Thursday, December 08, 2005

Chip Berlet's Dominionism 101

Given recent events here at the online presence of MojoWire, I think it would be helpful for our new commenters to review an introduction to some of the terminology we use around here that may not be familiar to them. One of them is "dominionism," i.e. the political tendency that channels the apocalyptic religious energy of conservative evangelical Christians into participation in elections and legislative campaigns.

Over at the Campaign To Defend The Constitution, Chip Berlet has written Dominionism 101, a nice introduction to the subject and a short, simple taxonomy for separating the sheep from the goats. If you haven't read it, you should. I just read it, and I've decided it's time to increase the frequency of my visits to the shooting range.

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