Amid the 21st-century funk of bad blood between religion and politics in the press comes this breath of fresh air: an article by Richard Just, the editor of the Washington Post magazine, making several strong and compelling arguments for the benefit of religion in society and how dependent good government is on the spiritual faith of its people. This is not a new idea and is not specific to a particular faith tradition (the writer himself is Jewish). Rather, trust in a Higher Power can be the antidote to the idolatry of the state, obsessive loyalty to social media, and even oversimplifying issues. I recommend this article both to the devout and the skeptical as we look to the health of our nation in 2022.
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