Saturday, January 22, 2005

and the "no duh" files just keep on coming

Survey Finds Church-Going Americans Less Tolerant
But wait, the article doesn't say that they're just more intolerant in general, they're more intolerant of people who don't do or think what they want them to do or think.
I loved this paragraph:

It could also indicate "more polarized political thinking. There do not seem to be very many voices arguing for compromise today," she said in an interview. "It could be that more religious voices feel under siege, pinned against the wall by cultural developments. They may feel more emboldened as a result."

See, here's the thing. There are plenty of moderate and liberal voices. And some of us would probably be open to actual civil discourse. But that's not what we are allowed in the political and social climate at the moment. This is what we hear: "If you aren't with us, you are treasonous and unpatriotic".
So take your church-going piousness, fold it into sharp corners and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Or is that intolerant of me?

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