The State: Worship It or Else…

But the State, which never established a Church, became one. By slow increments over time, accelerating to quick ones over the last generation, Christianity was marginalized. It is now a “private religion” on a par with Islam, Buddhism, Astrology, and Wicca. It is tolerated, as the Romans tolerated all marginal religious cults – up to the point where the followers refuse to honor the State’s gods.

http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2013/oracular-politics.html

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