Wednesday, May 17, 2006

the Bible and the values

The Schwassmann-Wachmann comet fragmenting, as are our post modern collective and individual personalities.
George Will, spokesperson for a certain conservative elite, does an interesting op-ed in the Post, on "values voters". As he states,"It also is arrogant on the part of social conservatives and insulting to everyone else because it implies that only social conservatives vote to advance their values and everyone else votes to . . . well, it is unclear what they supposedly think they are doing with their ballots." A bit like the thesis of the book What's the Matter with Kansas. Conservative politicians convince the religious right 's mainstream voters that to vote for them is to vote for "values". In reality their vote is for economical disaster for those midlle class and below individals and more and more wealth for the "conservative" that politician is representing. I suppose that is some kind of value. Stealing from the poor to give to the rich. There's your values vote of the right, clear and simple. Thank you George! Will that is!

David Plotz in Slate takes on a task I want to do myself, read the Bible from end to end. He will be commenting on what he reads and I will of course keep track of the feat. He's calling it the Blogging the Bible project. First instalment: Genesis.


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