What Shourld Religious Moderates/Progressives Do Now?
Here’s the question I’ve been pondering. It seems that religious moderates/progressives have been left out in the cold politically in recent years in the US. The secular left has no use for them, the religious right disdains them as unorthodox” and “unsound” and “unreliable.” It seems as if religious conservatives could be left out in the cold as well, if the Republicans recoil from their demands.
So, in this very religious nation, it could seem as if religious voices and perspectives will be marginalized in the next election and its aftermath (if Rudy or Hilary wins). At the same time, I think that it is unlikely for religious moderates/progressives to enter into any kind of alliance with religous conservatives. They already proved their goal was to beat the religious moderates, not to cooperate with them. So. . . what role is there for religous voices, and moderate or progressive religious voices in particular, in the next ten years?