Let me preface my response by saying that your article looks like something that I would have written twenty years ago. Therefore, please take this as a response to my former self. You seem like a great guy, and you mean well, but I believe that you are sincerely wrong in many areas.
There are plenty of people, myself included, who vehemently disagree with your take on the Palestinian situation. The long list includes Christians (to most certainly include Palestinian Christians), Israeli Citizens (including Orthodox Jews & Rabbis, former military personnel and former government officials), American Jews (including Rabbis), U.S. Veterans for Peace, and U.N. workers who have visited or resided in Bethlehem, Hebron, East Jerusalem, and Gaza for an extended period of time.
Israeli Apartheid, illegal land grabs, destruction of homes, systemic persecution, perpetual harassment, maiming and murdering unarmed civilians (with no “Hamas” in sight), ethnic cleansing, false imprisonment, a military, Palestinian-Only “justice system”, and torture are all hallmarks of the Zionist regime. Women and children are also fair game, while children are specifically targeted.
While I’m certainly not an Anti-Semite (which includes Palestinians), I am unashamedly an Anti-Zionist. I can provide documented video evidence of what I’m saying. Before you scream, “Hamas”, I can tell you that a large percentage of Palestinians just want to live in peace and be free from their open-air prisons and ghettos. This includes our CHRISTIAN brothers and sisters living on the West Bank. I’m willing to guess that you haven’t always agreed with OUR elected officials (or believed that they properly represented you)…especially during the 8 years prior to President Trump (Who I happen to have voted for, so please put your “label gun” up if you have already taken it out of its holster.)
The Article wreaks of revisionist history (i.e.- “Christian” Founding Fathers vs. many being Deists…and much worse), blind nationalism, and a belief system that sacrifices the Beatitudes on the altar of erroneous, war-mongering, Dispensationalist theories which lack a proper exegetical understanding of the Bible, History (Especially the writings of Flavius Josephus pertaining to the events in and around 70 A.D.), Hebrew Idioms, Ancient culture, and fulfilled prophecy.
If you believe that it is a righteous thing for our nation to give Israel $11 million EVERY DAY, I totally disagree. Bombing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya…(and every other unnecessary, political cash cow conflict since WWII) is NOT in keeping with “Judeo-Christian” values either. They are the very antithesis of Judeo-Christian values. Hate your enemies? Bomb your neighbor for monetary gain, world dominance, and your own political interests? Remember, I’m also a well-decorated, honorably discharged, USMC Veteran. I LOVE the U.S.A. & ALL other nations.
Your “Islamic Collective” statement also grossly misrepresents the MAJORITY of Muslims.
You also failed to mention American infanticide (ABORTION), slavery, Jim Crow laws, redlining, systemic police brutality, a corrupt justice system, the many corrupt, bought-and-paid-for politicians, mass incarceration (in FOR-PROFIT jails)…and the list goes on.
You are unwittingly carrying water for a Natural Empire, while misunderstanding the Kingdom of God.
The Church, not Washington D.C. or the Good Ol’ US of A, is God’s Holy Nation, Light of the World and City set on a Hill (New Covenant Zion/ONE New Man/Commonwealth of Israel…comprised of “Jew & Gentile”. See Hebrews 12:22) which cannot be hidden.
Jesus isn’t a “Left Wing” Democrat or a “Right Wing” Republican, nor is He affiliated with any other political party or John Hagee-esque Religious Movement. Jesus is KING! He isn’t “Conservative Truth” or “Liberal Truth”. He is THE TRUTH!
Well, you asked for my feedback. Now, you have it.
You have my Love and respect, but not my agreement on this one.