Biden’s Empty Christianity

Source: CounterPunch
by Jon Hochschartner

“I’m so sick of hearing about President Joe Biden’s deep Christian faith. The media often talks about it, when contrasting his lifestyle with that of former President Donald Trump, who is currently on trial for a hush-money payment to a porn star. It goes without saying Biden is superior to Trump politically in every respect, but talk of the former’s religious commitment rings hollow in light of his support for Israel’s war on Gaza. In recent years, I’ve looked for a spiritual home. As an animal activist, I’ve been frustrated by Christianity’s lack of concern for the suffering of other creatures, and found myself drawn to Hinduism. One area, however, in which I understand Christianity to be admirably clear and progressive is its opposition to war.” (05/29/24)