Fringe beliefs

On the topic of what counts as kooky fanaticism, The Onion has a funny editorial this week: "I'm Not One of Those 'Love Thy Neighbor' Christians."

My faith in the Lord is about the pure, simple values: raising children right, saying grace at the table, strictly forbidding those who are Methodists or Presbyterians from receiving communion because their beliefs are heresies, and curing homosexuals. That's all. Just the core beliefs. You won't see me going on some frothy-mouthed tirade about being a comfort to the downtrodden.

(It's a little careless about the denominational details, but what else is new.) I wonder if Janet Cosgrove, Christian, would be interested in joining us at dotCommonweal?

Mollie Wilson O’​Reilly is editor-at-large and columnist at Commonweal.

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