Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Evangelicals, by my observation, thrive on fear of impending catastrophe, accelerating decay, apocalyptic crises that demand immediate action (and maybe money). All of that can be energizing and mobilizing. The problem is, it also often distorts, misrepresents, or falsifies what actually happens to be true about reality. And to sacrifice what is actually true for the sake of immediate attention and action is plain wrong.

Christian Smith. Evangelicals Behaving Badly with Statistics. Christianity


Blogger TimG said...

Last night watching a local weather forecast on tv at my grandmother's i realized that it is american's in general, not evangelicals specifically, who are accustomed to being energized and mobilized by hype and disproportionate intensity.

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