Maybe it’s actually good that many religious preachers nowadays tend to spread extremely-stupid contents… In the land of milk and honey, even the state itself tends to do so, courtesy of the Ministry of Education.
So how can it be good? Let’s see: In ancient times, when someone with authority said God had created all animals several thousand years ago – it seemed rational. When the establishment insisted that all stars circled the Earth – it sounded rather logical. Modern times and up-to-date scientific knowledge pose a threat to this endless stream of nonsense. People can actually see scientific evidence. Not only it exists, but new technology makes it available for almost everybody.
And when they’re faced with such contradictions, conflict arises. The solution may be (and often is) – to get wiser. To come closer to science and modern knowledge.
No wonder many extreme priests, rabbis, imams (and you name it) fear the Internet and the smartphone era. Generally speaking, it’s not the porn they’re afraid of. It’s the truth.
Thus the next time you hear about another dumb statement made by a man with a long beard and a gown – perhaps it’s not such a bad idea to spread the word. Together with some *real* information. Maybe it’s good.