You missed the Presbyterians!
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Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: Johnson interview
> Howard Van Till quoted,
> << "Not to put too fine a point on it, the Darwinian establishment views
> theistic evolution as a weak-kneed sycophant that desperately wants the
> respectability that comes with being a full-blooded Darwinist but refuses
> follow the logic of Darwinism through to the end. It takes courage to
> up the comforting belief that life has a purpose. It takes courage to
> without the consolation of an afterlife. Theistic evolutionists lack the
> stomach to face the ultimate meaninglessness of life, and it is this
> of courage that makes them contemptible in the eyes of full-blooded
> Darwinists." William Dembski, in _Intelligent Design_, InterVarsity
> p. 112. >>
> Perhaps this is also why it is so important to get out into the world
> around and discuss one's views in the marketplace. Too much isolation
> whether it be with ultra darwinist materialist, Methodists, stamp
> collectors, or intelligent designers is a likely to breed misconceptions,
> if no efforts are made to check one's views with the outside world.
> Nevertheless, this quote does surprise me. Dembski's "The Design
> was quite reasonable (although of rather limited utility). However, it
> not delve deeply into any issues related to science and religion.
> For those who might be Methodists, there is no special reason for
> this ignoble selection, ideed, it is much too general. My only point is
> that extreme isolation within a particular group whatever that group may
> be is not good. Baptist and Catholics can have good ideas, at least
> So now that I have insulted everyone, I sign off with my one and only
> remaining hope out of this tangle
> By Grace and Grace alone do we proceed, <grin>.....
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