Re: YEC Destroying Faith

From: <pcjones5@comcast.net>
Date: Wed Apr 14 2004 - 16:01:22 EDT

Rich,

She, like many faithful Christians, has been exposed to only one interpretation of the creation text. Here is an article I recently wrote for a newspaper regarding this:

http://springfield.news-leader.com/opinions/_archive/0331-Creationho-51622.html

and here's something else I wrote:

http://www.theisticevolution.org/lit_genre.html

Let me know if you have any questions.

-Phil
> We have discussed ad nauseam the theoretic capability of YEC destroying
> faith, particularly amongst those who are professional scientists. Well,
> I have an example of such a thing concerning someone who is not a
> professional. I had the following comment posted on my weblog:
>
> I,too, have had a crisis of faith after being presented with facts
> concerning the universe and facts concerning the creation of man. In
> fact, in my college biology class, I asked the instructor if the
> scientific community was positive about the evolution of man as
> presented, and she quietly whispered, "Yes." I still have not been able
> to come to peace with that. I wound up dropping the class. Later, to
> make up for this course, I took a Physical Science course on the
> Universe. Although the material in this class was not totally backed up
> by scripture, the discrepancies between what I had been taught in
> church from the Bible about the creation of the universe could be

> worked through in my mind. But, I too, have said openly, "If the
> creation of man and the earth is disproved with facts, what else can be
> challenged in the scripture." This is a scary place to be when you have
> absolutely believed the Word of God as infallible. Oh, by the way, I am
> not an 18 year old kid. I am a 46 year old woman.
>
> Any suggestions on how I should respond? If you want to respond directly
> go to:
>
> http://www.blinne.org/blog/2004/02/falwell_confide.html
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