Originally posted on Are you thinking what I'm thinking?:
What does the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation mean? Outside of the already well debated interpretations based on the Bible and the Constitution, what does it mean?
My angle in this blog is what I consider a crucial but neglected component of the debate: the declaration’s material effects on lived reality.
Apart from what I can only assume to be its other effects, the declaration has become an authoritative paradigm of censure. It is the big stick used on those ‘missing the way’ and the inevitable authority cited by many people seeking solidarity for their intolerance.