Scientists don't sue to gain access to pulpits

From: Pim van Meurs <>
Date: Mon Oct 03 2005 - 01:52:26 EDT

Leonard Pitts presents a powerful testimony.

<quote>But for that argument to hold water, you must have more than one
side. Where science and the theory of evolution are concerned, you do
not. It is the overwhelming consensus of the mainstream scientific
community that Darwin had it right. So pretending there is another
''side'' to the question makes about as much sense as pretending there
is another side to the Klan. It reeks of false equivalence, no-fault
scholarship, judgment-free education, the bogus notion that all points
of view are created equal and are equally deserving of respect.</quote>

concluding the risk of intelligent design.


It suggests an insecurity that belies the bellicose battle cry of Bible
literalists: ''God said it. I believe it. That settles it.'' Or in the
words of a church sign as related to me last week by a minister in
Maine: Reason is the enemy of faith.

That's a sad, troubling and even pathetic mind-set.

We inhabit a universe vaster than human comprehension, older than human
wanderings, more wondrous than human conception. And in the face of
that, we do the natural thing. We ask questions and seek answers.

That's not a denial of God. It is evidence of Him.

Amen my friend.
As a scientist and a Christian I have struggled myself with YECism. The
insistence by my peers to abandon reason however saved me.
Received on Mon Oct 3 01:55:50 2005

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