Recently seen bumper stickers in tandem:
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.