Revere makes a bunch of good points in his Sunday Sermonette. One is the sheer insanity of current American politics:
Enlightenment thinking is taken for granted by modern Europeans, so it’s no surprise they are aghast when the leaders of a 21st century power think Divine Guidance is a good reason for exercising overwhelming power over its own and other peoples.
And another is the importance of secularism and reason in any Democratic nation.
Democracy without rationality — or in my terms, Enlightenment values — is a hollow promise, or worse, mob rule.
Religious values are intrinsically autocratic and irrational, relying on ignorance for their propagation, and are therefore anti-democratic.