I've Got My Spine, You've Got Your Orange Crush

Hmmm. Apropos of LinkerDreherPoulos – is it just me, or does “moralistic therapeutic deism” sound far more compatible with a certain religion’s articles of faith than with orthodox Christianity? Articles 2, 9 and 13 could be imported into the Rousseauian catechism almost completely without violence, and any description of the American civic religion that doesn’t contain some version of Article 10 would seem to me to be missing something rather important. Or perhaps we’re just saying Harold Bloom was right after all?