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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Toward a more religious politics

James Matthew Wilson writing in The Observer, sucessfully argues against the secularization of politics. He concludes,

We need more religion in politics. But we need it less as empty rhetoric and more as a sincere plea for the weak before the mighty, a cry on behalf of the immortal soul of every human person against the massive machinery of a modern state that will commit any crime necessary to extend its sovereignty.

He is right of course. Religious values, particularly christian values, encourage love and respect for every human being. All christians, politician and otherwise, live those principles imperfectly. Imagine if peope and governments did lives those values. The world would be a better place indeed.


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