Monday, August 09, 2004

Who knew? God isn't dead???!!!!!

In a conference titled somewhat sneeringly called,"God's Back with a Vengeance: Religion, Pluralism and the Secular State, the attendees like Karen Armstrong (a former nun, who once compared Pope John II to a Muslim fundamentalist), must have cringed.

From Globe and Mail:
Luis Lugo, director of the Washington-based Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, said he is frankly shocked by recent research showing that the United States stands increasingly alone among the advanced industrialized democracies as a deeply religious country.
"It's a fascinating reconfiguring and reshuffling of religion and political events in the U.S. What has caused it? My whole sense is . . . that it's a fear that a very militant secularism is driving religion from public life and increasingly besieging faithful believers."

No kidding. Missourians could have told you that even before last week's vote on gay marriage, but it wouldn't deter the Armstrongs of this world.

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