The state of evangelicalism: Canada differs from U.S.
The North American media seem obsessed with evangelical Protestants. Except for the occasional article about Pope Benedict XVI, evangelicals tend to be the dominant religion news makers. After all, evangelicals are often controversial.
Whoâ€™s behind the rise of the pugnacious, anti-tax Tea Party? Turns out polls show its largely evangelicals. Who gave George W. Bush eight years of presidential power, leading to wars against Muslim-majority Iraq and Afghanistan? The three out of four evangelicals who voted for him.
Wherever you turn in North America, especially in the United States (where evangelicals compose up to 35 per cent of the population compared to eight to 10 per cent in Canada), evangelicals are also the generals in the so-called â€śculture wars.â€ť...
"Instead of â€śreacting with fear and suspicion to the enterprises of intellectual culture,â€ť Noll wisely calls on more evangelicals to bring a balanced approach to engaging the wider world of the arts, politics and science.
And, instead of seeking out wedge issues to separate themselves from others, he asks his evangelical brothers and sisters to build bridges. Common ground can be found."
It's always interesting to find ignorance and unbelief portrayed as "intellectual" by the self described intellectuals. Let's build bridges to falsehood, earth worship, global warming mania, "tolerance" of evil, just so we might be seen as intellectual. Apparently the motto of these is "Dumb is Beautiful."