11 February 2006

Food for thought

This is from the web site of Joe Bageant

In this I hear the truth, becuase this is the majority of my family...

The rest of this site is worth looking over as well. He's a good writer. A good southern writer. A good southern liberal writer. A good southern liberal writer that understands the people that he sprang from.



Blogger J.P. said...

Man, that's some excellent writing and ranting. Very thought provoking stuff... I've added Mr. Bageant to my bookmarks. Thanks for the heads-up, CW.

1:57 PM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger Lee H. said...

This is excellent. There are traces of this kind of thinking in my own family, but luckily the majority of my family fall into the "vaguely religious but not church-going" crowd these days.

Still... I've lived in enough small southern towns to know that he is right about that mindset being prevalent there. Yikes.

3:35 PM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger CatsFive said...

It took me a while to read this article but it was brilliant. As Lee says, Mr. Bageant is indeed an incisive, perceptive writer (more coolness from him). I was trying to explain the religion I was raised in the other day I realized that although a lot of what he says is true, IMHO, the worst thing the fundies have caused is that many formerly religious people like me feel forced to throw out the baby with the bathwater. I believe in God. And if you look at the history of the New Testament, you'll see that back in Jesus' day, just like today, the world was packed with self-righteous assholes who wouldn't see The Messiah if He pass right under their noses. Would they crucify Jesus today? Damn right.

1:13 PM, February 15, 2006  

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