Read All About It: Evangelicals Superstitious Hypocrites
An email from The New Republic editor Franklin Foer begins,
If you listened to all the hype surrounding David Kuo’s insider tell-all memoir about the Bush administration, you would believe that the White House seduced and then betrayed its evangelical’s [sic] supporters, promising them political favors before relegating their pet projects to the back burner. So why do they continue to defend the president? This riddle is answered in an essay by Alan Wolfe, one of the nation’s preeminent sociologists of religion. He provides a learned look at the world of born-again Christians, where decisions are based not on empirical facts or policy positions, but compelling (if often false) stories of spiritual transformation and ringing (if insincere) professions of faith. Subscribe today for only $9.97 to read this article.
Ten bucks to read about what silly, hypocritical fools religious folks are? I believe I shall pass.