By now, most American television was not operating. But I could still get one channel. Talking heads were arguing frantically over how this could have happened. One man’s voice stood out when he said, “It was all so foreseeable. Once you rule religion a private matter, and declare all religions alike, no one in this country could understand the dimensions of a great religious struggle. No one understood the clash of civilizations or the evil of Islamo-fascism. We didn’t even have the language to describe religious beliefs anymore. Destruction was inevitable.”
And that’s when I woke up in a cold sweat.
It was 5:00 a.m. I went immediately to the front door. Good—the newspaper was there. I flipped it open. There was nothing in the headlines, except the confirmation fight over Alito and more quibbling over Iraq—all the usual banter that goes on endlessly in the press. But as I walked into the house, my knees were still shaking.
It was only a dream. We’re okay, I told myself.
Or are we?
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Edwin J. Feulner, “Fighting the Good Fight,” Townhall.com, 22 December 2005.
Jim Tonkowich, “Ten Things We Should Have Learned since September 11, 2001,” Christianity Today, September 2002. (Reprinted at BreakPoint Online.)
Anne Morse, “The Pot and the Kettle: The Hypocrisy of Radical Muslims,” BreakPoint Online, 30 April 2003.
Mark Gauvreau Judge, “The Tyranny of Political Correctness: The West and the Rest,” BreakPoint Online, 23 April 2003.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040726, “Overlooking the Problem: Tolerance and Theological Blindness.”