Andrew Sullivan has written a fascinating article for New York magazine, dated December 7, 2018. The idea of contemporary American politics as a substitute for Christianity is a compelling one, as is his opening thought that everyone has a religion.
Now look at our politics. We have the cult of Trump on the right, a demigod who, among his worshippers, can do no wrong. And we have the cult of social justice on the left, a religion whose followers show the same zeal as any born-again Evangelical. They are filling the void that Christianity once owned, without any of the wisdom and culture and restraint that Christianity once provided.
Read it, and remember Francis Bacon’s admonition, carved over a doorway in Harper Library at the University of Chicago: read not to contradict, nor to believe, but to weigh and consider.