We are happy when ‘We Trust in GOD’ and unhappy when ‘we trust in government-god’

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To be happy we must trust in god
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Unfortunately, many trust in government-god

We are happy when ‘We Trust in GOD’ because we live along the lines of our inner moral feelings without being forced to violate them by a morally alien power. 

We are unhappy when ‘we trust in government-god’ because the government-god is such a morally alien power. 

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because we relate to the others as the soulmates whose life is guided by the same GOD’s morality of the Ten Commandments. But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because we relate to many others as potentially hostile forces whose evil intentions must be controlled by the government-god.  

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because we shape up our own lives and the lives of our families and communities (social, political, economic …) in our own unique GOD-guided way. But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because the government shapes our lives, and the lives of our families and communities in the way that is morally alien to us.

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because we educate our children our way on how to use their individual freedoms wisely in the framework of the Ten Commandments – we teach them the Judeo-Christian morality of the Bible and its numerous applications in the real life. But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because the government teaches our children the government morality at the core of which is the obedience to the regime.

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because we do not interfere in the domestic affairs of other nations since we respect their own uniqueness (hopefully in their own unique GOD-guided image and likeness). But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because our government-god will be imposing on the other nations its globalized unified rules of behavior that creates the confrontation between the nations and makes the world less peaceful.

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because we have total freedom of personal expressions and no censorship of any kind – that is so because we are GOD-guided on how to figure out what is true and what is false. But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because the government-god is legislating what is true and what is false, and we must follow the government true-false rulings which frequently violate our own ‘we trust in GOD’ morality.

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because our free-market economy makes the majority wealthier. But in ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because the economy is guided by the government’s directives aimed at strengthening the power of the government that makes the majority poorer.

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because the law-enforcement entities are securing our individual liberties. But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because the law-enforcement entities are securing the government – not us.

If ‘We trust in GOD’ we are happy because we have the capability to help those who are in need, and we help them along the lines of our Bible-guided understanding whom to help. But if ‘we trust in government-god’ we are unhappy because the government confiscates our money to help those who support the government.

So, that is up to us to decide in whom we trust – in GOD or in the government-god – and to figure out what to do if the things are going not our Judeo-Christian way of ‘We trust in GOD.’   

Published by Vladimir Minkov

Vladimir Minkov Ph.D. is a nuclear scientist, published author and writer. He is the co-author of "Nuclear Shadow Boxing", a scientific history of the nuclear confrontation between the Soviet Union and USA during the cold war and is the author of many books on the Jewish identity in the Judeo-Christian civilization. Having lost much of his family in the Holocaust and finding his search for spiritual development stifled in the Soviet Union, Vladimir migrated to the United States in the late 1970s. Here in the USA Vladimir work as a scientist on various peaceful applications of nuclear energy together with American and Soviet/Russian scientist. After his retirement, he concentrated his efforts on the study of the morality of the Judeo-Christian Western Civilization connecting the morality of public life with the morality of religious life with the emphasis on the USA and the State of Israel.

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