Longing for the Rapture
...Earlier today, we were talking about the Rapture, and there were some jokes about how it cant come soon enough, if it means ridding the country of Christian fundamentalists. Thinking about it this evening, however, I began to contemplate how far-reaching the effects of the puritanical hold they currently have on American politics actually are. Its more than attacking gay rights; its more than attempting to blur the line between church and state; its more than trying to eradicate abortion rights; its so, so much more.
The trend toward religious values (which are, I would like to note, not the only or even remotely the most American set of values one might hold) is subverting intellectualism, and indeed, if further pursued, will undermine the very things that afforded America the superpower status that these same people depend on to wage the wars they so rabidly support...read on