Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Why free societies must ultimately be Christ-worshipping societies

I'm not making any particular comment either way on the rest of this article; though let me say that whilst the world has many reasons to be grateful for God's work in America, I also think the idea of "American exceptionalism" is both idolatrous and has been harmful to the world at times when Americans have gone to the mission field and been insensitive to cultural issues... but this quote is so spot-on that it deserves repeating again and again:
"Not having imbibed the Enlightenment foolishness that people are basically good, the founders understood that in order for a society to prosper without big government, its citizens have to hold themselves accountable to something other than — higher than — the brute force of the state."


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