From: William A. Wetzel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Brian D Harper <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: Phil Johnson on Focus on the Family
>Brian D Harper wrote:
>> At 01:53 PM 4/27/99 -0400, Moorad wrote:
>> >Theistic evolution always seemed to me as the way a Christian reconciles
>> >his/her science with his/her Christian faith and so attempt to have
>> >cake and eat it too.
>> This is a rather insulting statement, Moorad. What evidence do you
>> have that I am reconciling my faith and my science?
>> Brian Harper
>> Associate Professor
>> Applied Mechanics
>> The Ohio State University
>> "All kinds of private metaphysics and theology have
>> grown like weeds in the garden of thermodynamics"
>> -- E. H. Hiebert
>Perhaps Moorad's statement is insulting, but it is not the issue which is
>important. What is important is the inconsistancy of their position. It's
>amazing to me how many people seem to interpret Revelation "symbolically"
>and treat Genesis 1 and 2 literally. Then to top it off, bury their heads
>in the sand when concerning science.
>Science does not bring salvation, but faith does. Because of this, I much
>rather be with believers who lack scientific understanding when I fellow-
>ship with others than be with those who have scientific understanding but
>are dead spiritually.
>As for Moorad... The telescope or the microscope: It's just another epoch
>of Coprinicus/Galileo/Columbus period in church history. Eventually, they
>will grow fewer and fewer in numbers and be ranked with the flat earthers
>which they emulate.
>If this is insulting... I apologize for that...
>William A. Wetzel