Nature abhors a vacuum

Modern secularity’s hostility to Christianity results, not in belief in nothing, but in belief in anything. It also renders the state peculiarly vulnerable to whatever form of spirituality will push the hardest and most militantly in the name of opposition to “religious persecution” (since secularists think “religious persecution” is a uniquely Christian sin and they don’t want to be identified with Christians in any way). Result: a secular state where it’s okay to file suit to “undo your baptism” (as some French buffoons did a few years ago) while simultaneously holding this loony trial of a French writer for “insulting Islam”. “Professing to be wise, they became fools” – St. Paul