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Evolution is nothing more than an athiestic religion. Aug 6, 2009
If one cannot take the historical narrative of Genesis chapter 1 as literal, then how do you know you are believing in the one true God spoken about in the Bible? Jesus who is God took the first chapter as literal is he deceived or a liar? Evolution philosophies says that death brought about man, the Bible teaches that the original sin brought death into the world both cannot be right. Evolution is atheistic you cannot mix atheism with Christianity just as you cannot mix oil with water.
Wacky evolutionist always making the statements that creationism is pseudo-science but never any proof of just how it is pseudo-science. What a religious statement from an evolutionist. The only pseudo-science that exists is to convince people that the fairy-tale religion of evolution is science when there is absolutely nothing to prove that evolution exists.
Believing that Creationism isn't science is totally arrogant the information given to you comes from men who hold B.A.S., B.S., Ph.D., Doctorate from Rice University, University of Minnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UCLA, University of California. These are the same places that your evolutionary Scientist obtained their degrees. If the Degreed Scientist on the Creationist side is invalid so are the Evolutionists. Too differentiate between the two and say that what the Equally Degreed Creationist says is invalid and the only what the Degree Evolutionist says is valid that is arrogantly bigoted and unbalanced. You have demeaned a class of scientist and made them non-people. This is no different then what Hitler did in declaring Jews not people.
If Young Earth Creationism is pseudo-scientific and bad science then why are they so ardent against it? These people haven’t any solid evidence to support their false accusations. They always try to discredit the messenger instead of the message. Ernestly pray before reading the book yourself and let God honestly convence you. Politically correct is absolutely not US constitutionally correct.
Enlightening Dec 19, 2002
Brilliant survey of early views of specifically Darwinian evolution by 19th century scientists and evangelical clerics, showing that originally there was not great conflict and shows why there need not be today. A must read for those who feel modern evangelicalism is a bit too strident (or perhaps just wrong) in its denunciation of evolution.
Retelling a Forgotten Legacy Nov 28, 2000
Evangelicals don't know their history. That's why they fight for the dubious notion of a renaissance of our American Christian roots. It's why they get suckered into prophecy hysteria every 15 years. It's also why they don't discuss the important and complex facets of the evolution-creation debate. Unbeknownst to many, the history of evangelical reaction to evolution is not a one-sided testament to antievolutionism. Not at all.
David Livingstone has written an important work because it teaches 3 important lessons relevant to the origins debate: 1. Evangelicals often misunderstand what is and what is not at stake in the evolution debate. 2. The issue of reconciling science and Christianity is far more complex than the either/or categories evangelicals often use. 3. History is full of valuable arguments and insights that remain relevant to the issue today. Evangelicals must look to the past as more than ammo to "disprove" evolution.
The title of this book is a little deceptive. Evangelicals have always (and rightfully) been uncomfortable about evolution. Livingstone does not tell a one-sided history. Instead, he delves into the lively intellectual response to Darwin. Especially intriguing is the reaction to evolution in Princeton. There we discover "the Fundamentals" contributor B.B. Warfield held to both a theistic evolutionary scheme of creation AND inerrancy!
Livinstone is masterful in telling the historical evangelical reaction to Charles Darwin and evolutionary thought. A must-read for anyone who is frustrated by the nonsensical rantings of modern antievolutionism.