Yale English professor, Harold Bloom, was given space in the New York Times to proclaim the idiocy of most religions but especially the Mormon one. He confesses that he reads the writings of atheist Christopher Hitchens “with pleasure”. He claims that “American religion centers upon the denial of death”. I find that statement to be false; most sermons revolve around how to live and celebrate life.
Mr. Bloom, without expressly stating, promotes the views of the secular-humanists that are so prevalent in University systems today. His Yale faculty web page indicates that he specializes in poetry. Interestingly, his anti-faith book titled “The American Religion” is not listed on the Yale faculty page.
So why would the New York Times choose this professor to author a piece that promotes the fear of electing a Mormon President? Couldn’t they find a professor of religious studies to do this? Probably not at Yale.