Baptist News Global Op-Ed: When Politics Becomes Religion

The other day the Baptist News Global had a fascinating op-ed about when politics becomes religion. It happens when societies changes and in the united States the dones and the nones are growing substationally. This is an interesting take on the situation that is growing in the United States. 

“Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that.”

Richard Dawkins

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What do you do in a nation when faith is dying? Here in the United States you have the growth of the dones and the nones. What could be the possible affects of the growth of the nones and the dones. There was a fascinating op-ed in the Baptist News Global. The op-ed looked at the consequences of the January 6, 2021 insurrection. how the Nazis approached religion, the challenges of progressive politics and lack of strong progressive theology and what Pope John Paul II said about communism. Its an interesting take on what happens in changing societies when religion is also changing simultaneously. The name of the op-ed is called, “When politics becomes religion.”

3 thoughts on “Baptist News Global Op-Ed: When Politics Becomes Religion

  1. Regarding John Paul II (cited in the op-ed), I understand he approached Communism as a Christian Heresy.

    Chesterton once wrote that Christianity was a dynamic balance of opposing doctrines, “any one of which in isolation could lay waste to a world”. Communism took the doctrines of Woe to the Rich and Justice for the Poor in isolation, added a heavy dose of Apocalyptic Prophecy, firewalled it to the max, and forced the issue by any means necessary. Laying waste to a good chunk of the world with a body count in the tens to hundreds of millions.

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  2. The three links at the bottom of the linked Baptist News op-ed also have bearing on a lot this blog’s topics:

    Christian Hypermasculinity (book review of “Jesus and John Wayne”, with many familiar names cited): https://baptistnews.com/article/jesus-and-john-wayne-exposes-militant-masculinity-in-the-age-of-trump/#.YHnUFD9lBPZ
    Franklin Graham (op-ed): https://baptistnews.com/article/the-blasphemy-of-franklin-graham/#.YHnT8j9lBPZ
    Trumpism and Christian Nationalism (op-ed): https://baptistnews.com/article/who-wants-the-crown-jesus-refused-in-the-wilderness/#.YHnTvz9lBPZ

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