From: John W Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2003 - 17:10:44 EDT
Wally wrote, in part: "My belief is that this list should stop the
practice of belittling all people who accept young earth and attack on a
scientific plane those with whom they are really upset."
Wally -- if I EVER "belittle" anyone for any belief they may hold, and
this includes people like your daughter and people like Ken Ham (to pick
two apparent extremes), please take me to task.
I belittle ideas, not people. At least that is my intention.
If you, for instance, believe that little blue invisible fairies are
responsible for the apples in your apple tree falling earthward, and not
shooting off into space, then I will belittle that idea -- but not you
personally, if you claim scientific evidence for your claim and try to
teach it to others. OTOH, if you just believe that, I'm not greatly
interested in enlightening you.
I do not belittle Joe Sebeny for his ideas; I do belittle Joe Sebeny's
ideas. See the difference? I admire Joe for his zeal and passion in
promoting that which he sincerely, as a devout Christian, believes. In
the life to come Joe and I will hold conversations about all this. With
you, BTW. In the meantime ... . I'm posting part two of my notes today.
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