Monday, December 10, 2007

The True Diversity of American Religion

Jason quotes Philocrites about Mitt Romney's "I am a Mormon but Don't Hold it Against Me" speech.

By trying to define "faith" as conservative traditionalism and "pluralism" as a name for monotheistic traditionalism, Romney misrepresented the true diversity of American religion, explicitly dismissed Americans who don't identify with a religious tradition, and painted the traditions he did mention in a way that celebrates their most traditionalist wings and ignores almost all of their visions for the commonweal. What a disappointment.

I agree with everything except the "what a disappointment" part. What the flock were you expecting, tolerance? On the Right?

I think not.

(Tolerantly cross-posted.)