Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dear Christian Nationalist: Do we understand each other?

Dear Christian Nationalist,

Do we understand each other?

I don't care if you don't agree with me, but I do care if you disagree with me without understanding what it is I really think - and what many other Americans think, be they liberal, agnostic, atheist, or religious (including what some of you call "not True Christians").

Like you, we are also proud, patriotic Americans. We love this country. Many of us (including me) have served this country, we've made sacrifices for this country, and we are genuinely concerned for its welfare and societal health. For now and for when we're gone.

If you want me to understand what you think, stop with the platitudes. I'll make a deal, you don't throw platitudes at me, and I won't be sarcastic. At least can we both agree to try?

(On the other hand, if your platitudes are for yourself or "your side," then knock yourselves out.)


Inspired by the comments at the various posts in the Say NO to the removal of GOD and the American Flag at public & National Ceremonies! cause.