Skip to comments.Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 2
Posted on 01/14/2012 4:02:18 PM PST by DBCJR
We live in a secularized world of nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is unwelcome. Rooted in the Enlightenment, this view supports a secularized and authoritarian public square enforced by government and that progress requires forcing religion ever backward into remote corners of society. In short, America has become a secular theocracy with a civic religion of national politics (nationalism) occupying the public realm in which government has replaced God...
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Many in the political world view religion as competition which must be discredited and discarded. God-given rights can’t be removed by mere mortals, hence, the tyrants must attack God and replace him with secular tyranny. Only then, can humans take away those same rights as they judge fit.
Have you hear what THEY did to our Lord???
Who writes this crap? We are overrun with illegal immigrants put upon us by our overlords. Our markets are flooded by goods made overseas with the help of capitalists from here. Our goods sold overseas are taxed by value added tax schemes and we cannot apply tariffs on incoming foreign goods. This is not nationalism It is internationalism and globalism. That's what is regulating us. We don't have a government. We have regulators. They are anything but nationalists.
I always refer to the Dems as National-Socialists.
I think you are using “nationalism” differently than this article. The author defines it as “occupying the public realm in which government has replaced God”. Essentially, you two are saying the same thing: “We don’t have a government. We have regulators.” I’ll admit this is not the historic use of “nationalism” as it has been applied to Nazi Germany and Empirical Japan.
"Words mean things." -Rush Limbaugh
“Secular theocracy? What kind of tortured semantics is that?”
Precisely the point of the article.
Not the way I read it. "Secular Theocracy" is oxymoronic. The author seems to use the term as if it's perfectly rational.
“Secular Theocracy” is oxymoronic.
Exactly. Our culture is using an oxymoronic philosophy as if it is rational. This is a symptom of PostModernism.
I must have missed that. I can't relate to this article at all. Maybe knowing what "secular" really means just ruins it for me.
As well it should, my friend.
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