Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give Thanks for Our Christian Theocracy

We enjoy the highest standard of living in human history because for three centuries (roughly 1600-1900) America was a Christian Theocracy.

The word "Theocracy" comes from two Greek words meaning "God rules."

A nation "under God" is, by definition, a "Theocracy."

A nation that acknowledges it has a "duty" to God is a Theocracy, as is a nation that confesses that God is "the great Lord and Ruler of Nations" and seeks "To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion." All of these Theocratic ideas were asserted by George Washington, October 3, 1789.

The Ten Commandments prohibit

1. Idolatry
2. False Religion
3. Swearing a false oath
4. Refusal to work
5. Disrespecting parents and other authorities
6. Murder
7. Cheating on your Wife
8. Theft
9. Slander
10. Covetousness

For more than 300 years, "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" -- that is, the Bible -- permeated America's schools and American culture. These laws are the foundation of civilization. Industry, commerce, social harmony, charity, and education are impossible without them. More than a billion people on earth live in poverty and ignorance because their culture is rooted in magic and envy rather than true religion. By creating a Christian Theocracy, America's Founding Fathers laid the foundation for ordered liberty, economic prosperity, and peaceful, dependable social relations.

We should be thankful we still feel the benevolent effects of America's Christian Theocracy.

America's Founders spoke of America as "an experiment in liberty." Their "experiment" succeeded in making America the most prosperous -- and most admired -- nation in human history.

In the 20th century the "Eastern Liberal Establishment" -- of which Barack Obama is the latest incarnation -- attempted a new experiment: an experiment in government central planning. The "establishment" and its think-tanks (like the Council on Foreign Relations) exported this experiment to nations like Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union. Everywhere this experiment has been tried, the results have been poverty and mass death. In the 21st century, the United States is now becoming an atheistic petri dish for these mad scientists.

As long as we give thanks to any one but God for the prosperity we enjoy, we will be part of a brainwashed religious cult: the cult of the omnipotent State.

As long as we fear the word "Theocracy" we will be slaves in an atheistic theocracy where every man thinks he is his own god, yet the State wields total, crushing power, and all but the elite live in poverty. Three centuries of Christian Theocracy and one century of "the separation of church and state" teach us no clearer lesson than this.

This Thanksgiving, don't just give a little thanks to God. Thank Him like an extremist. Jesus said,

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."
Revelation 3:15-16

Barack Obama is an extremist. He has worked hard to get where he is today, and where he will be on January 20th, 2009, becoming the most powerful dictator in human history, inheriting the office of "unitary executive" created for him by George W. Bush.

A quarter of a million wannabe extremists have applied for positions in the Obama Nomenklatura. They will direct an army of millions of government employees who will just be "following orders" when they begin ruling over the lukewarm.

Jesus has more respect for Barack Obama and Vladamir Putin than He does for millions of lukewarm Christians who are embarrassed to defend Christocracy.

Thanksgiving Reading List

Last Year's Thanksgiving Post

Last Year's "Ozarks Virtual Town Hall" - Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2007

Government-Sponsored Prayer and Thanksgiving to God

Chuck Colson : "God's Instrument" The story of Squanto

How Relevant are the Pilgrims? - Acton Institute PowerBlog

What Every Child Should Know About Thanksgiving - Newt Gingrich

Our First Thanksgiving - The Foundation for Economic Education

Property and the First Thanksgiving - Gary Galles - Mises Institute

Give Thanks for What You Have, While You Still Have It.

The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson - The Independent Institute

Why Is It That the More We Have, the Less Thankful We Are?

The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Triumph of Capitalism over Collectivism

What Do You Possess Today Which, If You Did Not Possess It Next Year, You Would Appreciate Most?

Things to be Thankful For: 2008 vs. 1808

More Gratitude for 2008 vs. 1808

Holiday Meals Rife with (Safe) Carcinogens!

The true focus of Thanksgiving

Kindergarten Pilgrim, Indian costumes banned


Scott said...

Well, you asked for comments so here are mine:

"Atheist theocracy" is a contradiction in terms, according to your definition of theocracy as "God Rules."

Atheists don't believe we are god, we don't believe we created the universe, we don't condemn ourselves to eternal suffering in the afterlife for not believing in ourselves.

Yes, certainly virtually all the Founders were Christians. They were also all white men. Does this mean therefore America is a country only for white men?

You are presenting an entirely false dichotomy, that one must either be a Christian or support expanded state power. John Huckabee is a devout Christian who also supports expanded state power, and he has a lot of supporters.

Many of Ron Paul's supporters, on the other hand, are atheists, secularists, and pagans who support smaller government.

Finally, your declaration that "theocracy" means "God rules," while perhaps etymologically correct, is misleading. God doesn't sit in the Oval Office, or in congress, or on the Supreme Court. Nor in political positions of any other nation deemed a "theocracy" good or bad.

Men rule these countries. A theocracy is ruled by men who believe, or pretend to believe, they know God's mind better than do their fellows. In olden days, they even claimed to be descended from God or whatever deities were worshiped by their people. But they were still men (and sometimes women).

Christian theocracies in the past have waged bloody war on one another, and brutally suppressed and murdered religious minorities living among them. The Christian Bible, in the Old Testament, commands believers to kill atheists and pagans in their lands.

The fact that most of Christendom practices tolerance has less to do with Biblical law than with the fact that European Christians nearly destroyed their own civilization in the 14th Century in religious wars, and tolerance was seen as the only way they could survive. Even then it took another 400 years before intra-Christian oppression and killing finally ended in the New World. In the Old World, it only ended less than 20 years ago when "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland finally died down.

In the 2000 years since Jesus lived and died, only the last 250, or about 12.5 percent, have seen Christianity linked to limited government and respect for the rights of men. This coincided with the Age of Reason

There is no logical reason one cannot have a pluralistic, secular society that respects individual liberty and private property.

I see by some of your other posts that you are allied with Ron Paul's Campaign For Liberty, and your comments likely ended up in my e-mail box because I'm on their mailing list. If you are seeking to drive atheists, secularists, and tolerant-minded Christians out of the movement, you have made a great start.

Kevin Craig said...

Thanks, Scott. I really appreciate your taking time to comment. I have responded here. Feel free to volley.

Kevin Craig said...

"Bell" has emailed a comment. My response is here.