Obama's Speech at the End of the Universe

In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Obama came across like a preacher.  Of course.  When real preachers prayed at this year's party conventions, the Republicans lowered their heads.  But the Democrats had already left the building.  Someone had to fill the gap. We all have a religion, whether we admit it or not.  Robert Bellah defined religion as "a set of symbolic forms and acts which relate man to the ultimate conditions of his existence."  For liberals, politics and religion are rolled into one; it is the political symbol and the political act that relate the liberal to the meaning of life.  But here is the scandal.  Before the modern secular religions that collapsed religion and politics into totalitarianism, you have to go back to primitive religion to find a society where "church and society are one." You have to go back to a time before the historic religions like Judaism...(Read Full Article)

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