Friday, July 28, 2017

Sigh. This used to be reversed. At least for Baptists.

Historically, the State wanted to entangle government and religion, while some (mainly Baptists) fought for separation. Baptists were persecuted under states run by Catholics, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans, and even Puritans. You can argue that Baptists, understanding that Christianity will not thrive in a theocracy (not on this side of glory) invented the idea of separation of Church and State, at least in the west.

A pox on the Religious Right. A double pox on Theonomists and Christian Reconstructionists and Dominionists. And for good measure, throw in another pox on the Religious Right.

Most of us have forgotten our heritage.

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