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“I don’t personally have a problem with religious faith, even in the extreme, as long as it doesn’t supersede science and it’s not used to impose outdated mores on others.”
So wrote Charles M. Blow in the New York Times in a recent op-ed piece, provocatively entitled, “Indoctrinating Religious Warriors.” With certain features of the article, I find myself of one accord with Mr. Blow: for instance, he castigates the political right for intentionally conflating conservative politics with biblical fidelity. Thoughtful Christians should recognize the danger there, which is hardly a new challenge: politics are a messy business, and most Christians are aware enough to see that Jesus doesn’t fit well into our party lines.
But Blow’s article isn’t just a wag of the finger toward shady politics. His article is also a passionate defense of the ideological principle of evolution. Continue Reading…