I would like to point out to all of my Christian family the thing that absolutely makes no sense: It is often said that America should return to its Christian roots. This is usually said in response to a political office, Muslims, Gay Rights, or any other kind hedonism branded by the Christian Majority (which might I add are typically right winged Republicans—so if you are one listen up).
The First Amendment States: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievance.
I would like to take our focus on the very first statement of the Amendment. “Congress shall make NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, or PROHIBITING the free exercise thereof;”
To establish an America as a Christian Country would be in complete disagreement to the doctrine that we so vigorously hold on to. Personally, I agree that the Christian doctrine is THE way of life, and would make for a good ground on which we all could stand on; but regardless of how good or how bad that would be, a Christian America is not an America at all—In fact, it is ANTI-America.
To establish a Christian America would mean to completely throw out the First Amendment, and not to mention that the Second Amendment would soon follow. A Christian America is NOT a free America. Christianity DOES NOT reflect the American Standard, in the same that the America Standard does not reflect Christianity.
Christianity could be paralleled to something more along the lines of a monarchy or socialist government whose ruler would be Jesus Christ. He would have the complete authority and first and final say. In America we govern ourselves as a democracy, which means that everyone has their own say, and that the majority rules in the end. Both of these concepts are completely opposite from each other, and do not cross by any means.
America promotes democracy; Christianity promotes a dictatorship.
We are not part of this world, and the Master makes that clear. Christianity and America are NOT interchangeable concepts, and it is a heresy to believe that they are. It is in my belief that we will never become better Christians—or Americans for that matter—until we can separate the two from each other.