Re: CT article: Darwinists, not Christians, stonewalling the facts

From: George Murphy <gmurphy@raex.com>
Date: Fri Apr 01 2005 - 08:16:59 EST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Morton" <glennmorton@entouch.net>
To: "'George Murphy'" <gmurphy@raex.com>; <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 7:28 AM
Subject: RE: CT article: Darwinists, not Christians, stonewalling the facts

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>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: George Murphy [mailto:gmurphy@raex.com]
>> Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 6:16 AM
>> To: "'George Murphy'" <gmurphy@raex.com>; "'Randy Isaac'"
>> <rmisaac@bellatlantic.net>; <asa@calvin.edu>
>> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 7:35 PM
>> Subject: RE: CT article: Darwinists, not Chris
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>> OK, so can we take this as an official statement that Glenn
>> Morton's method
>> of determining how much historical data there is early
>> Genesis is "personal
>> whimsy"?
>
> And where is your personal crystal ball which gives you a god-like view
> of the world, George? Two can play at that game. You can't PROVE how
> much history or lack there of is in the account. Neither can I. Both of
> us, indeed ANYONE constructing a theology balances many different
> competing issues. So don't sound so high and mighty that you KNOW the
> truth and all others are wrong. You are beginning to sound like a YEC
> here.

This is the old "Argument weak here, shout like hell!" approach. I said
nothing about having "irrefutable" evidence or anything of the sort. I said
that there are several approaches that can help us learn about the value of
a text as historical data. I didn't claim that they were infallible. But
they are certainly better than an approach that speaks of putting
historicity into a text and deciding matters based on "personal whimsy." &
the charge that I'm "beginning to sound like a YEC" is silly. I'm not the
one starting from a dogmatic position that there must be some irreducible
minimum of accurate historical data in early Genesis.

Shalom
George
http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
 
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