The evangelical divide
The Economist
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“Evangelicals have never been in a moral majority. This changes how they see politics.”

But that’s precisely the point: They should not “see” politics. Religion, and the fantasy that an old man residing on a cloud is keeping tabs on 7 billion living souls, not counting the billions of other souls already sitting (I wonder how) on each side of his throne, that’s one thing; Reality politics and political action through personal engagement for the benefit and material comfort of citizens, that’s another. The two just don’t mix and have no business mixing either. Unless, of course, your objective is to impose your peculiar vision of paradise and hell on all others. What you need to do, then, is change the name “United States of America” to “Christian Republic of the Few of Us” and enter into an exclusive deal with, for example, the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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