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Dec/08

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America and Hell

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A Pew religion survey  supports the hypothesis that American tolerance influences theology.

“We are a multicultural society, and people expect this American life to continue the same way in heaven,”    [Alan Segal, a professor of religion at Barnard College, commented to to the New York Times.]   [I]n our society, we meet so many good people of different faiths that it’s hard for us to imagine God letting them go to hell.

Perhaps it’s not just a “poverty of imagination” that posits a potential tension between secular experience and traditional religious teaching.

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1 comment

  • McNease · December 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Is it possible that an academic professor of religion at Barnard College is unacquainted with large swaths of American society?

    I don’t think I’d rest my argument on a singular quote from a singular professor of religion from Barnard College. I find that un”reason”able.

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