I read Sarah Posner’s blog post on religion and the Democratic party and was impressed by her analysis.

So, where is the Democratic Party going with religion? Is the nation entering a new era of “Mutual Assured Devoutness “(MAD)-a religious version of the cold war’s “mutual assured destruction”?  Is religion becoming as Pastor Dan Schultz of Street Prophets asks, a new religious industrial complex?  And if Democrats no longer look down at their shoes when they talk about their faith, is it only if their faith is mainstream
Christian?  How do American Muslims, Hindus, Baha’is, Sikhs, Humanist, and even atheists, just to name a few other beliefs, fit in?

As we look to the future of religion and politics, what role will religion have in uniting or dividing the nation? In crafting our founding documents our early leaders sought to protect religion from politics and politics from religion so that both could flourish as positive influences. The positive role of religion is tarnished if it becomes just another political tool that plays one side off of another. As we start with a new Administration and a new Congress, all parties should pray that does not happen.

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  • Paul M

    I think the key is a breadth of appreciation of others’ viewpoints along with an awareness of the limits of one’s own doctrinal confidence – or a faith that transcends belief. It’s impossible to genuinely respect the beliefs of others if you truly believe they’re wrong and you’re right.

    Paul Maurice Martin

  • mike harris

    I saw your blog while searching Google. Very interesing article I must say. I will now share it with my facebook friends.

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