I consider myself a Christian, I do not affiliate with any Church calling themselves Christian. In my lifetime I have met and hold much respect of some Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists and agnostics. I found much spiritual enlightenment from some of these people. Those seeking a better spiritual life via a God of their understanding have much to offer. Those that think they have found the perfect measure of spiritual understanding are very offensive and have very little to offer me and most others I keep company with on a daily basics. Those who consider they have found the perfect spiritual life and wish to insert their religion in our government and impose it on everyone are very dangerous. I think our founding fathers made this quite clear when they added the following to the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Go to church, practice what you preach and stop preaching. There is no difference in a Christian preacher in a three piece suit than a Muslim in a gharbeya and a turban trying to insert their religion upon others via governmental control.
There are two principles that can guide all of us and we need no religious tenets to keep them in place for everyone.
1. Do what you say, say what you do.
2. Do not take anything from someone else.
Our ancestors took the lives away from people of African decent for centuries and we said it was in the Bible so it was proper. Now Walmart pays our friends and neighbors less than a living wage so they can sell us plastic crap from China. Now that is Christ’s teaching.