Frank Bruni has just posted a brilliant piece at NYT, The God Glut. Now that post-election Thanksgiving civil wars are in the past, here's plenty of ammo for Christmas dinner.¹
¹ Not that there's anything wrong with Christmas dinner, per se. Unless you're vegetarian. (I make lasagna you would kill for.)
“I think you have to be very, very careful about keeping religion and politics separate,” Kerrey said.ok, i haven't much to add. Just go read it!
We Americans aren’t careful at all. In a country that supposedly draws a line between church and state, we allow the former to intrude flagrantly on the latter. Religious faith shapes policy debates. It fuels claims of American exceptionalism.
Every year around this time, many conservatives rail against the “war on Christmas,” using a few dismantled nativities to suggest that America muffles worship.ps: I'm not USian so i could only vote for him on a website poll.
Hardly. We have God on our dollars, God in our pledge of allegiance, God in our Congress. Last year, the House took the time to vote, 396 to 9, in favor of a resolution affirming “In God We Trust” as our national motto. How utterly needless, unless I missed some insurrectionist initiative to have that motto changed to “Buck Up, Beelzebub” or “Surrender Dorothy.”