Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Religion & Politics

I really appreciate Doug Wilson's commentary on social issues. The latest:

"Part of the difficulty is that we are so confused anymore that we don't understand the differences between sectarian groups (Presbyterian and Baptist) and religions (Islam and Hinduism). In the founding of America, no sect was permitted to become the establishment, but the truth of the Christian faith was everywhere presupposed.

But unlike the founders, we no longer understand that a unified culture and society are impossible apart from a shared religious consensus. In America, that consensus was once Christian and it is now Cash -- and no, not Johnny. Our new secular consensus insists that all the other religions be treated as mere sects in the great city governed by the sky god Mammon and his many-breasted consort, Compound Interest."

Read the rest here:

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