RE: YEC Destroying Faith

From: Glenn Morton <>
Date: Mon Apr 19 2004 - 20:12:02 EDT

Sorry to drag you into this. an aside first. I didn't intend to start
this but, as everyone knows about me, I lcan't resist a rousing debate.
There is nothing more boring than agreement. Luis Alvarez, one of the
guys who proposed the cretaceous impact theory of the dinos demise was
known to love a good intellectual fight. When he died, a scientific
meeting chose to give a moment of silence in his memory. His son stood
up and said, "He would far prefer a good fight" I think my children
will say that about me. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard J. Van Till []
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 10:09 AM
 Glenn, would I be correct to infer that when a YEC says that "the Bible
is divinely inspired" he/she is saying that "the Bible's information
content has either been communicated to the writers directly from the
Divine Data Base or, if information is drawn from the writer's own
memory or knowledge, it has been checked by God for accuracy and
declared to be fully true"? Is that what it means when a YEC says "the
Bible is God's Written Word"?
GRM: I think that probably is close. When you tell a YEC that the Bible
is erroneous, the error is then ascribed to God. To tell a 'liberal'
(Non perjoritive, Blake) that there is an error in the Bible they
ascribe it to man.

I may have additional comments, but I want to be sure I understand the
YEC concept of inspiration first.
GRM: now you can whap me for falling into whatever trap you have now
laid. :-)
Received on Mon Apr 19 20:12:14 2004

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