Dick Fischer wrote:
> George Murphy wrote
>> I see no point in continuing this thread since Dick apparently has
>> no interest in responding to my arguments.
> I answered the only question you asked. You then went on to say:
Conversations don't have to be conducted in question and answer
format. If you don't want to carry on a conversation then just drop it,
but don't suggest that I haven't given you anything to respond to.
George L. Murphy
The Science-Theology Interface"
> "Dick seems to have totally missed the point here - either that or his
> omission of my reference to Genesis shows that he saw it quite
> clearly! It's clear that the writer of the Genesis account used the
> concepts of an archaic cosmology in order to speak about God's
> creation of the world. No sensible person today thinks that that
> oudated picture of the world has to be accepted if one is going to
> believe the theological claims of Genesis. I.e., those claims are
> cannot simply be identified with the way in which the world is
> described there.
> As Christians, we presumably believe that scripture is in some sense
> inspired by the Holy Spirit. The example of Genesis 1 shows that the
> Spirit seems to have been willing to condescend to the use of
> less-than-perfect concepts - & in fact ones that from the standpoint
> of today's science quite obsolete - in order to convey God's message
> to us.
> If we are going to use what Paul says in Romans 5 and I Corinthians 15
> to develop a theological anthropology, we will have to at least
> consider the possibility that the concept of an historical individual
> Adam as the single male ancestor of all humans is also part of a view
> of the world which we need no longer accept.
> Note that I say "at least consider the possibility." Of course we need
> to try to grasp Paul's theological argument before we can decide what
> is essential to it and what is simply the language that he uses to
> express it. But this can't be done if one doesn't even recognize the
> difference in principle."
> I don't see a question in there anyplace.
> Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - www.orisol.com
> "The answer we should have known about 150 years ago"
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