From certain evangelicals who cheer the destruction of New Orleans, to polls finding that churchgoers are far more likely than the general public to support violence against Iraq and belligerent foreign policy…

A Religious Liberal Blog observes that the political religious right may be gradually replacing traditional Christianity with a form of Manichaeism, in which self-righteous worshipers cast themselves as absolute good fighting absolute evil; place a zealous and egotistical trust in their own values at the expense of neighbor and community; make war instead of peace; and ridicule voices of spiritual and ethical reconciliation.

Speaking of reconciliation: United Church of Christ blogger Chuck Currie wrote letters to the Family Research Council, asking FRC to repent of its sins against the poor and against gay and lesbian Americans.

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