With God on Our Side?


With God on Our Side?
Lead in:

The right-wing hijacking of the role of religion in our political discourse is as undeniable as it is inappropriate. Eric Alterman explains the media’s willful ignorance on the subject and why the disconnect on religion is one of liberalism’s most serious problems.

Actually, the quote from the story is more interesting:

The right-wing hijacking of religion’s public role in our political discourse is as undeniable as it is inappropriate, and represents one of liberalism’s most serious problems.

Has “the right-wing” hijacked religion’s public role in our political discourse? And if so, why (not how!)? Is there something fundamentally different about conservatism? (And should “conservatism” as Alterman argues, be considered the same as “right-wing”?)

A good, thought provoking article.

 

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