Evangelicals, according to survey research conducted by the Pew
Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, view secularism as a
greater threat to Christianity than Islam.
It seems, on the surface, like a great question for the cultural
curmudgeon, at least from this relatively uncultured curmudgeon’s point
of view. Will Christianity rot from the inside, or instead be overrun by
the heathen hordes? One is tempted to consult Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for the answer.
On the other hand, maybe “secularism,” when you dig into it, doesn’t
mean anything at all other than “not Christian.” This would indicate
that the folks at Pew have stumbled upon a tautology, like someone who
discovers that the greatest threat to peace is war.
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