Tuesday, June 22, 2004

God and Taxes

David Brooks has written an insightful article regarding the political importance (not necessarily the fundamental importance) of not brushing aside religious voters. I second his confusion at the Kerry camp for ignoring this important bloc while seemingly consistently playing only towards those taking on the title of 'secular'. Alongside this affinity often comes a smug sense of arrogance that demeans the idea of religiosity and considers it a set of ideas for children and the weak-minded. No matter how well Plantinga shows these ideas up (see his brilliant Warranted Christian Belief), these attitudes still often pervade and exude from secular groups (and, consequently, they also easily attach themselves to groups who are supportive of the same).

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