I agree with Ross that the term, “Judeo-Christian” is a way of “baptizing” Jews into America’s overwhelmingly Christian culture and that’s exactly why I don’t like it. I also don’t like it because I suspect it’s a way of kashering an intellectual attempt to Christianize the Enlightenment. To argue that modern liberal democracy is an outgrowth of Christianity and is ultimately parasitic on a living Christian community well, that might be taken more amiss than to argue that it’s an outgrowth of “Judeo-Christian” tradition, whatever that is.
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