God is Dead! Long Live Kick-Ass America!
Do Christians begin with their self centered love of God, and somehow fit in their own image of Christ, or begin with Christ, a convicted criminal hanging abandoned, broken and bloodied on a cross, and figure out what God is telling them?
Do they think God is telling them to crucify or torture as many human beings as they can? Is that the Christian message of the cross? See if you can do better, you Yankees!
US Christians are not interested in God. They worship their own ignorant image of Christ as an American—as America! God is Dead! Long Live Kick-Ass America! This is the post-Christian narrative that motivates US society, militarized, greedy, uncaring and selfish as it is. No one compassionate wants the homunculous US Christianity. Rambo Christianity. AntiChristianity!
The percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 percentage points since 1990, from 86 to 76 percent. Fewer people now think of the United States as a Christian nation than did so when George W Bush was president (62 percent in 2009 versus 69 percent in 2008). The number of people willing to describe themselves as atheist or agnostic has increased about fourfold from 1990 to 2009, from 1 million to about 3.6 million.
After Nietzsche proclaimed the death of God, a century followed where Christianity was challenged by political ideologies and consumer capitalism. Christianity lost!