Monday, 3 October 2011

Growing up in a Creationist world

From the Guardian:

We learned that evolution had no scientific support from young-Earth creationists like Henry Morris and Ken Ham. 
. . . 
We learned that homosexuality is a choice made by people to live in sin, under Satan's influence.
. . . 
Christian "historians" like Peter Marshall and David Barton helped us understand that America was a "Christian nation" and that recent travails, like the social upheaval of the 1960s that gave us drug abuse, promiscuity, and the homosexual agenda, were the result of abandoning America's religious roots.
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There are, fortunately, many evangelical scholars – National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins and historian Mark Noll come to mind – who are quietly raising alarms about all this dangerous anti-intellectualism, warning us about populist gurus who are marketing a "Christianised" version of knowledge that, on closer examination, turns out to be neither Christian nor knowledge.

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