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May 2008
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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]arliss)

Mark Joseph had this to say in response to the Anne Lamott article I posted earlier today:

"I almost fell off of my stationary bike when I read this piece by author Anne Lamott. I'm no theologian, but this sure doesn't sound very Christian or very tolerant. I often hear how intolerant the religious right is, but if this is any indication, the religious left packs a mean punch too."

And Jane Smiley replies.

"When Christians talk about secular Americans being "tolerant" of Christian beliefs, they are misusing the word. What conservative Christians want is not toleration, but social control. Toleration takes place between two people who know one another, and is a feature of personal relationships. Social control is about who gets the power to dictate policy and law."

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