The Two Cities
And thus it has come to pass, that though there are very many and great nations all over the earth, whose rites and customs, speech, arms, and dress, are distinguished by marked differences, yet there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities… The one consists of those who wish to live after the flesh, the other of those who wish to live after the spirit…
-St. Augustine. The City of God. 14.1
Today as since time immemorial there are only two cities in this world. In one city men live according to their conscience. They strive to obey the moral law within. In the other city men live according to their senses. They strive to satisfy their animal desires. The city of the just may be called the City of God and the city of the unjust may be called the City of Man. Between these two cities there is a never ending war.
There is a fundamental and irreconcilable contradiction between the citizens of these two cities. Those not in the City of God are against those in the City of Man.
Accordingly, two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self.
-St. Augustine. The City of God 14.28
Liberals live in the City of Man.
Liberalism is fundamentally the anti-religious philosophy. It is also the anti-Christian philosophy and is quintessentially diabolic. It is virtual atheism.
More than 99% of the population of the United States is liberal.
The only way to banish the darkness of liberalism from the hearts of liberals is with sufficient suffering and the light of truth. God can provide suffering, but I can shine the light of truth so that those who are not blind can see the monstrous evil that is liberalism.