Theocracy, Pluralism and Religious Neutrality

Theocracy, Pluralism and Religious Neutrality January 25, 2015

BarbWire published a column by a nobody named Michael Ware raging against the decision by a Florida school to do away with literature distribution from outside groups because, by allowing Christian groups in they had to allow others, including atheists and satanists, in as well. He takes the standard Christian Reconstructionist position.

What has to be understood is that this kind of foolishness is the end results of a pluralistic society. Those who believe anything will eventually lose their freedom to express that belief. Pluralism is a lie that is to lead to the silencing of religion. The reasoning is simple.

If we want absolute religious freedom, then everything, which can be claimed as a religion, has to be allowed. But this is not what these people want. Pluralists do not want to expose their children to every religion. In order to stop religious pluralism, the atheist has only to bring out the provocative material: Those things we do not want our children exposed to. When that happens, the pluralist caves.

This gives the atheist what he wants, the void of religion. However, he does not realize that the worship of man is a religion. Humanism is the worst religion of all. It leads to the death of the object worshiped in the name of that object’s elevation. It is the rejection of man for the idea of man. The idea of “what he can be,” leads to the murder of those who do not fit that mold.

Until we recognize that the idea of pluralism is empty and unattainable, we will continue to be silenced by such tactics. We have to hold to the truth once again. Not every idea is valid. Because it is absurd to demand that all ideas or beliefs are equal, it leads to the absurd. Only truth from Scripture is valid and can save us from such absurdity.

For the Christian theocrat, they simply can’t imagine a society in which the government stays neutral on matters of religion. Public schools that stay out of religious matters and leave those up to each individual and each family is inconceivable to them because what they seek is government coercion to impose their religious beliefs on everyone else. This statement echoes almost exactly the one made by Gary North, the leading Christian Reconstructionist in the country:

So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy constructing a Bible-based social, political, and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God. Murder, abortion, and pornography will be illegal. God’s law will be enforced.

At least they’re not hiding it.

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