Re: Comment to Don

John W. Burgeson (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 23:33:07 -0400

George commented, in part: "1 possible reason: They often teach their
children, their
students, &/or their parishoners that they have to choose between
"evolution or creation" - & some of their children &c, finding that
science supports evolution & not YEC, take them at their word and stop
believing in creation, & also in God. "

As I said before, thinking that ev and God are mutually exclusive is hardly
a serious error, UNLESS the person holding it decides to go "into science."
In which instance, I hold that most rational persons, who must have a
reasonably high intelligence level to even consider going into science in
the first place, will figure things out in time.

I hold, also, that the # of persons actually rejecting "the faith" over
this issue is very small. And the "faith" they reject may well be a false
one anyway, a sort of "believe in Jesus cause he's magic."

Note that I am NOT holding that we all ought to forget about all this stuff
and quit opposing the philosophical naturalists in our society. But the
evidence that they have any serious effect is pretty sparse.