Speaking of Christian Nationalism, another facet of this idea is the subject of disunity.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” (Abraham Lincoln)
Christians say they think America was founded as a Christian nation, and they want it to become all Christian in its politics. I have already written about that being a fallacy, and how the founding fathers wanted a secular government.
I would like to ask the Christians, which Christianity?
There are so many different sects within Christianity. According to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, there exist roughly 43,000 Christian denominations worldwide in 2012. Here are a few of them;
Chinese Patriotic Christian
Offshoot Christian cults
They differ on some very fundamental religious tenants, such as:
The Bible is the Word of God and true in every word – The Bible is a guidebook to be interpreted for modern times.
From the hierarchy of the Church has total authority, to each individual carrying responsibility for their own choices and actions.
From stating the three well-known creeds are to be followed (Nicene, Athanasius, and Apostles), to not embracing any stated creed (Baptists).
Mary is a mediator between man and God, and she is not that.
Homosexuality is OK, and it is not.
Divorce is OK, and it is not.
Abortion is murder and should be state controlled, or it is a difficult personal choice to be made by the woman and those close to her.
The list goes on, and you can see that these tenants affect every single one of us when they are politicized.
Christianity is the most divided religion on the earth. If this contentious, divided lot were to rule our politics, they would bring their division into that arena also. They do not have a very good track record of providing unity among diverse peoples, but rather have a rather violent history of insisting that others convert to their belief system. If they were to rule politics, I do not believe that we as a nation will stand.