Friday, February 23, 2007

Just How Old Do You Think the Earth Is, Senator?

I have an op-ed in the Boston Globe on the question of candidates talking about their religion. Here's an excerpt:
Today, candidates for the White House feel compelled to do the opposite of what Kennedy did: convince voters not that their religion will be irrelevant, but that their faith will guide them each and every day.

Yet paradoxically, we've moved further and further from any substantive discussion of what it means to be led in office by religious faith.

Listen to candidates talk about religion and they seem to be following two rules:

1) Profess that nothing is more important to you than your religion.

2) Be as vague as possible about your religion.

Read the whole thing here.

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