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Daily Kos and Progessive Christians

As noticed by Dale at Theoblogical:

"KOS takes notice of the message of Progressive Christians
KOS posts today about how he doesn't cringe, like he does when the Religious Right speaks and uses the Bible, when the Bible is the attributed source of things like concern for the poor, action against war, and against discrimination. Perhaps he heard somebody like Campolo or Wallis, or read some key blogs that have made it one of their missions to testify to a true Biblical Christianity that does not cater to the Empire.

Very glad to see it noticed in such a well-known Politically progressive blog. Of course, I've been following KOS closely ever since discovering him when all the DNC blogs were listed.

Daily Kos :: On faith and values

'But I have come to a conclusion recently that has startled me, obvious as it seems to me in retrospect -- it wasn't religious language that bothered me, it was the "values" promoted couched in religious terms. I would cringe -- and continue to cringe -- when politicians and religous figures cite scripture to justify hatred towards gays or any other class of people. But I don't cringe when scripture is used to justify poverty relief, or conservation ("protecting
God's creation"), or social security ("honor thy mother and thy fathers"), or oppose the death penalty, or oppose the war.'


The whole entry is definitely worth a read, as are many of KOS' posts. We share a lot of basic assumptions about a just society."
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