Karl Giberson and Randall Stephens have written a great Op-Ed piece for the New York Times on fundamentalist anti-intellectualism and the rejection of science in contemporary American culture and politics. It is definitely worth reading and reflecting upon. They write:
Evangelicalism at its best seeks a biblically grounded expression of Christianity that is intellectually engaged, humble and forward-looking. In contrast, fundamentalism is literalistic, overconfident and reactionary…..
Faith, working calmly in the lives of Americans from George Washington to Barack Obama, has motivated some of America’s finest moments. But when the faith of so many Americans becomes an occasion to embrace discredited, ridiculous and even dangerous ideas, we must not be afraid to speak out, even if it means criticizing fellow Christians.