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Ira Glass on Christians1 min read

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Ira Glass, journalist and host of the excellent PRI show This American Life (now a TV series), said something very interesting in a recent interview in the Jewish Daily Forward:

Christians are actually, to me, anyway, as a Jew, much more interesting
in America. And weirdly, much more misunderstood. Evangelical
Christians are the most incompetently portrayed group in America, in
TV, in fiction, in the news. When Christians say that the media gets
them wrong, Christians are absolutely right. Christian life in this
country is really horribly documented, and way more interesting than is
done. Generally, in the media, very religious Christians are portrayed
as hardheaded doctrinaire knuckleheads. But in fact, from my
experience, the most religious Christians I know tend to be incredibly
thoughtful, complicated, generous to a fault, very principled and not
knuckleheads. Actually, they’re sort of weirdly the opposite of the
stereotype, and that includes people from the hardcore fundamentalist