Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

What the Religious Right Is Really Doing

The fact that I had second thoughts about listening to Sufjan Stevens because he sometimes writes spiritually centered music is an indication of how much work the Religious Right has done to sully the name of G-d. Think of all the brilliant minds who have been unapologetically religious, yet pursued their thoughts into the dark corners of mystery: Spinoza, Kant, Kierkegaard and so many others. Yet people like me, who care about ideas, now find themselves having knee-jerk reactions against all spirituality because of the close-minded self-righteousness of Fundamentalists. Wouldn't it be ironic if it turned out that the Religious Right was unwittingly fulfilling Satan's fondest desires?

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