Until a large number of the faithful are willing to take a “searching and fearless moral inventory,” and then endure the necessary pain of “confession, surrender, and the making of amends” – to use Twelve-Step language – we will neither be truly free, nor have the credibility to be heard.
“Apocalypse” means “to unveil…to reveal…to unmask.” And that is exactly what is going on in these days of the coronavirus outbreak. People are showing themselves for who and what they really are.
As I was coming up in the hard-baked fundamentalism of Appalachia, my religious instructors began to feverishly warn me of the dangers I would face in the world. It consisted of the obligatory advisement against sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll, of course, but nothing got their religious knickers in a knot like the evolutionists. “Those science […]