Re: Marcus Ross Re: [asa] Believing Scripture but Playing by Science’s Rules

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Wed Feb 14 2007 - 16:17:24 EST

Yes, I agree ... I've had my faith questioned by YEC people. I passed
on a post from Christians in Science to the guy who runs the christian
group where I work - a staunch YEC despite having a PhD in molecular
biology. I said it was a good post and represented my views. He went
into sermon mode and at one point said "Is this guy really a
Christian?". Not the wisest thing to say after I'd just pointed out
that the poster's views were essentially the same as mine. I've also
in the last couple of days had a couple of literalist enthusiasts on
the CiS newsgroup wantonly distorting and misrepresenting what I said.

Then there was the whole sorry business of Russ Humphries calling
Glenn Morton an "apostate".

Surely this whole issue produces more vitriol and un-christian
behaviour than any other (these days). In my days at university
(77-81) it was the whole charismatic thing that was similarly divisive
and had people accusing other people of not being christians.

Shakes head in dismay ....


On 2/14/07, David Campbell <> wrote:
> > Some of the posts (no names mentioned) just show downright intolerance and lack of love towards YEC people. <
> Not that it justifies response in kind, but ardent advocates of YEC
> (as opposed to the average person in the pew) commonly are intolerant.
> Marcus' suggested substitution of "naturalism" for old-earth
> (probably including evolution) and "biblical theism" for young earth
> implicitly calls into question the faith of old-earthers.
> --
> Dr. David Campbell
> 425 Scientific Collections
> University of Alabama
> "I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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