Re­for­ma­tion adu­la­tion

The Prince George Citizen - - FRONT PAGE -

I am writ­ing re: the November 1 editorial “Re­for­ma­tion’s shadow lingers over mod­ern life” by Nathan Geide. While you may very well have had noth­ing to do with the to­tally in­ap­pro­pri­ate ti­tle of your editorial, Mr. Giede, I have to won­der about your grasp of his­tory, as well as the word of God.

You stated, “In the vi­o­lence wrought by re­li­gious war­fare, the sec­u­lar state was founded as a way to bring about peace be­tween the war­ring fac­tions.”

What? Wasn’t the Ro­man gov­ern­ment that put Je­sus Christ to death sec­u­lar? If not, was it Chris­tian? Is that why it cru­ci­fied Christ and later fed Chris­tians to the lions?

It wasn’t Jewish, as the Jews ac­knowl­edged that they did not have the power to put Christ to death, though they wanted to.

As far as out­right theoc­ra­cies go, they are fairly rare to­day, other than the Vat­i­can, which

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