"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Monday, April 25, 2005


But whether the United States is on its way to becoming a theocracy is actually a silly question. No religion is going to impose laws on an unwilling Congress or the people of this country. And we have long lived comfortably with a few trappings of religion in the public space, such as "In God We Trust" or "God save this honorable court."

The real question is whether strong religious belief is on the rise in America and the world. Fifty years ago, secular liberals were confident that education, urbanization and science would lead people to renounce religion. That seems to have happened, if you confine your gaze to Europe, Canada and American university faculty clubs.

But this movement has not been as benign as expected: The secular faiths of fascism and communism destroyed millions of lives before they were extinguished. ..............................

JB here: "The secular faiths of fascism and communism..." As so many commentators have pointed out, why are only conservatives referred to as "religious" without also referring to the religion and faith of those on the very left. The academic elites at most universities and colleges are very religious. They worship mankind, they worship themselves.
If you are worshipping yourself, you have a fool for a god. JB

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