Right-wing evangelical devotees clash with extreme left-wing new Puritans
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To begin Holy Week on the calendar, Joe Biden is expected to attend Palm Sunday Mass at the Holy Trinity in Georgetown. He is the most trained president since Jimmy Carter. Considering the decline of organized religion, his presidency is a setback.
“Unlike European countries, the United States has not become less pious as its churches retreat. Americans have rejected religious institutions, but churches and synagogues have traditionally responded that it is not a religious requirement – including a desire for moral commitment and social identity.”
He heads a country where more people say “there is no religion” than being Catholic or evangelical Christian. Yet unlike European countries, the United States has not become less pious as its churches retreat. Even Americans who have abandoned church attendance claim to believe and trust God more than German or British Christians. In other words, they rejected religious institutions, but churches and synagogues have traditionally responded that there is no need for religion – including moral commitment and a desire for social identity.
This leads to many different ideas, even among small American congregations. Nearly a third of self-proclaimed Christians claim to believe in reincarnation. As theologian Tara Isabella Burton described a round of worship of ‘strange rituals’, “well-being”, “brutal atavism”, more barbaric ideas are growing among the unconnected. Jordan Peterson and Harry Strange World Potter Phantom.
“The American National Debate, which is virtuous, moral, ruthless and we will wholeheartedly adhere to, has taken on a religious color in both parties.”
Politics is increasingly similar to another such pseudo-religion. The American National Debate, which is virtuous, moral, ruthless, and which we enthusiastically adhere to, has a religious character. […]