New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is off this week, but take heart: Nicholas Kristof is pinch-hitting, and his tweet teasing his Sunday column is doing its job of generating hits, even if most of them consist of people slamming their heads on their desktops.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) September 3, 2016
— Reverend Pete Jones (@PrsbyPastorPete) September 3, 2016
— Andres Castillo (@ac452) September 3, 2016
@NickKristof Wow, from my readings & personal experience, I would put Buddhism & Christianity.
— James Beckman (@happybim_james) September 3, 2016
It’s safe to say a majority of the world’s Christians would be caught by surprise if the Second Coming consisted of Christ driving around America in search of a religion that best mirrored his beliefs. But what would Jesus do, supposing that he found that a lot of Christians in 2016 weren’t progressive Democrats? Might as well bring up (and immediately drop) the liberal sacrament of abortion.
“Jesus never mentioned gays or abortion but focused on the sick and the poor, yet some Christian leaders have prospered by demonizing gays,” Kristof posits, giving a passing nod to Islam before jetting back to the safe space of Christianity, because that particular religion best demonstrates the tension between its visionary founder and the money- and power-obsessed bureaucracy it’s become.
Either that, or just maybe the Times is sticking to its editorial policy of not risking becoming the next Charlie Hebdo.
@NickKristof I generally like your columns, but this one is terrible; displays an uncharacteristically shallow understanding of Christianity
— Thomas Buck (@tommybuck) September 3, 2016
Much like Hillary Clinton’s intentions if not her actions, Kristof’s motivation seems benign, but calling “organized religion” into question isn’t exactly groundbreaking stuff.
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) September 3, 2016
*Rips bong hit*
"What if, like, we did the good works of Christianity without the believing in miracles part"
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) September 3, 2016
— Yankeesfan66 (@Rangersfan66) September 3, 2016
Yeah, those guys.
— Josiah Neeley (@jneeley78) September 3, 2016
— Katherine Sas (@Katherine_Sas) September 3, 2016
— Susan Kuebler (@KueblerSusan) September 3, 2016
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODradio) September 3, 2016