Ever heard of Kenneth Miller?
11/28/2009 12:09:08 PM
Hooray! I'm a whoremonger!
12/1/2009 2:03:39 AM
David B.The Clergy Letter Project
"We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist. We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory among others” is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God’s good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator. To argue that God’s loving plan of salvation for humanity precludes the full employment of the God-given faculty of reason is to attempt to limit God, an act of hubris. We urge school board members to preserve the integrity of the science curriculum by affirming the teaching of the theory of evolution as a core component of human knowledge. We ask that science remain science and that religion remain religion, two very different, but complementary, forms of truth."
There are currently over 12,000 Jesus-loving clergy who have put their names to the above statement, including presbyterians, evangelicals, baptists, Lutherans, episcopalians and methodists. Even fundamentalism began by promoting a form of theistic evolution, saying "Darwinism" is fine as long as you include God. E.g. in their founding text, The Fundamentals: A Testament to Truth
"In truth, no conception of evolution can be formed, compatible with all the facts of science, which does not take account, at least at certain great critical points, of the entrance of new factors into the process we call creation. One such point is the transition from inorganic to organic existence the entrance of the new power of life. [...] A second point is in the transition from purely organic development to consciousness. [...] The third point is in the transition to rationality, personality, and moral life in man. [...] If this new evolutionary conception is accepted, 'most of the difficulties which beset the Darwinian theory fall away."
This modern fundie obsession with "evilution" is nothing to do with faith or religion - or even fundamentalism - and everything to do with the works of George McReady Price. It is not Christ's teachings they follow but Price's, and they are far less Christians than they are Priceans.
12/1/2009 6:33:28 AM
Actually, the top level head of Science in the CCCP did never agree with the natural-selection driven evolution.
Sounded too capitalistic for him.
11/23/2011 9:02:54 AM
um, Theory of evolution came from Darwin, who was trained in theology as a young man.
11/23/2011 11:42:54 PM
Well, I have mongered a few whores in my younger days and I am very much an atheist, but a commie and a warmonger? Nah.
2/4 ain't bad, I suppose. This douche, on the other hand, just scores 0 on every conceivable level.
11/24/2011 2:46:52 AM
8/18/2012 9:20:57 PM
We're the warmongers, but you have named yourself GodsSoldier107? Most of the atheists I know are pacifists, btw.
I didn't know that Darwin and the others who came up with the idea of evolution, were atheists. I thought that Darwin turned a bit agnostic towards the end of his life.
Only Bible-literalistic, cretinist, fundamentalist Christians adhere to the lies of Evolution. The rest of us adhere to the evidence of reality.
8/19/2012 3:10:44 AM