Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Middle Road

Where has the middle road gone? I watch TV and listen to radio and see and hear extremes. The news channels are not sources of news, but unending docu-talk drivel. When our nation has so many problems, why is there fifteen minutes of Britney Spears coverage every hour?

I notice the lack of the middle view most when it comes to religion. The commentators interview the religious right and atheists, leaving the impression that the choice is ignorance of science or intolerance of belief. Why doesn't a commentator interview someone with my beliefs: a deep faith in God and an equally secure knowledge of science. I believe God created a universe with a set of rules that we (made in his image) can understand. The role of science is to discover the how of existence, the role of religion is to discover the why. There is no conflict.

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