From: Howard J. Van Till (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 20 2003 - 07:46:34 EST
From: "Don Winterstein" <email@example.com>
The need for an inerrant Book clearly overrules common sense.
Don, that analysis is, in my judgment, exactly on target. Commitment to
inerrancy is the basis for episodic creationist folk science in its many
forms. Biblicism, bordering on bibliolatry, is one of the primary character
traits of fundamentalist Christianity.
Here is an exercise I think many members of this list-serve would find
interesting. Go to the web sites of YEC organizations and other citadels of
fundamentalist Christianity and locate their "statement of faith." Note how
often the statement placed at or near the top of the list is a commitment to
the concept of biblical inerrancy, above and before statements about God or
Howard Van Till
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