All the blustering rhetoric given by misguided patriotism of Saints or Sinners as to the Christian nature of the United States as "In God we Trust" or "God bless America" is a total Fricken lie when stacked up against the reality of commitment to the religion of claimed affiliation. I direct this article to the US Congress. If you can't live up to your represented religious conviction then you should get out or have your Mosque, Synagogue or Church toss you out so we the people truly know who you are!
If you are Godless corporate money worshipers have the guts to so identify yourselves. We the people are not to be deceived.
Muslims are not Christians but they claim affiliation with all the prophets of the Torah [Old Testament] and accept Jesus as a prophet. Jews don't accept Jesus as a prophet but they trust and rely on the laws of the Torah.
Christians accept the laws of the O.T. But also trust and rely on the words of Jesus and his apostles as found in the New Testament.
So put that all together! All three of these major earth religions are in total accord on the face value of the old testament and are bound by its law(s) unless they are liars and hypocrites. What then is the supreme law or commandment of the Torah? That is best answered by the New Testament.
Jesus when asked by the Pharisees (strict letter of the law keepers) "What is the first commandment of the law" replied, " to love the Lord God with all heart, might, mind and strength and the second is like unto it, to love thy neighbor as thyself...On these two principles hang all the laws and prophets!"
The first and second commandments are in reality just one. We cannot separate God from his creatures for they are one. For in God we live and have our being. We cannot love God and at the same time not love our neighbor. We also cannot love our neighbor and not love God. It is impossible to separate the two.
In the Garden Jesus is reported to have prayed to God concerning God's human creatures (man) in relationship to connectedness, " I in Thee and Thou me, that they (man) may become one in us".
The whole idea of the Christ mission was to reunite man with his creator in a spiritual sense. That henceforth no longer would man be separated from his maker. That man would love Creation which included not only God but also God's creatures, i,e. our neighbor.
Like it or not it sounds as if "connectedness" is socialism!
Jesus is also reported to have said, "If you say you love me and keep not my commandments, you are a liar and the truth is not in you."
So you folks in the Congress you need to do a spirituality check. A connectedness test of your commitment and love of creation. There is no better demonstration than voting for Universal Health Care so that America, as a nation, can finally merge with other more spiritually advanced industrial nations as a a newly admitted member of the human family of nations.
Congress, Get this notion through your thick confused skulls: Corporations are not creations of God or of the Cosmos. They are creations of man attempting to separate mankind from one another to avoid the First and Second commandment of the connectedness of man with God and his neighbor. Corporations are designed to do just the opposite. They are profit only motivated at whatever cost. They have no heart, they cannot feel or sense. They are ultimate dictators and they are not only divisive but they are also selfish.
When we submit our lives to corporations we have sold ourselves for naught!
The U.S. Supreme Court made it's greatest blunder when it placed man made corporations on the level of human beings by granting the same rights to corporations as afforded humans under the Constitution. That law needs to be immediately struck down by the Congress to start America back on the road toward connectedness with God and the Cosmos to make it human again!.
If members of the Congress and the Executive branches of government do not begin immediately to turn this nation around and away from it's ungodly fascist corporate direction they need to be thrown out of office by any legal means available to WE THE People!