Saturday, August 1, 2015
Christian Reconstructionism. Religious extremism at its worst.
As this Salon article makes clear, Reconstructionism is something we need to be aware of. This is Theocracy in its most extreme form.
I have always believed that faith is fundamentaly important to the human condition. And if having a deity involved is a must with your sense of how faith should work then have at it. I would no more dictate to you how you live your faith than I would have you dictate yours to me.
This country, however, was most definitely not formed as a Theocracy. It wasn't because the founders didn't want any one religion to be able to dictate what everyone should believe, any more than that religion's set of scriptures should be the last word in all social rules. They wanted a nation run by the rule of law; where the laws of the land were enacted by majority rule. And laws should certainly be formed as an adjunct to our collective sense of morality, but that in no way should suggest that any particular religious texts should be taken literally as the only arbiter of what our morality should be formed of.