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 Tim Keller: 'Mushy Middle' in Religion Is Disappearing


Americans are becoming both more secular and more religious at the same time because the “mushy middle” is disappearing and the country is becoming more polarized, said Pastor Tim Keller on Sunday.

Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, N.Y., agreed with ABC News journalist Christiane Amanpour’s observation that secularism and religiosity are somehow both growing in the United States during his interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

“What’s happening is secularism and devout religion is growing together. And what’s going away is the kind of mushy middle, where people are just part of the synagogue, the mosque or the church because it’s expected,” said Keller. “So what’s actually happening is polarization.”

But not only is America becoming more polarized religiously, it is also seeing extreme division in politics.

Keller recalled his mother saying that up until 15 years ago Americans could vote for a candidate to be president but still support the opposing candidate if he was elected. But now, if the person you did not vote for becomes president “you actually act as if he’s illegitimate.”

read more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/tim-keller-mushy-middle-in-religion-is-disappearing-49983/


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 2011/4/26 14:49Profile
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 Re: Tim Keller: 'Mushy Middle' in Religion Is Disappearing

This is a real interesting topic. It is something I have noticed happening for a little while now and it seems to be getting worse. I think a line is being drawn.

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mj

 2011/4/26 16:53Profile





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