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Announcement :: Social Welfare
No Longer a Christian
26 Oct 2004
I was told in Sunday school the word "Christian" means to be Christ-like, but the message I hear daily on the airwaves from the "christian " media are words of war, violence, and aggression. Throughout this article I will spell christian with a small c rather than a capital, since the term (as I usually hear it thrown about) does not refer to the teachings of the one I know as the Christ. I hear church goers call in to radio programs and explain that it was a mistake not to kill every living thing in Fallujah. They quote chapter and verse from the old testament about smiting the enemies of Israel. The fear of fighting the terrorists on our soil rather than across the globe causes the voices to be raised as they justify the latest prison scandal or other accounts of the horrors of war . The words they speak are words of destruction, aggression, dominance, revenge, fear and arrogance. The host and the callers echo the belief in the righteousness of our nation's killing. There are reminders to pray for our "christian" president who is doing the work of the Lord: Right to Life, Second Amendmendment, sanctity of marriage, welfare reform, war, kill, evil liberals. . . so much to fight, so much to destroy.

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So you're no longer a Christian?
26 Oct 2004
So you're no longer a Christian? funny. You don't even have a Christian name to begin with. But let's leave this aside. I am not here to defend the Christian religion (it is not mine to defend), however I must correct you.

The ambiguous small c christianity you refer to is actually Christian Zionism, an entity to be distinguished from Christianity the religion. In Christian Zionism, the lamer aspects of Revivalism and Jewish Nationalism have combined into an entrepreneurial enterprise embodied by the likes of Pat Robertson and Birthright Israel, and find enemies in people like Saddam Hussein and David Koresh.

You should be more clear in your article about what you are attacking. One gets the impression that you are using Christian Zionism as a straw man to express your disgust with the Christian religion. EG, "that's why I am not a Christian" or somesuch.