.O. Kime
"Metaphysical realities in America's politically-challenged democracy"
"A sagacious accounting of the Stone Age and the beginnings of civilization"
U.S. colleges and trade schools
Odd combination of directories you think? See 'faces'
A.O. Kime Articles:
Shoofly Village ruins
Stone Age history
Stone Age timelines
Stone Age tools
Dynamics of now
Evil (nature of)
Gift of life
Light (nature of)
Time (nature of)
Curse of science
Int'l Criminal Court
Rule of law
by Jay Werbinox Taylor
A local minister's recent article to the newspaper proves that many who claim to
be Christian do not even understand the teachings of Jesus, whom they profess to
follow. This minister writes that America has not yet crumbled because "it is
built upon the foundation of Jesus." This, however, is entirely wrong. America
is anything but a Christian nation.
Consider the enslavement of the Negro, and the subjugation and near extermination of the Native American Indian; where in this can one find the wisdom and leadership of Jesus? Is that how a Christian nation behaves?
According to the gospels Christ said "resist not evil", and counseled that if
someone struck you on the cheek you should "turn the other cheek" towards him.
Violence was expressly condemned, even to the point of a refusal to defend one's
self. A truly Christian nation would have no military whatsoever, not even for
defense. If a nation attacked us we would "turn the collective cheek" and
proudly die for Christ rather than allow our attacker to force us to violate the
ways of Christ. If we were conquered we would submit to it, and slowly work at
converting our new rulers to Christianity
Although Christ said to "render unto Caesar..." he did not advocate patriotism of any kind, and recognized no national boundaries. A Christian nation is therefore a complete contradiction, because it is not supposed to limit itself to a political device such as a "nation". Christians are to view the planet as a brotherhood of Man, and to love their enemies as their Brothers.
Christ commanded his followers to leave their families, their possessions, and everything they knew of their lives behind them if they were to serve him. The acquisition of wealth is right out! Jesus also supposedly said that he came to "set a man at variance against his father, the daughter against her mother", and that "he that loveth father and mother more than He is not worthy of He". Clearly Jesus does not advocate family values in the sense that term is used today, and demands instead that loyalty belongs to him above anything one can feel for a fellow human being, including parents for their children, and children for their parents.
A Christian nation would be a culture of the voluntarily poor, abandoning their
homes and families to preach the word to the entire world, facing every danger
whilst embracing enemies, and facing possibly violent death while making no
effort to resist it; a Christian nation would be a poor nation, full of people
who earned not even enough to pay for taxes, for there would be no wealth for
the government to confiscate even in the name of charity; a Christian nation
would be non-military, neither aggressive or defensive; a Christian nation would
be non-national, non-patriotic, and non-bigoted.
In short, a Christian nation would be everything that the United States is not, and the opposite of almost everything a Christian is today.
The United States continues to stand precisely because it is not a Christian nation. The ability to earn and produce great wealth and technology, to defend ourselves even to the point of launching pre-emptive war, and to be free in a land where all may govern themselves and pursue happiness in their own way - has nothing to do with the chosen poverty and self sacrifice of Jesus.
Most religious people in America are Christian for the same reason they would be Muslim if they were born in a Muslim country. They were born and raised in it, and they are not sufficiently inclined to defy the will of the herd. Most do not even realize that their "Christianity" is a watered down version of the original that in no way demands the effort and sacrifice of what Jesus supposedly advocated. The Christian of today does as all the world does, yet pretends to do, and to be - otherwise.
Jay Werbinox Taylor
Last modified: 03/11/16