April 12, 2007
The point is made with greater clarity in HughÂ’s book, which cautions against putting Belief into the mainstream punditÂ’s meat-grinder. Because once Faith is a fair target, every aspect of faith will be put under the microscope. If you can dismiss a candidate for his belief in the golden tablets, then transubstantiation is next on the list. You want to snigger about Mormon undergarments? Fine; the next time a Sikh runs for public office, quiz him about the same issue. You want to probe a Mormon for the ways in which their Jesus narrative varies, youÂ’d best do the same to a Muslim candidate. And if you canÂ’t see yourself standing up in a press conference asking a Muslim candidate whether Christians will have a problem with him because he doesnÂ’t think Christ died on the cross, youÂ’d best throttle back your zeal for digging into a Mormon.
Amen to that. I can understand how a person can believe one religion and reject others, how he might think someone else is wrong or misguided or ignorant, but I cannot stand it when someone thinks another's religion is weirder than his.
Posted by: airforcewife at April 12, 2007 04:13 PM (0dU3f)
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