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  •  Russ (none)
    Would you consider writing a diary on this?  I am convinced that there is absolutely no need for any rift between progressives based on faith or nonfaith.  It seems like you would be able to articulate an approach that helps heal the breach.  There is a lot of hurt on the atheist/agnostic side due to persistent characterizations of them as being devoid of morality, even here and on NPR.  We all have a common political adversary because we all share the same values: justice, peace, humanity, aiding those in need, education, environmental health, honesty, and so much more.  Our values arise in different ways, but we have all arrived at the same conclusions.

    I am very concerned at the shrinking of the traditional churches who have provided so much to so many.  The tradition of tolerance is much better developed than in the more radical types we are now seeing.  As to what structure will support the nontheist community, that's a whole other kettle of fish.  I am really encouraged that nontheists are welcomed into the UCC, the Unitarian Church, and the Quakers.  It shows a real adherence to what I regard as the jewel in the lotus of Christian teachings.    

    I know that many Kossacks of faith are the most wonderful of people, and really wish this rift could be healed by understanding.

    I don't know if you read my attempt at healing the rift, but here it is:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/11/155037/14

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Russ.  You are the real deal.

    "The survival value of intelligence is that it allows us to extinct a bad idea, before the idea extincts us." -- Karl Popper

    by eyeswideopen on Sat Oct 15, 2005 at 10:40:03 PM PDT

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