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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