I get a good bit of email, several from self-described Christians who say their goal is to spread truth to return the U.S. to God and God’s truth.
Oftentimes, though, the messages they send - and urge “real” Christians to spread - are full of falsehoods and outright lies.
The frequency of such messages began increasing when Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination in the fall of 2008 and has been constant since.
Below is one I got this morning, as well as my response. (I really would like someone to answer the questions I posed below, particularly those who say they are guided by Christianity.)
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I know there are some of you that are Democratic, and love Obama, but This is for Christians first, politics later.
I do pray that it doesn't offend anybody with the truth of the Message, but it has to be sent.
If you love your Lord first and your politics later, then you will appreciate this message.
If you don't, I'm sorry I judged you wrong.
When we get 100,000,000, that's one hundred million willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote,
We can take back America with God's help.
Become one of the One hundred million... Then let's get 200 million.
It can be done just by sending this email to your friends.
Do the math.
It only takes a single willing heart and a fed up SOUL.
God Bless America and Shine your light on Her!
In 1952 President Truman Established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."
In 1988 President Reagan Designated the first Thursday in May of each Year as The National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Declared That the USA "Was no longer a Christian nation.
In 2009 President Obama Canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of "not wanting to Offend anyone"
HOWEVER... On September 25, 2009 From 4 AM until 7 PM, A National Day of Prayer FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION Was Held on Capitol Hill, inside The White House.
There were over 50,000 Muslims In D.C. That day. PRESIDENT OBAMA PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS!
I guess it doesn't matter if "Christians" were offended by this Event – We obviously don't count as "anyone" anymore.
Now President Obama is encouraging schools to teach the Quran for Extra credit, while at the same time, they cannot even talk about the Bible, God, pray, or salute the American Flag.
The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart Of every Christian, especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes That if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated. Send this to ten people, or even one hundred and ten!
And, send it the person who Sent it to you!..
To let them know that indeed, it was sent out to many more. President Ronald Reagan said it best, “We must reject the idea that Every
Time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
Question I sent in response:
Should Christians check facts before they send around emails like this, or is objective truth not a concern of "real" Christians?
Most of the "facts" in this email are false. (The links proving this are below.) Does that matter to "real" Christians?
In response to that, I had a person on that mass email ask if I was born-again - but he didn’t bother to answer my question about Christianity and the truth.
I responded this way:
I don't have any interest in engaging in a conversation about whether or not you ... approve of my religious beliefs. I'll answer to God about such things, not you.
My question ... was aimed directly at the email. He urged Christians to spread an email that was full of falsehoods. I'm wondering how that fits in with Christianity's principle to spread truth, not lies, or do such things not matter as long as you hate and despise the person you are spreading lies about? Can you answer that? Can anyone?
I'm asking because I'm really wondering why we can't simply have good debates and discussions and disagreements - which are common and natural and to be expected - based on fact instead of trying to demean people with whom we don't share a worldview.
Can you answer that? Or does that not matter when it comes to Christianity?
He responded this way:
You have answered my question on your religious beliefs by being ashamed, to answer the question on being Born Again or not. A real Christian will tell you immediately if they are Born Again, not the answer you gave about your religious beliefs..
To answer your question, True facts only should be sent out and people should check the facts before repeating something sent to them.
I guess that’s a start.