We Make America Great Again by being Stronger Together

ra,unisex_tshirt,x3104,101010_01c5ca27c6,front-c,650,630,900,975-bg,f8f8f8Let’s not forget where we came from.

This rhetoric of making America great again by instilling fear and hatred of the other is not what made America a great nation in the first place.  This kind of rhetoric only serves to undermine the greatness that has been achieved.

Furthermore, this kind of rhetoric does nothing to advance humanity.

And if the past is to instruct us in this matter, what made America a great nation is the contribution of those who came to its shores ever since its founding.

So shame on anyone who adopts and spreads this kind of rhetoric of fear and hatred.  And why do we think that the only way forward is to bring others down, especially those who look different than us?

Why not advance together no matter our differences?

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3 Responses to We Make America Great Again by being Stronger Together

  1. Jon Hughes says:

    From a Christian perspective, in order to “advance humanity” (and specifically to advance humanity “together”, as you suggest) it would help immensely if we believed in a God who loves all of humanity, and will bring all of His children home. And by “children”, I mean the entire human race (cf. Malachi 2:10; Acts 17:28).

    Otherwise, we create eternal divisions because of our “differences”, and are part of the problem. But if God as Creator of the human race is also Father, and if Christ’s atonement is truly universal, then we can work towards these noble ends with joy and confidence.

    • TC Robinson says:

      Jon,
      As a student of history and Scripture, you know that whether one is a universalist, Arminian, or Calvinist, that this is not going to solve the problem of divisions because of “differences.” We must not only have the desire to advance together, but we must act in creative ways to make such a reality.

      • Jon Hughes says:

        The problem with Calvinism is its understanding that God Himself has no desire for all of humanity to “advance together” – vast numbers being predestined to damnation – which results in the ludicrous notion of His followers being more loving and compassionate than He is in seeking the good of all humankind.

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