In the comments of an El Reg piece about one of the crazier Biblical literalists who has actually managed to end up on the Science committee of the House of Reresentatives, we get this:
I\’m honestly staggered people like him end up in positions of power and influence… Hell I\’m a religious man, a Christian, and I think this guy is a wackjob that shouldn\’t be allowed near a slide-rude, let alone influencing critical science oversight…
The quest to understand the universe and how it works is a quest understand God… To disregard evidence out of knee-jerk moronic fundamentalism is to spit on God\’s work.
Indeed, or as I\’ve heard the Benedictine attitude being described. God is truth. More knowledge leads us closer to truth. Thus learning, learning about anything, brings us closer to God.