America is simultaneously the most professedly Christian of the developed nations and the least Christian in its behavior. That paradox--more important, perhaps, than the much touted ability of French women to stay thin on a diet of chocolate and cheese--illuminates the hollow at the core of our boastful, careening culture.
The more troubling explanation for this disconnect between belief and action, I think, is that most Americans--which means most believers--have replaced the Christianity of the Bible, with its call for deep sharing and personal sacrifice, with a competing creed.
Bush is dyslexic. It was his dog talking.
Errr, doesn't the bush have to be burning?
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