Friday, April 20, 2012

I am not an avid listener to NPR, but yesterday a Catholic journalist, Ross Douthat, interviewed on the Diane Rehm show promoting his Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (reviewed here)impressed me very much with his analysis of how faith has gone wrong in the U.S. He opines that the sexual revolution, the left wing slant mainline protestant Christianity& divisions within Catholicism have perverted Christianity. Douthat also argues that the "health & wealth gospel" or "feel good" Evangelicalism has harmed the faith, rendering us a more pagan nation, coupled with the "find God within you" preached by Oprah & the New Agers. I hope to follow Ross using the means of social communication, and familiarize him with my view of his findings as one more manifestation of the spiritual warfare taking place in our nation.