Thursday, November 04, 2004
Viagina and I have been wondering why everything seems so wrong and whether the answer is that we just need to embrace the Jesus as the answer to all, like the rest of the country. Evangelical Christianity seems to have taken a sticky grip on the nation, and liberal minded folk like us are being pushed to the wayside. Characterized by the New York Times: "the election seemed to reverse the perspective of the famous Saul Steinberg cartoon, with much of the land mass of America now in the foreground and New York a tiny, distant and irrelevant dot." Are we the problem? Maybe we need to take a page out of the Evangelical Christian playbook and launch a new PR campaign hailing the new religion of tolerance and compassion, reality and reason. How do we bring the gospel of, as one New Yorker puts it, "our way of life...honoring diversity and having compassion for people with different lifestyles, on a trip around the country?"