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PostThe Two Gods of the US: A Question (Mendo Henriques, Portugal, 08/17/17 5:57 am)
The United States has two gods: God and national security.
For Christians this is a tragedy. They killed Jesus Christ for national security issues.
JE comments: By "they," does Mendo Henriques mean the historical tormentors of Christ, or some metaphorical group in the present? In any case, shouldn't we put Mammon ahead of both God and National Security in the US pantheon?
Is the situation different in other nations? China is certainly Mammon-driven, with National Security (more accurately, stability) a close second.
By the way, great to hear from you, Mendo! What's the mood among the Portuguese these days, now that they hold the Secretary General's job at the UN? I'm sure Cristiano Ronaldo is still much more of a household name than António Guterres, but...