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Where Eagleton’s Definitely Right

From Salon’s review of his new book:

Eagleton’s terminology is deliberately provocative, and some Christians won’t find his account of their beliefs, colored as it clearly is by the Catholic “liberation theology” of his youth, to be mainstream at all. Still, he is incontestably correct about two things: There is a long Judeo-Christian theological tradition that bears no resemblance to the caricature of religious faith found in Ditchkins, and atheists tend to take the most degraded and superstitious forms of religion as representative. It’s a little like judging the entire institution of heterosexual marriage on the basis of Eliot Spitzer’s conduct as a husband.

Yeah, pretty much.


  1. Hill wrote:

    You have definately typo-ed your title.

    Monday, May 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Permalink
  2. Halden wrote:

    Spelling that word in particular is the bane of my existence.

    Monday, May 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  3. Hill wrote:

    The older I’ve gotten, the worse my spelling is. I used to win spelling bees and crap when I was in middle school. Now I routinely misspell even basic words, and homophones drive me crazy. I also habitually insert an apostrophe in to the word “its” regardless of its (had to backspace that one) function in the sentence.

    Monday, May 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  4. Halden wrote:

    Remember when we also used to have to know people’s phone numbers? Those days are gone.

    Monday, May 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
  5. kim fabricius wrote:

    You guys sound like Jay Leno!

    Monday, May 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

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