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Posted By: Jim Tailor
27-Jan-05 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Yeah, poppagator,

'swhattI'm sayin' y'know? I have an education that parallels yours, though in a "Bible-thumpin'" Bible College and Seminary.

As to sojourner, Wallis seems intellectual and appealing in that NPR/PBS kinda way, but his analysis comes from a VERY arrogant place. His complaint is that the "Religious Right" is focused on only certain moral issues (in his rhetoric -- abortion and homosexuality), while he, in his more enlightened way, focuses on the moral issues of war and poverty.

Trouble is, that's just not so. Just because the religious right doesn't see eye to eye with the left on HOW poverty is to be dealt with, or whether or not a war may be justifiable, they do, nonetheless care VERY profoundly about those moral issues in addition to what they see as moral issues of abortion and homosexuality.

Good, timely non-sequitor for the left to lap up though.