A Fourth of July Reminder

1. Jesus was not an American. He was a Palestinian Jew.

2. America is not, and was not, God’s chosen country. Israel was.

3. Jesus was not a capitalist, and didn’t endorse our economic system.

4. Jesus was not patriotic. His was a heavenly, not earthly, kingdom.

5. God’s Word and patriotism do NOT go hand in hand. I call bullshit.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope you have an enjoyable holiday! Just please, please, please don’t mix your patriotism with your religious beliefs! It doesn’t do either any good!

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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