As Protestant pundit Cal Thomas illustrates, people tend to deny any and all connection between themselves and the object of their hostility. They rename sauerkraut “liberty cabbage” when at war with Germans and French fries “freedom fries” when mad at France and they try to pretend that Muslims and Christians “don’t worship the same God” ever since 9/11. Protestants like Thomas are free (if you call it that) to try to overcome the Law of Non-Contradiction by main force. But American Catholics who are in this mood do not have the same luxury.
Not that they don’t try. But two forces tend to stop them.
First, there are atheists who tend to make treacherous allies in the Clash of...READ MORE