“Religion, indeed Christianity, was the driving force behind the abolition of slavery in Great Britain and the United States and was an essential center point of the civil rights movement in the Twentieth Century…”
- Craig Hazen, evangelical academic at Biola University
As ignorant as an evangelical as he already is, a christian academic at the baptist-related Biola University recently made the above comment in response to Richard Dawkins’ remark about enlightenment values at a literary festival in India.
It appears that Hazen is deliberately omitting the fact that it was also the brute force of christianity that was behind the whole slavery business in the first place – as well as the entire racism enterprise that elevates the caucasian above that of any other race on earth.
Besides, Martin Luther King Jr. was never an evangelical in the modern sense of the word and would never have endorsed the bigotry and silliness for which the evangelical world is so well known.