“No matter what happens down there, I can’t bring none of that shit back home with us. Can’t let it happen. And I’ll do whatever I have to to see that it doesn’t.”
~Captain Janek, Prometheus (2012)
When I think of how, like a virus, love for one’s country has infected Christianity in America, I am reminded of Captain Janek’s words.
This post is not me criticizing Movieguide. I try not to do that anymore. This post is me criticizing an aspect of Christianity in America that Movieguide and Thimblerig’s Ark reminded me of recently. And that aspect is:
The tendency to combine faith and patriotism.
“No one can serve two masters.”
I don’t want to see America crash and burn.
But: My love for my country only goes so far.
If I had to choose between saving one soul from Hell or upholding American values, than I would choose to save a person’s soul.
Because: Eventually, America will pass away. Eventually, all the stars will snuff out, and the universe will be nothing more than a void filled with black holes. America will be crushed to atoms and sucked into oblivion. But the human soul, either in eternal bliss or eternal suffering, will endure.
Wow. That got bleak…
To counter the bleakness, here are kittens:
Thank you for reading.