Re: ~Preposterous

From: george murphy (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 15:28:51 EDT

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    "Panaccione,Brian J." wrote:

    > Preposterous only when we place improper limits on God,(emphasis on
    > 'we').
    > We are the limiting factor here, at best we are only able to apprehend
    > (not comprehend) who God is and what He is capable of. To assume
    > otherwise is pure folly, but Man has a long and "PROUD" history of
    > believing himself to be more capable than he ought. We are our biggest
    > fan, and too infatuated with our own cleverness.

            The only "limitation" on God required for my previous statement is
    the self-limitation which God himself has assumed if indeed he created a
    real world with a real history.

    > If we hold the Genesis account of Creation to be allegorical, then Man
    > is not in a fallen state, there is no need for a Savior, and for that
    > matter, there's no need for the Scriptures, so the whole young
    > earth -vs- old earth debate is a waste of time.

               This is pure _non sequitur_ . It is just a variant of the one
    that a choice must be made between Christianity and evolution, & is
    manifestly false. There are plenty of Christians who believe that the
    Genesis accounts are not "history as it really happened" [which is what I
    assume is meant here by "allegorical"] but that they and the rest of
    scripture speak about the seriousness of sin and the need for



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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