On Christian Bookstores and American Civil Religion

Yesterday evening, my wife and I found ourselves in a Christian bookstore that will remain unnamed (because I’m classy like that). We were there so that she could find some small gifts for those in her church who will be initiated into the Catholic Church this Easter.

While she shopped for gifts, I browsed, all the while reminding myself why I despise Christian bookstores. Here are a few high points from my browsing.

Weight Loss Guides — Because God wants skinny followers.

Guides to American Civil Religion — Because we’re a Christian nation.

Presidential Memoirs — For some reason, I couldn’t find Obama’s…do you think they ran out?

Awful Product Placement — Palin next to Bonhoeffer? I don’t think so. Fail.

The end.

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