Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings" - SF Chronicle

Mark Morford waxes eloquent in his recent San Francisco Chronicle op ed piece entitled, "American kids, dumber than dirt." In the midst of bewailing the sad condition of the government education system, Morford offers this erudite display of intellectual flatulence:
We are, as far as urban public education is concerned, essentially at rock bottom. We are now at a point where we are essentially churning out ignorant teens who are becoming ignorant adults and society as a whole will pay dearly, very soon, and if you think the hordes of easily terrified, mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings have been bad for the soul of this country, just wait.
It is ironic that this came to my attention on Reformation Day. Apart from the blessings of God that erupted with the recovery of the Gospel in the 16th century Morford would not even have the opportunity to publish this intolerant rant. The social and political freedoms that we take for granted in our land today germinated in the Protestant Reformation.

Of course, I suppose it should surprise no one that I would say this because, afterall, isn't it what all of our kind say?



Brad Williams said...

What a nightmare that must have been for him to imagine something scarier than us evangelicals! I'm surprised he was able to.

Next year, I'm going trick or treating dressing in a suit and tie with EE question marks on my lapel. I'll probably wrack up on the candy and scare every reporter I meet out of his wits.

George said...

I visited the the papers website. It had 533 responses to this article. I didn't review every response but searched through a few pages. There wasn't one reaction to the line bashing Christians. I suppose I should expect that from S.F., however it's a sad commentary on our culture.

Adam Winters said...

Well spoken, Bro. Ascol!

It is my impression that those "hordes of easily terrified, mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings" probably turn out some of the best students in the country. Maybe conservative families aren't producing rocket scientists or computer hackers, but I'll bet that home-schoolers greatly outscore the public school students in various categories. And what kinds of families home-school? A sizeable percentage of Christians, of course. I would expect that committed Christian homes with born-again kids do comparatively better in public-school as well due to virtues such as discipline, respect, and stewardship.

Dana said...

Wow. I don't know any terrified Christians. But there sure are enough people who are terrified of Christians voicing an opinion.

SK said...

A debate with Bill Craig or J.P. Moreland would show Mr. Morford where true ignorance really resides.

But as you say, it's easier to fart in the general direction of your opponents than it is to actually refute their arguments.