Charles Krauthammer Gets It Right on Religion and Politics

I can hardly believe it, but neo-con Charles Krauthammer gets pretty much everything exactly right in his new Washington Post Op-Ed about religion and politics. I might quibble a bit at the straw man argument about the “certain kind of liberal” supposedly arguing that laws should never have religious motives, but then again, I can’t deny that there are such people (I’ve met them), though I would dare Krauthammer to try and actually name any that are major or influential public figures. Other than that, he gets it.

Why am I so surprised? Because Krauthammer is quite far from my favorite pundit. Even putting aside obvious political differences, his most despicable trait is his habit of exploiting his training as a psychiatrist to smear political opponents as mentally unstable, employing phony “diagnoses” of their behavior and arguments. Still, anyone who describes Intelligent Design as “tarted-up creationism” can’t be all bad.

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One Response to Charles Krauthammer Gets It Right on Religion and Politics

  1. J. J. Ramsey says:

    Ok, now I’m wondering what the temperature in Hell is like. Not long ago, Krauthammer was talking a modicum of sense in this editorial as well:

    http://www.ohio.com/editorial/commentary/12299251.html?page=all&c=y

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