Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Mr. Nicholas Kristof, of the increasingly satirizable New York Times, discourses on religion and laments the fall of Christian intellectualism and good, old-fashioned heresy:

"The faith in the Virgin Birth reflects the way American Christianity is becoming less intellectual and more mystical over time...My grandfather was fairly typical of his generation: A devout and active Presbyterian elder, he nonetheless believed firmly in evolution and regarded the Virgin Birth as a pious legend. Those kinds of mainline Christians are vanishing, replaced by evangelicals [and] the result is a gulf not only between America and the rest of the industrialized world, but a growing split at home as well. One of the most poisonous divides is the one between intellectual and religious America."

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