Thursday, September 16, 2010

"thoughtful people drowned out by the explosions of verbal bombs"

I don't agree with every bit of his analysis but I think his main point is worthwhile.

Pitts: Words used as weapons of war | | Argus Leader

"Moore and Gingrich thus become liberal and conservative bookends, an illustration of the degree to which bomb throwers, people willing to say the simplistic, outrageous thing, because it is the simplistic, outrageous thing, have infiltrated American political discourse."

Our discourse in religion is often little better than our political debate. We know how to stick fingers in others' eyes, but we're not adept at opening eyes, even our own.

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