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Over There

Britain has a religious think tank named Theos, and Michael Burleigh has interesting things to say about it here.  

Burleigh touches on a point I’ve been thinking about:  that there is currently a tension in Western societies between:

—The repulsive force of extremist Islam, giving all of religion a bad name, and pushing in Western faces the fact that sincerely devout people can behave in a way that seems totally nuts.

and

—The attractive force of our traditional Christianity and Judaism as a rallying point for our civilization against the cultural threat of Islam (which, however, is much more troublesome in Britain and Europe than here–see Mark Steyn’s new book).

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