Violent people without much impulse control just don't end up in middle-class suburbs unless the government, in its official zeal for "fairness," plants them there. Even today's progressives know this, whether they admit it or not.
Civil wars are made by certain distinct actions of public officials and are not simply an emergent condition that occurs after a certain level of street violence is reached. But we are now facing a kind of hideous synthesis of Mao's Red Guards and the Manson family.
The humanist wishes to rid himself of God so that he can, himself, become God.
Today's atheists believe in an emotional narrative invented and reinvented at the whim of politically motivated human beings.
The way in which Christianity has been bifurcated into the devout on one hand and the childish on the other becomes apparent every time we have a national election.