If America no longer wants to be a ‘Christian Nation’…

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No pun intended in the ‘9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily grind’, for all of life in reality ought to be a ‘joyful daily grind’.

There are few things that are good, that are produced by mankind that are not outcomes of perseverance at a ‘9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily grind’, a daily grind which expends effort on things that are good for the ‘grinder’ and for society at large.

‘Tis the reason Einstein declared that ‘genius’ is 10% brilliance, 90% hard work.

Within Christian sensibilities, justice does not revolve around a prison sentence. Justice revolves around restitution of wrongs and institution of penalties for wrongs that enable rehabilitation of wrongdoers and deter development of wrongful attitudes within the rest of the population.

In a civilization that functions on jobs, businesses, and money, it must be the case that the right to self sustenance in context of qualifications that are recognized by society is common to everyone.

In the recognition that if the first set of investors lose money on their investment, that other investors will become wary of a company, firms listing on stock markets agree that providing the first set of investors with a discount, with a share of the surplus that they already have created creates a common ground for discussions. All that remains thereafter is a determination, based on sound Finance principles of the exact size of the discount.

There hardly is any context of life within which, if searched for, there does not exist some common ground no matter how small, around which discussions can evolve in context of peaceful, yet meritorious coexistence. The discount is not based on any price shareholders want, the discount is based on the fair value of the firm.

The principles of a ‘Christian Nation’ have nothing to do with religion or religious services, are in entirety secular in character, with outcome they enable Loving Coexistence, Justice that Rehabilitates and Deters, and Peaceful, yet Merit Based Competition — critical essences of an ‘Ideal Secular Nation’.

It is on record in Christian Writings that Apostles Peter and Paul acknowledged to each other that neither could fill the other’s role. In this we see a practical demonstration of love (a place for me and a place for you), merit (development of certain sets of abilities or qualifications), and peaceful coexistence (everyone with qualifications is able to actualize themselves in context of their societally recognized, or organization-specific qualifications).

So then, If America no longer wants to be a ‘Christian Nation’ (Ideal Secular Nation)…What Exactly is Better?

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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