Elijah’s Interfaith Dialogue

Not a blanket-endorsement of Wilson, but this is a nice quote:

“The priests of Baal dance all around the altar cutting themselves with knives, they leap upon the altar and still no fire. But someone might opine the real problem in that last episode was Elijah’s failure to recognize an opportunity for a true teachable moment. How many chances for downstream coexistence and interfaith dialogue were rendered impossible by Elijah’s simplistic and very binary approach to a very complex issue…that [required more] nuance than Elijah was prepared to use. And really, to introduce scatological polemics at a moment like that…simply beyond counterproductive. Not to mention killing his own fellow theologians at the Brook Kidron afterward. That puts a real damper on interfaith dialogue” (Douglas Wilson).