Cory Leonard

In ‘Bad Religion,’ Ross Douthat Criticizes U.S. Christianity – NYTimes.com

In politics on April 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

A defense of institutional religion from a US, Christian perspective:

“Bad Religion” is not scholarly, but it is responsible and fair. Mr. Douthat’s conservative politics show through mostly in his American exceptionalism. He locates alternatives to bad religion in the American past, or maybe future. But he never looks abroad. Canada has a healthier political culture than the United States — and better schools, better health care, and lower abortion rates — while being far less churched.

But for those who accept our destiny as a religious nation Mr. Douthat offers a lively, convincing argument for what kind of religion we need. The Christian “we,” anyhow.

via In ‘Bad Religion,’ Ross Douthat Criticizes U.S. Christianity – NYTimes.com.

 

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