From the very beginning in Sinai, our heavenly Father warned Moses before entering the Promised Land that His people must not fall into syncretism by bundling and muddling their worship with the Canaanites, who worshiped all sorts of gods that were not gods at all. Yet God’s people just couldn’t help themselves and kept on mixing Yahweh with all of the “non-God” gods. Year after year, the prophets continuously warned them against that travesty, until finally, when they did not heed the warning, judgment came in the form of the Babylonian exile.
Sadly, America is committing the same abomination of syncretism – mixing the God of the Founding Fathers with all those other “non–God”-gods. Could judgment be around the corner? We will wait and see.
But for now, special thanks to Mayor Bloomberg for sparing the faithful Christians from seeing and watching a syncretistic fest on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.