>From: "Jim Eisele" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> However, I am uncomfortable mashing the Bible with science. Let the Bible
> be the Bible.
Yes, much noise & heat could be avoided by doing exactly that. If we "Let
the Bible be the Bible" we would stop forcing that text, written in the
Ancient Near Eastern and Greek/Roman conceptual vocabularies and written to
address the questions of that day, to provide simple and unambiguous answers
to modern scientific questions. We would stop trying to settle the endless
and futile arguments over the age of the universe or the adequacy of
evolutionary theories by (pious but misguided) appeal to the biblical text.
Yes, by all means, let the Bible be the Bible.
Howard Van Till
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