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Lisa Miller’s idea of ‘Heaven’

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 4, 2010 | 12:09 am

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Lisa Miller, the religion editor for Newsweek was on “The Colbert Report” last night talking about her new book “Heaven.” She said things like:

“The ideas we have in our culture about heaven are very silly, childlike.”

And:

“This is something that is going to surprise you: The Jews invented heaven.”

Cartman would certainly disagree with that. But what I found most surprising is that Miller is Jewish. Why did this surprise me? Well, because Miller, whose reporting has drawn a lot of scorn over at GetReligion, often interjects her opinions when writing about liberalizing Christianity.

To me, it’s always come off as Miller was a Christian. I guess I missed her article titled “Who is Jewish?

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