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In his latest On the Square column , Joe Carter ponders what would happen if the the worst fears of the theophobes came true and America did become a theocracy:

With the end of summer comes the official election season, the beginning of a thirteen month stretch in which the public must endure Republican candidates droning on about Social Security, political pundits blabbering about tax cuts, and leftist journalists screeching about the impending theocracy.

Although they have been repeating the same warnings since the mid-1980s, the leftist theophobes are certain that this is finally the year when the theonomists storm the National Archives and replace the Bill of Rights with the Ten Commandments.

Also today, George Weigel wonders why the Russian Orthodox leadership cannot bring themselves to condemn the veneration of Lenin’s corpse :
It is true that there are “various social groups” in Russia who would object to shutting down Lenin’s mausoleum and burying his corpse, because they still regard Lenin as a hero. In the face of such moral imbecility, however, surely the role of Russian Orthodoxy, as one guardian of the truth of Russia’s history, is to explain in detail why no morally sane person would want to honor Lenin. As for those 30 percent of Russians who are said to want to keep Lenin’s mummy just where it is, because it’s a major tourist attraction and thus a source of income, the Church might well explain that some things are not worth making money from, and that tourists should not be encouraged in their disordered desires.

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