I bring you part two of “stop killing words”:
Political operative David Lane, who has worked to get Religious Right leaders to rally around a single Republican presidential candidate (Ted Cruz is their man), and who is trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 election by getting 1,000 conservative evangelical pastors to run for office, is fixated on the idea that the United States of America has a national mission to advance the Christian faith. In his latest diatribe at Charisma magazine, Lane writes:
It looks as if America has come to her kairos, her moment in time—to be faithful to Jesus or to pagan secularism.
Which word do you think I mean? Is it kairos?
It’s the mess of tying “pagan” to “secularism”.
I don’t need to explain how stupid that is to my tiny but intelligent readership. But for the sake of being clear, let’s review:
Pagan:a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.
Secularism: the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions and religious dignitaries.
What is David Lane trying to say? Because there ain’t no pagans threatening the supremacy of Christianity. I’ve met a few, and their number is small and they’re like the least threat to democracy there is. So is he trying to make this about atheism and humanism? I’d say yes. But Mr. Lane, like many Christians, trips over his dick trying to paint us as religious, because we have to believe in something.
How many times does it need to be said? There is no god. Period. That’s about as far as you can get from religion. And you can kindly fuck yourself for attempting to break the separation wall that the founders were concerned about. There are no ifs, ands or buts about this being, my friend, a secular nation. Keep your Jesus shit out of my government, and I’ll try to hold back the hordes of pagans that your little minds have conceived from destroying your Christian paradise.