Christian Foreign Policy / The Death of Secularism
Christian Foreign Policy – Whether we like it or not, the United States is the world’s sheriff. Ambassador John Bolton said that North Korea and Iran are serious threats to world security. Chavez, in Venezuela, is a threat to the hemisphere. Keep in mind that Arab French immigrants rioted and burned some of Paris. Europe has had a focusing of the mind brought about by terrorism–they are even more vulnerable that we are. Did you know that our Christian faith and roots reach back to Abraham who gave us our commitment to freedom? Learn how the English speaking nations have taken on the mantle of Abraham.
The Death of Secularism – Hanging labels on people, ideas, or movements is convenient. It can be helpful, as a kind of shorthand, to categorize ideas and people. But rather than hanging a label of secularism, let’s first define it: in difference to, or rejection of, or exclusion of, religion and religious considerations. Recently liberals began calling themselves progressives, but liberalism or progressivism isn’t the issue. It’s more subtle than that–the exclusion of religion and religious considerations from public life is what they are after. Will it work? If not, why not? You need to understand the dangers it portends.