Religious zeal, directed at the Jews.
To the believer, the free exercise of religion is a pervasive thing—an identity, not just an idea.
“Freeing religious exercise from political control will allow religion to flourish—not simply be tolerated.”
In the U.S., Jews, too, have absorbed Protestant individualism.
Only lukewarm Christianity seems to be losing ground.
Leviticus on the Fourth of July.
Madison believed that liberty would lead religion to flourish.
To help civil society, bolster houses of worship.
A nation under God.
And there’s a connection among them.
Religions can hope to thrive only if they serve a purpose that is not met elsewhere in society.
But not necessarily healthier.