I hope I got your attention with that subject title. This is probably one of the more bizarre articles I've found on the web as a result of all the Google searches I do to see what is being said about this blog's favorite topic. It's probably necessary to be at least somewhat familiar with both True Blood (which I am) and Mad Men (which I am not) to understand all the references. I certainly don't share this writer's values and assumptions at all. But it's interesting because coming from a perspective that is clearly hostile to monarchy and traditional pre-egalitarian society (whether Western or Eastern) in general, Sellar sees what so many non-monarchist Christians cannot or will not see: that Christianity, like Asia's traditional Confucian beliefs, is inherently monarchist, and its language remains so today even among Americans who pride themselves on their rejection of Monarchy.
That issue is also addressed, and also from a hostile perspective, here. Everett's agenda for Christianity, set forth in 1989,
still around today though not usually articulated so bluntly, must be
fought on all fronts. But he gets credit for seeing the tension between
republicanism and Christian tradition
clearly; he's just on the other side. On Tuesday, celebrate the birth
of the King of Kings (as in Handel's Hallelujah Chorus), not the
President of Presidents.