David Theroux | Thursday January 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM PDT | 61 Comments
We live in a secularized world of nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is unwelcome. Rooted in the “Enlightenment,” this view supports a secularized and authoritarian public square enforced by government and that progress requires forcing religion ever backward into remote corners of society. In short, America has become a secular theocracy...
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David Theroux | Monday June 15, 2009 at 6:25 PM PDT | 13 Comments
The depiction of Barack Obama as the new, secular, American messiah began with his full approval during his presidential campaign and led directly to the spectacle of his coronation/inauguration. In what can only be described as a delusional, self-righteous pronouncement of himself as the new messiah (“the chosen one”), Obama has stated that: “We...
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Jonathan Bean | Thursday March 6, 2008 at 3:45 PM PDT | 3 Comments
For several years, I have been preparing an anthology on Race and Liberty: The Classical Liberal Tradition of Civil Rights (forthcoming, Independent Institute). The issue of religion intersects with race again and again.
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