Wednesday, November 01, 2006

On Religious Name-Calling In Politics

John Schroeder, my co-blogger on Article VI Blog, posts compellingly today on Blogotional about the overuse of the term "cult" to describe Mitt Romney's church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (known by many as the "Mormons"). John's four-part series on this subject begins here.

It's well-done, and an extremely worthwhile read.


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

The reactions beginning to appear as comments to John's Blogotional posts are interesting in and of themselves.

Andrew Jackson of SmartChristian links to John's Part III posting, and pours a little gasoline on the fire. Interestingly, SmartChristian has closed Comments to this post, despite appearing to raise a question the answer to which might be deserve an answer. Seems most (but not all) posts there have comments closed, but it has an eerie similarity to some of the Ankle Biting Pundits episode, in which APB blocked posts from certain respondents critical of its position. That John has already called Mr. Jackson out as a "McCain guy" in the Blogotional comments section only adds more intrigue to the McCain connection speculation.

Mark Daniels posts his comments to John's Part I on his own Better Living blog, indeed adding emphasis to his more conciliatory view that religious differences, however important as a matter of belief, are irrelevant to the political question.

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:45:00 PM  

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