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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.)

Allons-y!

“I think you have to be very, very careful about keeping religion and politics separate,” Kerrey said.

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.

ok, i haven't much to add. Just go read it!
Every year around this time, many conservatives rail against the “war on Christmas,” using a few dismantled nativities to suggest that America muffles worship.

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.”

ps: I'm not USian so i could only vote for him on a website poll.
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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

    by subtropolis on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:08:06 AM PST

  •  Bob Kerrey was a Navy Seal, got himself (1+ / 0-)
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    v2aggie2

    apart, put 1/2 back together.

    I've read comments on D-KOS about the man that were pure fiction (usually trying to describe him as a blue-dog).

    He's brilliant at political theory, political art, and campaigning.

    Getting back to the first comment I made,

    "There are no atheists in a foxhole".

    Ask Bob.

    You might not agree with Mr. Kerrey on every issue, but you'll never see him tell a tall tale about anything.

    Enagaged activism wins elections. 100 million words on liberal/progressive websites gets beat by one new GOP voter casting their vote.

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:05:37 AM PST

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