Terms like “religious moderates” and “religious liberals” are very vague. There is a difference between holding a religious position moderately/liberally/conservatively and holding a moderate, liberal, or conservative religious position.
And, for reasons I opine about, sometimes those who hold their religious beliefs only moderately or loosely are annoyingly defensive of those who hold more conservative substantive views. And there are those who are liberal or moderate about how they hold their beliefs, but the substance of their views is also disappointingly conservative. [Read more…]