Ed Driscoll

Paying For Your Sins

Back in February, I linked to a particularly hateful Bill Maher rant (on a topic that evidently is a theme of his), and wrote:

On Jay Leno last night, Bill Maher fired off a rant against President Bush that would have been well at home in many Internet forums and chatrooms, including this passage:

“When people say to me, ‘You hate America,’ I don’t hate America. I love America. I am just embarrassed that it has been taken over by people like evangelicals, by people who do not believe in science and rationality. It is the 21st century. And I will tell you, my friend. The future does not belong to the evangelicals. The future does not belong to religion.”

Maher couldn’t be more wrong: the future does belong to religion. But it will come in a few different flavors.

CNN explores how one aggressively proselytizing religion handles its indulgences; related thoughts from Charles Krauthammer.