Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Why liberal Christians need fundamentalists in order to survive, and vice versa.

Although both sides would like to believe they can eventually wipe out the other, its clear that liberals and evangelicals need each other in order to survive:

Liberal Christians create the public space for religion which fundamentalist Christianity needs in order to exist.

Fundamentalist Christianity creates controversy, which politicians address by giving more public space for liberal Christianity -  which they see as the antidote to fundamentalism.

Of course the same is also true for other religions, not just Christianity.

1 comment:

  1. And the public at large needs a few bland ministers and woolly vicars to sit on committees and keep the fundamentalists from packing school boards with young-earth creationists.