Editorial: Marginalized Christians Should Embrace "Pluralism by Providence"

December 6, 2003

Source: World on the Web


On December 6, 2003 the evangelical Christian magazine World on the Web published an editorial by Marvin Olasky on the "providential" nature of religious pluralism in American society. According to the article, today "we have pluralism by providence, an abundance of factions religious and temporal. Some of us might wish that we lived in a different time, but that is coveting a situation different from that in which God has placed us. Christianity (in terms of more than nominal identification) is a minority religion in America, a faction powerless to dominate others, even if we wanted it to. That realization should lead us to work alongside other groups to oppose the truly aggressive force of our age, secular liberalism."