I’m eager to pursue a conversation about the US version of “American culture wars” and its relationship with “the church,” in its many manifestations. I think this article has taken us somewhere even my most liberal Christian friends may not want to go. So I hope you will join me, whether as a person of faith, of no particular faith, or against faith.
I think we have a common cause for concern: Our nation is being subjugated to fear-mongering religious extremists of several stripes. Using militaristic jingoism to spur on the participants (on any side) is making the search for common ground impossible.
One thought on “The Rhetoric of “Spiritual Warfare”—a real and present danger.”
Hearing rhetoric during political campaigns that paints a target on other Americans as the enemy (including myself, a heathen non-believer) rather than an opponent is sickening. Not only that, but watching as people act out on that rhetoric. I wrote a while back about how the people who scare me the most are not the preachers at the pulpits spewing hate and venom, but the members of their congregations shouting out, “AMEN!” to something rather repugnant.
Watching now as governors are taking away women’s bodily autonomy, banning books, censoring history classes, and trying to figure out how to enforce their narrow-minded, hate-filled, religious worldview on people makes me sick. I would love to participate in a conversation about this.