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Ira Glass on Christians

Ira Glass (photo via WBEZ)

Ira Glass (photo via WBEZ)

I’m a big Ira Glass fan so I was stoked to see him go on Alex Baldwin’s podcast recently to discuss his craft. The two discussed myriad things but the conversation early on turned to religion.

Glass had some interesting thoughts on how the media was covering Christians compared to what he wanted This American Life to do.

“My feeling is the way people who were religious were covered is they would be these cartoon characters. These right wing, inflexible…doctrine error in their beliefs.

“When I compared that to the actual Christians who were in my life…they were super thoughtful and way more compassionate and the way they lived their religion was radically different from what I was seeing.”