360-degree prayers

When the new war has become an old war, and a new world has emerged from it, what will the religious landscape look like? “There are no atheists in foxholes,” a young friend reminds me, “and now the whole world is a foxhole.” Admittedly this is an exaggeration. Since September 11 we’ve been living half in the foxhole and half in the fast lane, and this living by halves does not make for instant conversion. Nonetheless, there is a great deal of explicit religiosity in the air. Consider the October 6 Doonesbury not-so-comic strip in which the Rev.

 

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