With the rise of Constantine in the 4th century the Christian faith took a decidedly political turn. What began with the toleration of Christianity under Constantine later became legalization, and ultimately the establishment of the Christian faith as the state religion throughout Catholic and Protestant Europe. Although the Christian faith had a profoundly positive affect upon European civilization, Christendom led to centuries of conflict and warfare among the various Christian kingdoms. Christendom is a failed experiment.
I’ve heard friends and other apologist for the left speak about the right’s dismissal of “the other.” The “other” is defined as anyone who is not like you. This is another way of promoting identity politics – a way of defining various people groups in terms of their culture and ethnicity. There is a very real danger in viewing any human as “the other.”
I like to watch re-runs. Most of my TV viewing is watching episodes of older shows and movies. My two favorites are The Andy Griffith Show and Star Trek (the original series). I also enjoy watching old John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies over and over again. I know the characters, the plot, and the dialogue. Even though many of these TV shows and movies were produced decades ago, they never get old.