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April 06, 2006

Politics and Religion

I ran across a great quote from local writer, Frank Herbert, in "Dune", on Billmon's site.  He was comparing it with the focus of an article that Kevin Phillips wrote in the WAPO, based on his new book, "American Theocracy: The Perils and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century" (Viking). 

When politics and religion travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. The movement becomes headlong -- faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late.

Frank Herbert, Dune, 1965

Posted by Lynn Allen on April 6, 2006 at 10:35 PM in Miscellany | Permalink

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On the other hand, the head of our little buddhist-organisation says that it is very natural for a buddhist to vote to the left, because we dont believe on owning a lot of things and money.
What I wanted to say is: that good religion should give you a base for your political view. Not necessary making you a fundamentalist.

Posted by: Chadie | Apr 9, 2006 12:48:40 PM

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