Ave Sol Invicte, or whatever

Recent claims that Christianists are taking over are usually no more than expressions of shock that general cultural Christianity is taking a while to fall apart completely, but this, this, and this, on the growing influence of evangelical Christianity in the military, seems different. An effective imperial army needs a soldiers’ religion—the cult of Mithras or Islam or whatever—that tells the troops why they should accept discipline, stand by their comrades, and risk their lives in battle. So why not America?

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