The Corpus Callosum

Not Sacreligious

On tonight’s edition of the PBS show, On Faith & Reason, Bill Moyers said:

Religion is the continuation of politics by other means.”

This was in the course of a discussion with Of course, he was not referring to religion as it is supposed to be practiced; rather, he was talking about religion as it so often is practiced these days, in places such as Iran and the United States.

Both of them expressed the thought that there should be strict separation of church and state.

Comments

  1. #1 Chance
    June 24, 2006

    Of course, he was not referring to religion as it is supposed to be practiced

    I’m not so sure thats what he meant. I am partial to taking it exactly as he said it.

  2. #2 DianeD
    June 30, 2006

    I work on Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason. I saw your comment and thought you?d be interested to know that there is an active discussion going on our Website at http://www.pbs.org/moyers about the issues of faith and reason. You can watch the programs online (after they air on PBS), see preview clips in advance, join a dialogue, or get a guide to start a discussion group. Thanks, and I hope you stay engaged on these important issues.