Monday, January 17, 2011

On The Lunatic Fringe

I found this YouTube video segment of a conversation between Rachel Maddow and Frank Shaeffer discussing "Crazy for God" about the fundamentalist religious right.  It's worth listening to: 

We need civility in our government and society.  We also need a society that uses science, math, history, art and more to grow and develop.  People waiting for the second coming or Armageddon are fearful and suspicious of anything that is fact based and reject it outright.  Yet, the fundamentalist right has also subverted the Republican party in large part and, as Shaeffer states, no one is standing up to them. 

I want the light of reason having the strongest influences on our culture especially in government, medicine and science. 

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