Monday, May 02, 2011

By cloth or gavel...

...a continuing series.

I will comment at length with respect to my thought on the trajectory of civilization, markets, etc. For now, this article from the New York Times details some of the themes I have been discussing on this blog. Namely, that fundamentalism will seek to supplant the prevailing rules of order; basically swapping sytems of largely arbitrary rules from the gavel to the cloth.

a snippet:

These “Reconstructionists” are believers in Christian Reconstructionism, the philosophy of R. J. Rushdoony, who died in 2001. According to Reconstructionism, a Christian theocracy under Old Testament law is the best form of government, and a radically libertarian one. Biblical law, they believe, presupposes total government decentralization, with the family and church providing order. Until that day comes, Reconstructionists believe the rights to home-school and to worship freely at least provide the barest conditions of liberty.

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