Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Mark Shea: "Secular Messianism, On the Left and Right"

Mark Shea writes at InsideCatholic regarding "Secular Messianism, On the Left and Right".

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At 7/02/2008 9:56 AM, Anonymous crankycon said...

I'm hoping to write a more extended post later, but there's much about the article I agree with. I guess my main quibble is that he overdoes the connection between the "American exceptionalism" idea and secular messianism. Strictly speaking, these are different concepts, though the former can exacerbate the latter. But, otherwise, it's mostly on the money.

At 7/02/2008 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regard to God and the US I rather agree with Reagan in his "City on a Hill Speech".

I especially agree with the ending of this speech:

"We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, “The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind.”


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