U.S. belief in God down, belief in theory of evolution up
Three-quarters of U.S. adults say they believe in God, down from 82 percent in 2005, 2007 and 2009, a Harris Poll indicates.
The Harris Poll found 57 percent of U.S. adult say they believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, down from 60 percent in 2005, and 72 percent say they believe in miracles, down from 79 percent in 2005, while 68 percent say they believe in heaven, down from 75 percent. Sixty-eight percent say they believe Jesus is God or the son of God, down from 72 percent; and 65 percent say they believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, down from 70 percent....
There's another organization that my church doesn't like, because of it's strong anti-Calvinist stand, so I'm not happy with them on that, but also their support for the KJV. They republish parts of articles, which makes their emails interesting, but one of these was especially frustrating and troubling, they took an article which had used very understandable NIV verses in it and substituted KJV Elizabethan gibberish for it. It was gibberish to me, and being a native English speaker, that's hard to do, but then a lot of KJV is gibberish.
By the way, while I have nothing against SA sending out the Gospel of John to people in the KJV because I would suppose they translate the verses they are looking at into English, I do hope they will use bilingual mailings next time, to areas which have large percentage of Spanish speakers in them. Something I might not have said clearly in my comment to their latest mailing on that thread.
good sense, you picked an excellent source. I hope people will look at Dr Morris commentary.
2 Timothy 4 2¬†Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching; 3¬†For the time will come when they will not take the true teaching; but, moved by their desires, they will get for themselves a great number of teachers for the pleasure of hearing them; 4¬†And shutting their ears to what is true, will be turned away to belief in foolish stories. 5¬†But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news,
Mr b, I would say it is even sillier. We actually see some people who look like Santa at least, but nothing resembles soup to philosopher. Good sense, dr Morris was quite the scientist, helped give rise to the modern creationism movement, which is very important, and is defended beautifully at creation ministries international by some brilliant scholars.
When belief in God is down then that would automatically assume the belief in evolution to be up as an alternative to the truth. However I doubt that everybody who quote "believes" in evolution really understands it or has studied it to any great extent. Evolution ie man's science is accepted as proven and fact, UNTIL someone looks deep enough into it to perceive the errors and presumptions which it holds. This is when science becomes non-science.
"The Scientific Case Against Evolution by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. Belief in evolution is a remarkable phenomenon. It is a belief passionately defended by the scientific establishment, despite the lack of any observable scientific evidence for macroevolution (that is, evolution from one distinct kind of organism into another). This odd situation is briefly documented here by citing recent statements from leading evolutionists admitting their lack of proof. These statements inadvertently show that evolution on any significant scale does not occur at present, and never happened in the past, and could never happen at all." http://www.icr.org/home/resources/resources_tracts_scientificcaseagainstevolution/