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Apparently in Oklahoma they feel God is Needy

Recently seen bumper stickers in tandem:

Two bumper stickers: I'm on to Oklahoma and proud of it AND America Bless God

The America Bless God website referred to on the bumper sticker explains itself:

As I have been growing in my faith, learning about God, country, life, and all that makes up our life, I have rediscovered that we, America, the United States, were founded as a God honoring Christian Nation. The men and women who came to this part of the world came with a vision from the God of the Bible. The vision was to have a homeland that was Christian. I know that many disagree, and say that America is a land made up of many different beliefs and many different philosophies, but if you do an honest search and study of our origin, you can’t deny the facts that America was established as a “Born-Again Christian Nation.”…

We need to re-educate our children and citizens that America needs to BLESS GOD.

Look for “born-again” or “Christian” in our nation’s official founding document, the U.S. Constitution. No, really. Go ahead and look for them. Also look for “God” and “Jesus” and “Holy Ghost” and “Mary Magdalene.” None of them are in there. There’s not even one reference to John 3:16. The only bits in the Constitution having to do with religion are its very first amendment, prohibiting government establishment of religion, and an admonition that no religious tests should be applied to government employees or elected officials.

As for America Blessing God, well, isn’t that kind of weak and needy? We’ve all been in that kind of relationship before, where the one we’re with just isn’t satisfied without a constant patter of affirmation and praise and reassurance. Whew! How exhausting is that? Social psychologists point out that a need for constant praise is a sign of either low self-esteem in an individual or a symptom of weak family or romantic bonds. If the standard of our relationship requires America to be blessing God all the time, maybe what He really needs is to look inward. A good place to start is with a few daily affirmations written on post it notes for His heavenly mirror. You know, like “I Am That I Am Somebody Special!” and “It is OK for me to take up Space” and “Seventh Day: Time for ME.” Or it could be that there are some lingering Father-Son issues here that need to be talked out with honesty and clarity. Until that happens, all the golden sepulchers in the world won’t fill that hollow space inside.

5 comments to Apparently in Oklahoma they feel God is Needy

  • Tom

    Yeah, “real Christian” – slaughtering the native American population to steal their land and all the mineral rights plus pollute it to the point of toxicity, beginning and keeping a policy of slavery for at least a century (even by the founding fathers), and instituting debt, war and now spying on your own people (not to mention the dismissal of the Constitution and many of the rights people have fought and died to establish – as in the Inquisition and other fun Christian traditions. I’m sure Christ would be proud.

  • Jon

    Tom, who do you think lead the way in the abolition of slavery? Progressives? Not, liberals have brought the great triumphs of the 20th century, Eugenics, Communism, and the philosophies that brought about the murder of hundreds of millions of people.
    I would imagine that you are even dim witted enough to believe that the Father’s inserted the 3/5ths thing concerning slaves into the Constitution because they considered blacks inferior.

    In your mind is Christianity responsible for anything good? Or is your mind so filled with hate that it only holds darkness and loathing?

    Jim, if you had the smallest bit of understanding you would know that the meaning of, “America Bless God”, isn’t that God needs our adoration for his ego. It is meant as the polarized opposite of “God bless America”. That we as American’s need to be thankful for the many blessings we have been given. And be aware of their source.

    From the Declaration of Independence:
    to which the laws of nature
    and of nature’s God
    entitles them,
    We hold these truths to be self-evident,
    that all men are created equal,
    that they are endowed by their Creator
    with certain unalienable rights,
    that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions
    with a firm reliance
    on the protection
    of Divine Providence
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    What you distain they apparently held in high regard. Where is the mention of Christianity? What other Religion did they know? It was assumed!
    Yes, I know this isn’t the Constitution, it was the REASON for the Constitution and do you really think they changed in the intervening years?
    As a last point, it is always interesting that you always omit the second part of the Second Amendment, the Free exercise thereof part.

    • M. A. of California

      In response to Jon Says 5-7-11, that was very well said. Amen brother!

    • athensguy

      The Republican party was the progressive party at the time the slaves were emancipated. Regardless, facts have no political leaning, and the falsity of Christianity is an easily established fact. The nebulous “god” with no real attributes is impossible to disprove, but fortunately arguing for that god actually argues against Christianity. Plus, who cares what religion people were in the past? Neither popularity nor tradition makes something true in the absence of truth.

      Also, there is a difference between the first and second amendments.

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