Wednesday, January 11, 2006

On the Cult of Character

This quote comes from the article "The Cult of Character" by Silja J. A. Talvi from the January 9 issue of In These Times.

Again, here is the fundamental premise: what the IBLP [Institute in Basic Life Principles] hopes will come of these myriad efforts on secular and religious fronts is a patriarchal, hierarchical Christian government that truly has no place for dissent, for disbelievers, or for those whose character qualities fall short of expectations. Government, from this viewpoint, is akin to the right hand of God: Nothing or no one should stand between the two entities, or question their right to rule over our lives.

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