15 May 2007

Jerry Falwell

May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Reverend Jerry Falwell, the Baptist minister who used television to bring his message to millions and then founded the Moral Majority to help politically mobilize the religious right, has died. He was 73.


Condolences to the family, etc.

Here's hoping that any future leaders of the religious right are as generally unsuccessful as he was.

Edit:

Check out Liberty University's Biology/Chemistry Department web page and its statements about "non-Darwinian explanations for the origin of life... ."

2 comments:

Shem said...

"For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

Excuse me, I'm drinking in the irony of it all...

Grotius said...

shem,

PBS (on the program NOVA I think) had a great series on evolution a few years ago which dealt with the religious implications of evolution. From the religious perspective there was a lot of talk about the "folly of man" (not a direct quote, but that was the gist of the message that I got). At that point I wondered why these people hadn't abandoned their cars, household appliances and other aspects of their modern lifestyles.