Very interesting post at ChurchRelevance.com on Evangelical Christians Disliked by University Faculty.
I don’t always know how to take stats like this. On the one hand, it seems like just another stat that’s probably been blown out of proportion. On the other, I find it odd that “Evangelical Christians were the only major religious denomination to be viewed negatively by a majority of faculty.” That’s pretty substantial.
I have a feeling it links back to something inside most of us that says faith is the opposite of knowledge. In other words, if you have faith in something, then, in a way, you just bypass the need to understand and for logic.
For some reason, the faith of Christians is often viewed by society as this type of uneducated type of faith, whereas other religious followers, such as Muslims or Buddhists, are often viewed as having a faith that is scientifically spiritual and somewhat mysterious, and therefore OK in society’s eyes.
What’s your take on it? Why do you think faith (esp. Christian faith) is often seen as intellectually weak? Is there someone to blame for it?