I must say that my understanding of Scripture precludes giving my trust to
the current scientific theories of origins or descent. Is it my faith or
is it my being a physicist which gives rise to such a black/white attitude?
I do not really know. However, I believe both my faith and my science are
reconciled fine without speculative scientific theories on how the whole
thing came into being.
From: Blaine D. McArthur <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: evolution and the sabbath
>Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>> A true evolutionist would dispense with Scripture altogether. Whom
>> are we kidding!
>Just what, may I ask, is a true evolutionist?
>I do not think of myself as an evolutionist. I do, however, heartily
>accept that evolution is a good description of what has transpired
>since "In the beginning." (....I think "evolution" is true.)
>To call myself an "evolutionist" is to somehow make being it an
>essential and significant part of who I am. I believe in it, but it is
>not one of the principle characters that defines who I am.
>I know many Christians who accept evolution without any problem. I
>really do not understand why some people think that having a personal
>relation with the Creator and the acceptance of a description of a
>process are mutually exclusive.