Plant Firmly Your Culture’s Roots

All Around the Western Front

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In the United States, Christians have been  victims of an ‘intellectual’ purge or soft persecution, and if there is any attempt to profess traditional Christian beliefs and creeds, they will be labeled as bigots and treated as an outcast in society—an intellectual and societal martyrdom. The danger, of course, is if we choose to “obey God rather than men”[1] when human laws violate the laws of God, we may lose our jobs, businesses, friends, social standing, education as well as being shamed in the public sphere. This is the reality of our ‘intellectual’ persecution in the United States. So what is the answer to the question, “How did the United States get here? Pope Benedict XVI begins to clarify this question in his essay “The Spiritual Roots of Europe: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” in the book Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam. He writes that the United States…

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