Religious war is under way in the United States.
One army readily confesses that it’s a religion. The other would utterly deny it. But both are classic religions, embraced with Godly fervor.
On one side of the battlement are the Christians. Their heaven lies above us in some uncertain place. On the opposing side are the Leftists. Their heaven, the one they seek to create themselves, lies here on Earth.
Both beliefs are Utopian. A perfect world above that awaits us versus a perfect world here that we can and must create.
Since the Christian religion and their perfect world are well-known, let us focus on the less-acknowledged Leftist faith and their perfect world.
That world is this: From each person what he can contribute, and to each person that which he needs. When this is established, we will live in harmony.
Thus spake Karl Marx.
Think milk, honey and multicultural angels.
This notion, like the Christian heaven, is a pie-in-the-sky concept.
Leftists rule the Democratic Party and Christians rule the Republican. And their religious war is escalating daily to the detriment of the nation.
Religious fervor never accepts compromise, which is an essential element of civic peace and harmony.
The Leftist faithful love to point to the bloody history of their Christian opponents, bloodshed that took place centuries ago. It happened. It was terrible. And, most importantly, it’s in the dim, distant past.
In contrast, the bloodshed of Leftist clerics is quite modern, the Stalinist gulags, the mass starvation campaigns of Comrade Mao, the terror of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge. All were attempts to create Heaven on Earth.
Despite the Leftist antipathy toward traditional religion, they now fervently support Mohammedans against Christians. This is a classic case of the enemies of my enemies are my friends.
While Christians have long since abandoned Inquisitions, Crusades and burning heretics alive, modern Leftists have adopted similar tactics.
There is their Speech Police, their shouting down foes in public forums, their ruining of careers, families and lives.
These are their modern racks, boiling oil, and thumbscrews.
There is their rampant profanity, those hand grenades they lob over the battlements at their Christian opponents daily in the public square.
Religion can be a beautiful thing, and we need it. However, when its fanatics rise too far they unwittingly turn often to the Devil’s Work. Both faiths have been guilty of it, but these days one is far, far guiltier than the other.