Re: E-interview questions for Susan Jacoby
Hello, Susan. Very nice to um, E-meet ya.
Here are my questions for you.
Do you think that all the politicians who claim to be a Christian, or Catholic really believe in the religion they claim to be affiliated with?
For Bush, it's hard for me to tell. Because when I see him speak, he looks like he might actually believe in his religion. But when I look at someone like Kerry, I don't know. He doesn't strike me as a man who believes in Catholicism.
I think faith-based, revealed religion is a house of cards. And it amazes me that they have stuck around for so long. What do you think it would take for that house of cards to crumble?
If it did crumble, what would be the adverse effects of that happening? And what can be done to make it a smoother transition into a world (or at least a country) free from faith-based religion? (I specify "faith-based" because I don't consider religious beliefs such as pantheism and some Eastern religions to be dangerous as I do Christianity, Islam, and Judaism)
And finally, do you think a society has to have some kind of religion to hold it together? If so, what religions (or what aspects of those religions) would you find healthy? If not, what could replace religion?