Our first war against Iraq was a true religious war, but not one in which Islam was involved spiritually, on either side. Rather it was the war of the American Religion (and of the American Religion abroad, even among our Arab allies) against whatever denies the self’s status and function as the true standard of being and of value. Democracy is not at issue here, and even private property is not at the center. President George Bush, generally not considered over devout, followed President Reagan and other pre-cursors (Nixon, Ford, Carter) by summoning Billy Graham as an emblem of the American Religion. Appearing, Bible perpetually in hand, at the President’s side, Graham implicitly certified the war as having biblical sanction. The American Religion by Harold Bloom
> On 7/11/20 6:35 PM, T wrote:
>> unmoderated list:
>> Pros: you can talk freely without the need to worry
>> about capricious censorship
>> Cons: stuff like was just posted.
>> Ah well ...
> Filters work. :)