A Dishonest Church Disguised as a Nation

The Orthosphere

You have almost certainly read G. K. Chesterton quoted as saying that America is “a nation with the soul of a church” (1).  The line is a favorite among belletristic conservatives who are themselves apostles in the Church of America, and who would not mind leaving their readers with the impression that they and the Sage of Common Sense have said that America is essentially Christian.

Like so many of the impressions with which belletristic conservatives would not mind leaving their readers, this one would be more than a little false.

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.