Last night I had dinner with a couple in which the husband is a businessman/Republican/Creationist/Baptist and the wife is a science professor/Democrat/evolutionist/Jew. They are a lovely couple and very happy together.Nope - religion, politics, and life are NOT coextensive! That's a good thing.
Monday, February 15, 2016
My extended family - a riff on "politics, religion, & life are not coextensive"...
... tho' this'll be mostly on the 'religion' bit. One of my sisters - who was raised in the Catholic tradition, attending Catholic schools - married a Jewish man... hmmm... more than 40 years ago. They're still married. One of my nephews, nominally Christian, married a Jewish woman. 'Twas a fun wedding! They're still married. A nephew-by-marriage is Jewish. His wife? Nominally Catholic. They have delightful twin daughters... and they're still married. My in-laws? All Jewish! Somehow we get along. Me - nominally Catholic. At least the Church claims me - I was baptized! ... and, oh yeah, I almost forgot: my wife is Jewish. On the "politics" side... well... most of these folks are pretty liberal. ... tho' there is one "militia man" bro-in-law lurking, and a niece-in-law who seems to support Trump! Still - family gatherings aren't too hostile. A recent commenter - and loyal reader - noted: