Friday, June 25, 2004

Democrats and Religion

I'm not a big fan of mixing politics and religion. I don't think there are good ways to do it without either being so inclusive as to be meaningless and to actually trivialize religion, or to be insulting to non- or other-believers. But, that's my personal opinion and others are welcome to disagree. And, from a pure vote-getting perspective there are obviously some potential benefits of doing so. Still, when religious people on the Left complain that Democrats are hostile to religion or shy away from it too much, I really get a bit confused.