The Proud American Christian Jesus-Fish Flag

I was driving past a home in my neighborhood with two flagpoles in the yard.  On one pole – The Star Spangled Banner; on the other???  (I can’t make this stuff up…)  It had a white flag with a Jesus-fish filled in with the stars and stripes and the words “Proud American Christian”.  (Google it, or click here, and see what I mean!)

What a crock!  No humility whatsoever.  That flag betrays the faith at almost every level.  The term “Christian” is thoroughly hijacked.  The people that live there need desperately to actually open their Bible and read it.  Jesus on the cross dying a naked, shameful death is our flag – the image of God coming to his own to be crowned King of the Jews.  It is neither proud nor American.  But otherwise a good name for it, I suppose.

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7 comments

  1. Debi · October 1

    Yes, but aren’t you forgetting that “American” and “Christian” automatically go together?! Americans long ago cornered the market on Christianity, right? And isn’t it the same thing to worship the flag and its country as to worship God?

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    • Agent X · October 2

      Oh yeah… huh?

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    • Agent X · October 2

      Makes sense if you know the Greek in “Two Corinthians” or Second Opinions…

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  2. Debi · October 3

    You did understand that I was being facetious, right? 🙂 And, I don’t really understand your second comment.

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    • Agent X · October 3

      Yes. I recognized you were facetious and responded in kind. 😉 …

      I guess the second comment is kinda complex alright. In church circles when some scholarly type wants to make a complex point, they sometimes refer to the ancient original languages of the Bible, one of which is Greek. If you are not familiar with the ancient languages, then you are stuck taking that “scholar’s” word for it. It is a way of shutting up opposing viewpoints. Not that it really works all the time, but it can and has been used that way historically.

      I pit that idea against the political remarks from the presidential campaign last Spring/Summer whenever that was… when one of the candidates quoted from Scripture to support a point being made but then sited it as “Two” Corinthians instead of “Second” Corinthians thus displaying and betraying ignorance of the scripture being sited and otherwise used effectively. And that made me think of the age-old jab where if you start quoting scripture and you don’t really know what you are talking about or you don’t know where to find the citation, you assign it to “Second Opinions” facetiously. It almost sounds to the ear like a real book in the Bible, but it obviously is not.

      Sadly, it is funny.. sorta… when you don’t have to explain it. And that is what I was going for. But there is a bit of an insider-ness to the humor too. Not that it affords belly laffs, but a chuckle wouldn’t be outa range.

      Again…. THANX for visiting and responding and asking etc…

      Glad to have you.

      X

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  3. Ryan · October 7

    Amen bro

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