Friday, July 25, 2008

Bobby Jindal's Spiritual Journey

Bobby Jindal is the 37-year old governor of Louisiana and is being mentioned as one of John McCain's top choices for the Republican vice-presidential nomination. Denny Burk links to a recent article by Robert Costa in the Wall Street Journal, “Rebel With a Cause: Bobby Jindal’s Spiritual Journey.” The article describes Jindal's journey from Hinduism to Roman Catholicism, and Costa says that Jindal's "strong religious faith is often cited as a potential bonus for the ticket."

Although Jindal describes his conversion as an intellectual-based journey instead of an overnight epiphany, he does explain a moment while watching a video of the passion: " just hit me, harder than I'd ever been hit before... If that was really the son of God, and he really died for me, then I felt compelled to get on my knees and worship him." Read the whole article here.