A picture worth a thousand words: Why we need secularism in every country of the world


A picture worth a thousand words: Why we need secularism in every country of the world

‘He wears the armor of God’: evangelicals hail Trump’s church photo op

Source: The Guardian

The president’s appeal to his base amid protests was derided by some Christians. Others saw a victory in a world of evil

By Matthew Teague in Fairhope, Alabama

No one accuses Donald Trump of subtlety. When the US president raised a Bible overhead on Monday evening outside St John’s Episcopal church in Washington DC, the sign was unmistakable: an appeal to his white evangelical base for loyalty, as protests and riots roared across America.

Not every Christian answered the call. The Rev Gini Gerbasi, an Episcopal priest, said police used teargas to drive her and others from St John’s before Trump’s appearance. “They turned holy ground into a battleground,” she told Religion News Service.
But many of Trump’s evangelical supporters, far from Washingtons political stage, saw the move as a victory in a world rife with evil

“My whole family was flabbergasted,” said Benjamin Horbowy, 37.

The Horbowys had gathered in Tallahassee, Florida, to watch live as Trump walked from the White House to St John’s. “My mother just shouted out, ‘God give him strength! He’s doing a Jericho walk!’”

A Jericho walk, in some evangelical circles, refers to the biblical book of Joshua, where God commanded the Israelites to walk seven times around the opposing city of Jericho, whose walls then came crashing down.

Horbowy already supported Trump politically – he heads the local chapter of a pro- Trump motorcycle club and is campaigning for a seat in Florida’s state senate – but when Trump lifted the Bible, Horbowy and his family felt overcome spiritually.

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5 replies

    • I would say there are fanatics and extremists everywhere…! Their fanatism and extremism blinds them to what is JUST!

  1. The Main Key to Creat Peaceful world is to follow God’s words or Wisdom

    Love your nieghbor as you love yourself, love your enemy and pray to those who persecute you. So love all people

    Those who love God, but he still hate others he is a big liar— he will walk in the dark and then he will fall into a hole because his eyes are blind—

    This is what is happening now in US—very sad indeed
    Hatred or Evil has been controling some people now, evil- men have destroyed other properties and some got killed.

  2. Do we expect from a person whether he is an ordinary man or a head of state , that he should hide his faith ! Secularism doesn’t mean in hiding the faith , it simply means not see anything from the spectacle of his faith . Acceptance of differences with ” humanity first ” in our attitude and behaviour , in our justice , in our service , in fraternity etc is ” secularism ” , I firmly believe that a true religious man is the champion of secularism ,

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