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Skip to comments.Create a Godless Nation? YES! WE! CAN!
Posted on 09/07/2009 4:20:18 AM PDT by FireBreather
I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend.
I am new here and posting to get your thoughts on a piece that I have written recently regarding my take on the state of the nation from a historic and biblically submissive perspective. If this is your cup of tea, I would greatly appreciate your checking out the following excerpt and then, if you like, click on the accompanying link to continue reading and post your thoughts.
I greatly appreciate any thoughts or feedback that you might provide.
Thanks for your time and kind consideration! Here is the excerpt:
When I was a boy, I developed a keen interest in World War II history, particularly the European theater. The unparalleled scale and drama of that tumultuous time captivated me. I can remember as a fourth grader purposefully seeking out every book on the subject made available in the public and school libraries and absorbing them with an intensity that certainly would have served me well were I to have applied it to the areas of study that were actually assigned to me in those early days. This infatuation grew over time and blossomed into a deep, relentless sort of fascination that has held sway to this very day.
I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nations psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see ones cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!
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A thought provoking piece.
With the current gang in the People's House, it is not necessarily and either/or proposition. It is his pleasure to completely and utterly destroy the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Thank you for posting and welcome to FreeRepublic.
In short, you're missing A LOT of 'the picture'. (and you are apparently fairly young)
Banning God from the public square has really improved the nation, hasn’t it? We really feel better about our fellow citizens now, don’t we? The level of trust and pride we feel for our government has really risen in the past 50 years, hasn’t it?
The enemies of this nation know that Alexis de Tocqueville was correct when he wrote in the 19th century, “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” (Google de Tocqueville’s other notable quotes, and you will be amazed at his prescience in describing what is happening now in our country.)
Good essay, even though I could of course come up with a few quibbles. Lucid and easy to read, although the expicit comparison of Obama with Hitler might make some readers turn away from what they might see as excessive hyperbole.
In any case, it is always nice to see another soul questioning the basis of contemporary liberalism.
And yes, the first-order reason for the trajectory of the west after 1789 is indeed the “Death of God” and the rise of nihilism. Liberalism being the first stage of nihilism.
I always liked this essay by Father Seraphim Rose on the topic:
Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out!
I’m just curious, how old are you?