I just finished reading The Future by Al Gore. You all know him, right?
The book is about, well, the future. Good book, but somewhat tedious. In summary, according to Gore, the world is in a pickle--in every way, shape, or form. We must act, or else. All in all, pretty depressing. But I'm not here to review the book or his premise.
It occurred to me that he never brought up the subject of religion, acknowledging its role in creating this "fine mess" we're in. I need not spell out the variety of topics--from environmental to health issues--that are influenced (rejected or ignored) by our so-called leaders. For them, some supernatural force needs to be invoked, not science. Praying for peace has never worked.
I have a half notion to write Mr. Gore and ask him why he ignored religion as one of his six "drivers of global change". We all know, of course.