13 March 2007

Evangelicals Losing Religion?

Are evangelicals losing their religion? I'm not talking about Christianity here... that's what I would call evangelicals' "virtual" religion. The religion I'm talking about is the proclivity to find authority and submit to it. That's de facto evangelicalism.

And it looks like evangelicals are losing religion...

A major U.S. association of evangelical Christians has condemned torture by the U.S. military and reaffirmed its commitment to environmental activism...

...divisions have emerged among the 60 million U.S. evangelicals as prominent figures publicly embrace causes such as global warming that are usually associated with the left of America's political divide.



The statement was made by the National Association of Evangelicals, the group formerly headed by gay heterosexual Ted Haggard. No word on whether he agrees with the organization's new direction, but leading philosophers Jerry Falwell and James Dobson don't.

2 comments:

Mark said...

There was no mention of how Falwell and Dobson came to their conclusions. Is it just that science supports evolution and we all know that's wrong?

TravisG said...

I don't think people would mind religion-based politics nearly as much if they were actually based on religious beliefs instead of a cult of authoritarianism.