Re: statement on creationism?

Robert C. Newman (
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:54:16 -0500

George and Terry:

Yes, the CC of the ASA has certainly not tried to exclude YEC position, and
one of the guys on our Creation Statement subcomm is YEC (Paul Nelson), who
is also drafting that part of our statement. The theory of our statement is
a main section, that all on the comm agree on, and then separate sections
(YEC, OEC, TE, ID, maybe methodological naturalism) giving the view of that
particular segment put together by a proponent.

In Christ,
Bob Newman

----- Original Message -----
From: George Murphy <"">
To: Terry M. Gray <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: statement on creationism?

> Terry M. Gray wrote:
> >
> > Odd that no one from the Creation Commission of the ASA is speaking up
> > here. There is a draft statement floating around. Perhaps Bob Newman
> > others involved would be willing to post it.
> >
> > While I'm no YEC sympathizer, I think that it's worth pointing out that
> > ASA has always had room for YEC's even if they haven't always been
> > to tolerate the rest of us. I think that we must be careful when we
> > FOR the ASA.
> I've been on the commission but can't speak for others. The draft we
> discussed at this past summer's meeting includes some general statements
about creation
> & then summaries of different views. Not all of the latter have been
included yet.
> I don't think it's yet ready for general circulation but Bob should speak
to that.
> IMO the problem is not so much the existence of YEC views as the idea of
> that those views are the only acceptable Christian ones.
> George L. Murphy