With Rand Paul winning the GOP Senate primary in Kentucky—heralded as the first true Tea Party victory—the whiff of civil religion veiled as Christianity is in the air.
Conservatism and other traditions seeking justice and good order for society have phenomenal sources from which to draw as they faces the dead ends of their own intolerance and structual bigotry.
Politics is the creation of societal priorities and in America is supposed to shift with the will of the people. Religion is supposed to reflect the unchanging will of their God.
Jim Skillen, of the Center for Public Justice, has written a thoughtful piece that briefly outlines how “two-story” Christianity has lead to a rabid individualistic contract-theory based civil religion in America. “On both counts this two-story view of life distorts biblical Christianity, which is neither individualistic nor civil-religious. It allows for neither a social-contract view […]