Charles Malik, who was the Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations, stated in 1959, “The good (in the United States) would have never come into being without the blessing and power of Jesus Christ. Whoever tries to conceive the American word without taking full account of the suffering and love and salvation of Christ is only dreaming. I know how embarrassing this matter is to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen, and cynics; but, whatever these honored men think, the irrefutable truth is that the soul of America is at its best and highest, Christian.”
But America has lost her way. Her laws, policies, and court opinions spit in the face of Christ and impugn God’s law and Word. So while Americans are sold license disguised as liberty and think they are free, they are slaves to sin, which more easily makes them slaves to the state.
Religion is inescapable. And culture is religion externalized. And atheistic cultures most always turn into statist cultures. They make the state “god.” Atheistic cultures end up as statist totalitarian hells or hedonistic sewers – or both. America is both.
Why do atheistic cultures turn into statist cultures resulting in the idolatry of the state? Because a people’s religion is reflected in their civil laws and policies.