Wednesday, March 31, 2004

What's a "Judeo-Christian"?

La Shawn Barber points the way to this excellent article by Dennis Prager on America's Judeo-Christian heritage, and just how unique that is in the Western world. It is true that the churches I grew up in put a great deal of emphasis on the Old Testament, but it hadn't occured to me that this was somehow distinctly American. For the record I disagree with the assessment that America is somehow uniquely heir to God's promises to Israel. I do believe we've benefited from the Judeo-Christian influence on our society, although I'm skeptical that this has somehow earned God's blessing. I won't deny that our country has been extraordinarily blessed, but this is less a cause for pride than for humility. Those to whom much has been given, much will be expected.

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