Render Unto Ceasar?
April 6, 2004 4:37 PM Subscribe
What America Can Learn From Its Atheists
-- by Leon Wieseltier. Taking the Supreme Court case
on the "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, he wonders what happens to God and religion when it's pressed into service and has all meaning bleached away. For the argument that a reference to God is not a reference to God is a sign that American religion is forgetting its reasons. The need of so many American believers to have government endorse their belief is thoroughly abject. How strong, and how wise, is a faith that needs to see God's name wherever it looks?
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