gcdonner wrote:RZehr wrote:My privilege is not what allows me to live a non-political existence. It is a matter of faith. Everyone could live a non-political existence.
While your faith is your motivating factor, it is none the less true that it is your privilege that allows you to exercise your faith in this country, so it is in a very real sense, our privilege, that allows us to live non-political lives here. Not everyone is allowed to live a non-political life in this world as it now exists.
Even church government is "political" in essence, and remember the gift of government IS a gift of the Spirit. Paul tells us that our politics is in heaven, so we are not a-political after all.
Who is granting this privilege? God or the state? I understood the original post to mean the state.