Christian Morality Takes Hundreds Of Years
Last week, Congressman Steve King helped us all understand morality by explaining that only Christians feel sorry when they kill dogs. Apologizing is something only Christians do, says Representative King, and Americans often say they’re sorry. That proves that the United States is a Christian nation, argues King.
There’s a little old flaw to his argument, though. Most Americans, when they do something wrong, apologize fairly soon after the mistake – within a day, a week, a month, and certainly within a year. However, the members of the oldest Christian church in the United States, just today apologized for massacres and other violent atrocities it committed against Native Americans four centuries ago.
It seems that most Americans are doing better than this Christian standard for admitting guilt and seeking forgiveness.
Date: November 28, 2009