This has been a polarizing election cycle. I thought 2016 was bad. Here's something that we need to remember as Christians, we are IN the world, but not Of the world.
When a fellow theology nerd friend read The American Religion post, he offered to let me read a book he had finished. I'm not one to usually turn down Christian nonfiction, so I gleefully accepted the book.
Skeptics say we're becoming less religious. Looking at the political climate, I would say we're more religious than ever. Americans just worship different gods.
Since about 2008, politics in America have gotten more and more divisive. So much so, I have often mused to myself the idea of bringing back dueling. Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers, was killed in a duel.
Political movements seem to be ramping up from both the far-right and far-left. Y'all
need to get your crackpots, they're making you look bad.
Eric Hoffer wrote a book on Mass Movements in 1951. It's very insightful. Look at the quotes and try to see if it helps you understand what's going on today.