The men that lived in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1770s played an invaluable role in forming the foundation of the United States of America, a country where religious liberty was integral to the founders' vision for the nation's future. Those same men would be appalled by what's going on near their city today.
Last week, I wrote in this column about the recent research of George Barna, who has concluded that America’s religion is no longer one of orthodox belief but rather a new syncretistic faith that he called moralistic therapeutic deism – a nonjudgmental don’t-worry-be-happy “fake Christianity” where self-actualization and personal affirmation are now our highest goods. The result of my article? My critics came unglued.
We are now on this continent, to the astonishment of the world, three millions of souls united in one cause. We have large armies, well disciplined and appointed, with commanders inferior to none in military skill, and superior in activity and zeal.