Yesterday I appeared on Doug Pagitt Radio to look back at my predictions for the year in religion, entered a year ago, and to make some new predictions for the coming year. I’ll post the video of the show when it’s available later today. Until then, here’s a recap:
Regarding last year, we agreed that Muslims were less deference in American society. I had predicted last year that politicians and pundits would stop calling Islam a “religion of peace,” and Pres W was so fond of doing. Indeed, the Religion News Service rated the NYC mosque debate as the number one religion story of 2010, and that was surely a debate ginned up with angry rhetoric from the right. And not many prominent lefties weighed in — when Obama did, he did so tepidly and had to semi-retract a day later.
None of my other predictions could be so clearly declared accurate or inaccurate.
As for the coming year, I made three predictions: