Re: Answersingenesis

From: Vince D. Calhoun (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 11:47:20 EDT

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    At 08:12 AM 4/2/2001 -0400, wrote:

    >"For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there
    >are fiew who find it.
    >Mt. 7:14

    I think this may have been meant to be funny. If so then I
    apologize. However I wanted to make sure that there is a distinction being
    made between the road the "leads to life" and a different view of God's
    working in history. Comments?

    >John W Burgeson <> on 03/31/2001 12:59:48
    >Sent by:
    >Subject: Answersingenesis
    >The other day I noted that the young earth site,, is
    >receiving a reported 10,000 visitors a day.
    >I also note that the ASA web site has had about 80,000 visitors since
    >Assuming the answersingenesis reported number is inflated by a factor of
    >ten, and that the ASA site has been active for 3 years, that reduces to
    >80 /day for the ASA and 1,000/day for answersingenesis.
    >I could not find a visitor count at, but surely they must be
    >doing a comparable business.
    >I surmise we are being outgunned by a factor of at least 20 to 1. Very
    >likely a lot more.
    >At the occasion of the NTSE conference in Austin, in February 1997, ICR
    >put on a conference at a local Baptist church. There were 125 at the NTSE
    >-- the church was overflowing with a reported (this is from memory) 3,000
    >in attendance.
    >I surmise that although the YEC view has been thoroughly falsified
    >(unless one espouses the Gosse thesis), it is certainly not going away. I
    >had had visions of that happening as the Internet revolution began -- but
    >Gresham's law of $$ seems to apply even more so to rational discourse.
    >We can debate endlessly the amount of the beating we are taking; is it
    >"only" 20 to 1 or is it, perhaps, 100 to 1, but I think nobody here will
    >deny that rational discussions on origins ARE an uninteresting backwater
    >in current origins thinking in our country. We can also argue that this
    >does not matter because the academic / intellectual world is not so
    >polarized. Which may, or may not, be true.
    >Or those of us who care can try to do something about the current sorry
    >I don't have any magic bullets myself, but I have been discussing with
    >Jack Haas at least one fairly modest action we can take (I speak here to
    >ASA members) to work on the situation. That will be the subject of a post
    >I will make later.
    >In the meantime, comments anyone?
    > Burgy (John Burgeson)

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