As a follow-on to AK Haart’s piece the other day:
Moving from the UK to the US over 30 years ago was an eye-opener for me, especially in the realm of religion. To someone raised in the relatively timid Church of England culture, the ‘in your face’ style of the Baptists, Seventh Day Adventists and others, was a startling contrast. It was even more surprising that all of the individuals with whom I talked who regularly read the Bible, and constantly thrust their beliefs into conversation, knew less about the Bible than I did.
It became worrisome when the Republican party embraced some of the most fanatic elements of this school. The latest election makes me wonder if we are headed towards the AmeriTaliban.
Now, we have the Conservative Bible Project (http://conservapedia.com/Conservative_Bible_Project ), which, among other things, seeks to expunge any ‘liberal’ ideas from the Bible, presumably so as to set those ‘damn the poor’ ideas into a ‘proper’ context. I suppose that we have to eliminate Matthew and the Beatitudes.