Before America sends more of her sons to die for the freedom of Arabs and Muslims, perhaps we ought to have a better idea of what these folks intend to do with that freedom. For across that Muslim world, the faith that created our world, Christianity, is being persecuted and in some sectors annihilated.
To neocons and liberal interventionists, the goal of U.S. foreign policy should be to use our wealth and power to advance freedom until the whole world is democratic. Only then can we be secure.
But if democracy means rule by the people, ought we not to inquire a little more closely what it is these people, down deep, really want, before we bleed and bankrupt ourselves to win it for them?'
So writes Pat Buchanan. The kind of thing our PC atheist bigmouths would have trouble saying. I generally suspect that in future Christians in the Apostolic Tradition will increasingly become the spokespeople for secularism. Between the CJ Grayling school of self-help and the English Defence League, it seems to me that mainstream atheism is becoming increasingly irrelevant from the debate.