June 01, 2006

The Next Fifth Monarchy

I've been enjoying Andrew Sullivan's recent, erm, crusade, against American "Christianists," culminating in his condemnation of the soon-to-be-released Left Behind computer game.

I'd love to discount the distorting and pernicious influence excessive Christianity has as a significant force in world politics these days. I'd really love to. Unfortunately, I know a little too much about the Fifth Monarchy Men not to be somewhat alarmed.

The recent V for Vendetta movie updated the Guy Fawkes legend nicely. I wonder whether there'll ever be a similar re-invention of Praise-God Barebones and Thomas Venner?

Posted by BruceR at 05:27 PM