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  • Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 2

    01/14/2012 4:02:18 PM PST · by DBCJR · 13 replies
    The Beacon ^ | Thursday January 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM PST | By David Theroux
    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...
  • Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 1

    01/14/2012 3:56:33 PM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    The Beacon ^ | Monday December 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM PST | By David Theroux
    We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and “religious violence.” This is found in most all “public” domains, including the institutions of education, business, government, welfare, transportation, parks and recreation, science, art, foreign affairs, economics, entertainment, and the media. A secularized public square policed by government is viewed as providing a neutral, rational, free, and safe domain that keeps the “irrational” forces of religion from creating conflict and darkness. And we...