Comment: A unity with the world isn't desirable

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A unity with the world isn't desirable

A unity with the world or worldly isn't desirable. Original writer starts out with errors in the premise - that greater collectivism is desirable, that fighting government - the other group, and earthly kingdoms is all there is to life, and it goes forward with some other errors from there.

All you will get that way is greater collectivism, greater compromise and unity with a whore, and less life for yourself. Instead, let's look at a traditional Christian approach, which leads to more life, more godliness, and more individuality.

First, separating yourself is similar to individuality. Hardly making yourself weaker, it is what lead to much of the founding of the original colonies of this country. They didn't stay in Europe with it's endless wars, they simply decided to separate themselves and lead a godly life away from the ungodly.

Second, if joining yourself together collectively - making a greater collective to fight the collective! Is all there is to life, you are doomed to unhappiness and failure. It's a logical error, and presumes that you can't have life until you defeat something that is outside your power to defeat. However, if you believe that life begins with yourself, nothing is stopping you from having that life right now. Furthermore, from a Christian point of view, that life doesn't depend on starting a greater collective to defeat the collective, but simply getting on your knees and praying to God. No one can keep you from having that life. Right now. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,,,

Third, division is desirable since in essence that is where all godliness and individuality comes from. The individual *is* the division, it is what makes you different from someone else.

Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.