We have written of magick as one possible religious path that folks in the several States might walk in the future. Another possibility is not a new religion but merely the strengthening of an already existing one: the cult of Americanism.
Jay Dyer describes it this way:
American churchianity, and the West in general, are a giant atheism factory. . . . The rot of these institutions has many sources, the more theological of which, I outlined in my on the Decline of the West.
As I’ve mentioned, the mass promotion of atheism lacks the power of any real hold on man’s heart because man is a god-worshipping being. For the classical American Protestant, for example, the Constitution becomes the new inspired text, the “founding fathers” become the new church fathers, America becomes the new “city on a hill” slash mystical body of Christ, and the “invisible hand” of the free market is the new divine providence. . . .
One could add to this. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 is an Ecumenical Council. Election campaign season, with its great physical and spiritual exertions, is Great Lent. Presidential Election Day is Holy Pascha/Easter. The regular working of the legislature, courts, etc. is the Divine Liturgy, where grace is mediated to the patriotic faithful through the sacraments of ‘constitutional’ laws, rulings, and so forth (unconstitutional = heretical, without grace). Etc.
In other words, because Protestantism (ironically) puts God at such a distance from man, in the [u]nited States he has created a new god closer to him, the Messianic American nation, to worship and adore. In this new religion, salvation lies in the perfect working of the American political system and in participating in that political life.
David Brooks declares this rather plainly:
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Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!