Category Archives: Patriotism

My Response to the Death of Osama bin Laden

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Oftentimes, as Christians, we take for granted that we know right out what it means to be “saved”. Since we know without a doubt what it means, we never question the genesis of that phrase. We assert that all people … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Vote

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I hope this will be short. In 2007 and 2008, people all across the United States worked tirelessly. They wrote, drew, organized, rallied, yelled, and eventually, voted. Political organizations, schools, individuals, churches, nonprofits, corporations, and many other groups spent millions … Continue reading

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Rejecting Socialism and the State as G-d: How I Became a Christian Anarchist Part VI

In the days following the Obama rally I attended, I gave up all patriotic allegiances. I abandoned the state as a provider of security and health. By looking at history, especially early 20th century history, and the ontology of the … Continue reading

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How Jesus Called Me to Repent of My Nationalism: How I Became a Christian Anarchist Part IV

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I struck up to live radically. I quit running track for SPU. I became a Student Ministry Coordinator. Since my Sophomore year of high school, I planned on being an English major, but I switched to Christian Theology. That summer, … Continue reading

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“How George W. Bush Turned Me Into a Liberal”, How I Became a Christian Anarchist: Part II

Let me return to the 10th grade. At the end of 9th grade, the Second Iraq War started. By 10th grade, in late 2003, the bombs had pretty much been falling on Baghdad for over 6 months (although they had … Continue reading

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How I Became A Christian Anarchist: Part 1

I realized how badly I want to see the world and, more importantly, the Church become anarchist. The more I talk of anarchism with people, the more they tend to nod in agreement. Hierarchies are bad. Nevertheless, we all have … Continue reading

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Why Christian Faith and Patriotism/Nationalism Are Incompatible

One day, my father said to me, “In an age in which we possess pictures of the world from space, we know that actual national borders do not exist.  We decided where they are.  So I do not see how … Continue reading

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