What We Miss By Not Having an Established Church

by wjw on December 5, 2008

Our Founding Paternalists bounced the established church back in 1776. Turns out that, as we didn’t keep the C of E on the government payroll, we not only failed to have the necessary background to fully appreciate Trollope’s Barchester novels, but we also missed some amusing radio ads.

Something called the Churches Advertising Network sponsored a competition for 30-second ads telling the Christmas Story.

Here’s the PRI story with the winning ads.

And here’s a winning video.

(from KKR)

S.M. Stirling December 10, 2008 at 5:39 am

To be picky, the Founders only rejected a -federal- established Church.

At the time (and for some time afterwards) many of the States had established Churches — Congregational in Massachusetts and much of New England, Episcopal/Anglican in Virginia and South Carolina.

Personally I favor a State Church. It tends to undermine religion.

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