Some real nuggets in here from a 16 year old boy who seems to be growing up faster than he should. Evangelical Republicanism: Exalting politics over Christ http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45299 snippet: I still consider myself very much conservative in the way I view government, morality and even theology. Yet, I firmly believe the way the American evangelical leadership has responded to the power struggle of politics is reprehensible. When I really began to believe – not just intellectually, but with my life – the message of Solomon's Ecclesiastes, I began to think critically about the way Christians relate to the world and specifically culture and politics, and it seems as if the message of evangelical Republicanism is teetering on the edge of idolatry when it comes to whom or what we give our allegiance. ------------------------------------------------- follow up article referenced in article from Christianity Today http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/007/16.22.html snippet: The not-so-subtle equation of America's founding with biblical Christianity has been shown time and again to be historically inaccurate. The founding was a unique combination of biblical teaching and Enlightenment rationalism, and most of the founding fathers, as historian Edwin Gaustad, among many others, has noted, were not orthodox Christians, but instead were primarily products of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment, we should recall, has never been much of a friend of biblical Christianity.