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Sunday, March 16, 2003

Faith at Work in Wartime-This BBC piece tries to bridge the divide of an atheist Brit explaining religious America to fellow secularists. The author has a good closer;
Having made the decision to fight the good fight - and have no doubt about it President Bush has made that decision - the nagging doubts, the rational fears, the worldly misgivings - all those things felt so strongly by post-religious Europeans - can be set aside. President Bush looks as tired as Prime Minister Blair sometimes, but never as worried. Both are religious men but the simple American faith - with heaven and hell, good and evil and right and wrong - appears rather better suited to wartime conditions.
Those doubts, fears and misgivings don't go away, but their lessened if you think you've prayed things through and think your doing the right thing

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