Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Kansas City Faith Blogger: God Or Country???

A provocative yet appropriate question regarding priorities from one of Kansas City's most captivating reporters of religious culture and doctrine. Checkit:

Is our first allegiance national or religious? 7-4-17

The church of my boyhood in Woodstock, Ill., regularly displayed two flags in the sanctuary -- one American and one Christian. My memory is that they were near the front of the sanctuary, one on the left, one on the...

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The flag reminds us why we're able to have churches in the first place , Billy-Boy.

Anonymous said...

Well, it would have to be God, because God is being ignored and coincidentally our country is being destroyed.

chuck said...

Billy Tammy, never one to miss a chance to call into question allegiance to the nation in search of the destruction of that nation.

Anonymous said...

With mankind having invented a good half dozen recent Gods, the protestants and Catholics having pulled over 500 books from the bible they swear is God's word and having created several hundred religions it is clear we have failed to get God trained and in compliance exactly as we want him. I'll go with country. Not that it is in any better shape.

Byron Funkhouser said...

For most people, both religion, & country, are an accident of birth, like your race.

That doesn't stop most people from behaving as if it were a choice they made.

However, the vanity of nations is incompatible with any religion.

Both are delusions.

Anonymous said...

Allah sucks goat dick. Byron sucks any dick.

chuck said...

Established man made religions, come equipped with "dualistic" metaphorical guard rails, which prevent inquiries into a spiritual experience that can only be achieved through effort and insight.

This has nothing to do with IQ, race, country or any other external assigned identity. Most religions, with the exception of Buddhists, Hindi and some esoteric Oriental sects (A nod here to Sufi and Christian mystics.) purposely suppress the mystical side of any effort to touch the face of god.

Billy Tammy regurgitates his own definition of an Occidental eightfold path, poisoned with the virtue signaling politics he wears on his sleeve. He is a contemptible demagogue with no more than temporal pretensions.

Jesus was an Essene, a Buddha, a mystic.

"Mysticism, according to its historical and psychological definitions, is the direct intuition or experience of God; and a mystic is a person who has, to a greater or less degree, such a direct experience -- one whose religion and life are centered, not merely on an accepted belief or practice, but on that which the person regards as first hand personal knowledge."

Siddartha Shakyamuni Gautama gave us the best advice ever -

"If you see the Buddha, kill him."

Happy Fourth Of July Motherfuckers.

Anonymous said...

Bill Tammeus flies the rainbow flag.

Anonymous said...

Bilerun Funkenshyster actually thinks he knows what he is talking about. Must be the boon DNA.

Anonymous said...

Why is there only two choices? Sounds like Red Pill/Blue Pill bullshit to me.

Jameson said...

^^^ Good point. It doesn't have to be either/or. There are a lot of people who love God AND Country above all. Let's not forget about love for family.

Loving something is beyond ranking. This is a simplistic view of human emotion.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the 4th of July a day to recognize the founders and the great experiment they had started and to reaccess the need for a little change here and a little change there to bring this experiment to fruition? Now it is all about soldiers and wars and waving a flag. Be careful the need for excessive patriotism is a sign of a nation sliding down hill.