From the ending of the above interview:
Mr. LIZZA: Well, you know, I don’t want to say that everything that is written in a book that she recommends means that she believes it, right? You can’t, you don’t want to do that. What I was very careful to do is look at the thinkers that she cited as the most influential in her own life.
But there was one line from this Pearcey book that she cited as important to her…
GROSS: This is Nancy Pearcey.
Mr. LIZZA: This is Nancy Pearcey, who writes basically that believers need to be very, very careful when adopting ideas from nonbelievers. That even if once in a while - this is not an exact quote but I’m paraphrasing - even if once in a while nonbelievers get a fact wrong, it will always in some way be tainted by the non-Christian worldview it comes out of.
And I think frankly if that is what you believe, it’s very hard to absorb thinking and ideas from outside your own worldview if you believe everything else is tainted if it comes from nonbelievers.
In one respect, isn’t this what it all boils down to, the need for absolutism and certitude, in and of itself. . .
as for that religion, and all the ways people turn it into their tool,
it’s just a fractal reflecting that human need for absolutism and certitude? ... to say nothing of dominion…
just a thought