The 'God problem'
Reader No. 1, emerging from a summer blogging break, sends in this interesting survey
on religion and politics. He's intrigued about the section at the bottom on what they're talking about in churches. I'm intrigued with respondents' views on which party they think is more friendly toward religion. Growing up in a New Deal Democratic household, I remember viewing Republicans as godless heathens who only worshipped stocks and money at elitist country clubs. Times have changed. ... Don't know how Democrats can win back the religious vote. The No. 1 topic discussed in churches -- poverty and the homeless -- indicates there's an opening there for them. But people aren't going to buy activists' tired Socialism-disguised-as-religion schemes. Churchgoers generally like the heartfelt fire-and-brimstone sermons -- and I'm not sure your average leftist activist is capable of faking that somewhat conservative Lord-save-us passion.