Thursday, December 3, 2015

More About the New Phenomenon of "Prayer Shaming"

The Atlantic: Prayer Shaming After a Mass Shooting in San Bernardino
There are many assumptions packed into these attacks on prayer: that all religious people, and specifically Christians, are gun supporters, and vice versa. That people who care about gun control can’t be religious, and if they are, they should keep quiet in the aftermath of yet another heart-wrenching act of violence. At one time in American history, liberals and conservatives shared a language of God, but that’s clearly no longer the case; any invocation of faith is taken as implicit advocacy of right-wing political beliefs.
The final paragraph offers a particularly good observation.