THE GREAT MYTH OF SEPARTION OF STATE ANDF CHURCH/RELIGION AND THE ALLEDGED SPREAD OF
PART 4 : NATIONAL ANTHEMS AND CONCLUSION OF THE MYTH.
THE GREAT MYTH OF SEAPRATION OF STATE AND RELIGION/CHURCH SERIES LINKS
By Arthur Owiti
Many nations of the world boast that there are secular sates since they do not have a State religion and that they recognize all religions as equal building nations that have religious tolerance. However, the national anthems of these secular states reveal that the secular states are nothing but theoretical secular states but practical religious states.
Google on the lyrics of national anthems and learn that most of the anthems are prayers to God or are
Calls to remember what the forefathers had kept for all the ages. Yet those forefathers were deeply religious hence implying that the religion of the fathers is still passed on to the nations provided that they sing the anthems in honour of them.
My point is ,how can a Secular Country call a Religious Song (An Anthem ) a symbol of it s nationhood and statehood ? If these countries are secular they should sweep away anything that has a religious connotation. A secular state cannot have a religious symbol.
However that cannot happen because in reality the nations are religious .Man is religious; he worships something and does things in a habitual manner that envisages a religious practice.
EUROPE AND THE WEST STUBBORNLY DENIES RELIGION BUT WILL RUN BACK TO IT WITH THE RISE OF ISLAM
A look at what has happened in Europe is the so called Agnosticism and Atheism that has effectively wiped out the numbers of the massive cathedrals and basicilicas. However there is still room for religion in Europe but that only happens when a bad event has happened or funeral and marriage ceremonies.
Well the recent rise of Islam in Europe is scaring sleeping Europeans to preserve their father land which they so vehemently declare in their anthems. With the minarets rising up and taking charge of the religious life of Europe, some Europeans are really feeling threatened about the neo Muslim conquest.
The Hijab and Burqa rulings in France and Switzerland Minaret declarations are just a few signs of the end of religious tolerance in Europe. Moreover the famous Danish cartoons that make fun of Islam are just the few but powerful ingredients to religious intolerance that rest in the heart of many Europeans in response to the rise of Islam.
But why not Hinduism and Buddhism, why attack Islam ? Well Islam has a similar structure of governance of and law which is similar to the Western Judeo Christian system .Moreover Radical Islamic Terrorists has shown that or exposes that Islam is intending to take over the world.
Well such a fete cannot be disputed considering the fact that Islam considers itself a religion that is better than the former religions of the world. With such a strong conviction they can basically justify themselves to do anything in the world for its interests.
This thought is no difference from the Anti Semitic Christianity which is different from Biblical Christian( look at the next article on the WITH WHOM DID GOD MAKE THE NEW COVENANT –GENTILES or ISRAEL ).With Roman Catholic replacement theology they knew that they were better than the Jews hence went out and killed them.
So with such Islamic fervor Europe is forced to rediscover itself religiously and is now trying to use Western Christianity which it had left at the doorstep.
THEORETICALLY SECUALR , PRACTICALLY RELIGIOUS
So what is clear is that despite the laws that stipulate secularism and atheistic ideology ,the truth is most states employ religion when needed and throw it out when it is not popular.
In Africa, most of State gatherings have religious prayers during state functions yet they claim to be secular. For example Burundi calls it self a secular state but their anthem calls unto God .
They only become secular when being religious is risky business or is more of a liability than an asset.
Still in Africa, Presidents and politicians visit religious centers in the name of being in touch with the people, but when they see the same people not agreeing with their religious leaders on an issue, the politicians retreat from being in line with them.
This is the hypocrisy of the so called anthems and constitutions and principle of separation of state and religion. The separation is just to blind people of the reality that there exists a powerful union of church and state or mosque and state of which both the two groups rule as one in two different spheres.
The Political wing of government controls the financial and legislative life of the people and citizens
As the Religious wing of government controls the moral and spiritual life of the people and citizens.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN STATE AND RELIGION THAT CANCEL THE MYTHOF SEPARATION
Both wings can be tyrannical and dictatorial…
Both do not pay taxes but are tax collectors
Both use laws to bring order and control to the populace
Both have immense wealth and assets
Both claim to lead the people.
Both exist because of the people
Both love money and power
Both wings are intertwined and cannot do without the other…a person cannot be a separate body without a spirit to exist in the world nor can one fit in the world affairs as a spirit without a body..the State deals with the physical body, Religion deals with the spirit.
Therefore for true Christians is it right to be part of State Religion that is intertwined with the powers of this world ?
Jesus was killed by both the religious and Political wing, Jewish Pharisees and Scribes representing the religious wing and Roman Rulers Pilate and Herod , the political wing. Different wings but the same bird and the same intent.
They killed Jesus because he was not part of any of those wings he came with a totally different kingdom where he is both the King and the High Priest .
A true Christian should be separate from the world which includes the religious and the political.