A Faith-Science Issue

From: Dick Fischer <dickfischer@verizon.net>
Date: Wed Dec 28 2005 - 02:53:08 EST

Please allow me to connect up some dots.

A Christian from Virginia decides that even though Scripture says one
thing he can believe something else and act on it. Now he is suffering
and his family is suffering.

YECs have Bibles and presumably know how to read, yet they persist in
misreading the text, invoke weird science, and one result is that the
gospel message is rejected by those who think the sacred text itself is
riddled with error - all due to YECs unwillingness to do even a token
amount of research on their own.

Jonah was told by God to preach to the Ninevites. He decided to not do
it and had three days in the belly of a fish to rethink his position.

Can we detect a trend here?

God or the Bible says one thing, we decide to do something else and face

By all means we can pray for a hapless hostage and YECs as well. But
isn't our audience better served by pointing out these mistakes so that
others might not make them? Isn't that part of what we are called to

~Dick Fischer~ Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
-----Original Message-----
From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of Terry M. Gray
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 4:49 PM
To: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: Re: A Christmas Message - list manager's note

This thread is way off-topic. Let's end it now, please.

Strictly speaking, Christmas greetings in general are off-topic, but
it seems innocent and pleasant enough. But, we somehow are able to
turn even that into rancorous discussion.

How about a New Year's resolution that we stick to faith-science
issues on this list (there are plenty of other places for general
Christian and Christian political discussion--say, Free Republic
blogs and forums)? Also, another possible New Year's resolution is to
leave posts unanswered that are obviously meant to rile up others.
And yet another, if write in an email that the moderator might warn
you about being off-topic, perhaps, you shouldn't send the message.

Finally, there are no off-topic threads for private email
discussions. Off-list you are welcome to discuss whatever you want
with whomever you want.

List Manager

Terry M. Gray, Ph.D.
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Colorado State University
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Received on Wed Dec 28 02:57:28 2005

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