Friday, October 29, 2010

Why are liberals so afraid of religion's influence in politics?

After Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few months ago, Jon Stewart is rallying "to Restore Sanity" in DC this weekend. A friend posed these questions to me:

Are "reason" and "sanity" the opposite of religion?
Is taking religion out of the political debate the answer for restoring reason?
Or do we need more faith?

This Washington Post article offers some surprising answers and insights:

1 comment:

  1. It's true that many on the left view religion with some disdain, based on stereotypes and generalizing from the actions of some vocal extremists. However, I thought this author did no better from the right. He seems to think that you can't be progressive and religious at the same time.