Date: Sat Dec 21 2002 - 10:11:21 EST
In a message dated 12/20/02 11:54:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> You asked:
> You say "in the context of the universal church's understanding of it."
> don't know what you mean by that context. You're claiming quite an
> AT: What I mean is what has been generally accepted by the majority of
> Christians around the world throughout history. I think this is a most
> legitiamte source of guidance for us, and will prevent us modern Christians
> from all kinds of novel interpretations not in keeping with Apostolic
I didn't know Christianity was a democracy and so have given little thought
to what majorities accept. My inquiry into the darwinian substrate in the
bible is based on Ken Ham's legitimate concern. I heard him defend
creationism simply on the grounds that if he didn't, people would abandon the
Biblical teachings. Ham is concerned they would then abandon the moral law in
the scriptures. My inquiries suggest that the moral law in the scriptures is
supported by a darwinian interpretation so Ken Ham is unnecessarily concerned
so I am trying to get people past the refusal to accept the darwinian
substrate in the scriptures because they think its a threat. It's not a
threat, but you have to make the intellectual inquiry from a darwinian
perspective to see that for yourself. The Darwinian interpretation of the
Scriptures is not a 'novel' interpretation. The first book of the MacDonald
trilogy was published in 1994, the last in 1998.
A PEOPLE THAT SHALL DWELL ALONE
Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy
SEPARATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS
Toward an Evolutionary Theory of anti-Semitism
CULTURE OF CRITIQUE
An Evolutionary Analysis
of Jewish Involvement
in 20th Century
Intellectual and Political Movements
In these three volumes Kevin MacDonald identifies a religiously applied
human evolutionary strategy. If
you've followed the development of evolutionary theory, you are not
surprised by the identification of a
religiously applied evolutionary strategy. E.O.Wilson warned us over 20
years ago that it was coming when
he wrote in On Human Nature that, "...beliefs are really enabling
mechanisms for survival. Religion, like
other human institutions, evolves so as to enhance the persistence and
influence of its practitioners."
Kevin MacDonald has developed "an understanding of Judaism based on
modern social and biological
sciences... and especially the social psychology of group behavior"
(APTSDA, Judaism as a Group
Evolutionary Strategy). He finds the solution to the riddle of cyclic
genocide in group dynamics.
This has already happened...
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