From: Jim Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 20:21:44 EDT
Like some of you, I have been bothered by the fact that the Creationist
community essentially defines the Christian position on origins for most
unbelievers, enquirers and the media. The alternative Christian
perspectives are several in number and as one consequence there is no
single unified voice taking public issue with the Creationist
perspectives. I am heartened by the number of you that are addressing
this problem in your own churches and communities, and I see some of
that in my own as well.
I was also touched by the pamphleting that one of the list participants
engaged in following one Creationist lecture. They found a way to do
And I'm really impressed with Burgy and Josh Bembenek's single-handed
All I would like to see is a chance for people outside the Christian
community to know that there are other alternatives, in particular to
know that not every Christian thinks that the matter of evolution is an
either-or, God-or-atheism proposition with respect to Christianity.
[cut to the chase] An idea occurred to me which won't fix the imbalance,
but maybe it is a gesture in the right direction. Take a look at
This is just a draft, but the idea is that it would be really easy and
economical to create visibility for just the headline and URL
(windshield wiper spacer, insert, ad, billboad, blimp, body paint)
anywhere in the country. Maybe it would create enough visibility and
curiosity to let at least a few more folks know there are alternatives
to the God-or-atheism choice.
The idea is just to inform, not persuade. Better public awareness alone
should be a good thing.
I dunno if this is a workable or worthwhile notion or not. Whaddya
think? Good? Bad? Indifferent?
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