November 2, 2004
First Dr. Harold Bloom of Yale fears the Mr. Bush will usher in a theocracy. Now a professor at Fuller is circulating an open letter critical of Mr. Bush overt religiousity and fears that he has ushered in a "moral crisis" in our country (the OpinionJournal reported on this letter here).
What's going on here? Regardless of your eschatological perspective, Christians and our beliefs won't be gaining favor as the end of time approaches. Is that what is happening? Is our secular society becoming more aggressive, though not yet militant, against Christian theology and it's public expression? Or are these letters another example of partisan politics before a polarized election? I'm thinking there are larger cultural questions here than just politics.