And speaking of dumbing down, how about the dumbing down of American Evangelicals?
American Evangelicals flock to a hypocrite whom 1 John 1 labels as self-deceived and a person who calls Christ a liar.
Their second choice is a man whose entire candidacy is built on a refusal to turn the other cheek and meet his opponents halfway.
And third is a guy who has as much chance of being elected as I do. I will not even get into Ben Carson's theology.
I wonder whether we are absolutely determined to justify every snarky stereotype the Left and the Neo-atheists try to sell about us.
Interestingly, the Southern Evangelical who wrote the book has an interesting theory about why Evangelicals- including Missouri Synod Lutherans- so easily fall prey to this stuff: our history of non-involvement with the secular culture has left us without the tools necessarily to engage it politically in a thoughtful and effective way.