When God is invisible behind the world, the contents of the world will become new gods; when the symbols of transcendent religiosity are banned, new symbols develop from the inner-worldly language of science to take their place.
— Modernity without Restraint, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume Five, 2000.
They did not vote for a President; they voted for a Redeemer, a Christ figure, who would bring Peace to Earth. These moral quandries weren’t supposed to exist anymore, according to their religious-zealot thinking. We were supposed to enter our Thousand Year Reign of Christ on Earth.
Well… Christ isn’t here yet. Sorry about that.
Maybe later, guys.
But keep on pumping out your religious tracts and prophecies. One day, you’ll get a prophecy right. Law of large numbers, after all.
— Ace of Spades today, “Fervent Liberal Polemicist: Why, This Obama Character Certainly Murders A Lot of Innocents With His Drone Attacks, Doesn’t He,” responding to Esquire’s Tom Junod’s newfound epiphany that Obama isn’t God.
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