Faith and Goodness
April 29, 2012 Leave a comment
I reject the idea that the United States is somehow a God-neutral country. There’s no evidence in our founding to support the perpetuation of such an idea, much less an origination of it. At the same time, the very people arguing for a secularization of America are fighting a “moral” war. Where those morals are derived is anybody’s guess.
The idea behind building a country where people could be free centered on religiously derived values. Free will, and subsequently religious freedom is a concept derived from within the bounds of Christian thought. My goal here however is not to entertain a theological discussion, but one much broader.
I’ve been very moved recently by this idea of focusing on Goodness. This is an idea that is universal (God is Good). If we can center our lives on the good that people to and try to reflect that in ourselves too, I really see us being able to change the country for the better. There was something I said to a friend of mine recently that ended up being a more powerful saying than I originally anticipated: “Focus on the Good. It’s is never absent – but sometimes it’s very hard to find.”
It’s something we need to bring out of all situations in our lives. The way we defeat big government is by helping people become less reliant on it. The attitude in which we live our lives is a big part of that. We can not let the radical left hijack the auspices of a moral argument. It is our battle to win if we stay to to God and stay true to ourselves.