How Did We Make God So Boring? (#794)

Have Americans channeled their inner hunger for the transcendent God into their political ideology? The Atlantic Monthly thinks so. In their April Issue, America Without God suggests that the decline of religious faith in American over the past 25 years coincides with a rise in political passions that reflect the same priorities and use the same tactics as religion used to provide. It's an interesting premise and one Wayne and Kyle thought merited more attention. At the heart of their discussion is how did our religious institutions make following God so boring that political ideology seemed like a better substitute for the cry of the heart to be connected to God?  And if we find ourselves more committed to our political passions than we are connected to God and his kingdom, what can we do about it?

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