Hundreds of churches this week will revisit the question of whether man evolved from lower order species or was created whole by a higher being as part of Evolution Weekend.
Participation through sermons, Sunday school lessons and even evolution dances has expanded into 974 congregations across the country, more than doubling since the weekend began in 2006, said founder Michael Zimmerman, dean of the college of liberal arts and sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis.
Organizers said the churches include a growing number of conservative groups, among them black and Muslim groups typically linked to more traditional views.
Participants say they're not abandoning the Bible's story of Adam and Eve. Rather, they want to blend theories in a way that helps today's faithful reconcile their modern world with Biblical teachings....
This is absurd! Theologians who need to 'discuss' whether or not we come from apes are not worthy of their title! God says we were created as human beings and that all living things beget their own kind. That is sufficient proof. But, if we wish to be' scientific', let us remember there are NO PROOFS WHATEVER for evolution! None at all. Even Dawkins admits it. Why 'discuss' what is ludicrous? And why do supposed 'Christians' so denigrate the Father's own words by implying Darwin was right?
fuzzy logic wrote: If churches so-called engage in this discussion without proclaiming how God revealed Himself in scripture (as the I AM), they would be committing the fallacy of false dilemma.
The fact that they are willing to discuss this suggests that they either already have, or are willing to forfeit the revealed truth of God. God's Word reveals that which cannot be known by any other means and those who reject it embrace the darkness.
Jesus Christ said, "...upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Mt 16:18
Can you imagine that He who is the Creator of all will call and establish that as His Church which questions His very existence? No! "The gates of hell" have already prevailed against these "so called" churches, which are willing to question the Mighty Word & Works of the living God. It is that same voice which said, "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" That was the first question asked in the Bible and it is the very cornerstone of all unbelief.
fuzzy logic wrote: Again, I cannot help but wonder IF...
("IF" what, you ask? Figure it out)
Sorry, you're a little fuzzy on this one, I don't have a clue!
Not to nitpick like an Underground Grammarian (Richard Mitchell) wannabe, but reading the first paragraph without careful attention seems like "the higher being" had 2 days during an "evolution weekend" in which he/it 'created' man.
It would have been better if it were stated:
Hundreds of churches this week *as part of Evolution Weekend* will revisit the question of whether man evolved from lower order species or was created whole by a higher being.
Now I cannot help but wonder IF...
Also, God is NOT merely a "higher being" so this 'debate' is itself debatable or moot. If churches so-called engage in this discussion without proclaiming how God revealed Himself in scripture (as the I AM), they would be committing the fallacy of false dilemma.