Dec 26, 2005   |  

Networking with Jesus

Occasionally one finds an atheist who knows blasphemy when she sees it.

Barbara Ehrenreich, pseudo-Marxist social critic, writes in her latest book, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream about attending “undercover” a Christian ministry for job-seekers in Georgia. She writes of the charismatic speaker encouraging the unemployed seekers to learn how to network. “And who should be our first networking target?” the motivational speaker queries. “The Lord.”

Now we’ve all seen this kind of trivialization of the apostolic faith. But what struck me was the way in which this atheist feminist materialist took special offense at blasphemy against a God she doesn’t even believe exists.