Daily Archives: 07/31/2005

The Christian Paradox

Harper’s has another article up about America’s weird fascination with Christianity, The Christian Paradox. It discusses how people across the country describe themselves as Christian, but are unfamiliar with all Ten Commandments, or who wrote the four Gospels. Most Christian Americans believe the Bible teaches that the Lord helps those who help themselves, an aphorism actually scribbled down by Ben Franklin. I guess all that stuff about helping the poor, feeding the hungry, visiting the sick and the imprisoned was a lot baloney.

Also available is this biting cartoon which summarizes the situation perfectly.