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Do You Believe "It's Your Patriotic Duty To Worship God"?

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Well, I just don't know if it is or not...now that I think about

it. All I know is that no one in govt. thinks so. But then, they tend to think, it seems, that they are God. What was the question, again?

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

If God is your King, if you

If God is your King, if you are a member of his body politic, then yes you have a patriotic duty to worship him. Just the same, if you are a US citizen, a member of that body politic, then you have a patriotic duty, even an OBLIGATION, to worship THAT god.

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Man you nailed it. Too many believe that the US is God.

They read their bible and try to apply it to this country when in fact this country is as ungodly as they come. People who wave the American, or any other nations, flag in their church as they worship are proclaiming who their god is plain and simple and their god is at enmity with the truth.

There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

It is treasonous, if...

"Resistance to tyranny is obedience to god."

Insofar as "patriotism" today constitutes obedience to government (You're either with us or agin us), then worshiping gods must be considered a betrayal of civic duty, and therefore treasonous.

A stupid-assed question always deserves a smart-assed response.

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God =/= Government Government

God =/= Government
Government =/= God

Southern Agrarian

It's NOT my patriotic duty.... I DIDN'T WATCH THIS VIDEO BTW

I DIDN'T WATCH THIS VIDEO.... from the looks of the comments, it appears this guy is a douche...

BUT - -- I worship God because Its MY need to show my creator my appreciation for creating me and giving me life!!!!

After all, God owns me, since he created me. I am his property so to speak. And I have no qualms about being the property of the Sovereign God. The almighty, the ultimate being!

Screw patriotic duty. I love the Lord my God. Even if it gets me hated.

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Well-said...

True worship is centered around Love, not being merely duty-bound.

I guess here's a similar question, though:

Is it our patriotic duty to become independent and self-reliant (i.e. preparedness, less reliant on the grid, etc.)?

Many would argue that the people being better able to take care of themselves is patriotic, because it strengthens the nation and aids in safeguarding Liberty. (Of course, we wouldn't argue that therefore everyone should be forced to be prepared, store food and water, grow a garden, etc.)

If it really is true that spiritual revival through worship of God (out of sincere Love) transforms the character of the People and improves and strengthens their Love of neighbor/enemies, could that not be considered patriotic in the same sense as contributing to the self-reliance of the People would be 'patriotic'?

Amen

Well said - and with passion!

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

Absurd

The US is the most religious nation on Earth. We've even killed over a million little brown children for our god! What more does he want?

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Is this a History Question about The Crusades ?

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501c3 Religious Sheeple talk!

Watching the way the ignorant religious "right" treated Ron Paul, made me write Tim Wildmon several times expressing my displeasure with his "packaged" religious comments.

I will let my pastor write the rest of this comment. His comments are below.

I am a pastor, have been for over 17 years, but this kind of talk is what I despise for the following reasons:

1) History proves that forced or pressured worship is the same thing as tyranny. Tyranny in a "robe" is still tyranny!
2) The Constitution requires the protection of the right to freely exercise (or not) ones religion (the duty you owe your Creator and the manner of discharging that duty). So if he wants to say that to his church (if he has one), that's fine, but he has no right to make such blanket statements to the general public except as a suggestion.
3) He does not define God. What God is it our patriotic duty to worship?
4) Worshiping God is a duty of the spirit and to truth. "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24 Since we all inherited a dead spirit from Adam, we must be born again (spirit quickened, made alive), an event that occurs when we trust the Word of God regarding who God is and how He became flesh to pay the wages of sin for us, which is death, so He could justifiably forgive our sins. (To forgive without a just and equal payment of the penalty for the transgression is injustice, and God must be just.)
5) The patriotic duty of every American is to force the government and all its officials and reps to act within the constructs of the Constitution.
6) He gets the cart before the horse. That was tried by the Catholic "church" for centuries and led to persecution of those who disagreed.

While it can be construed by some that it is one's patriotic duty to worship God, several assumptions must be made first. Those assumptions cannot apply to everyone in a free society. Not even God forces people to worship Him! When are "Christians" going to learn?

Probably never in this life, which is why Jesus Himself will have to come and straighten out the mess left by so many who claim they know Him when they didn't.

I leave you with this warning to the religious crowd from Jesus Himself:

Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day [judgement day], Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
[they are scared to death because they are facing judgment from God!]
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

If they depart on judgment day, there's only one place for them - Hell!

And that's exactly where all phony, charlatan's who have misrepresented God should go!

End of Pastor's comment.

Check out his church's website. It ain't like anything you've ever seen.

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Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

It is my patriotic duty to

It is my patriotic duty to defend the constitution. My worshipping of God is a private matter and no one's business but my own.

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I think he's got it backwards --

It's more like, "It's your Godly duty to support liberty."

Well, if...

...for the sake of argument, there really is a Kingdom of God, which will transcend all of the temporary empires and nations of humanity at some point, and if we are all indeed sons and daughters of the King, then surely at some point we will consider it patriotism to honor that Kingdom, even if we don't see it that way now.

You could also look at it from the angle of a people in a nation seeking God through a spiritual revival, which would have ripple effects of blessings on the nation -- so in that sense your worship and self-reform and character-building would strengthen the nation. You could call that 'patriotic' I suppose?

It just sounds odd to put it that way, though -- not what we're used to hearing.

And, of course, if you just think God and His Kingdom and blessings are just a bunch of hogwash, then you'll definitely roll your eyes at such a 'silly' notion.

Hmm...

...I have no idea what the couple of downvotes even mean:

It could mean:

- they simply detest the idea of God and His Kingdom actually being transcendent reality?
- they took me to imply that those who choose to not worship God should be forced to? (didn't mean that at all)
- they think that even if such a Kingdom were real, it should be protested rather than honored?
- they think that the people spiritually reviving and improving their characters has no benefit for this nation?

Never thought of it that way

Very interesting.

I have always considered it my duty and privilege to worship God, and I knew that God blesses nations that worship Him. I just never thought of it as a patriotic duty to do so.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

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The problem is Hitler said the same thing.

Who is paying this guy?

here ya go...or at least it's a start...

Chairman/Founder: The Rev. Donald Wildmon
Vice President: Tim Wildmon (son of Donald Wildmon)
Founded: 1977
Formerly known as: National Federation for Decency (Changed in 1988)
Membership: AFA claims over 500,000 members
Finances: $14,186,203 (2004)
Staff: About 100 employees and five full-time lawyers
Board of Directors: Donald Wildmon, Timothy Wildmon, Forrest Daniels, Rev. Curtis Petrey, Rev. Jack Williams, Rev. Burt Harper, Rev. Bobby Hankins, Dr. Gayle Alexander, Forest Sheffield, Rev. Tim Fortner (2004)
State chapters: State Directors in 12 states
Funding: From 1998 to 2003, the AFA received $90,000 from 6 grants contributed by the Bill and Berniece Grewcock Foundation

- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/american-family-associ...

No

This guy is speaking complete nonsense.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

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No.

No.