There's the post in R&B about the Christian prayer for the CT victims. I know the person who posted it absolutely meant no ill will or harm by it, but it contains a few very disturbing lines, at least from the perspective of the non-Christians it's blaming for the tragedy:
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
I noticed that before anyone spoke up about how disturbing they found those lines of the poem, several people simply posted how beautiful it was. So my question is, are people (again, mainly Christians) so used to seeing their faith presented in that manner that words that edge into hate or imperialism don't register any more? Do people see them and choose to overlook them in favor of some other part of the message they agree with, or do they simply not see them at all? (I know there is a 3rd category, those who not only see it, but cheer in support of it, but those aren't the type of people who were answering that question, though a few may have bumped it after it was pointed out for that reason)
As a Non-Christian but, somewhat raised as one (church was not forced upon me), I clearly see the prejudice. Honestly, I think this falls under the fact that most Christians truly believe that their way is the only correct way. They may not agree with the way the wording can be interpreted. But, overall, they agree with the concept of everything being Christian again. Although, they may not admit it. Many somehow believe that all of these tragedies will stop if the US truly becomes a "Christian Nation". Of course, they fail the understand that many of the top safest countries in the world & those with the highest quality of life are in fact "Godless" secular nations.
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