Better a False Profit than None?

Eric Raymond discusses why some Christian leaders prefer Palestinian terrorists to the US-led removal of Saddam Hussein:

A clue to the problem is that though the U.S. is demographically a mostly Christian nation, the effect of U.S. cultural hegemony is a secularizing one. American popular culture severs the bonds of fear and ignorance that hold people unquestioningly to their ancestral relgions. The American vision of each individual as an autonomous being who derives his rights from his humanness, from the simple fact of his capacity to assert them, is deadly antithetical to any religious tradition that vests moral authority in a transcendant God.


But like any of Eric’s essays, you should really read the whole thing.


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