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To: Buck W.

Did you read the article? Note this paragraph:

The issue here is not "evolution" – a broad term that can mean simply change within existing species (which no one doubts). The issue is Darwinism – which claims that all living things are descended from a common ancestor, modified by natural selection acting on random genetic mutations.

Darwinism is absolutely not compatible with Scriptural Christianity.

That said, you're free to believe what you want.


15 posted on 09/27/2006 10:07:16 AM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: Theo

Oh, puh-leeze. This is a bit of semantic obfuscation that would make Bill Clinton blush scarlet.


25 posted on 09/27/2006 10:15:02 AM PDT by steve-b (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.)
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To: Theo
"Did you read the article? "

Yes. However, your reference to Scriptural Christianity is the issue, not Darwinism. Decendence from a common ancestor is perfectly compatible with Christianity. However, this is not true if one holds to the literal inerrancy of the Bible.
31 posted on 09/27/2006 10:17:02 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Theo
The rest of the statement: That said, you're free to believe what you want, to your own peril.
48 posted on 09/27/2006 10:25:01 AM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: Theo
The issue here is not "evolution" – a broad term that can mean simply change within existing species (which no one doubts). The issue is Darwinism [snippage] Darwinism is absolutely not compatible with Scriptural Christianity.

Then "Darwinism" can't be the issue either, since it's only incompatible with Christianity (and/or theism in general) by the stipulative, gratuitous and utterly ahistorical definition contrived by the ID types.

Their definition of "Darwinism" has nothing to do with understanding of the term by self-described "Darwinists". It's exactly like stipulating that pro-lifers are, by definition, religious extremists. It completely ignores notable Darwinists like R.A. Fisher, Francisco Ayala, Ken Miller, Simon Conway Morris, etc, who were or are theists. In fact all the preceding are professing Christians specifically.

222 posted on 09/27/2006 2:51:24 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Theo
Darwinism is absolutely not compatible with Scriptural Christianity.

Ok. Then go away. Take your scripture and go somehere else. This site is for people who will open their minds and think.

333 posted on 09/27/2006 6:37:06 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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