Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Our Political Idols Won’t Save Us

On the Square - Our Political Idols Won’t Save Us by Elizabeth Scalia
The first time I observed American Christians creating idols of their ideologies was during the presidency of George W. Bush; I saw people put enormous faith in a president and his policies because—through their post-9/11 prisms—they came to regard his election as God-ordained. Especially within the online political forums I frequented from 2001-2003, Bush seemed nothing less than an agent of the Lord meant to avenge America’s dead, and in so doing either bring peace to the nations or usher in the messianic age...
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