Demonic Visions, Demonic States

Daniel McAdams’s article Hugh Hewitt’s Demonic Visions demonstrates why it’s increasingly impossible for Christians to enter high office (or join any Federal or State body or organization).

Here is the exchange:

HEWITT: Dr. Carson…… you mentioned in your opening remarks that you’re a pediatric neurologist surgeon…

CARSON: Neurosurgeon.

HEWITT: Neurosurgeon. And people admire and respect and are inspired by your life story, your kindness, your evangelical core support. We’re talking about ruthless things tonight — carpet bombing, toughness, war. And people wonder, could you do that? Could you order air strikes that would kill innocent children by not the scores, but the hundreds and the thousands? Could you wage war as a commander-in-chief?

This horrific suggestion passed by as completely normal. As if it is the normal job of an American president to slaughter thousands of innocent children.


It is difficult to imagine an American body politic so morally ill as to embrace the idea that the ideal president should be a mass murderer. That a real leader must not make distinctions between civilians and combatants in a war. That civilians by the thousands must be killed without compunction to keep America safe.

If evil is an integral requirement of the job, Christians must pass.

Now, I doubt if conservatives could truly care less, so long as uniforms and power and prestige is part of the package. Liberals, of course, simply adore the rise of Moloch.

Regardless, Christians are not to bind themselves to some morally filthy idol. Today’s nation-states grow bankrupt and increasingly impotent – why poison your soul and gut your future for a diseased, rotting idol that’s going to collapse in a few decades? So you can get lots of money and a line or two in the history books?


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