Why are Creationists so afraid of Evolution?

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  1. Coloratura

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    I know a number of Non-Denom pastors who used to push that reasoning when referring to gay marriage, liberals, et al. It varies from sect to sect, and usually the most conservative ones are the ones pushing it the heaviest, at least in my neck of the woods.
     
  2. RyanKCR

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    He also commanded to judge righteously.

    That is not accurate either.
    Who are you to judge when you don't accept or understand it yourself?
     
  3. Davros

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    3 quotes saying not to judge vs one possible in favor of judging. Add to those the "offer no resistance to the wicked" line and my argument looks stronger and stronger.
     
  4. Awesome Possum

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    Maybe you should read the Bible if you want to go to Heaven.
    I'm not a Christian, I don't have to follow the rules of your imaginary friend.
     
  5. RyanKCR

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    "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."
    "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment."
    “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”

    I still don't understand how you feel you can judge what or who a Christian is if you don't believe in it,
     
  6. Awesome Possum

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    Easily, I read the Bible and read what Jesus supposedly said. When applied to most Christians, they don't even come close.

    Granted, some book contradict the others, especially when it comes to what is supposed to recorded history. But there are some decent stories with some decent stories. It's like Star Trek but less interesting.
     
  7. Hunter X

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    On the subject of Evangelical Christianity and evolution, is anyone else here familiar with BioLogos.com? It's, in their words, "a community of evangelical Christians committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and biblical faith, guided by the truth that “all things hold together in Christ.” [Col 1:17]"

    They don't consider themselves to be ID or Creationists, in the typical meaning of that term. They're also helpful in pointing to Christians that have historically been open to a non-literal interpretation of the Genesis accounts (Origen, Augustine, Aquinas) or accepting of evolution (B. B. Warfield, who, ironically, is considered one of the spearheads of the inerrancy of the Bible movement).

    Anyways, I find it encouraging to see thoughtful work by (evangelical) Christians of both scientific and theological professions attempting real, intelligent dialogue in this area.
     
  8. Pavonis

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    Evangelical Christians that want to reconcile evolution and theology will have to adapt their theology, because reality isn't going to budge.
     
  9. Awesome Possum

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    Even the Catholics accept it, it's really only a splinter of Christianity, mainly in America. They're just loud and annoying..
     
  10. Coloratura

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    Evangelical Christians should be given the chance to make that reconciliation. Any religious person who is willing to examine their faith and say "maybe I'm wrong and need to make sure what I've learned is right," should be more than welcome to do so; not just because that can lead to fewer extreme religious groups (although that is very good!), but also because such people may find a better application of their own faith, and in that, everyone benefits.
     
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    parable, n.
    Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈparəbl/ , U.S. /ˈpɛrəb(ə)l/
    Forms: ME pable (transmission error), ME parabele, ME parabil, ME parabol, ME
    Etymology: Anglo-Norman and Old French parable...
    1. An allegorical or metaphorical saying or narrative; an allegory, a fable, an apologue; a comparison, a similitude.



    allegory, n.
    Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈalᵻɡ(ə)ri/ , U.S. /ˈæləˌɡɔri/
    Etymology: (i) Anglo-Norman and Middle French allegorie

    1. The use of symbols in a story, picture, etc., to convey a hidden or ulterior meaning, typically a moral or political one; symbolic representation. Also: the interpretation of this.



    metaphor, n.
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    Forms: α. lME methaphor, 15 metafor, 15–16 metaphore, 15– metaphor.
    Etymology: Middle French metaphore (c1275 in Old French as metafore ; French métaphore
    1. A figure of speech in which a name or descriptive word or phrase is transferred to an object or action different from, but analogous to, that to which it is literally applicable; an instance of this, a metaphorical expression.




    The key word in all of these is 'interpretation'. Ergo; you suck.
     
  12. iguana_tonante

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    You don't accept or understand a lot of things (including science, logic, and common sense), yet you judge plenty.

    I find it hilarious how in the same post you claim to have the right to judge people you disagree with, and then tell them they have no right to judge your beliefs.

    I wonder if you don't see the logical disconnect, or you simply don't care.
     
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  13. R. Star

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    Gotta love the circular arguments on both sides. I'm right and you're wrong. If you don't believe it, just ask me. ;)
     
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    I don't mind the arguments between evolutionists and YE Creationists so much, it's the people who sit on the fence pretending they are superior to everyone that are the most irritating of all.
     
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    I don't mind people sitting on the fence being superior to all, it's the other people who point this out to everyone else that really annoy me.
     
  16. Pingfah

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    Shut up Deckerd :p

    :lol:
     
  17. RyanKCR

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    Funny, my post was done to point out the disconnect in AP and a lot of other atheists who bring up the judge not quote.
     
  18. Squiggy

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    Seems to be the mantra of today's Christians. Hell, if you were to take what they said on blind faith you'd think the entire Bible was about no gheys instead of a throw away line buried in a list of things not to eat.
     
  19. iguana_tonante

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    Dude, it's your book. We aren't bound by it; you are.
     
  20. Awesome Possum

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    There isn't a disconnect. If a group has a series of rules, there's nothing wrong when an outside party points out that the group ignores those rules.

    Canadians have hate speech laws and Americans don't, if some Canadian poster started saying hate speech I can point it out. A referee doesn't have to play football to make decisions. There are countless examples.

    Stop trying to shift the blame for your lack of following your savior's teachings. I don't have to follow them, you do and you're failing miserably. You should be thankful there isn't a Hell and only the oblivion of death awaits you.