Started by Rev. Edward Engelbrecht, March 25, 2022, 09:02:06 AM
Quote from: RDPreus on March 25, 2022, 01:11:50 PMI have no problem with "God-talk" in the civil arena that is not explicitly Christian, but with public, corporate, prayer, I believe that doctrinal agreement is a prerequisite. I think this is probably a minority opinion on this forum.
Quote from: Dave Likeness on March 25, 2022, 03:37:22 PMThere is in America today a strong current of civil religion. It has a patriotic flavor when God is invoked to "Bless America" in political speeches.The American flag is a strong symbol and the Pledge of Allegiance is the creed.The 4th of July almost becomes a religious holiday as people believe America isGod's chosen nation. Moral values are encouraged as a way to justify our chosen status.President Ronald Reagan's time in office was a good example of someone who believed America had a special destiny designed by God to be a beacon of hope to the world.