What do we glorify? -
There is a stark contrast between what American Civil Religion glorifies and what Christianity glorifies.
For those not familiar with what American Civil Religion is, here’s a definition by Britannica.com: “a public profession of faith that aims to inculcate political values and that prescribes dogma, rites, and rituals for citizens of a particular country.”
Civil Religion isn’t a bad thing on its own. It’s neutral actually. The concept was laid by Jean Jacques Rousseau in his writing “The Social Contract” in 1792 where he argued that proper civil religion helped…