April 6th, 2012

How To Ruin Religion

Yesterday bardcat posted an entry including a Newsweek article by Andrew Sullivan on "Crisis in Christianity."  The article seemed to have included these ideas.  Christians are "dumbing down" and dragging the intellectual climate of the country with them.  Spirituality and compassion are being pushed to the periphery of Christian concerns; and involvement in politics is making Christians more bigoted and defensive. 
Traveling on Grace Street... - The Great Light of the Morning

 am reading Karen Armstrong's book on Islam in which she seems to be making exactly those same points about Islam in the Ottoman Empire in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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