Re: Phil's remarks on Focus on the Family

David Campbell (
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 13:03:21 -0400

>Phil: It sure does, and it ought to fascinate everybody. You know, it's the
>most interesting topic in the world. Are we the products of a mindless,
>material process like the educators are telling us today? Or, are we here
>because a purposeful creator, who cares about us and what we do, brought us
>into existence for a purpose? That's the issue.

The initial question is not worded well. Disregarding the issue of
evolution and simply focusing on growth, our bodies are unquestionably the
product of a lot of mindless material processes such as the assembly of
proteins by ribosomes, cell growth and division, DNA transcription, etc.
The real question is whether we are the products of mindless, material
processes ALONE or whether God acts BOTH through and above such processes.

David C.