This is the second episode in Eric Ludy’s winter Daily Thunder series that dives into the unstable season of American history known as the Antebellum period (1815-1861). Surprising to most Americans is that the division between the North and the South that led to the Civil War in 1861, was a 250 year feud that started back in 1604 with the rise of King James I to the seat of power in England. And it was a fight between “Christians” of two differing vantage points. This feud fueled the formation of two distinct factions known as the Puritans (North) and the Cavaliers (South). And the only similarity that these two shared over those 250 years was hate for one another. The ironic thing is that “feuding” isn’t in the Christian Dictionary of Godly Behavior. It doesn’t fit the Christ-pattern of love, forgiveness, and mercy. Our world today is attempting to stick us all into a two-party system. Instead, we must choose to be above that . . . and be simply Christians.