[From "Corona and the Deification of Man"]
You are absolutely correct when you say, “Americanism is a civil religion, a form of toxic idolatry.”
I’ve upset lots of conservatives and unfortunately lost a few friends during this lockdown. In a number of group texts, I’ve explained that American conservatives are just liberals who have a different messiah than the one Democrats accept. Both really, liberals and conservatives, desire power over others to fix the world the way they think it should be. They both have a therapeutic view of existence: the world is to be cured of its ills by man. The only things they argue about are the trivialities of how this should be accomplished.
A true conservative understands that this world is tragic, that man cannot fix the world; salvation is only through Christ. To believe otherwise is Talmudic, Masonic and American. They convict Jesus for not taking the offers of worldly benefit with which Satan tempted Him. It’s few who understand that Jesus could have cured all blindness but chose not to. Instead He told his apostles that the reason man was born blind was to manifest the glory of God. This is what a true Christian understands – our sufferings in this world are to accomplish God’s purposes and when those are achieved He will bring a new, resurrected creation free of this world’s flaws.
We are called to comfort and give aid to those who suffer, but we worship man if we believe that our task is to create a New World.