The power of religion

I found it disturbing and even a little frightening to see two men who are campaigning to hold the most powerful job in the world prostrate themselves in front of the religious fanatic, Rick Warren, to be interrogated about their religious beliefs.

I know Obama and McCain have no choice given how important the religious vote is in American elections. Nevertheless, it is depressing.

See here for a lecture by Warren on his book; The Purpose-Driven Life.

See here for a brilliant critique of Warren’s book by the philosopher and scientist Dan Dennett.