12/24/2019

what I’m afraid to say in synagogue

"My fellow congregants are not dogmatic about religion. They would be horrified if someone got up and said that there is no merit to any religion other than ours. No one would ever say that we have nothing to learn from Islam or Christianity or Buddhism or atheism or other branches of Judaism. No one would dismiss the adherents of other faiths as “deplorable.”

But when it comes to politics, it is a different story. Is it possible that conservatives have some good political ideas? My fellow congregants do not think so. To them, conservatism is nothing but a collection of pathologies and hatreds."