Had a chance to catch S.E. Cupp on Bill Maher the other night and she has a new book out ‘Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Religion‘.
First off, I like the book title. Secondly, she’s an atheist. Thirdly, she’s a Religious Studies major (an area I am thinking of getting my Master’s in). Irony, an athiest defending religious freedoms and reporting on the slant she see’s in the ‘liberal’ media to ‘attack’ religion. Absolutely brilliant!
I see a lot of what she is doing in what I am doing – except from varying sides of the religious spectrum. I take a critical approach to the Christian faith (and sometimes religion in general) and seek to see changes in thought and pattern occur – but not to the demise of the religion – to it’s improvement. In one hand, I am criticizing many things in Christianity and in another hand I am also seeking to uphold it…my delicate balance in life.
This lady is an atheist that is seeking to see religion maintained because of it’s needfulness in society (she actually thinks it does more good than harm). I also agree with her 100% and also make many of the same defences (in debates) when talking with non-Christians about the usefulness of the Christian religion (in society). She was a great guest on Bill Maher, took him a bit to task – admirable because she was someone I think came to this subject with a balanced style – and that’s getting tougher to find these days.
I was just thinking I would like to meet someone who kind of thought like me…and ta-daa!