How Much of a Christian Nationalist Are You? Take This Simple Test.
In recent days, Christian nationalism has come under attack. Again. The New Republic has a fresh piece on how Christian nationalism is an “existential threat to our democracy,” while CNN found a minister to call it “heresy.”
Setting aside the obvious — if The New Republic and CNN say it’s bad it must be good — there’s more to the story. An October 27 Pew Research Center survey showed that 45 percent of Americans think America should be a Christian nation. Even more people, 60 percent of those surveyed, know that the founders intended America to be a Christian nation.This is very bad news for the American Left, which desperately wants to make Christianity as irrelevant as Trevor Noah. To that end, efforts to slander Christians and their beliefs are accelerating. Christian nationalism is either the biggest threat to religious liberty since Bolshevism, or poised to usher in a new era of chattel slavery. The media tend to portray it as the cultural equivalent of the Hindenburg crashing into the Titanic as it sails under the bridge on the River Kwai. According to the establishment media, you may be part of the problem if you believe in the Bible and think America is a good place to live. Thankfully, there is a simple self-test to determine where on the Christian nationalist spectrum you reside.Sociologists Samuel L. Perry and Philip Gorski have devised a six-statement survey to figure out just how much of a Christian nationalist you are. It asks how much you agree or disagree with the following:
1‑The federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation2-The federal government should advocate Christian values3-The federal government should enforce strict separation of church and state4-The federal government should allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces5-The success of the United States is part of God’s plan6-The federal government should allow prayer in public schoolsLet’s take these one at a time, shall we?1‑The United States has already been declared a Christian nation. Many times. Over many years. By presidents of both parties. And the House of Representatives. Calling America a Christian nation is not establishing a religion; it’s a recognition of history. 2‑The federal government advocates Christian values every day. Many federal statutes and countless laws at every level of government are taken from the 10 Commandments. Congress did not uniquely decide that murder, perjury, theft and other acts should be against the law. God and Moses were about 3,000 years ahead of that curve. 3‑Seriously, will these people never learn? …