Q. As a scientist with a Ph.D., what do you make of the Christian fundamentalists who say the earth was created in six days and dismiss evolution as a lot of bunk?
A. I think it‚Äôs a horrendous misunderstanding of both science and active faith tradition. I understand the great creation story in the scientific sense ‚ÄĒ big bang and evolutionary theory ‚ÄĒ as the best understanding of how we have come to be what we are: not the meaning behind it, but the process behind it. Genesis is about the meaning behind that....
"I worked on squids and octopuses." Well that makes it all OK then "Episcopalians aren‚Äôt interested in replenishing their ranks by having children? No. It‚Äôs probably the opposite" Yeah, 'cos who cares about God's explicit command to go forth and multiply. "Have you met Pope Benedict? I have not. I think it would be really interesting" Yeah, then you two can reminisce about all the *heresies* you've done. "I think Muslims are poorly understood by the West, and it is easy to latch onto that which we do not understand and demonize it." Out of the 30 wars in the world 28 involve Muslims, what's to understand? "You have many talents. Many crazinesses, many passions." Yes, they're known as carnal desires "I think it‚Äôs a horrendous misunderstanding of both science and active faith tradition" So believing God's word is 'horrendous'. I'm sorry if it's distracting you from your important work on squids and octupuses.
One has to remember that the Anglican/Episcopal and the Roman Catholic Church, have an unholy triangle of belief: church tradition, church leadership, and scripture. The last one on that list is the shortest leg of the triangle. This is the only valid leg that a Christian can stand on. Mixing anything with scripture makes a belief not only invalid, but anti-Christian.
Well, with that answer, if that's the official Episcopal voice of the matter, the state of the Episcopal Church is this: Apostate, a well without water, inhabited by wolves in sheeps' clothing, at the mercy of the winds and being tossed to and fro by every wind of teaching.
"As a scientist with a Ph.D., what do you make of the Christian fundamentalists who say the earth was created in six days and dismiss evolution as a lot of bunk?"
= Oh Look.!! A "Christian Fundamentalist" wrote the Book of Hebrews. Heb.11:3 "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."
"Your critics see you as an unrepentant liberal who supports the ordination of gay bishops. Are you trying to bolster the religious left?
No. We‚Äôre not about being either left or right. We‚Äôre about being comprehensive."
I'm not a "Critic" - Just a real Christian who knows a Liberal from hell when he sees one.