Secularists Fearing Theocracy
Ed Veith, posting this morning over at World Magazine Blog, makes an interesting point concerning the growing but irrational fear secularists have about Christian conservatives trying to impose a theocracy on our country. Veith writes . . . "What gains have Christians made that leads secularists to think a theocracy is imminent? That Christians are crusading against abortion and homosexuality, though with hardly any success? A few decades ago, when abortion was against the law and homosexuality was assumed by all sides to be immoral, was that a theocracy?"
In another post earlier today, Veith shares an example of "atheist activism," a movement filmmaker Brian Flemming hopes will counter religious influence in American politics. Flemming, a "Christian fundamentalist turned atheist," tells Newsweek, "I think that the United States is heading in the direction of theocracy. The problem is that we let religious people say stunningly false things and we consider it rude to question those beliefs. But we should be shunning those people." To do his part for the movement and to spread his version of the truth, Flemming has released a film titled The God Who Wasn't There, which makes the case that Jesus Christ never existed. Would Brian think it rude of us Christians to question his stunningly false assertion in his film? Or should we just shun him?