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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Cultural confidence

Mark Steyn, despite his neocon sympathies, is perhaps the finest commentator writing today:

In a more culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of "suttee" - the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. Gen. Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural:

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks, and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."

In the administration's response to the Abdul Rahman outrage, we see that Secular America is as hapless as it is sterile. It is past time for Christian America to stop worrying about what others think and exert its spiritual, intellectual and financial muscle.

If the law bans the Law, then the law is invalid. Mightier empires than Secular America have fallen before the name of Jesus Christ. This is not a call to set up a theocracy and command people to worship God, it is written that will happen eventually in its own time. Secular America cannot survive without the tacit support of Christian America. It is time to withdraw that support, to refuse to be complicit and to refuse to cooperate in the death spiral.

Do not participate in the public schools. Do not spend money on culturally poisonous entertainment. Encourage your sons to be men and your daughters to be women... if they want to make their own choices, inform them that they will do so without your financial support. How many women would be headed for a barren life as a professional cube-dweller without a complicit Mommy and Daddy paying for the degree that made it possible? How many men would have married a girl if a complicit Mommy and Daddy hadn't told him that he was too young to even think about it and needed to play the field?

The irony is that while Secular America has little to fear from Christian America, (except in its ability to commit cultural suicide), it has much to fear from the inevitable consequences of its own actions. Its fate is already sealed; the question that remains is if it will drag Christian America down with it.

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