In his essay, "Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny," David J. Theroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review wrote: " We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and â€œreligious violence.â€ This is found in most all â€œpublicâ€ domains, including the institutions of education, business, government, welfare, transportation, parks and recreation, science, art, foreign affairs, economics, entertainment, and the media. A secularized public square policed by government is viewed as providing a neutral, rational, free, and safe domain that keeps the â€œirrationalâ€ forces of religion from creating conflict and darkness. And we are told that real progress requires expanding this domain by pushing religion ever backward into remote corners of society where it has little or no influence. In short, modern America has become a secular theocracy with a civic religion of national politics (nationalism) occupying the public realm in which government has replaced God." ( http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=3206 )
Secular diabolicists (America's 'elite' ruling class) have forced the supernatural God and Christian theism out of America's 'public square.' What are the consequences to "we the people" as a result?
Man as God's spiritual image-bearer, the Trinitarian being comprised of body, soul, and spirit (mind, conscience, free will) has been stealthily replaced with man as evolved ape, a nihilistic view of man implicitly taught to our children by way of the teaching of Darwinism.
In this view, ape-man has no soul or mind. The entirety of ape-man is his brain, a biochemical machine that can react to its environment, perhaps with mindless rage, but is unable to not act out with mindless rage because it has no free will.
In the eyes of secular theocrats there is no longer a "we the people," just a mob of monkeys. America was founded for a free people, not nit-picking promiscuous monkeys. But secular theocrats have "scientifically" reduced "we the people" to evolved monkeys, therefore the founding documents and Rule of Law no longer apply. They are now mere scraps of paper.
The brilliant French economist, statesman, and author Frederic Bastiat, elegantly portrays exactly what "we the people" have been duped out of. Bastiat writes that being created as God's spiritual image-bearer is the gift from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:
"He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. Life, faculties, production â€” in other words, individuality, liberty, property â€” this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place." (How Evil Works, David Kupelian)
Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar adds that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,
"...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)
Secular diabolicists have duped "we the people" out of all of this and more. This is the great and ongoing evil wrought by America's secular "elite" ruling class.