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Saturday, May 17, 2003

Extreme Christianity.

Two assessments of fundamentalist groups in the U.S.: The Boston-based International Church of Christ — the cultish megachurch whose members have proselytized me at 11 o'clock at night! — is imploding, according to the Boston Globe, because the prophet-CEO's daughter, who is a student at Harvard, has left the church.

And Bill Keller writes that George W. Bush's faith doesn't threaten to usher in the theocracy that some on the more stridently secularist left fear. The President's piety "enjoins him to try to do the right thing, but it doesn't tell him what the right thing might be. It is faith without a legislative agenda." I'm not so sure about that, but Keller is right to point out that "as an independent political structure, the Christian right is dying." How long will it take for social conservatives to realize they've hitched their wagon to a corporate horse that cares little for their values?

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 17 May 2003 at 11:16 AM

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