Has Secularism Become Our New State Religion?


Liberalism, Progressivism and Barack Obama have all been pushing America toward erasing all traces of Christianity from the public square. Is there any way we can reverse this fundamental transformation of what our nation stands for?

The goal of liberals is for churches that believe in miracles, the Trinity, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection of Christ, to be replaced by those who accept Christ as a real nice guy, maybe with a terrific philosophy, but without any trace of divinity. The secularists and Progressives demand that Christians accept moral relativism, which means that each individual has a right to define his own morality. Once there is no objective morality, no universal good and evil, laws that are not acceptable to Christians, such as abortion, infanticide, easy divorce, redefinition of marriage, and euthanasia can by imposed by the government.

Christians should wake up and realize that supremacist judges and public schools have been the main engines driving the replacement of Christian morality with the utilitarianism and secularism of liberalism. Parents must take on the task of teaching their children true history, that the Christian religion has been a positive force in our civilization, and that there is a Biblical base of good government. Children should be taught that the First Amendment was meant as a protection against attacks on religion by the government, not as a means for the government to erect a wall to keep religion out of American life.

In studying these attacks on religion, you would find a new book by Dr. Benjamin Wiker a splendid introduction. It’s called “Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion.” Dr. Wiker makes a good case that secular liberalism should be called a violation of the First Amendment because it really is a religion. When Christianity is removed from public discourse, there is no room for the worship of anything but the state.

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Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.

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