Wow! This post heading can go in so many different directions: socialism, Middle East policy, the First Amendment....
I've been on too many blogs (Yahoo!) where all I did was debate atheists, gay rights advocates, defenders of the "Wall of Separation," ad infinitum. The world is rapidly changing, and as one of you pointed out with the Franklin quote, the masses don't really know much about good governance, but only what's in their best interests. Of course, the Founders expected this: you'll find numerous quotations which spell out the dangers of democracy. Hence, they founded a democratic republic. Like some of you here, I was getting a little fed up with all the national polarity: Fox v.s. MSNBC; liberals v.s. conservatives; gays v.s. straights; etc. But, along came Peter Kreeft who wrote that "We are at War." www.integratedcatholiclife.org.
But, who is our enemy?
Not Protestants, not liberals, not Jews, Muslims, or anti-Catholic bigots who want to destroy us.
Who is our enemy?
Finally, someone came along and reminded us of this. He concludes by reminding us that Pope Leo XIII was so terrified by the havoc Satan would wreak on the Twentieth Century that he composed the "Prayer to St. Michael, The Archangel", which was routinely recited at the end of Mass until after Vat. II.
God isn't dead, but the game is over--we know the outcome: God wins! We're just the third string, mopping up.
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