"God Is An American"

I’m sick of God being connected to other ideas. God is not a political statement, unless that statement condemns some great violation of human dignity (and these acts are carried out every day, both around us and much further away.) Those who attempt to say that God is a punishing God, that God hates this or that, these are the people that make it difficult for me to believe. Because if God exists, how can he allow people to use his name in hatred, to hurt things that they simply don’t understand? The self-righteousness of some religious people makes it hard to understand what, exactly, Christianity is about. I thought it was love.

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