Friday, February 09, 2007

Pestilent evangelicals

Jeffrey Hart"I loathe populism. Most especially in the form of populist religion, i.e., the current pestiferous bible-banging evangelicals, whom I regard as organized ignorance, a menace to public health, to science, to medicine, to serious Western religion, to intellect and indeed to sanity."—Prof. Jeffrey Hart (via Andrew Sullivan)

1 comment:

Ruth Kennedy said...

What does this mean? What definition of 'evangelical' is being used here? There are plenty of non-pestiferous, intellectually credible people who would call themselves evangelical Christians. And some of them are renowned scientists. Alistair McGrath's book on Dawkins' God is an excellent read on this subject.