4 thoughts on “Helpful Link: David Barton, Civil Religion, and Patriotic Idolatry”

  1. Mark, it does seem that this is a worldview issue. Why is America great, anyway? Can anyone answer that “objectively”?

    It seems to me that a large percentage of the country has believed American exceptionalism for a long time, and that’s why Eisenhower and Reagan both wanted to use it.

  2. Just read the article and following comments. I often find myself wishing Americans were more widely (thoroughly?) read when it comes to history (ours or the world’s) — instead of taking catchy one-liners out of context (no matter which side of the discussion they’re on). But maybe that’s just an impression? Maybe I’ve been meeting the “wrong” Americans?

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