December 31st, 2008

smiley cat

Books

I just finished Rapture Ready! by Daniel Radosh, which is a book about Christian pop culture.  It was not quite what I expected but very good.  I've achieved a new tolerance for moderate Christians (still hard to not despise the extremist separationalist radicals), which I'm quite happy with as an existentialist-trying-to-turn-slightly-more-humanist. 

 

One of the many people interviewed made a comment that stuck with me:   "There is some kind of link that hasn't been fully explored yet between the rise of fundamentalist evangelical Protestantism in America and the rise of militant Islam" (page 188).