'Foreign', as in foreign to any discussion requiring intelligent thought.
Lest there be any doubt to whom the article is referring, readers should know that the person quoted is none other than Secretary of State John Kerry, a practicing Catholic when he wants to be known as such. That is, on any given election day or fundraising for the Democratic Party. You remember, the fellow who recently made mention of Israel and apartheid South Africa in the same breath. Such a gentleman.
BY JERYL BIER
During a talk to the U.S. embassy staff in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the first stop on his trip to Africa, Secretary of State John Kerry remarked about what he called the "different cross-currents of modernity" and the challenges they present on the African continent. The comments contain a veiled reference to religion, and the part that religion might be playing in some of the current conflicts in Africa:
This is a time here in Africa where there are a number of different cross-currents of modernity that are coming together to make things even more challenging. Some people believe that people ought to be able to only do what they say they ought to do, or to believe what they say they ought to believe, or live by their interpretation of something that was written down a thousand plus, two thousand years ago. That’s not the way I think most people want to live.
The words "something that was written down a thousand plus, two thousand years ago" appear to refer to the Bible, or the Koran, or perhaps both.
Another article by the same author: CLICK HERE