Re: How to encourage a former creationist to persevere in faith?

From: Robert Schneider <rjschn39@bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu Aug 18 2005 - 21:16:09 EDT

I do not think that anyone has to "believe" in evolution. One either
accepts the empirical evidence for it, or one does not. I accept the
evidence for evolution because it is convincing; I believe in creation
because I believe that it is revealed truth.

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <alexanian@uncw.edu>
To: "Iain Strachan" <igd.strachan@gmail.com>; "asa" <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 5:43 PM
Subject: RE: How to encourage a former creationist to persevere in faith?

>I wished there was a better way to phrase these questions. Is a person a
>creationist if he/she believes in a Creator? Most of us have one foot on
>the Bible and the other foot on the Book of Nature. I do not think it is
>hard to keep a levelheaded balance. However, believing in evolution is the
>problem because one has to "believe." No physicist or cosmologist would say
>that he/she believes in the Big Bang. If it is indeed a belief, I find it
>hard to place it on the same level as believing in a Creator.
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> Moorad
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> From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu on behalf of Iain Strachan
> Sent: Thu 8/18/2005 4:43 PM
> To: asa
> Subject: How to encourage a former creationist to persevere in faith?
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> I'd welcome peoples' opinions.
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> I've a friend who was once a creationist, but now no longer so, and
> accepts evolution. However, she says that now, as an evolutionist,
> she finds it harder to persevere in her faith, as evolution "somehow
> weakens God" in her mind.
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> How would people on the list approach this and encourage said person
> to persevere and not to lose faith?
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>
> Iain
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> There are 3 types of people in the world.
> Those who can count and those who can't.
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Received on Thu Aug 18 21:18:26 2005

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