Monday, November 14, 2005

From truthout
Protestants still proselytise at US Air Force Academy
Why separation of church and state in the American context protects Catholics

Once again, 100 years ago evangelicals included William Jennings Bryan, who cared about social justice and had a healthy distrust of government (including the military) and war (why Alvin York refused to fight at first). They started idolising the government and military after the cultural crisis in the late 1960s.

Now the neocons can play them — thoroughly modern religion that’s utilitarian, good for making soldiers and peons to do your bidding.

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