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Some call the Cold War "A Great Divide."

Updated on December 5, 2012

"The Great Divide" will remain divided: nothing can close the breach


A writer in the South has labeled the Cold Civil War that our country (The United States of America) is fighting “The Great Divide.” The “Divide” that he refers to has always existed in our country. However, presently, this Divide is greater, or wider, that it ever has been in the history of our country. Also, presently, the Divide is more dangerous, and potentially, more likely to produce serious consequences if we are not able to “come together” at some point to start effectively working to get the business of running a great country accomplished.

People living in other countries, some of them, very, very powerful countries, are looking on in wonder, or amazement, as we, Americans, destroy each other, physically, mentally and spiritually. They are amazed that a great people, with a great history, living in a great country are so unappreciative and ungrateful for the blessings that our God has given to us. We are arrogant and hateful and we do not even see it. We look into mirrors, everyday, to comb our hair, brush our teeth, or the shave, but we do not see who we really are, beneath the surfaces of our skins. We are hateful monsters who hold within the hands the potential, and maybe someday, the will, to destroy all the worlds people in a third, great, World War.

You may say, “That Dr. Haddox is a mad man, a wild man, who has surely, gone off the deep end.” You may say, “We are a good people, we are Americans, we are Christians, our nation is a “Christian Nation.” I ask, “Really?” I ask, “Then why is it, that we Americans, collectively, do not act like Christians?” And by the way, it is time for us to acknowledge that others, who are not Christians, from many places in the global community, come to our shores to become productive, upright and outstanding Americans, and they are not Christians.

Forgive me, and I am sorry to have to be the “bad guy” who has to say it, but maybe it is no longer appropriate to call America “A Christian Nation.” Since there are other decent and honorable Americans who are not Christians, who work hard to help build up our nation, and to defend our nation “against all enemies, both foreign and domestic,” maybe, it is about time to start acknowledging that our Nation is made up of “believers of many “faiths,” and that we Christians are just the dominant faith.

You do not have to like me, or believe me, or even respect what I say. But trust me, things in this country will never again be the way they were 50 years ago, or 100 years ago, or 200 years ago. Times have changed. This is a new day. We must come to grip with the Future, lest we die.

Now, this discourse has not been written in an attempt to influence you as you go to the voting polls. I could care less how you vote or who you vote for. As I have said, elsewhere in my many writings, published works, on the internet, “I am a researcher, a scientist, a healer, a theologian, even, and I am objective in my thinking and hold an “apolitical” position in my writings. It is up to you, how you vote, and it is none of my business.

I only want to help you to remember that Election Day will be over after November 6, 2012, and eventually the “dust will settle” and Life must go on. Hating, cursing, and killing your neighbor is not going to help make our country look better in the eyesight of the greater global community or in the eyesight of our God. We will only appear to be more pathetic and ridiculous that we are, and will cause the greater global community to perceive us to be even greater monsters than we are and even more dangerous to global security and sustainability. “What a pity?”

As you go, Peace.

I love you.


Dr. Haddox


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      6 years ago

      Powerful and honest. The first step to solving a problem is admitting there is a problem. That may take time. But this piece can definitely put us in the right direction.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It does seem that the lines drawn in the sand are now very deep and each side seems unwilling to work with the people on the other side of the political spectrum. If we are to progress as a country, we need to learn how to work alongside each other, respect people with different beliefs and start working towards a common good. Makes sense, does it not? We must change the path that we are currently treading or suffer dire consequences in the years to come. Well written hub. Up and useful votes.


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