Wednesday, July 05, 2006

the new Religious Left?

"A fundamentalist can be self-sacrificing just as easily as a more imaginative soul, but only someone who believes that his or her story is inextricably interwoven with that of the next person’s — and, for religious folk, with that of God — can turn that selflessness into power.

Power matters. The religious right knows that but doesn’t like to say it, since doing so would involve confessing how much it already possesses. The would-be religious left, as seen on TV, knows it, too, but doesn’t like to believe it, since doing so would involve admitting it doesn’t have any."

You can read the whole story here. It is quite a facinating read.

1 comment:

RevJen said...

Thanks, Bo! I ordered the book. Now to find the time to read it.