As reported on the Slashdot article Christian Churches Celebrate Darwin's Birthday, 450 "Christian" churches are actually celebrating the birthday of good ol' Charlie Darwin, the father of the THEORY and RELIGION of Evolution, stating that "Darwin's theory of biological evolution is compatible with faith and that Christians have no need to choose between religion and science".
Uhm... what? What people would say this and call themselves Christians? I continued to read the article and discovered a list, true or not, of churches reported to be celebrating:
"A variety of denominational and non-denominational churches, including Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Unitarian, Congregationalist, United Church of Christ, Baptist and a host of community churches, are participating in the event, which grew out of Zimmerman's The Clergy Letter Project, another effort to dispel the perception among many Christians that faith and evolution are mutually exclusive."
It doesn't at all surprise me that the Episcopal, Presbyterian, Unitarian, and Congragationalist churches are doing it. They have a warped perspective on the Bible already. But the inclusion of the United Church of Christ and the Baptist church kind of took me by surprise. They have a central office that approves what these churches do. There's a good chance the entire denomination has been compromised.
There's a word we Christians use when something like this happens. We not-Catholic Christians don't use it often, but when the appropriate time arises, we'll use it. Dictionary.com seems to label it as a Catholic-specific term. Whether that is true or not, I've heard very devout Protestant Christians use it at times.
That word is HERETIC. Suggesting that God used Evolution to aid in the creation of the universe is heresy. It clearly conflicts with the 7 24-hour day Creation timeline as layed out in the first chapters of Genesis. This goes way beyond simple misinterpretation, people.
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[8/3/2008 6:19:07 AM]
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