This poster went up at one of the improv theaters I frequent and I have a lot of questions, but let's start with this one: What the fuck?
politics, christian nationalism
@srol I didn't know this, but you're not wrong. Quoth the Wikipedia:
"City upon a Hill" is a phrase derived from the teaching of salt and light in Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. It has frequently been used in United States politics as a declaration of American exceptionalism, to refer to America acting as a "beacon of hope" for the world."
@srol like every president since jfk has used it in their speeches, I don't think it's that unusual for someone to hear it and just think it's like a synonym for "big beautiful tomorrow"
@srol From my experiences with the phrase, it doesn't necessarily have religious connotations. I've seen it in papers on international relations and foreign policy. It originated from the Bible, but so did a lot of other phrases in the English language that are often used in secular contexts.
A cozy little tomb full of friendly ghouls.