PRO

Where Your Ideas can change Minds

Please visit our new forum at

http://www.4forums.com

CON


YouDebate.com Forum
» back to YouDebate.com
Register | Profile | Log In | Lost Password | Active Users | Help | Board Rules | Search | FAQ |
Custom Search
» You are not logged in.   log in | register

  YouDebate.com Forum
   Creationism vs Evolution Debates
     Cultural War, not Scientific

Topic Jump
« Back | Next »
[ Single page for this topic ]
Forum moderated by: admin
    

    
beavischrist

|       |       Report Post




Regular
Post Score
Adjustment:
n/a

Rate this post:

I found this to be amusing, of course no one else will and I'll have to deal with a storm of insults, but that's life.

"At the end of the Washington Monument rally in September, 1976, I was admitted to the second entering class at Unification Theological Seminary. During the next two years, I took a long prayer walk every evening. I asked God what He wanted me to do with my life, and the answer came not only through my prayers, but also through Father's many talks to us, and through my studies. Father encouraged us to set our sights high and accomplish great things.

He also spoke out against the evils in the world; among them, he frequently criticized Darwin's theory that living things originated without God's purposeful, creative activity. My studies included modern theologians who took Darwinism for granted and thus saw no room for God's involvement in nature or history; in the process, they re- interpreted the fall, the incarnation, and even God as products of human imagination.

Father's words, my studies, and my prayers convinced me that I should devote my life to destroying Darwinism, just as many of my fellow Unificationists had already devoted their lives to destroying Marxism. When Father chose me (along with about a dozen other seminary graduates) to enter a Ph.D. program in 1978, I welcomed the opportunity to prepare myself for battle."
- Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.-Berkeley, CA
Author of Icons of Evolution
 


Posts: 193 | Posted: 4:05 PM on November 26, 2002 | IP
beavischrist

|       |       Report Post




Regular
Post Score
Adjustment:
n/a

Rate this post:

This is a very interesting link of an evangelist scientist responding to a creationist.

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/woodgeo/schimm1.html

The original piece by Schimmrich can be found at
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/woodmorappe-geochronology.html
 


Posts: 193 | Posted: 4:48 PM on November 26, 2002 | IP
thistownwilleatu

|       |       Report Post



Junkie
Post Score
Adjustment:
n/a

Rate this post:

If you've read some of my other posts you'll see that I'm not anti-evolution.  I very well believe that God, in his creativity could very well have used evolution.  I don't see the theory as inherently "evil".  The truth is I don't know, and to be honestly don't particularly care.  It's not important to me.

What do you guys find so fascinating about it?


-------
"The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint ... but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices." - Thomas Merton

"I thank my God for every remembrance of you." - Paul
 


Posts: 341 | Posted: 5:18 PM on November 26, 2002 | IP
beavischrist

|       |       Report Post




Regular
Post Score
Adjustment:
n/a

Rate this post:

If there had never been the proposition of teaching creationism in school I would not be anywhere as interested. Seeing people band together to push their religious beliefs into a publis stage should be troubling to anyone who supports the Constitution.
 


Posts: 193 | Posted: 5:24 PM on November 26, 2002 | IP
    
[ Single page for this topic ]

Topic Jump
« Back | Next »
[ Single page for this topic ]
Forum moderated by: admin
    

Topic options: Lock topic | Unlock topic | Make Topic Sticky | Remove Sticky | Delete thread | Move thread | Merge thread

 

© YouDebate.com
Powered by: ScareCrow version 2.12
© 2001 Jonathan Bravata. All rights reserved.