Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Florida: in "God" we trust...

News from Florida...

Ahh, but which god/God is the most popular for the interpretation of this phrase? In order, I'd say...
a.) the god of American civil religion-- vague morality, patriotism, "middle-class values", etc. (dominant since the 1950s but fading a good bit)
b.) the god of "Moral Therapeutic Deism"-- as per Christian Smith's work, another sort of vague morality, an emphasis on therapeutic uses of God, and a distant creator god (ascendant over the past two decades or so)
c.) the Trinitarian God of the Bible (holding steady in terms of disciples/apprentices of Jesus)


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