I do not know Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University. But he is to be applauded for arguing that the pluralist emperor has no clothes.
In a recent article in the Boston Globe (apparently a teaser for a new book he’s written), Prothero avers: “Among multiculturalists, the tendency is to pretend that the differences between religions are more apparent than real… But pretending that the world’s religions are the same does not make our world safer. Like all forms of ignorance, it makes our world more dangerous, and more deadly… Both tolerance and respect are empty virtues until we actually know whatever it is we are supposed to be tolerating or respecting.”
Read the entire article and enjoy the clarity of Prothero’s common-sense observations.
HT: Nathan Bliss