one god too many

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James Foley writes “Enough with the ‘One God’ Stuff” at AlterNet to complain about the rotten fruit of monotheism:

Present-day America's most popular form of lunatic monotheism -- fundamentalist, evangelical Protestantism (and especially end-of-days Christianity with tens of millions of believers convinced that Jesus is returning soon) -- is deeply obsessed with the holy land. Crazed Christian fundamentalists love it when crazed Jewish warriors battle it out with crazed Islamic warriors. The Pat Robertsons regard the wars as win-win and ordinary believers see them as signs that the saved will soon be lifted to heaven. Unfortunately, these fundamentalist Christians now have enormous influence over the foreign policy of the most powerful nation in the world.

The “sky god” phrase from Gore Vidal to which Foley refers is from “Monotheism and Its Discontents,” which was published in the 13 July 1992 issue of The Nation. It can be found online here or on pp. 1048-54 of his collection United States: Essays 1952-1992.

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