Religion in the Election

Interesting article just published on Religion News.com.  Yours truly is quoted. C- quote in terms of linguistics but me think me makes me point. 🙂

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/secular_voters_feel_abandoned_ignored_by_candidates1/

  • Purely secular (atheist) voters are 10% of the population, so for a candidate to ignore people of faith is hardly pragmatic.

    I do wish that more religiously minded people had a better grounding in science. There’s this perception in some quarters that to know or understand science automatically denies faith. There was a time when our school system could accommodate both reason and faith.

    At the same time, secular voters tend to overlook the highly ethical content of religion and its potential impact on science and technical policy. I don’t want science and technology utterly torn down–I happen to like the high-tech world, thank you–but neither do I wish for science to proceed without ethics, morals, or values.

    I love this line from Star Trek VI: “Let us redefine progress to mean that just because we can do a thing, it does not mean that we must do that thing.”

    My $.02 for a Thursday evening.

    /b

  • Purely secular (atheist) voters are 10% of the population, so for a candidate to ignore people of faith is hardly pragmatic.

    I do wish that more religiously minded people had a better grounding in science. There’s this perception in some quarters that to know or understand science automatically denies faith. There was a time when our school system could accommodate both reason and faith.

    At the same time, secular voters tend to overlook the highly ethical content of religion and its potential impact on science and technical policy. I don’t want science and technology utterly torn down–I happen to like the high-tech world, thank you–but neither do I wish for science to proceed without ethics, morals, or values.

    I love this line from Star Trek VI: “Let us redefine progress to mean that just because we can do a thing, it does not mean that we must do that thing.”

    My $.02 for a Thursday evening.

    /b

  • Bart,
    As a scientist and practicing Christian – thanks for appealing to the common ground we both have.

  • Bart,
    As a scientist and practicing Christian – thanks for appealing to the common ground we both have.

  • Thanks – just when I really needed it.