Mussolini should be called the patron saint of 20th century humanism. His ideas have been widely adopted but without acknowledgment... Fascism is, of course, a form of Marxism: it is in origin national socialism, but its basic philosophy is as readily usable for international socialism. Biographers of Mussolini stress his faults and avoid dealing with the implications of his life, because it strikes too close to the heart of modern man.
The Fairfax County Resolves, R.J.Rushdoony once said, are “the best single document for understanding the constitutional and the legal issues between the colonies and England.”
The over-emphasis on “leadership” in today’s church reflects this underlying corporate outlook. Leadership is now the single term used for virtually every position of headship from father to teacher. In doing so, important covenantal positions like fatherhood are drained of their meaning by the indistinguishable label of “leader.”
Secular humanism is dying in the West. It’s about time. It’s hard to believe this today, but it’s true. Pat Buchanan’s book, The Death of the West, shows why: a loss of Christian faith, with falling birthrates to match.
Welfare, regulation, government-supervised education, and occasional inspection by social services agencies all seem reasonable. But can the state really do a better job of caring for children?
Paul used the model of a family to describe relationships in the church. Timothy was to address elder members as he would a father or mother, and the younger men and women as brothers and sisters (1 Tim. 5:1-2)
Radio talk-show host and former Washington Times columnist John Lofton wrote for Chalcedon for 11 years, 1985-96. In December 2005, he appeared on national television, C-SPAN, to debate “The Morality of the Federal Budget” with James Winkler of the United Methodist Church.(A link to the show is available via the Chalcedon Blog at www.chalcedon.edu.) Mr. Winkler never answered Lofton’s oft-repeated question: “Where in the Bible, or in the Constitution, do you find a warrant for all these federal spending programs?”
Jesus wants you to sell your house, sell your car and anything else of value, give all the money to the poor, and go and live in a commune. If you don’t do this, you don’t love God, you hate the poor, and you shouldn’t be calling yourself a Christian.