RE: Defense of Theism pt 1

From: Glenn Morton <>
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 06:40:31 EDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Murphy []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:35 PM
> I assumed that you were trying to be precise in this discussion. You have
> shifted here from "concordance between religion and science" to "concord
> between reality and how we read 'In the Beginning God created the Heavens
> and the earth.'" Are science and reality to be equated? Is "religion"
> identical with Gen.1:1?

I don't see much difference. The point is, that science is widely viewed as
telling us about reality. I don't know how many times in our debates I have
stated this. If we try to say that religion/ the bible is not meant to tell
us science, and science is widely viewed as telling us about reality, then
what we do to our religion is advertise on a billboard with huge letters,

I don't know about you, but I find such an offer about like believing in

> You list "god-like properties" and "god-like attributes" but do not define
> "god-like powers."

That one is a bit overly pedantic but I will change it.

The above finely-sliced distinction, makes me want to make one more comment
about your question in the last note about how I would get this thread to
Christianity. If you note the title of this thread, it is a defense of
theism. I find it odd that you equate theism with Christianity. While
Christianity is theistic, theism is not Christianity.
Received on Wed Jun 22 06:45:32 2005

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