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The Myth of a Christian Nation
« on: February 23, 2008, 09:30:34 PM »
I just finished reading the book The Myth of a Christian Nation by Gregory Boyd.  I realize that he is Protestant but some of the ideas in the book seemed very Orthodox-like. I don't agree with everything he says or does not say but I found it an interesting read.  I was wondering if anyone else had read this work and would like to share your thoughts on it.

For those who have not read it but would like a little about it:  his basic thesis is that the US is not, has never been and cannot possibly be a Christian nation because Christian nations cannot exist.  Since being a Christian anything means that it is Christlike, no nation on earth has or can fulfill that ideal because all the nations are simply expressions of worldly government and cannot be identified with the Kingdom of God.   

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Re: The Myth of a Christian Nation
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 09:57:50 PM »
Interesting.  He does have a point; one that would be agreed to by the OO at least, considering their experience with the first Christian Nation.
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Re: The Myth of a Christian Nation
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 10:44:52 PM »
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no nation on earth has or can fulfill that ideal because all the nations are simply expressions of worldly government and cannot be identified with the Kingdom of God.

Yeah, but crazy weirdos like Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, and John Ashcroft can sure try...
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Re: The Myth of a Christian Nation
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 11:10:29 PM »
Interesting.  He does have a point; one that would be agreed to by the OO at least, considering their experience with the first Christian Nation.

What's wrong with the Kingdom of Armenia?