Neocon Spirituality

This morning on Meet the Press, Tim Russert had a table of religious experts and at the end said they just had enough time for each of them to give a twenty second message for people on Easter. Well, then the pastor on the remote said something about Jesus, Professor Seyed Hossein Nasr said something about common religious values the world over, Rabbi Michael Lerner said something about getting past nationalistic ideas of faith, Sister Joan Chittister said a few inspiring words about Growing with god, and then the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, a neoconservative, rattled on and on about God giving up his only son Jesus and what this means to all religions… He went on for a long time, over 30 seconds. So when Russert turned to the last guy on the panel, Jon Meacham of Newsweek, he had to apologize, but they were out of time.

Neuhaus had left out a basic spiritual value, unselfishness.