Re: Why?/Re: Answersingenesis

From: Jonathan Clarke (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 06:11:59 EDT

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    "M.B.Roberts" wrote (in part):

    > However I suspect but have no evidence that sunday School teachers naively
    > were YEC without knowing they were and thus fixed yec sympathies at grass
    > root level
    > Michael

    I think the role of SS material, together with Bible story books, etc., in
    formulating attitudes of Christians to a number of issues is under estimated.
    This is especially the case that such material is often visual. How many
    pictures of the garden of Eden for example, have lions lying with the lamb, or
    even dinosaurs in the background with a pale skinned blond or brown haired Adam
    and Eve (Adam clean shaven of course) with strageically placed greenery in the
    foreground? Or with the flood account, how many have animals from the Americas
    east Asia, or Australia boarding the ark? the power of such images in colouring
    the perceptions of people, especailly those who might think no further about
    them, may be very great.


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