According to Peart's logic, faith and belief are the antithesis of "science." This is one of the main tenets of the secular humanist dogma - an insupportable belief that the Enlightenment is solely responsible for scientific advance, and that religion is responsible for the Dark Ages and ignorance in general.
The following story is just another in an endless series of data which demonstrate the invalidity of Peart's view:
Isaac Newton & the Book of Daniel
One has to display extreme unreason in order to make the claim that religion ("a plague that resists all science") and science are incompatible, or that religious people are "party blind". But then, logic is not one of the gods in the secularist pantheon.