Why Christianity Failed
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Why Christianity Failed
That American Christianity is receding is not in doubt. The reasons for it, however, are.
Published on: Apr 2, 2021  |  

If there was ever a time for Christianity to make a triumphant return to a once Christian country, that time would be now—or perhaps five years ago. If there was a vacuum in American political life, due to a growing sense that something wasn’t quite right, then something would have to fill it. Rather than some Christian warrior, that something turned out to be Donald Trump. As vacuous as he himself may have been, what he represented was anything but.

I am not a Christian. Nor do I believe that Christianity is true, even as it holds truth within it. But something doesn’t need to be true to be good. And something doesn’t have to be true to me to be true to others.

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