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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Watching the video of Sean Hannity's interview with Michael Moore makes me rethink a bit my criticism of the appeals to Catholicism in Capitalism: A Love Story. At both the beginning and end of the interview Hannity is put on his back foot by Moore's citation of Christian teachings, and by the end Hannity is essentially forced to admit his politics are anti-Christian. I don't find appeals to religion to be generally useful or advisable from the left—aside from the central political importance I attach to (methodological) atheism, I tend to think religion is territory the right just owns and there's nothing we can do about it—but that's not to say they don't sometimes have their uses.