Monday, June 22, 2020

America's Jews and Christians Are Failing the Test of Their Lives

If you are a Jew or Christian in America, the seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested.

People look back in time and wonder how religious people, especially religious leaders -- specifically, the clergy -- could have failed in times of moral crisis. The failure of most rabbis, priests and pastors to speak out today -- when the risk to personal safety is so much less than it was in communist and fascist countries -- should provide the answer: Religion doesn't have all that much impact on most religious people. During comfortable times, it provides two essentials to a happy and fulfilled life -- community and meaning -- but when tested, it often fails like an umbrella that fails to expand just as it starts to rain.


Dennis Prager.

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In any religion, I'd guess, the best of the laymen will be far better people than the clergy.

As a Roman Catholic you must surely suspect that that is true, Smudger?

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 23, 2020 10:22:28 AM