America is truly God’s Country.
Humble servant of Christ, Silence of Mind, once drew the ire of his Catholic pastor by seriously recommending that the Holy See be moved to Topeka, Kansas, the near geographic center of God’s Country, the United States of America.
But once Good Pastor Jim took a moment to get over his ingrained and trained Catholic reverence for tradition, he was able to see clearly into the Silence of Mind:
“In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”
Those are the golden words of Abraham Lincoln after the onset of the American Civil War.
In the centuries of late Antiquity, Christianity rose from a gutter Palestinian religious cult to the cultural and religious coin of the realm of the entire Greco-Roman expanse (Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Asia Minor, Britain).
Rome became the capital of the western area of the Christian expanse and Byzantium (Constantinople) became the capital of the eastern area of the new Christian expanse.
Ironically, Christian eastern expanse retained its Greco-Roman imperial government until 1453 when it was finally conquered and wiped out by the Islamic Jihad.
The foundation for modernity, what the world calls Western Civilization, was laid down in the Christian western expanse (Europe and Britain) during the Middle Ages. The Catholic Church became one of the most powerful institutions in the world, having inserted itself into the secular-political machinery of the decaying and doomed Greco-Roman culture.
Of particular note is that with the Church and various secular power centers constantly competing with and checking each other, liberty was able to break out in Europe.
The Reformation, the Italian Renaissance and the Age of Discovery all heralded the advent of modernity.
Such blazing social phenomena (all powered by Christianity) never, ever happened in any other civilizations throughout human history.
And this is precisely why Christian Western Civilization is the only civilization in human history that was able to advance past the slave and the beast of burden.
Christian philosophers gave us modern science, capitalism, authentic human rights and stable republican government.
It is therefore critically necessary for the people of today to relish the resurgence of Christianity in the American Republic. This is because the common sense, morality and intellectual vitality infused into culture by Christians, makes modern culture possible.
Unlike Good Pastor Jim, the grand multitude of teaming humanity will never have the opportunity and marvelous fortune to gaze into the Silence of Mind for insight into the mechanics of American civilization and culture.
The next best thing is to watch THE Donald as he goes about establishing and running his presidency.