Helpful Link: David Barton, Civil Religion, and Patriotic Idolatry
HT: Jay Perkins
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.
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?
Good article 🙂