For Heaven’s Sake: The Role of “God” at the Democratic Convention

Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker examines the role that religion played in both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Hertzberg considers the cat-and-mouse like game between Republicans and Democrats that led to an escalation of the use of the word ‘God,’ such as its placement in the 2012 Democratic platform, which initially lacked it. “[T]he platform turned out to be anything but a paean to irreligion,” writes Hertzberg. “Indeed, you didn’t have to be a follower of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens to find the plank entitled ‘Faith’ a little cloying.”

Read at The New Yorker

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