Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saints Or Statesmen

Politics and religion are irreconcilable -- and that's okay, Damon Linker argues, because they have fundamentally different goals:
Our saints will not be statesmen and our statesmen will not be saints. Whether the religious right has been definitively defeated or lives on to fight another day, it can never succeed in its goals -- because those goals deny this ineradicable truth about the permanent tensions between incompatible goods.

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