Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Vodkapundit covers another example of this age's similarity to the Reformation. It all comes down to a question of authority. In the Reformation it was the authority of the Pope and Church Councils over and against the bare authority of scripture (sola scriptura). In our day it's secular thought vs. Religious thought. One excludes the supernatural and the other includes it. Which party do you think is more uncomfortable with the "One Nation under God" language in the Pledge of Allegiance? That gives you an idea of the underlying view of authority embedded in the philosophy of the parties.